UU Sources

The UUA lists six sources that have inspired our history and heritage.

Source 1: Source of Wonder and Mystery

UUA version:  Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life

Children’s version:  The sense of wonder we all shareSource of Our Sacred Earth

Source 2:  Source of Inspiring People

UUA version:  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

Children’s version:  Women and men of long ago and today whose lives remind us to be courageously loving

Source 3:  Source of World Regions

UUA version:  Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life

Children’s version:  Ethical and spiritual wisdom of the world’s religions

Source 4: Source of Judeo-Christian Traditions

UUA version:  Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves

Children’s version:  Jewish and Christian teachings which tell us to love all others as we love ourselves

Source 5:  Source of Reason and Science

UUA version:  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

Children’s version:  The use of reason and the discoveries of science

Source 6:  Source of Our Sacred Earth

UUA version:  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

Children’s version:  The harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life

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