What do we believe?
Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a “big tent” religion, meaning that we include people with various theological beliefs but common ethics and practices under one tent.
Our faith is a living tradition of wisdom and spirituality drawn from six diverse sources:
- Direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men
- Wisdom from the world’s religions
- Jewish and Christian teachings
- Humanist teachings of reason and science
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions
From these sources UU congregations developed seven principles through grassroots efforts. We affirm and promote these as strong values and moral guides – not dogma or doctrine.
- 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
On February 14, 2021, Reverend Bluemel spoke about our beliefs. Here is a text excerpt from that sermon. The entire service – along with others from the year – are available with closed captioning, through our YouTube channel.
Find much more information about Unitarian Universalism – our diverse and inclusive faith, our history, our principles and sources – through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) website.