UU Principles

Free and Responsible

The fourth principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association is the promise to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. But what makes a search free and responsible? And what are the parameters of truth and meaning?

Justice, Equity, Compassion

Certainly since Martin Luther King, Jr. called Unitarian Universalists to Selma and two of our people were martyred there, these guideposts have been central to the UU spirit. In this seventh of eight sermons on UU principles, we will consider what we’ve signed on to … read more.

The Eighth Principle Project

Many of us are familiar with the seven Unitarian Universalist principles, whether or not we can recite them. Did you know another is being considered? It is a principle committing UU congregations to dismantle racism and other systems of oppressions.

The Third Principle

In this sixth sermon in our series on the principles of Unitarian Universalism, we will consider our congregations’ commitment to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. What are the challenges and opportunities in this commitment?

Inherent Worth and Dignity

This is the eighth and final sermon in our series on Unitarian Universalist principles. First in the list, it seems to challenge the seventh in the list and set up the individualism as the prime value of Unitarian Universalism. What is it really about? And … read more.

Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All

In December we hear carols proclaiming “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All!” We never achieve that goal, but having it allows us to do good in the world. In this third sermon of eight in the series on UU Principles, we explore the meaning and … read more.

Conscience and Democracy

In this second of eight sermons on Unitarian Universalist Principles, we look at the Fifth Principle. Unitarian Universalist congregations and our association function democratically and promote the same in the world. And just as the Qur’an says there is no compulsion in matters of faith, … read more.

The Seventh Principle

This is the first sermon in a series of eight this year on the principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant with each other to affirm and promote. Our much-loved seventh principle is: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a … read more.