About Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal religion: we do not require our members to adhere to a particular statement of belief.  We place strong emphasis on freedom of belief and the right of each individual to pursue his or her own path in the search for ultimate truth.

 

The individual pursuit of truth, however, does take place within a larger context.  Our congregations have adopted a set of seven principles that outline our most basic shared values and our mutual expectations about how we will interact with one another and with the larger world.  Within this framework, we encourage individuals to articulate their own beliefs and to follow their own spiritual journeys.

Learn more about the History of Unitarian Universalism.  Links at the left provide more information on What Unitarian Universalists Believe, Famous UUs, and Frequently Asked Questions about Unitarian Universalists.  There is also a page of Links to Unitarian Universalist sites that may be of interest.

Unitarian Universalism descends from two movements that developed in the 18th and 19th centuries:

 

Unitarianism, which affirmed the unity of God (as opposed to the trinity) and emphasized reason as a test for theological truth;

 

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Universalism, which proclaimed universal salvation for all people.

 

By the mid 1900s, these groups had evolved to share a common philosophy of religious tolerance and ethical responsibility.  In 1961, they united as the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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