Beliefs of Unitarian Universalism
In Unitarian Universalism, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. Rather than sharing a creed, we join together in covenant (a shared promise) to walk together on the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Although Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to an inclusive spirituality drawn from six sources that range from scriptural wisdom to personal experience to modern-day heroes.
From those sources, we conclude and affirm that:
- Every soul is sacred and worthy of love and belonging;
- There is a unity that makes everything one;
- Truth is not revealed just once — it is always unfolding;
- Courageous love transforms the world;
- Salvation is available in this life.
Unitarian Universalists think for ourselves and reflect together about important questions, like:
- The existence of a Higher Power
- Life and Death
- Sacred Texts
- Inspiration and Guidance
- Prayer and Spiritual Practices
We are united in shared experience that includes our:
- Open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage;
- Work for social justice;
- Quest to include the marginalized;
- Expressions of love.
In these ways, we deepen our faith together.