Many people are UUs at heart and don't even know it! We are a liberal spiritual movement that embraces many other beliefs and traditions.
We are, quite simply, supporters of all that is good, all that is right, and all that is just.
Unitarian Universalism had its origins in liberal Christianity and quickly grew to embrace all spiritual traditions that hold a deep regard for intellectual freedom and inclusive love. We seek and welcome inspiration from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Humanism, Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular Humanism, and Native American beliefs -- just to name a few!
Unitarian Universalists (or UUs for short) are not credal -- meaning we don't have a particular sacred text or have a lists of laws or commandments by which we expect UUs to live their lives. But there are seven principles we all affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process;
- 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.
Are these principles you can get behind? If so, you may be a UU and didn't know it!