Unitarian Universalists have many ways of articulating our seven Principles in simpler language. Children understand the word “promise” a little better than the word “principle.” And what is a principle, but a promise about a belief we make to ourselves. Our seven promises are just like our principles, but written in a simpler language.

We Promise To

Respect all beings.

Offer fair and kind treatment to all.

Accept and learn about ourselves, others and mystery.

Grow by exploring what is true and right in life.

Believe in our ideas and act on them.

Insist on a peaceful, fair and free world for all.

Value our home, Earth, that we share with all living things.


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