Principles of Our Faith
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to 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 congregations
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
Sources of Our Faith
Unitarian Universalism is different from most faiths in that it 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 which 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 transforming 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.
Love is the doctrine of this congregation
The quest for truth is our sacrament
And service is our prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To share our strength in fellowship,
Thus do we covenant.
Welcoming Congregation Program
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix is a “Welcoming Congregation.” This voluntary program was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) for congregations desiring to become more inclusive towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The program features a series of workshops designed to reduce prejudice by increase understanding and acceptance among people of different sexual orientations. Some of the workshop titles include “What We Know and How We Learned It,” “Gender Socialization and Homophobia” and “How Homophobia Hurts Us All.”