Unitarian Universalism is characterized by a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning”. Unitarian Universalists do not share a creed but are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth. As such, the Unitarian Universalist Church(UU) includes many agnostics, theists, and atheists among its membership. The roots of UU are in liberal Christianity, specifically Unitarianism and Universalism. Unitarian Universalists state that from these traditions comes a deep regard for intellectual freedom and inclusive love, so that congregations and members seek inspiration and derive insight from all major world religions.
The beliefs of individual Unitarian Universalists range widely, including: Atheism, Agnosticism, Pantheism, Deism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Neo-paganism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Humanism, and many more.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) was formed in 1961, a consolidation of the American Unitarian Association, established in 1825, and the Universalist Church of America, established in 1793. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and serves churches mostly in the United States. A group of thirty Philippine congregations is represented as a sole member within the UUA. The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) became an independent body in 2002. The UUA and CUC are, in turn, two of the seventeen members of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists.
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As a boater you may have a Unitarian Universalism base to your spirituality. Please share, in the Comments, your perspective in how boating experiences have enhanced aspects of your faith. For example, Sunsets and Sunrises are not unusual affirmations of the Creator’s presence.