What Inspires
Unitarian Universalist Beliefs

 

Rather than having any one sacred text, as seekers of truth and enlightenment, we find meaning in a variety of sources, including:

 

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, that 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 that challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love;

 

 

  • Wisdom from the world's religions that inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

 

 

  • Jewish and Christian teachings that call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

 

  • Humanist teachings that 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 that celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.