UU Beliefs

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”

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  • Your beliefs and practices are welcome in Unitarian Universalism.
  • Erica Shadowsong
    A helpful introduction to the Unitarian Universalist Principle of “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning” and how Unitarian Universalists connect with the sacred. Pack of 25 pamphlets.
  • William F. Schulz
    Unitarian Universalists reflect on evil, where it stems from in society and in the individual, and how to challenge its hold. Pack of 25...
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  • By Joy Berry, Dawn Skjei Cooley, Scott McNeill, Jonalu Johnstone, Robin Bartlett
    UUs’ thoughts on Jesus reflect the diversity of thought encouraged by our liberal faith. Our Principles include a commitment to “a free and...

Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

On Campus

  • By Carlene Gardner, Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Smart Strategy + Limited Resources = Vibrant Campus Ministry Three years ago, the Unitarian Church of Montreal (UCM) hired me as the Campus...

Future of Faith

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Sunday Assemblies? Faith > Practice > Religious Institution The recent Blue Boat blog post of observations made after attending the...

Central East Regional Group

Better Together

  • By Megan Foley
    Creative Darkness, closest friend, you whisper in the night;...
  • By Megan Foley
    This past summer, I was pondering. Many of my congregational interactions went something like this: “We want to play a role in furthering racial justice work in our congregation, and figure out ways we might be contributing to white supremacy culture. We just can’t decide what to do!”...
  • There are many opportunities for all of us to learn more about various social justice issues in our homes, congregations or at trainings and events around the region. Here is a sampler of what is available. If you know of others, please recommend them in the comments!...
  • Ohio Issue 1, if passed, will dismantle much of the mass incarceration system in Ohio by reducing felony drug possession convictions to misdemeanors retroactively. This aligns with our UU commitments to resist white supremacy, embody solidarity with those harmed by the prison system and...
  • Two years ago, UU Church of Amherst, NY member Maria Ceraulo read a story online about a “Little Free Food Pantry” and thought, “Huh, we should do this,” and began floating the idea to her congregation. The congregation applied for and received a very generous grant from the Network of...
  • By Paula Cole Jones
    The communities where we live and work and go to school are constantly changing. The nation and the wider world is constantly changing.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    We are living in a time of great change, where the forces of greed, selfishness, and fear have been unleashed and the future is unclear.
  • By Hope Johnson
    February. Black History Month. I celebrate Black History every day of my life so I find it odd to devote one month in the year to celebrating Blackness.
  • By Central East Region of the UUA
    Our staff are still on holiday break (most will return to our offices tomorrow) so we bring you a reading from Worship Web as we start a new year....
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    This is the season of Advent. The time of waiting and emptying and not knowing.
  • By Megan Foley
    I have not enjoyed spring this year in Washington D.C., where I live. I usually love the mild days of April, May and June in the Mid-Atlantic, where we have long stretches of blue sky days in the 70s.
  • By Hope Johnson
    The Advent Season offers each of us an opportunity to recognize that it is not only a season of waiting, but also a season of preparation. It’s a Both/And.
  • By Central East Region of the UUA
    Dear Congregations and Clergy of the Central East Region,...
  • Have you seen the new UUA video: We Are Unitarian Universalists?...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    My son is 19 months old and his favorite topic of conversation is what noises animals make. No surprise then, that one of his favorite songs is "Old MacDonald". At our house "Old MacDonald" has a lot of verses. There are every variety of farm animal and usually the babies too. And there are elk,...
  • I recently had the pleasure of participating in an online earth day meditation presented by The Master Shift. The group’s purpose is to unite the world through global meditation and positive living. In the earth day meditation, the soothing voice of Julian Lennon guides you through an amazingly...
  • A common question posed in religious education programs to older children and youth is “If being a Unitarian Universalist was against the law, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” In the Tapestry of Faith curriculum for 2nd-3rd graders Signs of Our Faith, the characteristics mentioned...
  • By Beth Casebolt
    Do you know the history of the Standing on the Side of Love (SSL) Campaign?...
  • Recently I spent the Christmas holiday in Northern California, our home for many years, for some time with my friends, the beach and the redwoods. When I see those majestic trees, so much diminishes in their presence. They have withstood the pressures of the ages, survived the drought and the...
  • It’s January, the month of New Year resolutions and new beginnings. It’s also the month of leaving, with the highest death rate in the US (followed by February, December and March). On December 30 I turned the radio on and caught Diane Rehm interviewing Katy Butler, author of Knocking on...
  • And we are often caught in the middle of unrealistic expectations, high demands and competing needs. We gather with friends and families to eat and drink too much, and by January, we are exhausted and purge the holiday memories through a new strict diet and exercise regimen.
  • Today the USA celebrates Columbus Day and Canadians Thanksgiving. Our US Thanksgiving comes around next month. Both leave me conflicted. Surely I honor the heritage of my husband’s Italian American family, yet Christopher Columbus was a cruel and greedy person. The traditional Thanksgiving...

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