Seven Principles

Unitarian Universalist Principles
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation;
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

As Unitarian Universalists, we agree that:

  1. Every person is important and valuable.
  2. All people should be treated fairly and kindly.
  3. We should accept one another and keep on learning together.
  4. Each person should be free to search for what is true and right.
  5. All people have the right to speak out and have a say in things that matter to them.
  6. We should help build a peaceful, fair and free world.
  7. We need to take care of the earth.