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.