United by principles rather than creed

Most religions have a set of beliefs that all members share. Unitarian Universalism is one of the few religions that does not have a creed. Instead, each of us discovers our own personal beliefs while honoring the diverse spiritual paths of others. While we do not all share a single image of God or understanding of spirituality, we are united by the seven principles.

Eight Principles

We affirm and promote

  • The inherent worth and dignity 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
  • We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.