Principles and Sources

The Seven Principles:

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, we have covenanted to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

The Six Sources:

The living tradition we share draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which move us to a renewal of the spirit and openness to the forces which create and uphold life; 
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions, which inspire us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings, which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions, which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. 

Denominational Connections

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and of the Pacific Central District of the UUA:


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We are an Affiliate Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry—California




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