Our Faith - Unitarian Universalism
HUU is a lay-led church, affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). This section contains information related to these questions:
Unitarian Universalists are people who express themselves in these ways:
I want a religion that respects the differences between people and affirms every person as an individual.
I want a church that values children, that welcomes them on their own terms -- a church they are eager to attend on Sunday.
I want a congregation that cherishes freedom and encourages open dialog on questions of faith, one in which it is OK to change your mind.
I want a religious community that affirms spiritual exploration as a way to truth.
I want a church that thinks globally on the great issues of our time: world peace, women's rights, racial justice, homelessness, gay and lesbian rights, and protection of the environment.
Unitarian Universalists include members whose positions on faith may be derived from a variety of religious beliefs: Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, naturist, atheist, or agnostic. Members might tell you that they are religious humanists, liberal Christians, or world religionists. All are committed to the practice of free religion.
The UUA itself is guided by a set of Principles and Purposes.
An excellent resource for folks relatively new to UU and even for those who have been around for years, 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism is a comprehensive online guide to many questions people have.
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More information about UU values and work can be found in the UU World, the magazine of the UUA.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) represents the interests of more than a thousand Unitarian Universalist congregations. The UUA grew out of the consolidation, in 1961, of two religious denominations: the Universalists, organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, organized in 1825.
More information about the UUA can be found at these sites:
- UUA web site
- UUA Newcomer's Corner
- Anti-Racism Programs
- Interconnections Library
- UUA and Social Justice
- UU Young Adult/Campus Ministry
- Famous UUs
- Notable American Unitarians 1936-1961
- UU Quotes
- Thomas Jefferson District
- Unitarian Universalism - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia