What We Believe

Unitarian Universalism is a “free” religious tradition: each person is free to embrace that which experience, reason, and conscience compel him or her to believe. Religious texts and teachings can provide important wisdom, but ultimately authority is internal and individual.

Unitarian Universalism developed within the Christian and Jewish traditions and draws on their religious texts as sources of wisdom. Because we consider revelation to be open, important sources of inspiration and insight for Unitarian Universalists also include other religious traditions of the world as well as science, poetry and literature, art, music, history, and biography.

We tend to hold some beliefs in common. The Unitarian side of our heritage teaches that we all come from the same source, while the Universalist strain emphasizes that we all share the same destiny. Members of all congregations agree to affirm and promote a set of purposes and principles, including the worth and dignity of each individual and justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.

More information on what we believe can be found at the Unitarian Universalist Association website.