New Statement of Values and Beliefs for Unitarian Universalism

After three years of discussion and voting, the 2024 General Assembly delegates voted to approve the final language of a shared values statement for the revision of Article II of the Unitarian Universalist Association bylaws, marking the first major revision since 1987. The updated statement was adopted with a graphical representation, referred to as the Shared Values Flower, listing the values of Equity, Generosity, Interdependence, Justice, Pluralism, and Transformation on “petals” centered around a chalice image inscribed with Love. Although some UUs had initially expressed concern the new values statement would “eliminate” the previously articulated principles and sources, congregations are welcome to continue to hold the Seven Principles and Six Sources, originally adopted in 1984, as a meaningful part of the UU faith, as well as the Eighth Principle, specifically naming the principle of antiracism/anti-oppression, as adopted by many congregations. Read more at the UU World.