Unitarian Universalism is an exciting, growing, and living faith tradition. We have a proud history which begins in the earliest days of the Christian faith with thinkers and leaders who proclaimed the oneness of God and the salvation of all. In the reformation, Unitarianism was (re)born as a faith of reason, religious tolerance, and commitment to faithful and compassionate living. Universalism and Unitarianism were vital and powerful forces at the founding of the United States, when we led the way toward a more democratic vision of religious and civic life. Our traditions were reborn again in transcendentalism, evolution, humanism, and the social gospel movement. We are now on the leading edge of creating and living a multi-religious faith, a faith of deeds in place of creeds, a faith of hope in place of despair, and a faith of justice in place of apathy and oppression. We invite you to join us on this journey.
The video below provides a good overview of our tradition and some of the many reasons that people choose to make this their religious home.
Although Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal faith, there is a set of values and principles which unite us. The central tenets of our faith are expressed as a list of principles and sources of our tradition, which was adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1985. We are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and the Mid-America Region of the UUA. A children’s version of the seven principles is available here.