PRINCIPLES OF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM

1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

 

2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

 

3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

 

4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

 

5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

 

6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

 

7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

 

As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” Read more about the UUA’s Seven Principles, and more from the UUA about What We Believe.


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