About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism creates change: in ourselves, and in the world.
Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.
Unitarian Universalist 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 and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
UUA General Assembly is a unique opportunity to worship, participate in governance of our national denomination, and learn among and socialize with thousands of UU’s from all over the country, as well as to meet Unitarians from other nations. There are more than 175 workshops available. Singers can sign up for the huge and wonderful GA choir.
The theme for General Assembly 2016 in Columbus OH was Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect with keynote speaker Krista Tippitt. It recognized that the faith world is increasingly multifaith. People are crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives individually and collectively. The labels—Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, theist and non-theist—no longer define who or what we love, or how spirit moves in our lives. General Assembly 2016 will assemble leaders and communities of many faiths to worship together, learn from one another, and create a new vision of faith that no longer divides us, but connects us to an interdependent future that works for all. Ask Rev Barnaby, Margy and Jordan Young and Elizabeth Golden-Pidgeon about their participation on behalf of CVUUS. Speak with Board Chair Jean Terwilliger if you’re interested in attending a future GA. Financial scholarship is available.