About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism creates change: in ourselves, and in the world.
Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.
Unitarian Universalist congregations are committed to seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
Unitarian Universalism is a living tradition that recognizes that our values and principles need to that fit the times in which we live. In 2020 the Article 2 Study Commission was charged with reviewing the section of the by-laws that includes mission, principles and sources and to make recommendations for updating. The Commission presented its recommendations in January 2023 for discussion and a first vote at General Assembly 2023, and if passed, a final vote at GA 2024.
UUCC adopted the 8th Principle in June, 2022, and is participating in the UU-wide review of Article 2 and the Principles during 2023.