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:

Who are Unitarian Universalists?

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.

What do UUs believe?

100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism 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.

You can also order it from Beacon Press or download it as a pdf.

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More information about UU values and work can be found in the UU World, the magazine of the UUA.

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What is 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:

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