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A World Away, Brought Together By Ideology

On April 3, 2011 word leaked that famous Chinese artist and noted critic of Chinese government, Ai Weiwei is missing after being detained by the Chinese government at the Beijing Airport. He tweeted that he and his assis ...

Category: Politics

Freedom of Religion and Online Ordinations

Online ordination is a new hot button issue in religion today with some questioning its validity and bemoaning the secularization of a hallowed institution while others rejoice in the opportunity to have their most sacre ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Human Rights Religion Social Equality Social Justice

Faith Endures Through Japan's Disaster

The notion of the earthquake and tsunami being divine retribution is a familiar to many, and, understandably, this attitude has caused great concern among those whose mission is to help people, including the Universal Li ...

Category: Aid Disasters Japan tsunami

The Importance of Religion for Humanity

contributed by Kenneth Montville, Norfolk Atheism Examiner As far back into our history as we can go, humans have always maintained some semblance of religion or spirituality. Myths, superstitions, cults and spiritual b ...

Category: Religion

Stepping into Your Personal Magic

by: Kate Hawkes In my first ULC guest blog, I am jumping right into the heart of my current work. This has been a year of emergence into transformation. After a limbo period, I have now shed potential partners like snak ...

Category: Health and Wellness

Faith and Belief

by: Bruce Magnotti Faith and belief are words that have lost their deep meaning in our language. This article is an attempt to regain some of that depth and understand why these concepts were so important to Jesus and t ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Religion Spirituality Bruce Magnotti Eastern Philosophy

Social Networking and Spirituality

by: Dan Shafer As a 30-year professional technologist and a lifelong student of spirituality, I am fascinated by the ways technology and spirituality intersect. I've been invited to share my thoughts on these subjects h ...

Category: Religion Spirituality Technology Dan Shafer

Hitting the Reset Button

by Neal F. Cox, Guest Blogger I am a liberal. I freely admit it. In fact, I will admit to being so liberal I could make Edward Kennedy look like a Ronald Reagan clone. So if what I have to say offends you, simply becau ...

Category: Equal Rights Neal F. Cox Social Equality Social Justice Pagan

Homosexuality is Neither Sinful nor Immoral

By Rev. Thaddeus Ping I am writing a few words about homosexuality and why it is neither sinful nor immoral. For the record I am completely heterosexual. I was raised as a Catholic, and in my younger years was much les ...

Category: Equal Rights Guest Blogger Human Rights Social Equality Thaddeus Ping

Faith

By: Steven Friedman - Guest Bloggger I heard the anxiety in my mother's voice when I announced some thirty years ago that I no longer believed in God. "Maybe you should talk to someone," she said. I was 19 and a sopho ...

Category: Guest Blogger Spirituality Steven Friedman Judaism