Religion - ULC Blog

When you graduate from seminary, you may have grand ideas of the kind of church you'd like to lead. You imagine the good you can do in your community through outreach projects and enjoy the thought of helping foster cong ...

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Many young people in faith communities get their first volunteer experience by going on short-term mission trips. They identify a project somewhere and offer their assistance. In the week or two that they're on location, ...

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Humans can possess many good qualities. They are often kind and thoughtful, and it's likely that most of the people in your faith community look for ways to help when anyone has a need. It takes more to be a good spiritu ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

People of different faiths have various rituals for practicing what they believe. For those who worship in the Catholic tradition, confession is an important sacrament that facilitates reconciliation with God. While it i ...

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As a person of faith, loving others and helping to meet their needs in any way possible probably don't seem like second nature. But the opportunity to do so may have been what drew you to your current faith community in ...

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Creating an atmosphere at your church that communicates hospitality and welcome to all people is likely a fundamental part of your organization’s goals. You seek to assure all who walk in the door that their presence i ...

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Many consumers shop according to not only their needs but also their values. The marketing departments of most major corporations understand this and play right into it. They advertise their products or services with ima ...

Category: Politics Religion

Church membership numbers wax and wane. When people become less involved or stop attending altogether, it's easy to take it personally as a community leader. You may feel the need to analyze their reasons to see if there ...

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There are groups that have been ostracized by churches for many years. Instead of following the call to welcome as many leaders on which faiths are founded admonished, historically churches have sought to isolate and ins ...

Category: Morality Religion Social Equality

As a community of faith, your church likely values good stewardship of the earth. One great stride toward significantly lowering waste production and making more sustainable choices is to reduce the use of plastic. There ...

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