Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Principles

Unitarians are often asked "so what do you believe, anyway?". This answer can (and usually will be) different for almost every Unitarian. In fact, my answer might be different from one day to the next. While Unitarian Universalism (UU) doesn't subscribe to any one creed, they do follow what they call The Seven Prinicples. This blog is my and my husband's attempt in this very busy, crazy world to live our values based upon the seven principles. They are as follows:

1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person

2. Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations

3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations

4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

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

6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

I must say that I personally feel that these are great principles to live by no matter what your spiritual or non-spiritual practices.

2 comments:

Angelina said...

I agree with every single one of those. I don't hear much about unitarians, not sure why. So my knowledge of this group is limited.

I don't really see how any reasonable and enlightened person could actually disagree with any of those principles.

plaidshoes said...

One of my reasons in writing the blog is to get Unitarians out there. I feel there are so few places for liberal people to connect - especially in a spiritual setting (whether you believe in a "God" or not). I also don't see how anyone can disagree with them!