What Unitarians Believe
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Unitarianism is a liberal religion that promotes respect for all people regardless of their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, race, age or gender. We support each other’s individual search for truth and meaning. In spite of our Diverse Beliefs, we are united by our Shared Values as summarized in our Seven Principles. These Principles guide us as we strive to live purposeful, compassionate lives:
As Unitarians, we affirm and promote these Principles which guide our actions:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person
- Justice, equality and compassion in human relations
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation 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.
Sources of Wisdom and Inspiration
Unitarian Universalism draws from many sources of inspiration:
- 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 inspire us in our ethical and spiritual life
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbours 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.
Five aspirations help us grow:
- Deeply Connected: We strive to foster healthy relationships amongst and within UU communities, with the broader world and with all life.
- Radically Inclusive: We strive to create hospitable, diverse, multi- generational communities.
- Actively Engaged: We strive to work joyfully for a just and compassionate society, experimenting with new forms of community.
- Theologically Alive: We seek to be ever-evolving in our understanding, open to new knowledge.
- Spiritually Grounded: We seek transformation through personal spiritual experiences and shared ritual.
We believe in democracy and the power of cooperation. As a lay-lead Fellowship, we have no regular Minister. We function through the volunteerism and goodwill of participants.
We are an independent, democratically-governed organization with a constitution and voting membership. Our elected Board meets monthly to consider operational issues and plan for the future, as does our volunteer Program Committee.
As a registered charity under the Canadian Income Tax Act, we provide income tax receipts for your charitable donations. We are also a registered non-profit organization under the Non-profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan.
To learn more about how we govern ourselves, see the 2019 Annual Report of the Unitarian Fellowship of Regina.