Unitarian Universalism is a theologically diverse religion that encourages people to seek their own spiritual paths. Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. As members of a non-creedal religious tradition, Unitarian Universalists are free to discern their own beliefs about theological and ethical issues.
Because we are united by shared values, embodied in our principles and sources, and not by creed or dogma, individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify with and draw inspiration from religious and philosophical traditions such as Atheism, Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Islam, Judaism and Paganism. We believe religious authority lies not in any one book, person, or institution, but in ourselves. A flaming chalice is the worldwide UU symbol.
In Europe, UU heritage stems from early religious and social reformers in England, Poland and Transylvania. In North America, we trace our roots back to independent, self-governing churches of Colonial New England. Well known Unitarians and Universalists include John Adams, Clara Barton, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Everson, Susan B. Anthony, Adlai Stevenson, Eliot Richardson, and Whitney Young. The Unitarian and Universalist Association (UUA) grew out of the consolidation in 1961, of two religious denominations, the Universalists, organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, organized in 1825.
In Camden, we are a small but growing group, working to establish a permanent UU presence in the immediate area to serve existing UUs as well as anyone yearning for a new spiritual home. We welcome all to come explore with us. Find new friends - and your new religious home - right here, without regard to age, class, color, physical or mental ability, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, prior religious background, or sexual orientation.
The Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles
As UUs, we Affirm and Promote:
The Six Sources
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:
Additional UU Qualities