Universism was the subject of reporting in newspapers, magazines and television. Above, Anderson Cooper 360's report.

Universism was the subject of reporting in newspapers, magazines and television. Above, Anderson Cooper 360's report.

While a medical student, from 2003 to 2006, Ford Vox advanced an inclusive free-thought religious philosophy he called Universism. Designed so that people who felt drawn to no faith tradition could participate in the search for greater truth together, his online writings spawned an organization called the Universist Movement of which Vox was the director.

During this period Vox spoke for small local gatherings of Universists around the country. The largest group was located in Birmingham, Alabama, where Vox was attending medical school at UAB. 

Though unsuccessful at generating a long-lasting movement or organization, Dr. Vox enjoyed forming friendships with a variety of similarly open-minded people around the nation during this period of his life.

The experience also involved being covered by many print, online and television news outlets. Now a journalist himself, Dr. Vox prefers reporting the news rather than making it. 

A fair amount of information remains available about Universism on the web. For more, go to Universist.org.