What We Believe

Unitarian Universalists are diverse in their beliefs and are encouraged to develop their own theology. With this basis in religious pluralism which enriches and enables our faith, most Unitarian Universalists have embraced these beliefs:

  • 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 all part

The living tradition we share draws from many sources:

Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the sprit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.

Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of life. Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life. Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves. 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.

Videos about Unitarian Universalism

UU Beliefs (10 min)

You’re a Uni What? (8 1/2 min)

Famous UUs (4 min)

Open Source Faith (7 min)