What is Unitarianism

The Unitarian Universalist faith has evolved through a long history, with theological origins in European Christian traditions. Today Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal faith which allows individual Unitarian Universalists to search for truth on many paths. Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs. There is a rich dialogue in UU congregations about many spiritual topics.

While our congregations uphold the shared principles described below, individual Unitarian Universalists are free to explore and embrace their own beliefs about spiritual, ethical, and theological issues. Many Unitarian Universalists identify with and draw inspiration from atheism and agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, humanism, Judaism, Sufism, paganism, and other religious or philosophical traditions.

These are the seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations 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 meaning;
  • 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.

For more information on Unitarian Universalism, please visit http://www.uua.org/.