Main Content

It is meant for young adult leaders of young adult groups, campus ministry groups and conferences who are not otherwise bound by professional codes of ethics (religious educators who are members of the Liberal Religious Educators Association and Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministers have already agreed to their own codes, for example, as might young adults working as teachers). We hope that UU young adult and campus groups will adopt this code as a requirement for those in leadership positions.

We recognize that the role of leader is different for a young adult leading their peers than it is for a professional leading a group that has called or hired them. We therefore set out to write a Code of Ethics that allowed leaders to also, when possible, be peers. We also recognize that many young adult leaders in peer leadership capacities will be leaders in our movement for years to come; because of this, we aimed to write a Code that would be comprehensive as a way to model ethical leadership for the future.