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What is Unitarian Universalism?

Unitarian Universalism is characterized by a "free and responsible search for truth and meaning." Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path. 


Our Faith draws on many religious traditions, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Our congregations are places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make our communities and the world a better place. 


Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven principles:  

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person; 

  2. Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; 

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; 

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; 

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; 

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. 


Wisdom and spirituality are drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. These are the six sources our congregations affirm and promote: 

  1. 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; 

  2. Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; 

  3. Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; 

  4. Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; 

  5. 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; and

  6. 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.

Learn more here

Why You Should Not Be a Unitarian Universalist

A sermon from Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen about 

the Unitarian Universalist faith and what it means.

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