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Our Principles

We the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association covenant to affirm and promote:

1st Principle:

The inherent worth and dignity of every person


2nd Principle:

Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

3rd Principle:

Acceptance and encouragement to spiritual growth in congregations;

4th Principle:

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

5th Principle:

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

6th Principle:

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7th Principle:

Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

“The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” 

-Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove

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