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Our Religion

What is Unitarian Universalism?

video intro Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion—that is, a faith that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places.

We believe that religious authority doesn't come from any one book or person or institution, but from within ourselves. We rely on personal experience, conscience, and reason as the final authorities in our faith.

Although our historical roots are in the Jewish and Christian traditions, we also draw from humanist teachings, earth-centered traditions, wisdom from the world's religions, and our own experiences of life and spirit.

What do UUs believe? 

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote these seven principles:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

How do you explain the principles to children?

  1. Each person is important
  2. Be kind in all you do
  3. We're free to learn together
  4. We search for what is true
  5. All people need a voice
  6. Build a fair and peaceful world
  7. We care for Earth's lifeboat

Where can I learn more?

Link to UUA Visitor's Page.

UUCR has books, pamphlets, and a DVD with more information. Stop by the Visitor Center in UUCR's main entrance corridor to learn more. 
You can also learn more about our history and beliefs on the Unitarian Universalist Association's Visitor's webpage.


  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world