The vision of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark is of a community of spiritual seekers inspired to promote a just and compassionate world.  (2014)

Covenant of Right Relations

Our Covenant, Our Promise, Our way of being in fellowship The Covenant of Right Relations (Spring 2012)

We promise to:

  • Treat each other with respect, acceptance and compassion.
  • Assume the good intentions of others.
  • Maintain clear and open communication even with those with whom we have differences.
  • Take personal responsibility for informing ourselves about the affairs of the congregation.
  • Respect each other’s privacy and confidentiality.
  • Honor each other’s individuality in diversity.
  • Be generous with our time, talent and money.
  • Take responsibility for the viability of the congregation.
  • Celebrate!

Being present, Nurturing community, Taking action. We create change, And are thereby changed.

Our Seven Principles

We affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Our Wisdom Comes from Many Sources;

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
  • Our shared history in community, which we hold dear as a guide.