Unitarian Universalism is a global faith practiced in countries across the world and by people who speak a variety of languages. The Unitarian Universalist (UU) Principles and Sources were originally written in English and adopted at a Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in the United States. In order to reflect the diversity of our faith and to broaden our global voice of peace, justice, and compassion, the Unitarian Universalist Association is working to translate the Principles and Sources into more world languages.
We currently have translations of the Principles and Sources in the following languages:
- Arabic (المبادئ في اللغة العربية)
- Farsi (اصول به زبان فارسی)
- French (Principes en français)
- Italian (Principi in Italiano)
- Spanish (Principios en Español)
- Thai (ภาษาไทย)
The 7 Principles and 6 Sources were written and adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association in the United States. They describe Unitarian Universalism in the United States, but not in other countries, as different Unitarian, Universalist, or Unitarian Universalist churches, communities, and other bodies differ culturally and theologically from country to country, and from city to city. Let it be understood that this project to translate the Principles and Sources is an initiative of the UUA and does not claim to represent U/U traditions in any other country. Where possible, on each language’s translation webpage we share a link to allow readers to find information about where further community can be found in countries where that language is spoken.
If there is a language you don't see listed here, that you could help to translate, please contact the UUA's International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the Instructions for Volunteer Translators (PDF).