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The Passover Seder for ULC Minsters

Passover is one of the most important holidays of the Jewish faith. It celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Passover Seder ritualistically commemorates this event, with the participants re-enacting the enslavement and the subsequent liberation of the Jews. Today, the Passover Seder can also be used to focus on […]

Get Ordained and Lead By Example: Immortal Chaplains

On February 3, 1943, three Army ships and three Coast Guard Cutters were fired on by a German submarine in the frigid waters off the coast of Greenland. With 900 men on board, the troopship the Dorchester was hit in the midsection and began sinking rapidly, and ammonia and oil were everywhere. Four Army Chaplains […]

ULC Holidays: New Year of the Trees

Many faiths that originally flourished in agricultural societies recognize the importance of being good stewards of the land. This stewardship may be even more important today as we wrestle with issues such as industrial pollution, energy production and climate change. To be ordained as an interfaith minister in the Universal Life Church reflects one’s interest […]

ULC Holidays: Green Hanukkah

Few holidays shine as bright in the December season as the Jewish festival of lights, Hanukah. But through the celebration and tradition lies a new set of interpretations surrounding the story of Hanukah. One is that of environmental awareness and conservation, which those who seek to become a rabbi or to be ordained through ULC, […]

Halloween, the ULC, and Vampires

Vampires have been important figures in legends from a variety of cultures across the world. Often depicted as bloodthirsty and demonic beings, they still strike fear in the hearts of many people, even in the modern era. In the Jewish and Christian religious texts, there are multiple mentions of creatures with vampire qualities; in the […]

Halloween, the ULC, and Monsters

Darker beings and monsters of all colors and sizes can be found all across the texts of the Earth’s major religions. For those who wish to become a pastor for the ULC, studying the inner workings of the world’s most prevalent religions can seem to be a fruitless task. However, some of the monsters of […]