About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism creates change: in ourselves, and in the world.
To be a Unitarian Universalist means living our faith out loud, each and every day. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.
Unitarian Universalist congregations are committed to principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our congregation has joined with hundreds of others to affirm and promote the eighth principle, journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
Our congregations, our members, our friends, we are held together not by creed by by the 8 principles which form our covenant to and with one another. Our covenants invite us into deeper relationship based on how we aspire to be together, rather than shared beliefs. It is the idea that being in intentional, honest, committed, ever growing relationship, is all we need to hold us together.
Our differences in belief add value to the community. It is through relationship, through the wisdom in the world religions, from prophetic people throughout history, and through own own direct experiences of this world that we come to understand our truth.
Revelation isn’t sealed for Unitarian Universalists, we don’t know all that we will ever know, instead we understand ourselves and our world to ever growing and learning, changing, experimenting, experiencing, and open to what we find meaningful.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
Learn more about our larger movement at http://uua.org.