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When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently condemned “thoughts and prayers” after the New Zealand tragedy. Sometimes, Christians say that to be dismissive, “I’ll pray for you, but I just don& ...

Category: Disasters Morality Politics Religion

The Power of Words to Hurt and to Heal

A government takes offense at the choice of a word to describe mass killings a hundred years ago. Some people today see the value in using direct language in remembering the horrors of the past. Pope Francis spoke clear ...

Category: Disasters Politics

Faith Groups Instrumental in Providing Disaster Relief

After watching some of the major disasters over the past several months, Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, forest fires in the western U.S and earthquakes in Mexico, most people's empathy is on high. Those who have gone unaf ...

Category: Aid Disasters Environment Religion

A Reminder to Choose Charities Carefully

Most people want to help others in need, no matter what your faith background is or isn't. Tropical Storm Harvey has left thousands of people in Texas needing basic requirements, shelter, food and clothing, and many or ...

Category: Aid Disasters Religion

Questions Still Remain About Two Terrorists

More details are beginning to emerge about the two killers in the California terrorist attack, yet there are many questions that have yet to be answered. On December 2nd, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married coupl ...

Category: Disasters Funerals Human Rights Morality Religion

San Bernardino Shooting Leaves 14 Victims Dead

A mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, has left 14 dead with many more injured. Police say a husband and wife walked into a Christmas party at a developmental disability center and started shooting. The center ...

Category: Disasters Religion

Planned Parenthood Attacked by Gunman

Three people are dead and nine more injured after a lone gunman stormed Colorado Springs' Planned Parenthood and opened fire. The entire ordeal lasted for over five hours and ended with the gunman, Robert L. Dear, in c ...

Category: Disasters Human Rights Politics Social Justice Citizens Rights

Oregon School Shooter Targeting Christians?

A shooting at an Oregon community college has rattled the community and shocked the nation. Chris Harper-Mercer, the 26-year-old confirmed shooter, was gunned down by police during a shootout. He was equipped with enou ...

Category: Disasters Religion

Climate Change Science Versus Ancient Faith

In a small native village in Alaska, 22 residents went on trial for fishing salmon as they have always done. New federal laws restrict fishing in Alaska's Yukon- Kuskokwim Delta. But the defendants say that "God" will be ...

Category: Disasters Spirituality

Hurricane Sandy: God Punishes Gay Marriage?

THE CONTENT OF THIS POST DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH MONASTERY. This post is meant to poke fun at people who actually believe in the bizarre viewpoints discussed below. God Is Angry: the Sign ...

Category: Disasters