About Unitarian Universalism
People can be surprised to learn that Christians, Jews, Atheists, Mystics, Scientists, Pagans, and Buddhists are capable of all being members of the same religious community. So often religion is identified with a creed, providing a single answer to the quest for truth. In our four hundred year history, our movement has evolved into a non-creedal faith. We affirm the importance of freedom of conscience, with all of us empowered to ask questions, to trust our experience, and to follow our own spiritual path--but in the midst of a loving, trustful community.
Our lives are enriched through mutual respect, deepened through the exchange of ideas, and nourished through the support of a caring congregation. Each person is important. When we listen and cooperate, everyone learns so much more than we can all alone.
Unitarian Universalists gather around the values of love, freedom, and dignity--and common vision for a just world. UUism allows the inner spiritual spark in each of us the room, and the encouragement, to grow and find its highest and most truthful expression. If you have more questions, our minister, Rev. David Kraemer, would be happy to meet with you, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, we encourage you to explore the website of the Unitarian Universalist Association, an association of over 1,000 Unitarian Universalist congregations, of which we are a part.
Together, we are united by our commitment to seven 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.