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General (9)

How does Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc. work?

Persons who are committed to expressing their lives by serving others may request ordination through Universal Brotherhood. A minister ordained by U.B.M., Inc., may legally officiate at weddings, baptisms, funerals, services of dedication and make ministerial hospital calls, subject to local civil regulation.

Association with Universal Brotherhood as a minister does not alter one’s affiliation or commitment to his or her church or other religious institution. One may continue to be active in any faith or philosophy.

Who are Universal Brotherhood Movement Ministers?

Persons ordained by U.B.M., Inc., are dedicated, spiritually oriented individuals who desire to reach out to others in unconditional and non-judgmental love.

How are Ministers Chosen?

U.B.M., Inc. considers and acts upon each request for ordination. There is no solicitation or promoting for applicants for ordination. Individuals must request ordination and recognition of their ministry.

What are the requirements for Requesting Ordination?

A person should accept the Oneness of all Life. During the ordination ceremony, tile applicant is asked to affirm, “I hereby dedicate my life to the brotherhood of mankind.”

A biographical/philosophical statement is required with the application. This is an autobiographical, spiritual bio-sketch delineating your personal path and Your purpose in requesting ordination. The essay can be a rich and expanding experience. Take time to allow it to express your uniqueness. Please do not send printed brochures, workshop or seminar flyers, or newsletters you produce. Your personal statement is the key requirement.

Along with your bio-sketch, a current photo, and a data form that contains a formal request for ordination (please fill out completely and legibly) are submitted to the administrative office.

When your application is processed, the Minister/Director nearest you will call you for a personal interview and arrange for your ordination. Your guests are welcome to attend the ceremony.

Where do Ministers Ordained by Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc. get their Training?

Since Universal Brotherhood makes no attempt to influence or change an individual’s philosophical beliefs, no seminary is required. Each applicant is recognized and honored for their own unique ministry. Although many persons ordained hold advanced educational degrees, each applicant is awarded a Bachelor of Divinity degree at ordination in recognition of life work/experience.

How is Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc. Supported?

A dues structure is required to maintain U.B.’s Administrative office and provide a newsletter. This also keeps each minister in an “active” status. Each minister supports his/her own ministry. It is expected that each candidate for the ministry will provide funds to cover the expense of application, processing, enrollment and the ordination ceremony itself. Within the United States, a $95 ordination fee plus the first year dues, $45, are required ($140 total). Outside of the United States, a $95 ordination fee plus the first year dues of $60 (due to higher mailing costs) are required ($155 total). The annual dues are payable on the anniversary of your ordination.

The updates are first years dues $50.00 within US

Total ordination fee $145 within US

Outside US dues $80 /  total ordination fee $175

Where do I Fit In ?

If you have wondered how you might live a life of Love and Service without subscribing to someone else’s belief structure, ministry recognized by U.B.M., Inc., may be the way for you.

What are Universal Brotherhood Movement’s Doctrines?

There is no required belief in any particular doctrine or creedal statement. U.B.M., Inc. considers each person as an individual who is on her or his own “path” – a unique expression of Life. Non-judgment and unconditional love are typically recognized by ministers.ted, spiritually oriented individuals who desire to reach out to others in unconditional and non-judgmental love.

What is the Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc.?

Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc., is an association composed of persons who have requested recognition of their independent ministries and have been officially ordained by U.B.M., Inc. Each minister names his or her ministry and conducts it in the manner they deem fitting and proper.

U.B.M., Inc., was Incorporated in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation to satisfy the legal requirements for persons practicing spiritual service.

Ordination (1)

What are the requirements for Requesting Ordination?

A person should accept the Oneness of all Life. During the ordination ceremony, tile applicant is asked to affirm, “I hereby dedicate my life to the brotherhood of mankind.”

A biographical/philosophical statement is required with the application. This is an autobiographical, spiritual bio-sketch delineating your personal path and Your purpose in requesting ordination. The essay can be a rich and expanding experience. Take time to allow it to express your uniqueness. Please do not send printed brochures, workshop or seminar flyers, or newsletters you produce. Your personal statement is the key requirement.

Along with your bio-sketch, a current photo, and a data form that contains a formal request for ordination (please fill out completely and legibly) are submitted to the administrative office.

When your application is processed, the Minister/Director nearest you will call you for a personal interview and arrange for your ordination. Your guests are welcome to attend the ceremony.