The Seven Principles of UUism: Our Attempt at Beloved Community

The Beloved Community” is a term that was first coined in the early days of the 20th Century by the philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce, who founded the Fellowship of Reconciliation. However, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, who popularized the term and invested it with a deeper meaning which has captured the imagination of people of goodwill all over the world.

As a member organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we comply with the covenant that ties all churches, congregations, or fellowships together. Why?—because we choose to join our strength with others to promote the same basic principles. To what end?—the Beloved Community!

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