About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism creates change: in ourselves, and in the world.
Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.
Unitarian Universalist congregations are committed to Seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution.
Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
The following sites provide more information on Unitarian Universalism (UU):
UU World is a quarterly magazine, which is published by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Articles from back issues are available on their web site.
Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association
Our congregation belongs to the Pacific Central District of the Pacific Western Region of the UUA. This site contains information on Unitarian Universalist activities and resources in our region.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
This is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice. Their programs are based on Unitarian Universalist principles that affirm the worth, dignity, and human rights of every person.
Famous Unitarian Universalists
See how many familiar names you recognize. On this page you’ll find a cross-section of famous Americans from presidents (John Adams) to philosophers (Ralph Waldo Emerson) to humanitarians (Florence Nightingale).
The UUA’s bookstore is located in Boston. Books can be purchased online on their website.
Beacon Press is the UUA’s publisher of nonfiction and fiction that promotes such values as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity in all areas of life.