People of Many Backgrounds

A group of UU religious professionals from diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds smiles together.

Unitarian Universalist religious professionals building community at the 2016 Finding Our Way Home retreat.

Guided by our faith in the worth and dignity of all, we build community that includes—a faith that welcomes you in your wholeness. Unitarian Universalists are people of many religious backgrounds, people of many racial and cultural backgrounds, people of many life experiences and identities.

"We are the certain and the seeking, the lifers and the newcomers, the beloved and the broken hearted, the insiders and the rejected, all of whom have found a home in the extraordinary, yet intimate communities of Unitarian Universalism." —Melissa Harris-Perry, a lifelong UU and MSNBC host

People of All Genders and Sexual Orientations

Unitarian Universalism is a supportive and friendly home for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, families, and communities. Always at the forefront of LGBTQ rights and inclusion, for more than forty-five years we have been ordaining LGBTQ ministers, leading LGBTQ-affirming sexuality education for young people, working for rights in society (including marriage equality), and promoting inclusion in our congregations. Find a congregation that actively welcomes people of all sexual orientations and genders.

People of All Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Backgrounds

We are a community of diverse identities and backgrounds. Our Principles call us to build multicultural community and to challenge the systems privilege and power in society and in our hearts. Our work for racial justice and inclusion both celebrates and challenges: we celebrate the people of many cultures and identities who already find home in Unitarian Universalism, and challenge ourselves to open our doors ever-wider.

People of All Beliefs and Faith Traditions

We welcome many different beliefs, including yours! We have more than one way of experiencing the world and understanding the sacred, united by our principles and values. What we call our "Living Tradition" draws fromsix sources of inspiration from scripture to poetry to modern-day heroes. Learn more about how specific beliefs and faith identities, from atheists to Zen Buddhists, have found a home in Unitarian Universalism.