The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States. The UUA’s 1000+ member congregations are committed to Seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice action and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values.
Each UU congregation is democratic—congregational leaders set their own priorities and choose their own ministers and staff. Congregations vote for the leaders of the UUA, who oversee the central staff and resources. The UUA supports congregations in their work by training ministers, publishing books and the UU World magazine, providing religious education curricula, offering shared services, coordinating social justice activities, and more.
The list below provides links to additional online resources where you can learn more about the Unitarian Universalist movement and connect to others who share our religious heritage, our principles and our purposes.
UUA Southern Region: http://www.uuasouthernregion.org/
National Affiliate Organizations:
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC: www.uusc.org
International Council of Unitarians and Universalists http://icuu.net/
Continental UU Young Adult Network (C*UUYAN):continental-uu-young-adult-network-cuuyan
Quest for Meaning for Young Adults www.questformeaning.org/programs/young-adults/
Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO): www.uua.org/international/un
Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation: www.uuwf.org
DRUUMM (Diverse & Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries): druumm.org/
Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth: www.uuministryforearth.org
Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry: www.uuum.org/
The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center : http://www.mountaincenters.org/
Southeast UU Summer Institute: SUUSI: http://www.suusi.org/
Southeast UU Winter Institute (SWIM) : http://www.swimuu.org/
Shelter Neck UU Camp: http://www.shelterneckuucamp.org/
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans: www.cuups.org
District Presidents Association: www.uua.org/dpa
HUUmanists Association: huumanists.org
Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship (UUBF): www.uua.org/uubf
Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship: www.UUChristian.org
Unitarian Universalist Historical Society, Inc.: www.uuhhs.org
UU World Magazine www.uuworld.org/
UUA Bookstore www.uuabookstore.org/