What is Unitarian Universalism?
1.) The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2.) Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3.) Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;
4.) A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5.) The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process;
6.) The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7.) Respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are all part.
8.) The goal "to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
Unitarian Universalism 6 Sources:
1.) Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
2.) Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
3.) Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
4.) Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
5.) Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
6.) Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Read more about Unitarian Universalism: UUA Website.
Unitarian Universalism does not impose a particular statement of belief. Our religious heritage is built on freedom of belief, tolerance, and reason.
As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we affirm and promote 7 principles and find truth and meaning in 6 sources.
Our particular congregation, Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, on 5-16-21 also voted to adopt the proposed 8th principle that has not yet been adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association.