is a liberal Christian-based religion which has its roots in
non-conformism. There is now a total absence of dogma and the most
important tenet of Unitarians is that one's spiritual growth is one's own
responsibility. UU's have a common concern with Social Justice and
the Welfare of our Planet. This is the Affirmation we usually say
near the beginning of each service:
Universalists we believe in:
The worth and dignity of every person,
Justice, equality and kindness in human relations,
Accepting and encouraging each others' religious growth,
The freedom to search for what is true and right in life,
Using the democratic process as a fair way of making decisions,
Working to create a peaceful, free and just world,
Respecting the connectedness of all life on our planet earth.
Our religious inspiration comes from:
Our own experience of wonder,
Words and deeds of loving and courageous people,
Our Jewish and Christian heritage,
Wisdom from other world religions,
Scientific truth and our own reasoning.
At the moment we are a group of about 40 people and we welcome new
members. We have a minister, Derek McCullough, who was one of the
founder members of the fellowship.
Derek travels around the South Island giving services here in Christchurch and in
Blenheim and Nelson. He is happy to
give more information over the phone (384 9099 or by email. For more information e-mail us or phone/fax on
+64 3 942 6022
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