People leaving religion behind
November 21st, 2018

Watch out, organized religion! A new faith demographic is taking America by storm. But it’s not their holiness that’s attracting so much attention – it’s their unholiness. A recent Pew Research poll found that 36 percent of younger adults now identify as either atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular.” Continue reading

anti-gay, baker, wedding cake
March 16th, 2016

The debate surrounding the scope of religious freedom has become increasingly contentious over the past year. With the legalization of same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court, it’s a topic that has received national attention as individual states have introduced legislation … Continue reading

wedding ceremony script
September 30th, 2015

So you’ve been asked to perform a wedding. There’s a lot to consider to make sure everything works out, and you may be a little nervous. You’ve checked with the office that is issuing the marriage license to see if … Continue reading

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

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

supreme court, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, marriage equality
June 26th, 2015

This post was last updated on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to reflect continued events and challenges in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision. The conservative Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of marriage equality, bringing it to all 50 states! This … Continue reading

perform a wedding, wedding ceremony, sam-sex marriage, marriage equality, alabama
February 27th, 2015

Years ago, Alabama, like many states, took a stand for conservative Biblical principles by defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. That’s why for proponents of marriage equality, it was almost too good to be true when … Continue reading

January 12th, 2015

Where We’ve Been For the past decade, the ULC Monastery has worked tirelessly to secure your rights as a minister. We have lobbied and even threatened litigation against states and clerks of the court that have refused to recognize our … Continue reading

January 9th, 2015

As marriage equality sweeps across the United States, ordained ministers are left to figure out their role in the institution. For denominations that have fundamental disagreements with same-sex marriages, do they continue to officiate ceremonies or do they abdicate the … Continue reading

December 29th, 2014

The New Year is upon us and as we gather to celebrate with our friends and families, you will undoubtedly hear about resolutions. January 1st brings with it a renewed focus on the possibilities for the future. Universal Life Church … Continue reading