Church and GraveyardUnitarian and Universalist history is a rich tapestry of spiritual, theological, practical and social expression. It reveals a particular way of looking at the world, an "angle of vision" as Ralph Waldo Emerson expressed it, that affirms the search for meaning and truth yet realizes that this truth is manifested in many different ways. It recognizes the limitations of humanity, yet affirms the dignity and value of all people. It respects individuality yet provides for a common life of community. It is, in short, a liberal way of life in the highest sense of the term. This page highlights and presents important writings in the history of Unitarianism and Universalism as well as links where you can find more.


Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society
The UUHHS supports and promotes scholarship in Unitarian Universalist and related liberal religious history and celebrates continued preservation of our Unitarian and Universalist heritage.

Notable Unitarians
List of Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists
Wikipedia offers an incomplete list of notable people who have considered themselves Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists.

Books about Unitarian Universalism
From the UUA Bookstore

The Unitarian Unviversalist Association
The UUA Web Site
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States. The UUA’s 1000+ member congregations are committed to Seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice action and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.

Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values.