Unitarian Universalism (UU)

Unitarian Universalism (UUism) is a liberal faith grounded in principles and shared values. 

Unitarians and Universalists (UUs) are united by values rather than belief in one set of creed or dogma. Our values include acceptance of one another, compassion, a commitment to justice and equity, and in dismantling systemic barriers to full inclusion. We believe in exploring the mysteries of life, we believe in ethical living, we believe in living out our values in this world by working for peace, justice, equity, democracy, inclusion and respect—for one another, as well as for the interdependent web of life, of which we are all a part.

In living out our commitment to justice and inclusion, our tradition has been at the forefront of welcoming people of all ages and abilities who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender-nonconforming. Nearly all our congregations are certified Welcoming Congregations, which intentionally welcome and embrace 2SLGBTQI+ people. 

We work for racial justice and for truth, healing, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. We welcome people from all racial, religious, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, and want to learn what you have to teach us, from your background and experience. We are dismantling barriers to full inclusion, and want to include you in our faith community, where shared values are more important than shared beliefs.

We believe that it is not who or what you believe in that is important, but rather, how you live your life.

Download and read What We Wish People Knew About Unitarian Universalism, Rev. Steven Epperson.