What is a UU?

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two different religions: Unitarianism and Universalism. Both began in Europe hundreds of years ago and were consolidated in 1961 through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).


Unitarian Universalism embraces theological diversity. We affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person without subscribing to a particular dogma or belief system. We cherish reason, freedom of religion and thought, and embrace democratic principles. In the words of William F. Schulz, "we believe that no single religion has a monopoly on wisdom; that the answers to the great religious questions change from generation to generation; and that the ultimate truth about God and creation, death, meaning, and the human spirit cannot be captured in a narrow statement of faith. For Unitarian Universalists the individual is the ultimate source of religious authority."


The Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is an intentionally diverse and tolerant group offering refuge to those searching for spiritual and intellectual growth without regard to past religious histories, personal background, gender, sexual orientation or social status. We dedicate our membership, facilities, and staff to be a presence and influence in our community, to make a difference socially, ethically and spiritually.


There are seven principles which all Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: