The Universal Life Church (ULC) is a non-profit, non-denominational religious organization. Although its headquarters are located in Seattle, Washington, the ULC is well-known worldwide for providing legal ordinations online, and free of charge. The ULC believes that we are all children of the same universe, and supports unity among all mankind. As such, the ULC welcomes any individual who seeks entrance into the family of faith, whatever their spiritual beliefs may be. To date, the Universal Life Church has officially ordained over 20 million ministers.
The ULC is renowned for its defense of social justice, religious freedom, and spiritual expression. Although the Universal Life Church works hard each and every day to promote these aims, much of its success must be attributed to the vast network of ULC ministers who share that vision of global togetherness.
Following the fundamental belief that we are all children of the same universe, the Universal Life Church has two central tenets that ministers are expected to abide by:
Whether our ministers come from a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Shinto, Atheist, Agnostic, Wiccan, Pagan, or Druid tradition, we encourage them to embody these tenets and work to further them in whatever way they feel is best.
We’ve knocked down the barriers which make traditional ordination difficult, and thus ensured that anyone who wants to get ordained can do so. Ordination is easy, and can be completed online at our website (themonastery.org). Our goal is to fulfill everyone’s spiritual needs by providing access to extensive information, a broad range of products and services, and opportunities to network within the ministry.
While proud of the work we’ve done and the victories we’ve won in areas like religious freedom and the legalization of same-sex marriage, we are far more excited by and interested in discussing our hopes for plans for the future.
The social networking platform located at ulcministers.org was built exclusively for the use of Universal Life Church members around the world. Technology has enabled us to bring religion into the 21st century; via the network, you are able to congregate with other members and ministers of the ULC to discuss life, spirituality, faith, and anything else you like. This platform is designed to replicate the same social experience you’d have during a church service in a chapel down the street from your house with the added bonus of being available to you 24/7 and connecting you to millions of other ministers around the world in real-time!