Our Unitarian Universalist Faith

Our Unitarian Universalism Faith

img_5136Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven principles:

First Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

Second Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

Third Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation;

Fourth Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

Fifth Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large;

Sixth Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.