Below are three different versions of each of the 7 UU Principles.

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Principle #1

  1. We believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every person.
  2. We believe that each and every person is important.
  3. We respect all people through our words and actions.

Principle #2

  1. We believe in justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
  2. We believe that all people should be treated fairly.
  3. We treat all people fairly and with kindness.

Principle #3

  1. We believe in acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
  2. We believe that our Churches are places where all people are accepted, and where we keep on learning together.
  3. We learn together, welcoming one another.

Principle #4

  1. We believe in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
  2. We believe that each person must be free to search for what is right and true in life.
  3. We encourage each person's search for what is right and true in life.

Principle #5

  1. We believe in the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
  2. We believe that everyone should have a vote about the things that concern them.
  3. We listen to our inner voice and to the hopes and concerns of others.

Principle #6

  1. We believe in the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
  2. We believe in working for a peaceful, fair and free world.
  3. We work together to make the church and world a better place for all.

Principle #7

  1. We believe in respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
  2. We believe in caring for our planet Earth.
  3. We care for the earth, its creatures and our surroundings.