Beliefs and Values

Unitarian Universalism is a theologically diverse religion in which members support one another in our individual search for truth and meaning.

We promote reason and tolerance in our communities and embrace a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. As members of a non-creedal religious tradition, we Unitarian Universalists are encouraged to discern our own beliefs about various spiritual topics. Our members hold wide-ranging opinions on topics like the afterlife, God, and scripture. What unites us is our acceptance of diverse spiritualities and our commitment to making the world a better place for everyone.

Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal religion. Our churches are held together by Covenants that express our shared commitments and values. Our church covenant is recited during our service each week and reminds us of the promises we make to one another:

Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest of truth is its sacrament, and service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom, to serve humanity in fellowship, to the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with the Divine—thus do we covenant with each other.

Our Seven Principles

The Seven Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) express the shared values that UUA member congregations affirm and promote. Many Unitarian Universalists find rich personal and theological meaning in these principles:

Our Six Sources

Unitarian Universalism draws from many sources:

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.