What is Unitarian Universalism?
Unitarian Universalism creates change: in ourselves, and in the world. We are a liberal religious faith grounded in the principle of covenant — of promises we make about how we will be with each other. Our beliefs are diverse, and we move on our paths to spiritual discovery and truth together while building communities of love and justice.
Unitarians Universalists are united by values rather than belief in one set of creed or dogma. Our values include acceptance of one another, compassion, and a commitment to justice and equity. We believe in exploring the mysteries of life, we believe in ethical living, we believe in living out our spirituality in this world by working for peace, justice, equality, democracy, and respect—for one another, as well as for the interdependent web of life, of which we are all a part.
Seven principles guide our choices. Six sources nourish our spirits. Five aspirations help us grow.
We believe that it is not who or what you believe in that is important, but rather, how you live your life. Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing. 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.
In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Download and read What We Wish People Knew About Unitarian Universalism, by the Rev. Steven Epperson