Our Mission and Vision
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.
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.