Love is the doctrine of this church;
The quest for truth is its sacrament,
And service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve all in fellowship to the end
That we shall grow into harmony with the divine.
Thus we do covenant with each other
And with the world.
Unitarian Universalist Principles
There are seven principles which each congregation affirms and promotes:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Our Stance on Religion and Social Justice
Living a religious life is about living a life of depth, purposeful dialog, and character. Religion is for helping you find a way to fulfill your life's sacred mission. Emmanuel Levinas wrote "we come into the world already obligated by the mere gaze of the other. A gaze that demands from us a response. If we open our eyes, we will be obligated to respond to much pain and much injustice in our world."
The ancient and contemporary common agenda for humans is to seek good. Feeding the hungry. Removing stumbling blocks before the blind. Speaking out against injustice. Paying the laborer a fair wage in an economy that benefits us all. Creating courts of justice. These things are what bind us together in the religion of our common humanity.
As humans, we know this work. How are you called to do it?