July 2nd, 2014

It did not take long for the Church of Latter-day Saints to respond when an international human rights lawyer challenged the church’s prohibition against ordaining women priests. Kate Kelly was finally excommunicated from the church she grew up in when … Continue reading

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August 14th, 2013

Just when you thought almost every breed of celebrity had become an ordained minister online in the Universal Life Church, you get thrown a curve ball. In addition to comedians like Conan O’Brien, actors like Fran Drescher, and musicians like … Continue reading

church of england, anglican, female, get ordained
July 12th, 2013

If the majority of decision-makers have their way, women may soon be allowed to become ordained bishops in the Church of England (CoE). The church’s ecclesiastical governing body, the General Synod, recently voted to allow women bishops, although it will … Continue reading

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July 1st, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on June 26 in favor of marriage equality have ushered in a new era for same-sex couples in California. Almost immediately after the high court’s decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the … Continue reading

atheism, ULC, military
June 19th, 2013

Applicants for U.S. citizenship may object to taking up arms in defense of the United States on religious but not secular grounds, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). Consequently, a woman applying for U.S. citizenship has … Continue reading

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June 17th, 2013

Perhaps the most beloved book of the New Testament is the Gospel of John. It is the most frequently used at Christian funerals, it wins out in polls as the favorite book among Christians, and its preamble was used for … Continue reading

June 3rd, 2013

Religious fundamentalism is a mental illness that will someday be curable by science, a leading University of Oxford neurologist recently argued. Future advances in neuroscience, as well as research tools currently under development, may go a long way to combating … Continue reading

atheism, get ordained, ULC Monastery
May 20th, 2013

Is it possible to get married without a “blessing from God,” or is the whole idea just a ridiculous fantasy? A growing number of people from the humanist community are defying old notions of ordination by becoming ministers to perform … Continue reading

Universal Life Church, become ordained, interfaith
May 14th, 2013

By now it should be apparent that young people are becoming increasingly disabused by religion and leaving conventional churches in ever growing numbers, but are they seeking a spiritual alternative, and if so, what? In a recent Huffington Post article, … Continue reading

Universal Life Church, equal rights, marriage equality, DOMA
February 26th, 2013

The United States Defense of Marriage Act—which discriminates against same-sex couples—violates the U.S. Constitution and should therefore be repealed, the White House has told the United States Supreme Court. While the Universal Life Church Monastery avoids making political endorsements, its … Continue reading