Unitarian Universalism is based on principles and values, rather than on an authoritative formula of beliefs (known as a "creed"). We contain a wonderful diversity of beliefs within our congregations. Here are our common 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 congregation.
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process.
- A world with peace, liberty, and justice for all people.
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are part.
Sources we draw upon:
- Inspirational wisdom from the world's religions:
- Judeo-Christian teachings which call on us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
- Humanist teaching which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason.
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions.
- Direct experience of the mystery and wonder
which moves us to a renewal of the spirit.
- Deeds and words of great women and men throughout history.