The Larger UU Movement
The Unitarian Universalist Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States. The UUA’s 1000+ member 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 action and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
The Liberal Religious Movement To Which We Belong
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion born out of the Jewish and Christian traditions. We keep our minds open to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. We believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authorities in religion. In the end, religious authority lies not in a book, person, or institution, but in ourselves. We put religious insights to the test of our hearts and minds.
We uphold the free search for truth. We will not be bound by a statement of belief. We do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed. We say ours is a non-creedal religion. Ours is a free faith.
We believe that religious wisdom is ever changing. Human understanding of life and death, the world and its mysteries, is never final. Revelation is continuous. We celebrate unfolding truths known to teachers, prophets, and sages throughout the ages.
We affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all women and men. We believe in encouraging people to think for themselves. We know people differ in their opinions, choices, and affections, and we believe these differences generally should be honored.
We seek to act as a moral force in the world, believing that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. We are deeply concerned about both the here-and-now and about the effects our actions will have on future generations. We know that our relationships with one another, with diverse peoples, races, and nations, should be governed by justice, equity, and compassion.
We Are Unitarian Universalists (Copyright – Unitarian Universalist Association – www.uua.org)
New England Region of the UUA
“The mission of the New England Region of the UUA is to equip and support religious professionals and lay leaders for healthy, vibrant Unitarian Universalist ministries. The New England Region UUA staff is there to listen, support, coach and consult on any aspect of congregational life, including challenges and successes in ministry. They also connect congregational leaders to share wisdom and experiences with each other through learning opportunities and gatherings throughout the year.”
For more information please visit the New England Region of the UUA website.