Unitarian Universalism is not a rock to hold onto. It is a river to swim in.

Reverend Doug Kraft, UU Society of Sacramento




Our Principles

Unitarian Universalist congregations recognize that each person must find his or her own theological truth.
Although we may differ in our theological perceptions, we do share core values that are expressed in seven
Principles. These Principles appear below in their original form and as they have been modified for children:

The inherent worth and dignity of every person
Each and every person is important.

Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations
All people should be treated fairly and kindly.

Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
We should accept one another and keep on learning together.

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
Each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
All persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
We should work for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
We should care for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.

 Our Sources

Unitarian Universalism resulted from the merger in 1961 of two Christian denominations: Unitarianism and Universalism.
Traditionally, Unitarians believed in the unity, or single aspect, of God rather than in the Holy Trinity. Universalists
believed that all people eventually would be reconciled with God.

In addition to our Unitarian and Universalist heritage, modern Unitarian Universalist theology also embraces the wisdom
of other cultures, philosophies, and religions:

Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a
renewal of the spirit and 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 idolatry 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