In the four hundred years since Unitarianism and Universalism began, there have been many descriptions of their beliefs. The "Seven UU Principles" shown below are the most recent of numerous summaries of Unitarian Universalist ideas.
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
-- Adopted by the 1984 & 1985 U.U.A. General Assemblies.