Our Seven Principles
In Unitarian Universalist congregations, we do not adhere to a creed, but instead
are guided by seven principles and purposes.
These are adapted into language that can be easily understood by our children
The children's version starts with "we believe", to reflect their developmental level. Later as adults, "we affirm" these principles.
Our seven principles
We believe that...
- Every person is important and valuable.
- All people must be treated fairly.
- Our churches are places where we accept each other's diversity and learn together.
- Each person is free to search for what is true and right.
- All people have the right to speak and to be valued for those things that matter to them.
- We can help to build a peaceful, fair and free world.
- We must take care of the Earth, the home we share with all living things.
Sources for our beliefs
- Our beliefs come from the sense of wonder we all share.
- Our beliefs come from men and women of long ago and today whose lives remind us to be kind and fair.
- Our beliefs come from the ethical and spiritual wisdom of the world's religions.
- Our beliefs come from Jewish and Christian teachings which tell us to love all others as we love ourselves.
- Our beliefs come from the use of reason and the discoveries of science.
- Our beliefs come from the harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life.
|First Unitarian Church of Victoria
5575 West Saanich Road
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|Ministers: (250) 744-2601, cell (250) 891-6330
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|Director of Spiritual Exploration and Learning for Children and Youth
(250) 744-2695 FayeM@victoriaunitarian.ca
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