The Seven Principles

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

These principles and our living tradition of shared ministry call us, as individuals, UU congregations, and as UU Action New Hampshire, to promote justice, sustainability and peace in the world, in our work and in our personal lives. We follow in the footsteps of dedicated and visionary UUs like Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Pete Seeger, Viola Liuzzo and others.

On August 18, 2021, the leadership team of UU Action NH adopted the
8th Principle. They judged adoption of this principle was necessary for us to articulate our organization’s commitment to racial justice.

Learn more about the 8th Principle here.