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 eight 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
- Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions
On February 14, 2021, Reverend Bluemel spoke about our beliefs. Here is a text excerpt from that sermon.
And here are Zoom excerpts of a few sermons this last year:
- Easter Transformations, April 2023
- What We Teach Our Children, March 2023
- Love Anyway, February 2023
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.