UU congregations affirm seven principles:
- 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 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 part
Unitarian Universalism draws from many sources:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an 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 inspires 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 which warm 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
The Vision, Mission, and Covenant Statements
of the Unitarian Congregation of Taos:
Our vision is that people of diverse origins, traditions, and generations join in courageous individual and collaborative quests for personal and spiritual truths, for justice and compassion for our congregation, our planet, and all life.
Our mission is to be an illuminating beacon and an active force, promoting liberal religious values and interfaith and intercultural collaboration to better our congregation, our greater Taos community, and the world beyond.
Our covenant is to engage each other with respect, compassion, and generosity in all our endeavors.