About Unitarian Universalism
With its historical roots in the Jewish and
Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion—that
is, one that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have
struggled with in all times and places.
We believe that personal experience, conscience
and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that, in
the end, religious authority lies not in a book or person or
institution, but in ourselves. We are a “non-creedal” religion: we do
not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed.
Our congregations are self-governing. Authority
and responsibility are vested in the membership of the congregation.
Each Unitarian Universalist congregation is involved in many kinds of
Worship is held regularly, the insights of the
past and the present are shared with those who will create the future,
service to the community is undertaken, and friendships are made. A
visitor to a UU congregation will very likely find events and
activities such as church school, day-care centers, lectures and
forums, support groups, poetry festivals, family events, adult
education classes and study groups.
(Excerpts from "We Are Unitarian
Universalists", pamphlet #3047)
© Unitarian Universalist Association, 1995