Unitarian Universalism

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Unitarian Universalism can trace their roots back to Christian Protestantism. Unitarianism developed in the Common Era as a belief that all people would be saved. The first Unitarian Churches were established in sixteenth-century Transylvania. These Churches continue to worship today. Universalism was developed in America in the late 1700’s and was established in Boston. It was not until the early 1960’s did these separate religious groups Unitarian and Universalism united to form what is now Unitarian Universalism. The religion is very much theologically liberal and it is supported by the notion that a free and responsible search for truth and meaning is important. Unitarian Universalist is a liberal religion that encompasses many…show more content…
Ceremonies vary tremendously and each congregation holds its own traditions. Most traditions are based on the needs of the congregation. Ceremonies can include weddings, baptisms, memorial services, coming of age services, and other wild and creative services. According to the Unitarian Universalist website (2007), “the day-to-day life of a congregation is the glue that holds the spiritual community together. Unitarian Universalism approaches the more "secular" aspects of congregational life with the same religious intent as its worship. Each congregation's religious education classes, community activities, special youth and young adult groups and activities, and even the building facilities committees are essential aspects of our spiritual work. We believe it is our deeds, not our creeds, that are most important.” Unitarian Universalism promotes diversity and justice. Accessibility is a commitment that many Unitarian Universalist congregations try to meet. According to the principles of faith according to the Unitarian Universalist web site (2007), “the principles of our faith call us to affirm “the inherent worth and dignity of every person”, and to promote “justice, equity, and compassion in our human relationships.” The goal is to welcome all people with disabilities to all facets of activities within the congregation. Diversity also includes welcoming all types of people and their families. Unitarian Universalists have welcomed Bisexual, Gay,
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