About Unitarian Universalism
Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.
Unitarian Universalist congregations are committed 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.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA 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 UU values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
- This Day in Unitarian Universalist History May 8
1880 – Jones Very, a transcendentalist poet, died at the age of 66. Known as a radical pietist, he influenced Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Ellery Channing, the Peabody sisters (Elizabeth Palmer, Mary Tyler, and Sophia Amelia), Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott. Read more about Jones Very at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.The post May 8 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.