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Overwhelmed by News? Take Care of Yourself

February 19th, 2017

Most people thought last year was bad when it came to bad news and negativity. The election is over, and we no longer have to listen to hours of political debate and commentary about the election, but our world is … Continue reading

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A Season of Nonviolence

February 17th, 2017

On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was assassinated. Gandhi was known for peaceful civil disobedience and key to the Indian independence movement. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. King was … Continue reading

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A Church Walk Through New Orleans

February 15th, 2017

The world’s eyes might be on New Orleans because of the Mardi Gras celebration, but there’s much more to the city than one big party before Lent. It’s named for the Duke of Orleans, the Regent for Louis XV. New … Continue reading

A grave for an eco-friendly funeral.

Eco-Friendly Funerals and Religious Beliefs

February 11th, 2017

Although you won’t find the phrase “ashes to ashes” in the Bible itself, you will find many scriptures talking about how our bodies begin and end as dust. Where did that phrase come from? It’s actually from the “Book of … Continue reading

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Building Awareness of Online Bullying

February 9th, 2017

According to the Urban Institute, 25 percent of teens have been abused or harassed through technology. Half of all teens who experience online bullying are also physically abused, making them at a higher risk for pregnancy and STIs than other … Continue reading

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How to Give a Eulogy

February 7th, 2017

Very often, a ULC minister will have to give a eulogy at a funeral, but you don’t have to be a minister to give the eulogy. The family might ask you to say a few words about the deceased, especially … Continue reading

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Think About Your Ethical Will

February 4th, 2017

In biblical times, it was common for a father to bless his sons not only with his material worth, but also with a heartfelt expression of what truly mattered to him. His dreams of the future, his forgiveness and his … Continue reading

Parks are generally eco-friendly places.

Faith-Based Eco-friendly Activism

February 2nd, 2017

In 1970, Art Buchwald, a political satirist and humorist, said, “And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his … Continue reading

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Celebrate African-American Women in February

February 2nd, 2017

As we get ready to celebrate Black History Month in February, let’s take a look at some of the African-American women who made a huge difference in the history of America. 1. Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led … Continue reading

Symbols of feminism

Start Feminist Activism Early

January 25th, 2017

Although schools have made strides in being less patriarchal, many of the classic novels that are read as part of the classwork are still very centered on male protagonists and antagonists. Both male and female teenagers will benefit from reading … Continue reading