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A victim of online bullying

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

Delivering a eulogy

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

A man contemplating his ethical will.

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

African-American woman smiling.

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

A pencil used to write poetry

Political Poetry: Taking A Stand

January 25th, 2017

“We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we’ve managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom … Continue reading

Many black church leaders have helped to make a difference.

African-American Church Leaders Who Made a Difference in Civil Rights

January 20th, 2017

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and prepare for African-American history month in February, let’s talk about other noted leaders in the civil rights movement who may not have gotten as much attention as King, but … Continue reading

Christians face religious persecution around the world.

Religious Persecution Around the World in 2016

January 20th, 2017

In the United States, it’s the FBI that watches the number of hate crimes each year. The last year the data was available, the most persecuted group in America based on religious hate was the Jews. Muslims are a close … Continue reading

More families today are choosing interfaith baptism ceremonies.

Interfaith Baptism Ideas for Children

January 16th, 2017

In the Christian faith, many infants are baptized or christened after birth as a way of demonstrating that the child will be raised in the faith. During the ceremony, godparents are usually named for the child. Today’s godparents have no … Continue reading