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:

How do we explain our principles to our youth?

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.