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In the United States, it's the FBI that watches the number of hate crimes each year. The last year the data was available, the most persecuted group in America based on religious hate was the Jews. Muslims are a close s ...

Category: Human Rights, Religion, Christianity

In the Christian faith, many infants are baptized or christened after birth as a way of demonstrating that the child will be raised in the faith. During the ceremony, godparents are usually named for the child. Today's ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Spirituality, Baptisms

As a ULC minister, you might be asked to perform a baptism. If you've never performed this ritual, you might be apprehensive about undertaking it. Here is a quick primer for planning the ceremony. More in-depth resource ...

Category: Ceremonies, Online Ordination, Baptisms

Baptism is first mentioned in the New Testament in reference to John the Baptist. Matthew recounts: "People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Baptisms, Christianity

The holidays might be over, but we should discuss how millennials face the Christmas season. If you haven't seen the "Hipster Nativity Set," you might want to take a minute and search for it on Google. It features wise ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Christianity

The Episcopal Church has made many strides in social justice throughout the years, most noticeably, giving the LGBT+ community a place to worship and get married in the church. Another outreach that the Episcopal Church ...

Category: Environment, Religion, Christianity

In 2012, a campaign began in England to decrease alcohol consumption. It's gained momentum in the UK, and it's making its way into the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ( ...

Category: Health and Wellness

If you're one of those people who have stopped setting New Year's resolutions, you're not alone. It's demoralizing and defeating when you set high expectations for yourself on January 1, only to keep those goals for jus ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

If you've decided to do more Bible reading in 2017, you need to have a plan. Fortunately, there are many different apps and websites that offer a plan based on your own preferences and schedule. It seems so easy to just ...

Category: Online Ordination, Christianity, Be a Minister

"Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely." Gretchen RubinThose without friends and family at the ...

Category: Health and Wellness