Principle of Unitarian Universalism

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we covenant to affirm and promote: 


  • The inherent dignity and worth of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:   

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • 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;
  • 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.   

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our  faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our  vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to  one another our mutual trust and support.   

These statements were adopted as Bylaws by the 1984 and 1985 General Assemblies of the Unitarian Universalist Association.