About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism is a progressive religious faith that seeks to transform lives by nurturing the human spirit and to transform the world by “giving life the shape of justice.”
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.
Living Our Faith: Deeds, Not Creeds
Ours is a faith of “deeds, not creeds.” As people of faith, we seek to live our faith by creating positive change in people and in the world–
- by bending the moral arc of the universe toward justice,
- by standing on the side of love,
- by speaking truth to power,
- by creating beloved community, and
- by loving, caring for, and serving our neighbors both far and near.
Whether in our congregations, working with others in the wider communities in which we live, or as individuals, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference in the world, in the lives of others, and in our lives.