Anne Rice and “Christ without Christianity”

August 6th, 2010
Anne Rice

Anne Rice now officially believes in Jesus Christ, and not the institution named after him. The bestselling author of the popular Vampire Chronicles series of novels formally announced 28 July that she was leaving the Roman Catholic Church. Rice, who … Continue reading

"Natural Moral Law" and the Kenneth J. Howell Letter

August 4th, 2010
The University of Illinois Quadrangle

Recently at the Universal Life Church Monastery blog, we posted a story on the dismissal of a professor of Catholicism, Dr. Kenneth J. Howell, from the University of Illinois over controversial remarks he made about homosexuality in an email to … Continue reading

African Spirituality and Emancipation

August 2nd, 2010
Boy with flag of Trinidad and Tobago

The relationship between slavery and religion is a well-attested one, with Christianity playing a prominent role both in the continuation of slavery and in the abolitionist movement. Every year, the British West Indies celebrate the abolition of slavery in the … Continue reading