Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes


   We, the member congregations of the 
Unitarian Universalist Association, 
covenant to 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;

The living tradition, which we share,draws 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;

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
idolatries of the mind and spirit.