The Church of the Light was a religion. Its adepts were known as the Recipients of the Light.
The adepts of this religion, the Recipients of the Light, rejected technology as breaking down family and social bonds and took vows of chastity and poverty. The Church of the Light was a human religion. It was divided over whether or not members of other species should be allowed to receive its blessings.
The world of Chenowei was dominated by human worshipers of the Church of the Light. Elamposnia was a monastery world reserved for the Recipients of the Light who fall into darkness. They were sent to Elamposnia by their communities for penance.
- Planet of Twilight (First appearance)
- The Essential Atlas (First identified as Church of the Light)