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Universal Life Church Ministries Wins Legal Victory in Battle with Tennessee

Despite the efforts made by Tennessee officials, the ULCM remains committed to defending the Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms of their ministers in Tennessee and elsewhere. Read the latest on our legal battle here.  

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How To Encourage Members of Your Faith Community To Vote

Election season is in full swing, and this year it seems the stakes of the outcomes are higher than ever. Reminders to vote are flooding social media platforms, arriving in text messages and emails to registered voters a ...

Category: Politics

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Big Religious and Legal Questions in the Supreme Court

Two very interesting cases have been in the process of going through the Supreme Court in recent months. Both of them involve big questions about the intersection of religious and legal rights, and the outcomes may chang ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Politics freedom from religion

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Is Banning Religious Gatherings a Violation of Freedom of Religion?

One interesting result of novel coronavirus outbreaks in the United States is that some churches have taken the prohibition against gathering to court, claiming that being denied the right to gather is an infringement of ...

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Alabama Legislators Vote To Ban Abortions

In a long-anticipated move, the Republican-controlled Alabama Senate approved a measure that will, if signed into law by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, virtually abolish abortion in the state. Any doctor who performs one will ...

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Religion in Employment

Some court decisions in Europe and the United States have given weight to claims of religious "freedom" for religious organizations. This allows these organizations to follow their principles and doctrines in employmen ...

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Wedding Season

As spring blooms, a profusion of wedding announcements stack up in the box. Wedding season is in the air. For ministers who occupy other roles in life, preparing the ceremony for such a joyous event as matrimony calls ...

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What Would Woody Guthrie Do?

Big decisions face Americans in the coming year. From the choice of who will be the next president, to budget debates over whether to slash spending that helps families in need while pouring more fuel into the military m ...

Category: Morality Online Ordination Politics

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Washington Marijuana Initiative

"Legalize, regulate, and tax" On Sept. 23, 2012 the editorial board of The Seattle Times, Seattle's major daily newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes, announced their support for an initiative that will legali ...

Category: Medical marijuana

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Alabama Pastor Fears Gay Marriage

Why the ULC Ministries cannot stay silent on Pastor Richey's broken silence on gay marriage This is the third installment of the ULC Ministries's "Fear Blog" series where we highlight the ways in which fear is used in i ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Morality Politics Social Equality

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