Unitarian Universalism (UU) has fewer members than other major religions. In fact, most Americans don’t even know it exists. Millions pass through high school and college without ever hearing or reading about it.
That’s because most Americans traditionally recognize only three major religions: you’re either Catholic, Protestant or Jewish. Unitarian Universalism, a very different way of approaching religion, is none of the above.
It doesn’t provide members with a fixed creed, scripture, or set of answers to life’s questions. UU welcomes questioning and challenges people to find their own answers. Other religions are authoritative—for them, UU offers an excess of freedom.
For these reasons, and also because most Unitarians dislike proselytizing, most new members happen to “stumble” upon it at some point in their life. In fact, it’s a wonder that the local Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has as many members as it does (nearly 100). Maybe what they offer is an unusually good fit for what people in our community want.
[SUUF Member Paul Friedman continues to provide weekly articles for publication in the Red Rock News. This article – or a variation thereof – appeared in the Dec 2, 2022 issue]