Unitarian Universalist Beliefs, Principles and Sources
“We are the certain and the seeking, the lifers and the newcomers, the beloved and the broken hearted, the insiders and the rejected, all of whom have found a home in the extraordinary, yet intimate communities of Unitarian Universalism.” — Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host
Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers.
We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to practice our faith in tangible ways. We are believers in what is good, what is right, and what is just.
We affirm Seven Principles:
- 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and actively object to what we believe is wrong. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.
Beyond our local spiritual home here in Belfast, we are a house without walls, a congregation without spiritual boundaries. Simply put, we are a guided path towards a better you and a better world.
Visit www.uua.org to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the Unitarian Universalist Association.