About Us / Liberal Faith
Shape Your Own Spiritual Journey
Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path. This faith draws on many religious traditions, welcoming people with diverse beliefs, backgrounds, and lives. Community members are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Congregations nurture participants’ spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make communities—and the world—a better place.
This liberal religion, embodied in a set of principles, welcomes people who identify as Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists, and others. You are welcome at the First Unitarian Society in Newton and UU societies around the world. Learn about UU principles, welcoming congregation, and what we believe.
Contemporary UU faith emerged from two different religions, Unitarianism and Universalism, which both began in Europe hundreds of years ago. The Universalist Church of America was founded by 1793 and the American Unitarian Association by 1825. In 1961, these denominations consolidated to form the new religion of Unitarian Universalism.
FUSN is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), a voluntary association of autonomous, self-governing local churches and fellowships that have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. The Association’s polity is congregational: association decisions are made by congregational delegates at the annual General Assembly.
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