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President Jimmy Carter Stands for Equality

A former president had to resign from his faith organization after decades of membership, over a disagreement on the group's views of women. Wage inequality that persists between women and men in the American workforce, ...

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Religions Involved in a War

From a minority faith community besieged in Iraq, to pockets of religious believers squeezed by power plays coming from powerful groups around the globe, it seems that much of the instability in the world has a direct im ...

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Religious Materials in Public Schools

So-called cultural wars and religious skirmishes play out publicly throughout the United States, in politics, courts and public schools. From billboards preaching Jesus to Bibles handed out to schoolchildren, people aim ...

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The Boundaries of Religious Liberty

The recent anti-gay bills in the Arizona and Kansas legislatures purport to defend the ancient concept of religious liberty, or more broadly, "freedom of conscience". This is a misunderstanding, if we can use that word t ...

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Perform A Wedding in New York City

There are a handful of places in the United States that are "hotspots" for marriages performed by Universal Life Church Ministries ministers. These areas include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and the metropolitan ...

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Proposition 8 and Religious Equality

The march toward full legal recognition of same-sex couples has been building up momentum this week with a surprising jump in velocity, beginning with the repeal of Proposition 8. In a 2-1 vote, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Co ...

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10 Reasons Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)

As the Washington State Legislature holds hearings on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state, social conservatives have ramped up their campaign against homosexuality and LGBT rights. The National Org ...

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10 Reasons Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 2) - Universal Life Church

In a recent blog entry titled "10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)", we attempted to refute five arguments used to justify homophobia and deny LGBT people equal rights. Here we will attempt to refute the re ...

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Sweden Recognizes File-Sharing Religion

The Swedish government has officially recognized a new religion founded on the practice of file-sharing, called "Kopimism". Kopimists subscribe to the tenet that information and knowledge are sacred; for them the act of ...

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Minister Conan O'Brien to Perform Gay Wedding - Universal Life Church

Conan O'Brien, the late-night talk show host and comedian, has been officially ordained by the Universal Life Church Ministries. As of October 21st 2010 he joins the ranks of our many celebrity ministers. Conan O'Brien ...

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