The purpose of this blog is to provide a spiritual community for Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults of color (Latino/a and Hispanic, Multiracial/Multiethnic, Native American, Asian, Arab, African descent, trans-racially adopted and bi-racial) to connect with each other and post information related to Unitarian Universalism.
The Unitarian Universalism Association (UUA) is a religious organization that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.
Both groups trace their roots in North America to Massachusetts and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to England, Poland, and Transylvania.
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal faith with Jewish-Christian roots. While it has no creed, the following statements were adopted as bylaws by the 1984, 1985, and 1995 General Assemblies:
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person
- Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations 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.
As the administrator of this blog, I will post information related to Unitarian Universalism, provide pastoral support, and connect UU youth and young adults of color with mentors when requested.
Living My Faith,
The Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings
Ministry with Youth and Young Adults of Color, Director
Unitarian Universalist Association