The Unitarian Universalist “deeds over creeds” philosophy means UUs live their values. Unitarian Universalism’s history is replete with distinguished social reformers who dedicated themselves to the cause of justice.  Among them: abolitionist and suffragette Susan B. Anthony; biologist Rachel Carson, widely considered the founder of the modern environmentalist movement; and presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams.

The UUA’s STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE program works for social, environmental and economic justice. The UU denomination was the first to ordain women and  openly gay clergy, and was at the forefront of the gay rights movement. We join with many coalition partners in our efforts to make the world more welcoming and just for all.

Learn more about the denomination’s work, over centuries, for civil and religious liberties.