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inspiration

One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


UU for kids

Unitarian Universalists make a concerted effort to impart our values to our children. Here then are a UU child's easy way of remembering our principles:

my seven principles:

1. each person is important

(The inherent worth and dignity of every person)

2. be kind in all you do

(Justice, equity and compassion in human relations)

3. we're free to learn together

(Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations)

4. and search for what is TRUE.

(A free and responsible search for truth and meaning)

5. all people need a voice.

(The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large)

6. build a fair and peaceful world.

(The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all)

7. we care for the Earth's lifeboat.

(Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part)

the sources of faith

Unitarian Universalists get their values from many places.

1. awesome experiences of mystery, beauty, and belonging that all people feel.

(Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life)

2. words and actions of wise and brave people that make us want to change things that are unjust or cruel, and to offer kindness and love instead.

(Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love)

3. ideas from lots of different religions that help us figure out what is good and true and fair.

(Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life)

4. Jewish and Christian teachings that encourage us to treat others the way we would like to be treated.

(Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves)

5. use of science, common sense, and our own brains to think things out.

(Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit)

6. teachings of people who celebrate nature and remind us to live in harmony with nature.

(Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature)