In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door. We join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before and together create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system.
We have no shared creed, but rather a shared covenant to promote seven Principles that include “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though both Unitarianism and Universalism were liberal Christian traditions, as Unitarian Universalists this responsible search has led us to an inclusive spirituality drawn from six Sources including scriptural wisdom, personal experience, and ageless and modern teachers and leaders. There is a version of the Principles for Children that describes these in simpler terms to share with younger members.
At our Annual Meeting in June 2019, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation voted unanimously to adopt the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism which states that we “covenant to affirm and promote: 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.”
Unitarian Universalists believe many things, but are united in our inclusive outlook and our values as expressed in our Principles. We think for ourselves and together reflect on important questions about our beliefs:
Our worship services and religious education programs provide shared experiences in which we can challenge our assumptions, nurture our spirits and each other, explore our own answers to these questions, and together put our faith into action.