Universalism (UUism) offers a spiritual foundation and a supportive community for those
who make social action part of their lives. Our congregations seek to build
bridges from the individual to the wider society by using their collective
voices and power. The preciousness of life on earth, the inherent worth and
dignity of every person, and our mutual interdependency emerge as common themes
for undertaking social justice work. The seven Principles of Unitarian
Universalism are infused with this commitment.
Unitarian and Universalist history,
women and men have shown great courage and taken huge personal risks on behalf
of their vision of a better world. Famous
American Unitarians and Universalists, such as suffragist Susan B.
Anthony, civil rights leader Whitney Young, diplomat Adlai Stevenson, and American Red Cross founder Clara
Barton, are joined by thousands of Unitarian Universalists of lesser
renown who have spent decades laboring for justice in their own
Universalism offers a spiritual home where
people can find affirmation, encouragement, and inspiration for the slow
and often difficult work of making justice. Members of a congregation often work
together on social action projects, pooling their efforts to do good in the
activism is an integral part of social justice work. Our seventh Principle,
affirming the interdependent web of all existence, provides a spiritual
sensibility that binds us with all living creatures and inspires social and
political action on behalf of our planet.
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Last updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.
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