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Unitarian Universalism

With its historical roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion -- that is, a religion that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that in the end religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. We are a "non-creedal" religion: we do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed.

Our congregations are self-governing. Authority and responsibility are vested in the membership of the congregation. Each Unitarian Universalist congregation is involved in many kinds of programs. Worship is held regularly, the insights of the past and the present are shared with those who will create the future, service to the community is undertaken, and friendships are made. A visitor to a UU congregation will very likely find events and activities such as church school, day-care centers, lectures and forums, support groups, poetry festivals, family events, adult education classes and study groups.

--Excerpts from "We Are Unitarian Universalists", pamphlet #3047 © Unitarian Universalist Association, 1995

UUA - Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) was formed in 1961 when the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association merged. Today the UUA consists of over 1,000 congregations that support each other, foster the growth of Unitarian Universalism, and publicly promote the Unitarian Universalist principles.

Want to Learn More?

The UUA web site probably has the answer to nearly every question you may have about Unitarian Universalism. Following are a few links to specific information on the UUA web site.

The Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes

The history of the flaming Chalice

Information for newcomers to UUism

Starting point to learn more about Unitarian Universalism

Starting point to learn more about the UUA