Our History

Unitarian Universalism has a long history of diversity and inclusion. Unitarian Universalism creates change: in ourselves, and in the world.

Seven days a week, Unitarian Universalists live their faith by doing. Whether as a community or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what can change the world.

Faith Tradition

Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. Originally, there were two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share Unitarian Universalist values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.

He drew a circle that shut me out–
Heretic, a rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
Ewin Markham

Our Principles

We commit to seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.