Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What We Choose: An Adult Program on Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

Handout 3: Ethical Statements

Part of What We Choose

  • There are moral sources and/or authorities that inform or guide my ethical behavior.
  • I have firm moral convictions.
  • Each person is entitled to their view of what is right and wrong.
  • Truth exists and our understanding of it becomes clearer over time.
  • We must always do the maximum good for the maximum number of people.
  • Being the best person I can be helps keep me morally grounded.
  • I believe that there are rights to which everyone is entitled by virtue of being human.
  • My morality is informed by my experiences in the world.
  • It is through meaningful relationship with one another that we can determine what is best and most true.
  • Ethical beliefs are irrelevant if they are not accompanied by action.
  • Moral decisions must be grounded in compassion.
  • People cannot be ethical by themselves; ethical behavior is enacted in a community context.
  • It takes courage to live out our Unitarian Universalist values.