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Existence of a Higher Power in Unitarian Universalism

What do Unitarian Universalists believe about the existence of a higher power?

Diverse beliefs about the existence of a higher power are welcome in Unitarian Universalism. Individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify as Atheists, Humanists, Christians, Pagans or with other theological and philosophical traditions. As a non-creedal faith, Unitarian Universalism does not require its members to share the same beliefs.

The following resources offer a glimpse into Unitarian Universalist (UU) perspectives on the existence of a higher power:

  • Essays in "Unitarian Universalist Views of God" are written by Unitarian Universalists and edited by Paul Rasor. They offer a look at many different ways Unitarian Universalists understand and experience God.
  • In the essay entitled, "Faith of a Humanist," author Sarah Oelberg describes how the non-theistic tradition of Humanism has given her the tools to pursue our fourth Unitarian Universalist principle, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
  • For parents, a great resource to help their children understand God may be "UU Kids Say: God Is...." This is a collection statements on God made by Unitarian Universalist children that also includes some helpful suggestions for parents in understanding their children's evolving sense of the holy.

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Last updated on Friday, February 8, 2013.

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