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.

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

Woman Banned From Church for Not Tithing

Collection Plate
August 25th, 2015

You may have heard in the news recently about a woman named Josephine King who has been banned from her church because she was not tithing regularly. The 92-year-old woman was informed through a written notice that because she was … Continue reading

Life, Choice, and Planned Parenthood

August 13th, 2015

There are a lot of religious and moral views on abortion. Pope Francis characterized a strong pro-life stance when he said, “It is necessary to reaffirm our solid opposition to any direct offense against life, especially when innocent and defenseless, … Continue reading

Understanding the Islamic State: What is ISIS?

What is ISIS
August 3rd, 2015

It’s impossible to watch, listen to, or read the news today without finding at least one reference to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. We hear that it is a terrorist organization, but we also hear government … Continue reading

Killer Cop of Cincinnati

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August 3rd, 2015

A Routine Stop On July 19th, University of Cincinnati Police Department officer Ray Tensing stopped Samuel DuBose for driving without a front-end license plate – something many of us would get off with a warning for doing. Instead, DuBose was … Continue reading

The Pushback to Marriage Equality

mike huckabee
July 31st, 2015

Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, there has been pushback among conservatives. Some are claiming that the decision, which legally codifies that religious beliefs cannot be used to systematically oppress people, is oppressive. Fox News and … Continue reading

Cannabis Church Fights Back

cannabis stained glass window
July 31st, 2015

The Indiana government is barring a ULC minister from the free expression of his faith. Despite religious conservatives having just passed a controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act to supposedly prevent such restrictions, Bill Levin of the First Church of Cannabis … Continue reading

Trump Card

donald trump, president, republican
July 31st, 2015

The field of candidates vying for the Republican Party’s nomination for President is rather crowded. It boasts governors and senators with plenty of political experience, yet one man stands head and shoulders above the rest: TV’s Donald Trump. Trump is … Continue reading

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Engine is “Dreaming”

google, dream, ai
July 29th, 2015

Google’s search engine sorts information from all over the internet and organizes it to help connect us with the information we want and need. The site’s programmers have recently given it a new, and arguably more intriguing way of using … Continue reading

Rachel Dolezal: Black or White?

Rachel Dolezal
June 29th, 2015

Rachel Dolezal was thrust into the national spotlight when her White parents spoke to the press and identified their daughter as a white woman who, for years, had been posing as Black in Spokane, Washington. Dolezal was the director of … Continue reading