Our Principles


There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations 
affirm and promote:

  • 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.

These ideas come from many places: 

  • The sense of wonder we all share;
  • Women and men long ago and today;
  • People whose lives remind us to be fair and understanding;
  • Jewish and Christian religions and other religions of the world;
  • Our common sense;
  • The discoveries of science;
  • Ancient traditions and rituals.