Proposed “Shared Values” of UU

Unitarian Universalism, like most religions, is evolving. But UU also is different from many religions in its approach to change. We welcome it. We celebrate change and plan for it. That’s doesn’t mean change isn’t challenging for UU congregations and their members. Nor does it mean we don’t have lasting core values and commitments. And we do admit it can be complicated.

With that in mind, we invite you to explore a major shift in how we express our commitments to human rights and care for the planet. It’s called the “Final Proposed Revision to Article II.” That’s an admittedly dry title for some powerful ideas. UU congregations will be asked to ratify this document this year—probably in a form close to the proposal.

Artist Tanya Webster created the accompanying graphic to summarize the proposed UU Values.

Image Description: This image is of a chalice with an overlay of the word Love over the flame, with six outstretched arms that create a circle around each of the core values and form a six-petal flower shape. Each arm is a different color, and clockwise they are: Interdependence (Orange), Equity (Red), Transformation (Purple), Pluralism (Blue), Generosity (Green), and Justice (Yellow).