The Universal Life Church Blog

The Universal Life Church Monastery is the only interfaith ministry worldwide that opens its doors to all who seek to become an ordained minister or wedding officiant. We enable all faiths; Christian, Jew, Mormon, Pagan, Wiccan, Baptists, and Atheists to join our Church. We are a non-denominational congregation of children from the same universe.

These Men Want to Make Rape Legal

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February 4th, 2016

Rape is a great teaching tool. Women have too much power and autonomy in our culture. Women are valued insofar as they are beautiful and subservient to men. These are the views of a group calling itself the Return of Kings. … Continue reading

Getting Along With People of Different Religious Backgrounds

Humility is the first step to getting along with people of different faiths.
February 3rd, 2016

Perhaps now more than ever before, there seems to be a rift between people of different religions. You see it everywhere in news articles, on social media, and perhaps in your own life. Depending on the nature of your disagreements, … Continue reading

When Someone You Love Is an Addict

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January 29th, 2016

Chances are that you or someone you know has struggled with an addiction at some point. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 24 million people, that’s 1 of every 10 Americans over the age … Continue reading

In God We Trust? The Quest to Get God Off Our Money

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January 21st, 2016

“In God We Trust” has been inscribed on American currency since the late 1950’s when Congress passed a resolution adding it. It has appeared on all subsequent designs of both paper money and coins in the country (except for gold … Continue reading

The God in our Pockets: Are We Guilty of Phone Worship?

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January 15th, 2016

These days, almost everyone has a smart phone. Cell phones can do amazing things, much more than they could do even a few years ago. While phones were originally used for calling, texting, and perhaps to play a very basic … Continue reading

Why the Universal Life Church Must Speak Up

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January 5th, 2016

We love a lot of things about operating the Universal Life Church on your behalf, but our favorite part is running the blog and sermon sections of our website, as these allow us to launch and engage-in important, direct conversations … Continue reading

Continued Collision Between Religious Freedom and Marriage Equality

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January 5th, 2016

2015 was a year of monumental change. One of the biggest shifts we saw was the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage, making it legal to get married in all 50 states. This changed things for gay couples who had waited … Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between Sunni and Shia Islam?

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January 4th, 2016

Tensions in the Muslim world have risen even further in the wake of a mass execution of 47 men by the Saudi Arabian government, among whom was a prominent Shiite cleric named Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Saudi Arabia is a monarchy … Continue reading

How Should You Respond to “Merry Christmas” if You Don’t Celebrate?

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January 4th, 2016

The winter holidays may largely be over, but we’re still seeing a lot of questions about proper holiday etiquette. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least, that’s what most of the holiday songs on the radio like … Continue reading

Homophobic Hate Leads to Death of Swedish Man

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December 31st, 2015

Discrimination is nothing new. People can be discriminated against because of their race, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation. It can be a very difficult thing to deal with discrimination from someone simply because of who you are. Unfortunately, those … Continue reading