Social Equality - ULC Blog

A diverse church is a healthy church. People of all ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation and economic backgrounds should be welcome at worship services. Most churches go out of their way to ensure that everyone kno ...

Category: Social Equality

Attending a church service can be challenging for many reasons. Some people have specific music preferences, while others may be pickier about the content of the sermon. Many people have been hurt by a church in the past ...

Category: Morality Social Equality

Many faith communities want to work toward racial justice. They are committed to learning how to foster open communication and resist oppression, particularly in the way the church itself functions. One of the first step ...

Category: Morality Social Equality

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

The practice of faith can be such an intimate experience. Being honest about who you are is important, especially among those with whom you worship. When you are a churchgoer who happens to be part of the LGBTQIA+ commun ...

Category: Morality Religion Social Equality

Church leaders who want to create open, welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA+ people often grapple with the specific ways they should go about doing so. While their intentions are noble, many of them still fall short of includin ...

Category: Morality Social Equality

One of the hallmarks of the U.S. market economy is the push and pull between supply and demand. In the free market, consumers are meant to drive production based on their purchasing habits. Government involvement is ofte ...

Category: Disasters Social Equality

You have probably seen the announcements on social media. A couple throwing a party to celebrate finding out whether the child they are having is going to be a girl or boy. You may even have attended one. Most of the peo ...

Category: Ceremonies Social Equality

"Are you having a boy or a girl?" Before children are even born, parents and excited well-wishers start to weave the narrative of who they may turn out to be. The answer to this one question can affect not only the names ...

Category: Freedom Social Equality

There is no shortage of wedding planning advice available. Most of it, however, uses heteronormative terms and practices that may make many of your guests feel uncomfortable and may not be sufficient to express the natur ...

Category: Ceremonies Social Equality