Church of All Worlds

A religion based on Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land.

In 1962 CAW evolved from a group of friends and lovers who were in part inspired by the science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. This book suggested a spiritual and social way of life and was a metaphor expressing the awakening social consciousness of the times. Inspired by this awakening of consciousness and Heinlein’s book, this group grew, evolved, became “water-kin” and created a religious organization that was recognized as a church by the federal government of the United States on June 18, 1970. They named this religious organization the Church of All Worlds after the church founded by the protagonist Valintine Smith in the book.