About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism is a religion that is based on covenant, not creed or dogma. Covenant is a promise to stay connected. We stay connected to each other as we search for truth and create meaning, each in our own way. We participate in church community so that we can be transformed and help transform the world.
We hold several theological convictions:
- All souls are sacred and worthy of love
- There is a unity that makes us one; everything is connected
- Truth continues to be revealed
- Salvation (wholeness, healing) is available in this life
- Courageous love transforms the world
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, a celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
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.