Main tenets: The UUA calls itself a "liberal," non-creedal religion that is rooted in Christian and Jewish traditions. It rejects the orthodox Christian doctrine of the trinity in favor of God's oneness.
Unitarian-Universalism is organized around seven principles:
UUism emphasizes free thinking and racial and gender equality. In the Unitarian Universalist view, Jesus Christ's nature is love, and he is seen as the moral perfection of God. Unitarianism's name and theology come from the Boston minister William Ellery Channing's 1819 sermon, "Unitarian Christianity." The philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson and other New England Transcendentalists were largely an outgrowth of Unitarianism.
Main sacred text: Unitarians are committed to the Bible as interpreted through reason.