One of the great gifts of Unitarian Universalism is that we are theologically diverse.
One of the challenges of Unitarian Universalism is that we are theologically diverse.
We do not gather around a common creed expecting all to think alike and believe the same way.
Instead, Unitarian Universalism honors the beliefs and understandings that each of us comes to– from our own life experiences, self-reflection and wisdom.
We do agree on these seven UU principles:
- 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.
Differences in theology and approach to life and spiritual growth are opportunities to practice our values of deep listening, acceptance, open-mindedness and curiosity.
We are bound together in community through a covenantal relationship– reliant on the promises we make to each other of how we will honor, support and respect one another.
We believe that faith is a journey we travel throughout our lives and on that journey beliefs change and expand.
We celebrate these individual journeys and the collective one we share in community.