Our Spiritual Sources
Our spiritual sources are documented in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s by-laws, adopted at the consolidation of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America in 1961 they were revised in 1985 and amended in 1995.
We are grateful for the religious pluralism that enriches and ennobles our faith and inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision.
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, that moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men that challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world’s religions that inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings that counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions that celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.