Unitarian Universalism is a denomination created by the merger, in 1961, of two separate Christian denominations, the Universalist Church of America (founded in 1793) and the American Unitarian Association (founded in 1825).
What these two historical denominations had in common was not a specific religious creed, but the desire for the freedom to follow one’s own conscience in religious matters. The Universalists believed that salvation was universal, that all people deserved salvation. The Unitarians believed in one God, not the Trinity of traditional Christian belief then and now.
To “promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning,” the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) created eight Principles to articulate the significantly shared UU values. Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive.
We bring our whole selves, our full identities, our questioning minds, and our expansive hearts to join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.