What is Unitarian Universalism?
The principle of freedom of religious belief and practice is the cornerstone of the Unitarian Universalist tradition.
Unitarian Universalist's believe church members have a right to state their
feelings about religious and social issues without being constrained by religious
dogma. Our statements and beliefs emphasize each individual's search for
their own religious truth.
Unitarian Universalist worship services reflect the diverse beliefs of the congregation. Some churches, like ours, have more traditional services. In others, ethical values and spiritual concerns are reflected in non-traditional forms.
Unitarian Universalist's have traditionally fought for social, racial and economic
justice. Early UUs protested slavery, worked for women's rights, prison reform
and peace. Individual and group participation is encouraged in areas of social
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches
and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand
our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising
to one another our mutual trust and support.
The Seven Principles.
The member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant
to affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement
to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and
- The right of conscience and the use of the
democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty,
and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all
existence of which we are a part.