The Seven Principles Wheel

One of the gifts of our Principles is their flexibility and malleability.

Rev. Ian Riddell, struck by the fact that the list of our 7 Principles is in a numbered order, created a circle with the first Principle at the center, the seventh encompassing all, and the other five as the spokes between. He finds it to be a better way to initiate conversation than the straightforward list.

About the Authors

Kimberley Debus

The Rev. Kimberley Debus is a community minister based in Takoma Park, Maryland, inspiring an artful and art-filled faith. She consults with congregations and religious professionals throughout the denomination.

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Unitarian Universalism's Seven Principles

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. As...