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Unitarian Universalism – The Uncommon Denomination

Unitarian Universalism is a faith guided by comprehensive principles founded on love and respect. Unitarian Universalists trace their roots to the earliest days of the Christian Church. Unitarianism and Universalism emerged from the Protestant Reformation as separate churches. Unitarianism flourished in Eastern Europe as people there sought freedom from religious dogma. Many of the founders of the United States of America and those who were involved in the struggle for social change have either been Unitarian Universalists or have had close ties with them, such as Horace Mann, Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony and Clara Barton.

Unitarians and Universalists formally united in 1961 as the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Read about the chalice, the Symbol of the UU Faith.

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Voices of a Liberal Faith is an introduction to Unitarian Universalism, through the words, music and stories of UUs throughout the country.

100 Questions Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism has answers to commonly-asked questions about Unitarian Universalism.