Unitarianism Universalism is often considered an unusual religious organization, or at the very least, an unorthodox one. Unlike many religions in North America, we do not require adherents to profess a specific creed or set of beliefs. Our members and friends include individuals who identify themselves as Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Humanists, Wiccans, and many other religious traditions. Many inter-faith couples find it a comfortable religious home.
Some of our major concerns include social justice and service to humanity. Over the years, many Unitarian Universalists have been influenced by the expansion of knowledge through the humanities and sciences. Thus they were very active in the abolition of slavery, gaining of equal rights for women, and the attainment of equal rights, including the right to marry for homosexuals and bisexuals. We hope to influence the culture in ways that are positive, and significant, expanding and protecting the dignity of humanity.
While all of our congregations are independent democratically governed communities, the majority of UU congregations in the US have joined together in an association of congregations - the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
. Another organization that is supported by many of our congregations and individuals throughout the US is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
- an associated human rights organization.
For further information about the structure, history and beliefs of Unitarian Universalists, please follow some of the links on the left of this page.