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 December 4
1847 – Francis Greenwood Peabody was born in Boston. He began his career as a teacher and became a Unitarian minister in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1874. Peabody held two professorships at Harvard Divinity School. He was a strong social gospel advocate and specialized in social ethics at Harvard, leading to his key work Jesus Christ and the Social Question. The son of minister Ephraim Peabody, he was also a gifted preacher and professor of homiletics. Read more about Francis Greenwood Peabody at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism, or read Prayers for Today by Francis Greenwood Peabody.The post December 4 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.