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

UU Principles in Child Friendly Language

1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.


What do Unitarian Universalists Believe? by David Rankin [PDF] Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations


Unitarian Universalism: The Religion
Many scriptures, not one
here and now, not the hereafter
freedom, reason, tolerance, love
as overarching values
deeds not creeds, show your work
live your faith
evolutionary theology, language changes
we are saved by Love,
we are made holy by character

We share with other religious liberal:
no original sin, God is Love
unity of experience: faith and knowledge,
sacred and secular
non-creedal, authority of conscience
need for religious community
congregational polity, democratic methods
a spark of “divinity” of the highest good in every person
a destination: an earth made fair,
all of her people one, we co-create the world
prepared for the UUMA, March 8, 2002, Daniel O’Connell 


by L. Griswold Williams, adapted

Love is the doctrine of this church,
The quest of truth is its sacrament,
And service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve human need,
To the end that all souls shall
Grow into harmony with the divine –