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.

The Marriage Fight in Alabama

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February 27th, 2015

Years ago, Alabama, like many states, took a stand for conservative Biblical principles by defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. That’s why for proponents of marriage equality, it was almost too good to be true when … Continue reading

Evidence of the Gods

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February 25th, 2015

“And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire unfolding itself, and a brightness was about it…out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was … Continue reading

Hate is Hate

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February 25th, 2015

Some time ago, we posted a blog that said, “hate is hate,” wherein we looked at the similar feelings behind movements such as blaming and gassing Jews for Germany’s problems and the rise of the Nazi party as well as … Continue reading

Today I Take Time to Connect with my God

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February 10th, 2015

This article was submitted by guest blogger Priestess Danielle, ULCM Voodoo doctor and conjure woman   “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” – Tenzin … Continue reading

Call to Rewrite Religion

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February 3rd, 2015

ISIS’s attempt to drag us all back to the dark ages is based on their harmful use of hateful, radical jihadist ideologies that they justify with passages of the Qu ‘ran. We look at the Westboro Baptist Church as a … Continue reading

Marrying, Burying, and…Exorcising?

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February 3rd, 2015

We know Universal Life Church ministers can do pretty much anything a traditionally-ordained minister can do—perform wedding ceremonies, funerals, baptisms, and other sacerdotal rites—but how far does their reach extend into the world of the spiritual? With the rise in … Continue reading

Donning the Mantle of “Priestly Activism”

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January 29th, 2015

For many of us, the word priest conjures up images of old men in long robes walking down aisles swinging censors from side to side, or standing stonily at pulpit reciting liturgies in long-dead languages. The reality is much livelier … Continue reading

Interfaith Ministry: Are We Up to the Task?

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January 27th, 2015

This article was submitted by guest blogger R.D. Pickett, author and ULCM Pastor   Interfaith ministry, are we up to the Task? This is an easy question right? Not really. In a perfect world I would say sure, but let’s … Continue reading

ULC: Review of a Decade

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January 12th, 2015

Where We’ve Been For the past decade, the ULC Monastery has worked tirelessly to secure your rights as a minister. We have lobbied and even threatened litigation against states and clerks of the court that have refused to recognize our … Continue reading

Free Speech, Reform, and the Paris Murders

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January 12th, 2015

How should Universal Life Church ministers respond when people are murdered for insulting the religious sensibilities of radical jihadist Muslims terrorist? Should they stand on the side of free speech, or that of political corrected religious tolerance? The recent executions … Continue reading