Regional UU Links
Diego Unitarian Universalists A
Website which highlights the six Unitarian Univeralist
congregations across San Diego County.
Southwest District of the UUA This
Website is for the use of PSWD congregations,
their members, district committees, and affiliated
Global UU Links
Unitarian Universalist Association. The official
homepage of the North American association of Unitarian
Principles and Purposes
Common UU beliefs and sources.
Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism
A website and printable PDF document which assembles
many questions about Unitarian Universalism, obtained
from a variety of people outside the religion
Catholics, Protestants, Jews and fundamentalists.
Research and Reading List
Basic UU reading list published at the Andover-Harvard
An independent publisher of serious non-fiction and
fiction. Books aim to change the way readers think
about fundamental issues; they promote such values
as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious
pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity
in all areas of life. A deptartment of the UUA.
Universalism and UUFSD
Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that looks for
the common truths taught by all spiritual paths. We do not insist
that you choose one way and reject the others; we do not teach
that one tradition is superior to another or has a unique claim
to truth. We believe that Jesus, Buddha and all great religious
teachers are worthy of study, for all sought to show us how
to live and love wisely and well.
The Unitarians had their early roots among the religious leaders
who opposed the adoption of the dogma of the Trinity in the
year 325 CE, and emerged as a separate religious entity in
sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe. Unitarian congregations
came to this country with the early colonists, many of whom
found a religion of reason, tolerance and mutual respect for
each others beliefs to be appealing. Always a small
denomination, it was nevertheless the religion of many of
the early leaders of our country. These included Presidents
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore,
and William Taft as well as many of the transcendentalists
such as Unitarian minister and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson,
essayist Henry David Thoreau, and author Louisa May Alcott.
In the 1960s, the Unitarians merged with the Universalists
to form the present Unitarian Universalist Association of
congregations. Universalists, who believed in salvation for
all, brought core beliefs grounded in idealism, love, respect,
and dedication to service, that complemented those of the
Unitarians. The merger has enriched both traditions.
is no creed that all Unitarian Universalists must believe,
but members are dedicated to striving to live up to our seven
uniting principles. Since we believe that the religions of
every age and culture have something to teach those who listen,
we are a spiritual home for people of many religious traditions.
members of the Solana Beach congregation are asked what brought
them to Unitarian Universalism, they mention a variety of
reasons, but many are summed up in the covenant that is part
of every Sunday morning service:
May love be the spirit of this congregation;
May the quest for truth be its sacrament
And service be its prayer;
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
And to help one another in fellowship.
This is our covenant.
Statement of Purpose is as follows:
"UUFSD is a safe haven and community of inspiration creatively
meeting the social, emotional, educational, and spiritual
needs of our members and families in ways consistent with
our UU principles. Through this mutual support, we are empowered
to transform the world, one person at a time."