About Us

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We are ministers and lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations in North Carolina who continue to work in our respective communities and with other local partner organizations to serve families and individuals, including farm workers and others who need help, hope, and a vision of how to improve their circumstances. We do this every day and every week.

But, we also believe we can do more. This Legislative Ministry seeks to enter public discussions concerning public policy matters that affect those whom we serve, and we also pursue matters that connect with our UU Principles. Our goal is to inform our congregations and the public about issues that we believe will create better prospects for all citizens of North Carolina.

 

About Unitarian Universalism

 

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that encompasses many faith traditions.  Unitarian Universalists include people who identify as Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists, and others.  As there is no official Unitarian Universalist creed, Unitarian Universalists are free to search for truth on many paths. Each person must forge their own spiritual journey and belief system. Everyone is embraced. No one is left out.

Our Unitarian Universalist Principles

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There are seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

 

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;

Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

Humanist teachings that counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.

Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions that celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

 


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