What We Believe

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What We Believe

Unitarian Universalism is based on a religious tradition dating back more than 400 years in Europe and 200 years in the United States. Here’s a simple yet profound way to think about our basic beliefs:

Unitarianism = All names for God point to the same mystery.

Universalism = All creation shares the same destiny.

We believe all individuals should be able to pursue religious truth according to their own conscience.  Rather than any particular doctrine or creed, we are guided by a set of seven principles:

  • 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 a part.

To learn more about Unitarian history and principles, visit the UUA website.