Our UU History
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two radical faiths rooted in liberal Christianity: the Universalist Church of America, which was founded in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association, founded in 1825.
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.
After consolidating in 1961, these two faiths became the new religion of Unitarian Universalism through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).
You can learn more about the history of Unitarian Universalism by reading “Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith“, exploring the on-line Dictionary of Unitarian Universalist (UU) Biography, or taking a look at this list of famous Unitarian Universalists.