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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.

Assisted Suicide Now Legal In California

October 5th, 2015

Assisted suicide, or dying with dignity, is one of the most hotly debated issues in global politics. It is the act of giving a person who is terminally ill prescription medications that will help them pass away peacefully. It is … Continue reading

Tongue Tied? Try the Wedding Ceremony Script Generator

wedding ceremony script
September 30th, 2015

So you’ve been asked to perform a wedding. There’s a lot to consider to make sure everything works out, and you may be a little nervous. You’ve checked with the office that is issuing the marriage license to see if … Continue reading

Pope Francis in America, Emotional Tour Enrages Some

pope francis
September 25th, 2015

On Tuesday, Pope Francis arrived for his first-ever visit to the United States. The popular pontiff has a number of events scheduled during his five-day stay, which includes stops in Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. Pope Francis made history … Continue reading

Does the Religion of US Presidents Matter?

Carson challenges the religion of us presidents
September 24th, 2015

The most recent Republican debate covered a wide range of topics, and was the source of a great deal of controversy, with the moderator seeming to intentionally pit the debaters against one another. This weekend, candidate Ben Carson added even … Continue reading

Anti-Vaccination Mom Claims Religious Exemption

September 21st, 2015

A mother in New York has won her appeal to not vaccinate her child with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine for religious reasons. The woman, who was not publicly identified, stated that because the vaccine has links to … Continue reading

Finding a New Home for Syrian Refugees

syrian refugees
September 18th, 2015

Nearly eight million Syrians who have been forced to flee from their homes. Now, they are scattered throughout nearby countries, staying in tents with little access to basic things like food and water. Many are calling on the United States … Continue reading

What’s Next For Kim Davis?

kim davis
September 9th, 2015

Editor’s note: This article was updated to cover the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, as well as the contrary statements from Davis’s attorneys and the Vatican about the nature of the meeting. Click HERE to read more updates … Continue reading

So You Think You Can Preach?

so you think you can preach
August 31st, 2015

A “Reality” Revolution Over the last few decades we’ve been reality competition shows act as breeding grounds for America’s next generation of pop stars, dancers, survivalists, figure skaters, small business owners, and now (interestingly) even presidential candidates. The idea, at … Continue reading

The Meaning of Color

meaning of color
August 31st, 2015

The power of color to influence our behaviors and attitudes has been established by science and magnified by literature. Color plays a tremendous role in all of our lives, and has, since ancient times, been used as a way of … Continue reading

6 Ways to Advertise Your Wedding Officiant Services

August 27th, 2015

Many of you have been ordained by the Universal Life Church in order to officiate a wedding for a friend or family member. We receive emails and calls from ministers every day not only curious about how to perform a … Continue reading