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Our Beliefs

Unitarian Beliefs at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church

Explore your religious questions with us. Mount Vernon Unitarian Church is an intentionally welcoming congregation and certified green sanctuary, affirming respect for all people and the Earth. We you to join in the services and seek your truth.

Let us start off your journey by answering some of the most frequent questions from our visitors and newcomers.

This is the first time I have heard of Unitarian Universalism – What is you believe?

Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition.

1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

We are people of all ages, people of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world.

What does it mean to have different beliefs, but shared values?

We build a path towards a better world by embracing our differences and working together.  Explore how this works in a short animated video (courtesy of the Unitarian Universalist Association).