Principles and Values

Our Covenant

We pledge to seek unity in our diversity, to welcome and respect divergent opinions and beliefs, to listen to one another with open hearts and minds, to acknowledge our own shortcomings and be quick to forgive them in others, and to focus on our mission:

  • Celebrating Life
  • Empowering People
  • Caring About One Another
  • Helping to Build a Better World

 

 

 

Our Principles

We the members of Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa (UUCSR) covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equality, and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • Freedom 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

 

Our 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 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

 

Our Vision

To live as fully as possible our Unitarian Universalist Principles and to nurture a liberal religious community in Sonoma County.

 

See Also

 

 

 

Learn More

Principios en Español, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
www.uua.org/visitors/10841.shtml
Shared Values: How the UUA’s Principles and Purposes were shaped and how they’ve shaped Unitarian Universalism, UU World (November/December 2000)
www.uuworld.org/ideas/articles/3643.shtml
Voices of A Liberal Faith (10 minute video via Real Video or YouTube), Unitarian Universalist Association
www.uua.org/visitors/47881.shtml