Who We Are

We Are Unitarian Universalists

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.

We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.

We are Unitarian Universalist and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers in God, and more.

On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

We seek to welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!


If you'd like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, we recommend the following introductory resources:

Welcome: A Unitarian Universalist Primer: Features common Unitarian Universalist prayers and readings, including the seven Principles and six Sources, chalice lightings, quotations from UUs of yesterday and today, and a glossary.

The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide: The most complete introduction to Unitarian Universalism available, covering ministry, worship, religious education, social justice, community, and history. Foreword by lifelong Unitarian Universalist Melissa Harris-Perry.

Testimony The Transformative Power of Unitarian Universalism

By Meg Riley

From Skinner House Books

A dynamic collection of personal stories from people whose lives have been dramatically changed by Unitarian Universalism.

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A young UU woman in a headscarf smiles.

A youth choir, drumming.

A crowd of Unitarian Universalists claps to the beat of music at the UUA's General Assembly.

Six UU ministers stand together.

UUA Staff at 24 Farnsworth St., September 2014