In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Unitarian Universalism is a “free” religious tradition: each person is free to embrace that which experience, reason, and conscience compel them to believe. Religious texts and teachings can provide important wisdom, but ultimate authority is internal and individual. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
We think for ourselves, and reflect together, about important questions:
- The existence of a Higher Power
- Life and Death
- Sacred Texts
- Inspiration and Guidance
- Prayer and Spiritual Practices
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.
Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.