Unitarian Universalism

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

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

Starr King School for the Ministry is one of two theological schools in North America with an explicit Unitarian Universalist identity and mission. SKSM has a 100-year tradition of educating Unitarian Universalist ministers and progressive religious leaders for society.

The Unitarian Universalist Association Web site gives news and information about our contemporary movement and its more than 1,000 congregations. The site also offers a history of Unitarian Universalism's origins, from the 16th century Protestant Reformation to the 1961 merger of American Unitarians and Universalists.

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a nonsectarian organization that promotes human rights and social justice worldwide. The Service Committee maintains partnerships in the United States, South and Southeast Asia, Central Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean that help empower women, defend the rights of children and support the struggles of indigenous people as well as oppressed racial and ethnic groups.

Starr King's commitment to educating to counter oppressions and create just communities links the school to the Service Committee's mission and activities.

Beacon Press, Unitarian Universalism's voice for liberal religious values, publishes an array of books on current religious and social issues.

The UUA Bookstore makes resources available for those interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism.

 


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