Fig Leaf Forum has been serving Bible-believing Christian nudists and
Christian naturists for more than twenty years. If this is your first time
visiting us, welcome! We're a large community of believers with readers
located all over the world. Here's a map (updated January 1, 2018) showing
where a lot of us live in North America (click
for a larger view).
If you're not a Christian nudist, then our way of living probably seems
pretty strange to you, and perhaps even shocking. That's understandable.
Social nudism is unlike anything most people are familiar with in today's
culture. Christians who are experienced nudists will assure you quite honestly
that family-oriented social nudism truly is wholesome, beneficial and —
most importantly — compatible with the Bible. Chaste social nudism, like
a lot of other good things in life, really does need to be experienced
in order to be fully understood and appreciated. Read our
tract for a quick synopsis.
Legitimate, family-oriented social nudism/naturism has always been non-sexual
in both philosophy and practice. Fig Leaf Forum affirms and upholds that
tradition. It takes an unequivocal stand against pornography and other
sexualized nakedness in the media.
Fig Leaf Forum recognizes the role of Christian nudists and Christian
naturists as "salt and light" within the larger social nudist/naturist
community. It encourages readers to uphold and preserve high moral values
within social nudist environments and, whenever appropriate opportunities
present themselves, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with fellow naturists
willing to receive it.
Mission, Vision And Values
Fig Leaf Forum's primary mission has been to serve Christian
nudists and Christian naturists through its publishing ministry.
Vision. Fig Leaf Forum's vision is to see simple voluntary nakedness
as a God-created reflection of His image and likeness, and to see such
nakedness redeemed from disparagement, abuse and exploitation.
Values. Fig Leaf Forum encourages and promotes conduct of the
highest moral character. Four ideals are advanced as a minimal basis for
Christian nudist/naturist behavior:
Reverence for God and for the human body, the pinnacle of God's
Chastity in motivation and deed
Responsibility to our Lord and to our fellow man
Consideration for the sensibilities of those who do not share our
views about chaste nakedness.
Fig Leaf Forum's newsletter debuted as a printed publication when
was mailed in November, 1994. Fig Leaf Forum's fellowship service
began in May, 1995. E-mail editions of the newsletter debuted in July,
1996. This Web site was launched in April, 1999. All active publishing
and fellowship service operations ended on July 1, 2014. More than 700
newsletters are archived on this Web site and are freely available to anyone
who asks for access
. Over the years,
Fig Leaf Forum has been nicely noticed by the Associated Press, Columbia
Wall Street Journal
The fig leaf in Fig Leaf Forum's distinctive logo does not represent all
clothing. It's a common misconception that social nudists are somehow "against"
clothes. They're not. Nudists and naturists have a maxim which states,
"Unclothed when possible, clothed when practical." Clothing intended for
physical protection and other practical purposes was — and is — a gift
from God. Clothing intended only to conceal the body because of misplaced
shame or fear, on the other hand, directly corresponds to the fig leaves
of Adam and Eve, who willfully and sinfully covered the nakedness which
God Himself had created and declared "very good."
The "cross over fig leaf" logo is a trademark (TM) of Fig Leaf Forum
and may not be reproduced without permission.
Fig Leaf Forum's Web site is plain and simple by design. You won't encounter
annoying pop-up or pop-under windows, banner ads or other paid advertising,
background music, elaborate animations or content that requires the latest
browser or browser plug-in to view. What you will
find here, it's
hoped, is a Web site that's fast loading, simple to navigate, easy to read,
printer-friendly and — above all — informative.
Editor And Publisher
Editor and publisher John Kundert has been a Christian since 1981. He and
his wife have been social nudists since 1988. John began thinking about
starting a newsletter for Christian nudists in early 1994. He founded Fig
Leaf Forum later that year and published the first of what would be more
than 700 newsletters on November 12, 1994. In addition to his two decades
of active publishing, John also had a leadership role in helping to found
Naturist Legacy Inc. and develop Naturist Legacy Park, a landed nudist
park in Manitoba, Canada. He was the organization's first president and
served in that position from 2010-2013. Learn
about John's contributions to Naturist Legacy Inc. and Naturist