What is Unitarian Universalism?
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Unitarian Universalist 7 Principles:

 

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.” 

- Full 8th principle language and information.

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.

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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. 

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Understand Unitarian Universalism
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