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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.

For more information contact info@uua.org.

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Last updated on Friday, February 8, 2013.

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