Women march in protest in Washington D.C.
January 27th, 2017

On January 21st, the day after the 45th president of the United States was sworn into office, an estimated 1 million people participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Today, thousands marched to the Supreme Court in support of pro-life causes. We examine the power of protest movements in America. Continue reading

Many people argue that Christian religious freedom is discriminatory
July 12th, 2016

Religious freedom has been a hot topic across America in recent years. It has generated contentious debate around the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, and, specifically, how far this right should extend. Since Christianity is the dominant … Continue reading

zika virus
February 29th, 2016

Microcephaly isn’t a terribly common birth defect. The condition, which causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains, has been making headlines with a spike of occurrences in Brazil. Doctors noticed a correlation between the defect … Continue reading

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

August 4th, 2014

The recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case was supposed to be a narrow ruling. Religious liberty would only allow for disregarding laws as they applied to a mandate for employers to provide coverage for contraception. It was … Continue reading

ULC, ethics, abortion, religious freedom
February 25th, 2013

Pretend for a moment you are going to have a potentially life-threatening miscarriage, but the doctors refuse to perform an abortion on religious grounds. This is the experience of multiple women who have sought treatment at local hospitals, entrusting medical … Continue reading

June 13th, 2012

While the rest of the developed world has moved on, the United States languishes in a protracted, politicized debate over contraception funding. Now, anti-abortion activist David Bereit has joined a coalition of groups opposing the contraception requirement of America’s Affordable … Continue reading

April 17th, 2012

Within one week, the Arizona legislature has passed measures banning abortions after twenty weeks and legalizing the teaching of Bible classes in public schools. Gov. Jan Brewer has already signed the abortion bill into law. The Universal Life Church Monastery … Continue reading

March 19th, 2012

Here on the ULC Monastery blog we like to bring our readers’ attention to the current state of the social justice landscape. Because a big part of the church’s mission is to forge a sense of equality and solidarity, we … Continue reading

February 6th, 2012

In a surprising about-face, the breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure reversed its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. The reverse-decision came after a national outcry on the part of lawmakers and women’s health advocates. Although prospects … Continue reading