PRINCIPLES & SOURCES

The Unitarian Universalist faith is non-dogmatic;

we are not bound together by a single theological truth.

Rather, we choose this faith together based on

our commitment to these seven principles and

draw on wisdom from six named sources.

 

Principle One

we affirm and promote

the inherent worth and dignity

of every person

Principle Four

we affirm and promote

a free and responsible search

for truth and meaning

Principle Seven

respect for the interdependent web of all existence

of which we are a part

Principle Two

we affirm and promote

justice, equity, and compassion

in all human relations

Principle Five

we affirm and promote

right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society

Principle Three

we affirm and promote

acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations

Principle Six

we affirm and promote

the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

First Source

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

Fourth Source

Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to

God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves

Second Source

words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love

Fifth Source

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

Third Source

wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life

Sixth Source

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