Our Seven Principles In Story And Verse

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Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Inherent Worth and Dignity of All People
17
The Acceptance of One Another and Spiritual Growth
43
A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning
60
World Community with Peace Liberty
87
The Interdependent Web of All Existence
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Page 5 - Wisdom from the world's religions which inspire 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 which 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 which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Page 5 - The living tradition we share 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...
Page 4 - We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: • The inherent worth and dignity of every person...
Page 4 - 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...
Page 5 - ... 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 which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against...

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