Unitarian Universalism is a pluralistic liberal religion, welcoming people of all philosophical and spiritual perspectives into a community of good will and caring. Our people often also identify as: Activist, Agnostic, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-Centred, Jewish, Humanist, LGBT, Mystical, Pagan, Spiritual, Queer, Theist or Non-theist…the list goes on.
We work to end racism and oppression in society and to make our communities inclusive for folks of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities and abilities. UUs come from many cultures and class backgrounds, and we bring many spiritual practices and beliefs to our communities.
Seven Principals of Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote:
- respect for 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
Six Sources of Unitarian Universalism
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the 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.