UU Principles

Our Seven Principles

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

The inherent worth and dignity of every person. (Each person is important.)

Justice, equity and compassion in human relations. (Be kind in all you do.)

Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. (We are free to learn together.)

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning. (We search for what is true.)

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. (All people need a voice.)

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. (Build a fair and peaceful world.)

Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. (We care for the earth.)

Our Spiritual Sources

The living tradition we share draws from many sources:

Direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder.

Words and deeds of prophetic women and men.

Wisdom from the world’s religions.

Jewish and Christian teachings.

Humanist teachings.

Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions.