About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism creates change: in ourselves, and in the world.
We’re compassionate thinkers and doers who live our faith by doing. Diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, we’re aligned in our desire to make a difference for the greater good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.
We’re united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our seven Principles. We’re united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.
We need not think alike to love alike. On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Unitarian Universalist congregations are committed to seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more. These principles are nurtured by various sources that we recognize and celebrate.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.