Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of the Eastern Slopes
About Unitarian Universalism
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Unitarian Universalism is a religion of faith in humankind.
We recognize that each individualís religious search is a deeply personal matter, and our
community endeavors to nourish that which is spiritual for each of us.
For wisdom and inspiration we look to a wide variety of writings, teachings, experiences, and religions. Using reason, responsibility and tolerance is important for us, and we have no formalized creed or rigid dogma.
Coming together in a congenial spirit of religious freedom, we seek to affirm and promote:
The inherent worth 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 the democratic process in 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.
The living tradition we share draws from many sources:
Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and openness to the forces which create and uphold life.
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.
Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
Jewish and Christian teaching which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
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.
Spiritual teachings of the Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circles of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another mutual trust and support.