History of Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two religions: Unitarianism and Universalism. In America, the Universalist Church of America was founded in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association in 1825. After consolidating in 1961, these faiths became the new religion of Unitarian Universalism through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).
Since the merger of the two denominations in 1961, Unitarian Universalism has nurtured its Unitarian and Universalist heritages to provide a strong voice for social justice and liberal religion. Both religions have long histories and have contributed important theological concepts that remain central to Unitarian Universalism.
There have been many famous Unitarians, Universalists and UUs since its inception, including many of the founders fathers and mothers of the United States. Please check this Wikipedia page for a list.
To learn more about the history of Unitarian Universalism:
please see the pamphlet, "Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith" and
please explore the many history pages and links provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association.
For more information about what Unitarian Universalism is, please click here.
For information about the history of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco, please click here.