What We Believe

What We Believe

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Tradition and History – Our faith has a long history based in notions of religious tolerance, rational thought, personal freedom, and social justice.

Principles – Our Principles call us to affirm the worth and dignity of every individual, to accept one another, and to foster each other’s spiritual growth.

National and Regional Groups – We are part of a dynamic denomination that has a strong local, regional, national, and international presence.

Famous UUs – Unitarian Universalist history is notable for featuring a number of famous people.

Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths in loving community with each other. Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma.

Our congregations are places where we gather to nurture our spirits and put our faith into action by working toward social justice in our communities and the wider world. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist (UU) is simply a matter of self-identification. Newcomers are always welcome at UU churches. Membership in local congregations is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

Our Unitarian heritage calls us to recognize the inherent good of all persons, while the Universalist part of our tradition encourages us to extend love and acceptance to all people.

You are welcome in a Unitarian Universalist congregation, whatever your gender identity, sexual orientation, racial identity, or class.

Voices of a Liberal Faith

A video from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).