People often ask what Unitarian Universalists believe in. The Seven Principles are expressed as a covenant among congregations to affirm and promote rather than statements of belief by individual members. These principles are guidelines which we, as individuals members and as a congregational community, affirm as the values which hold us together in community, form the basis of our covenantal relationships and guide the vision and decision-making regarding our mission and programs.

Study guides, linked to each principle,  help you reflect more deeply on the meaning of the principles, learn about spiritual practices using the principles and discover ways to talk to your children about the principles.

First Principle
We covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Second Principle
Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations.

Third Principle
We covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.

Fourth Principle
Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Fifth Principle
We affirm and promote the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

Sixth Principle
We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

Seventh Principle
Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.