Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs. There is a rich dialogue in our congregations about many spiritual topics and individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Paganism, and other religious or philosophical traditions.
Our Unitarian Universalist faith has evolved through a long history, with theological origins in European Christian traditions. Today Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal faith which allows individual Unitarian Universalists the freedom to search for truth on many paths. While our congregations uphold shared principles, individual Unitarian Universalists may discern their own beliefs about spiritual, ethical, and theological issues.
Do Unitarian Universalists Pray?
Unitarian Universalists may engage in prayer, meditation, silent contemplation, worship, and other types of spiritual practice as individuals or congregations. Because Unitarian Universalism welcomes a diversity of belief, our congregations are made up of individuals who engage in differing spiritual practices.
Existence of a Higher Power in Unitarian Universalism
Diverse beliefs about the existence of a higher power are welcome in Unitarian Universalism. Individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify as Atheists, Humanists, Christians, Pagans or with other theological and philosophical traditions. As a non-creedal faith, Unitarian Universalism does not require its members to share the same beliefs.