What Is Unitarian Universalism?
Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a liberal religion—that is, a faith that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places.
We believe that religious authority doesn't come from any one book or person or institution, but from within ourselves. We rely on personal experience, conscience, and reason as the final authorities in our faith.
Although our historical roots are in the Jewish and Christian traditions, we also draw from humanist teachings, earth-centered traditions, wisdom from the world's religions, and our own experiences of life and spirit.
What do Unitarian Universalists Believe?
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote these seven principles:
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
How do we explain our principles to our youth?
Each person is important
Be kind in all you do
We're free to learn together
We search for what is true
All people need a voice
Build a fair and peaceful world
We care for Earth's lifeboat
Click here for more resources for youth on our principles
Where can I learn more?
UUCR has books, pamphlets, and a DVD with more information. Stop by the Visitor Center in UUCR's main entrance corridor to learn more.
You can also learn more about our history and beliefs on the Unitarian Universalist Association's Visitors page.