About Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism (UU) creates change: in ourselves, and in the world.

UUs live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as individuals, we know that active, tangible acts of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.

Unitarian Universalist congregations are committed to seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs.  Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.

Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. Through history, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. UU grew from the union of two radical Christian groups in the USA: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.