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Our Beliefs and Principles

"We are the certain and the seeking, the lifers and the newcomers, the beloved and the broken hearted, the insiders and the rejected, all of whom have found a home in the extraordinary, yet intimate communities of Unitarian Universalism."
—Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host

Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers.

We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to practice our faith in tangible ways. We are believers in what is good, what is right, and what is just.

We affirm seven Principles, the first of which is a deep recognition of each person’s inherent dignity and worth. 

We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and actively object to what we believe is wrong. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We are a house without walls, a congregation without spiritual boundaries. Simply put, we are a guided path towards a better you and a better world.

How to Get Involved

Come. Connect with a congregation near you. Explore an online UU congregation. Bring passion and a desire to see (and be) change. We strive to welcome deeply people of all ages and classes, sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, races/ethnicities, and abilities.

Learn. Discover what it means to have a personal faith that is anchored by diversity and acceptance. Explore the links on the left. See how we create resources and opportunities for those wanting to do more. Our video "Voices of a Liberal Faith" tells this story.

Be with us. Together we can do the most good.

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Last updated on Monday, September 15, 2014.

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