What UUs Believe

Unitarian Universalism is a theologically diverse religion in which members support one another in our individual search for truth and meaning. We have historic roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, but today individual Unitarian Universalistsmay identify with Atheism, Agnosticism, Buddhism, Humanism, Paganism, or with other philosophical or religious traditions. Interfaith families often find that Unitarian Universalist congregations are a good fit for them.

We promote reason and tolerance in our communities and embrace a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. As members of a non-creedal religious tradition, we Unitarian Universalists are encouraged to discern our own beliefs about various spiritual topics. Our members hold wide-ranging opinions on topics like the afterlife, God, and scripture. What unites us is our acceptance of diverse spiritualities and our commitment to making the world a better place for everyone.

The Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA's) seven principles express the shared values that UUA member congregations affirm and promote. Many Unitarian Universalists find rich personal and theological meaning in these principles.

(From the UUA website.)

Our UU Church of Ogden Covenant of Right Relations: (How we promise to be together)

As a member of our Unitarian Universalist community, I covenant to affirm and promote our Unitarian Universalist principles. I am mindful, that as an individual and as a member of this community, I am accountable for my words, deeds, and behavior. Therefore, whenever we worship, work, or relate to one another, I covenant that I will:
Treat others with kindness and care, dignity and respect; Foster an environment of compassion, generosity, fellowship, and creativity; Share in the responsibilities of congregational life; Speak truth as I experience it and listen to all points of view; Practice direct communication. Speak to the individual - not about them; Act with respect and humility when I disagree with others; Seek out understanding and wisdom in the presence of conflict; Be true to my chosen path although the way may twist and turn, and support others on their journeys; Resolve conflicts through intentional compromise and collaboration and, when necessary, request facilitation and/or mediation.