Unitarian
Universalist
Church

Victoria, Texas

Unitarian Universalist Religious Principles

We affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person,
  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations,
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation,
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning,
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large,
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all, and
  • 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 an openness to the forces that 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 transcending power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings 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 Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

 


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