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 7
1861 – The famous Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta. He was from a wealthy Bengali family and worked for Indian nationalism. Tagore produced 50 dramas, 100 books of verse, 40 volumes of novels, and many books of essays and philosophy. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore and his family were active in the Brahmo Samaj, a liberal Hindu movement similar to Unitarianism. Read more about Rabindranath Tagore in Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism, a visual portrait by Herbert Vetter.The post May 7 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.