The Seven Principles We Affirm and Promote:

  1. Respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to grow spiritually
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  5. The right of conscience within the democratic process
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence

The Sources of Unitarian Universalism
The living tradition which 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 spirit 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 love;
  • 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;
  • 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.

What We Stand For:

Ours is a faith without creed or dogma. Yet we are a demanding faith, one that calls on the power of our minds, our hearts and our hands to create a better world. Our tradition has been forged out of commitment to principles that nurture spiritual and religious growth.