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Hate Crimes on the Rise Since the Election

March 15th, 2017

On a Friday evening in March, a man worked on his car in his driveway in a suburb of Seattle. A stranger walked up to him and told him to “go back to his country.” The stranger shoved the man … Continue reading

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Remembering the Father of Jesus in March

March 13th, 2017

Mary, the mother of Jesus, gets about 15 days each year dedicated to some facet of her memory. In September, her birthday is celebrated. On August 22, the feast day is called “The Queenship of the Virgin Mary,” acknowledging the … Continue reading

The benefits of becoming an ordained minister

9 Reasons to Become an Ordained ULC Minister

March 11th, 2017

Many people have a hard time believing that ordination through the Universal Life Church is legitimate, but it’s true. Ministers of the ULC are real ministers. The ULC is a real church, with a charter, doctrine of beliefs, a sanctuary, … Continue reading

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Stop Using the Image of Pope Francis

March 8th, 2017

Pope Francis might be one of the world’s most popular leaders, but the Vatican has placed everyone on notice that the unauthorized use of the Pope’s image and name will have serious consequences. As a public figure, does the Pope … Continue reading

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What Christians Can Learn From Purim

March 6th, 2017

Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrated in the Hebrew month of Adar. Generally, Purim falls in mid-March in the Gregorian calendar. This year, it falls on March 11 and 12. Jewish holidays generally begin at sundown on the night before … Continue reading

Progressive Christians are focusing on social justice issues.

Progressive Christians Speak Out Against Discrimination and Injustice

March 4th, 2017

When they hear the word “Christian,” many individuals in the United States picture right-wing conservative fundamentalists. Their increased involvement with politics, along with the creation of groups such as the late Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority and the anti-LGBTQ Family Research … Continue reading

Autistic people often struggle to fit in.

Autistic People Struggle To Find Inclusion in Faith Communities

March 2nd, 2017

Autism is still poorly understood by most of the public, despite the growing amount of publicity on the subject. Some autistics have been working to change that by sharing how their unique type of neurology works and by speaking out … Continue reading

The Boy Scouts of America recently voted to allow transgender boys join.

Boy Scouts to Allow Transgender Kids

March 1st, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America will now allow transgender boys to join its ranks. Serving about 2.4 million boys and young men just in the United States, the organization has been around since 1908. The early years were not easy. Segregation … Continue reading

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Are You Fasting for Lent?

February 28th, 2017

The season of Lent begins on March 1, following Mardi Gras on February 28. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. Many denominations hold a service for believers as a way of beginning the season. Ministers bless each … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Bills Challenge Separation of Church and State

February 28th, 2017

The United States Constitution was written to allow for the free exercise of faith by its citizens as well as avoid state-mandated religion. The question of balancing religious freedom with civil liberty has been particularly salient in the first decades of the … Continue reading