About Unitarian Universalism
Two Rivers UU is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States.
The UUA’s 1000+ member congregations are committed to Seven Principles and promote them through worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice action and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Unitarian Universalism grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825, then joined in 1961 to become the UUA.
Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values.
Each UU congregation is democratic—congregational leaders set their own priorities and choose their own ministers and staff. Congregations vote for the leaders of the UUA, who oversee the central staff and resources.
Links about Unitarian-Universalism
- UUA Governance (our democratically governed association of congregations)
- UU General Assembly (GA is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. The banner parade pictured above takes place at the opening of GA. )
- UU World magazine (the official UU magazine)
- Beacon Press (our press; it published the Pentagon Papers)
- Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee (UUSC advances human rights through grassroots collaboration in more than a dozen countries throughout the world. UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact are grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights.)
- UU History
- Famous UUs