The Eight Unitarian Universalist Principles:
We believe in...
•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.
•Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppression in ourselves and our institutions.
We draw from many sources:
•Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder,
affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit
and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
•Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
•Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us
to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion,
and the transforming power of love;
•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 idolatries 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.