What is Unitarian Universalism?
Unitarian Universalism Creates Change: In Ourselves, In The World
Seven days a week, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) live our faith by doing. Individually and in community with others we seek to make a difference in our world through active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace.
UU congregations are committed to a set of principles that include the worth and dignity of every person, the need for justice and compassion in human relationships, and the right to determine our own beliefs and walk our own religious paths. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, opportunities for learning and personal growth, shared connection and care for each other, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups in North America: 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 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 tolerance. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
“Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest for truth it’s sacrament, and service it’s prayer.” – L. Griswold Williams