We Believe


Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion born out of the Jewish and Christian traditions. We keep our minds open 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. In the end, religious authority lies not in a book, person, or institution, but in ourselves. We put religious insights to the test of our hearts and minds.

We uphold the free search for truth. We will not be bound by a statement of belief. We do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed. We say ours is a non-creedal religion. Ours is a free faith.

We believe that religious wisdom is ever changing. Human understanding of life and death, the world and its mysteries, is never final. Revelation is continuous. We celebrate unfolding truths known to teachers, prophets, and sages throughout the ages.

We affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all women and men. We believe in encouraging people to think for themselves. We know people differ in their opinions, choices, and affections, and we believe these differences generally should be honored.

We seek to act as a moral force in the world, believing that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. We are deeply concerned about both the here-and-now and about the effects our actions will have on future generations. We know that our relationships with one another, with diverse peoples, races, and nations, should be governed by justice, equity, and compassion.