Wedding officiant with couple
February 13th, 2018

So, you’ve been asked to perform a wedding ceremony. With minister license in hand, you’re just itching to get up to the altar on the big day. But then you realize: there is one important detail you’re unsure about. How much should you charge for an officiant fee? Continue reading

A store offering payday loans
May 9th, 2017

Many people know someone who’s been caught in the payday loans trap. Perhaps some of us have even been there ourselves. It’s an issue that has plagued communities in America for decades – damning cycles of borrowing and debt that … Continue reading

A lesbian couple chosen to be co-pastors at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington D.C.
April 13th, 2017

A historic Washington D.C. church has taken a gigantic step by appointing its first lesbian couple to partner-lead the congregation. Although many denominations are trending toward more tolerant beliefs, there has been no shortage of criticism for the decision to put a same-sex couple on the pulpit. Continue reading

UCC Pastor Gretta Vosper during a service.
September 29th, 2016

Earlier this month, the Toronto Star reported on the United Church of Canada’s announcement that one of their most popular ministers, Gretta Vosper, is “unsuitable to continue serving” the church and could be defrocked. Her crime? Vosper has declared herself an … Continue reading

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

wedding, valentine, love, perform a wedding, ulc
January 21st, 2014

How would you like to take your wedding on tour across the nation? One couple from Seattle did exactly that last year. Rather than hold their wedding ceremony inside a place of worship, Dane Kuttler and Rowan Parker got legally … Continue reading

science, religion, quantum physics, immortality
January 9th, 2014

Will science ever prove the existence of life after death? Yes, and it can be done using the principles of quantum physics, says research scientist and medical doctor Robert Lanza of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the U.S. … Continue reading

March 8th, 2013

Studies have shown that meditation can have a positive effect on blood pressure, body pains, rheumatoid arthritis, immune systems, fertility, and emotional balanceMany Universal Life Church ministers are familiar with the growing body of research indicating that meditation calms the … Continue reading

June 21st, 2012

Religion has long been viewed as a deterrent to immoral behavior, but individual religious beliefs may play a particularly important role. A recent study published in the Library of Science Journal PLoS ONE suggests that places where people believe more … Continue reading

June 11th, 2012

2012 marks the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, among the most infamous witch trials in Britain. In commemoration, a local artist proposed a hillside art installation in Pendle, where the accused witches lived, but local officials ultimately rejected … Continue reading