The UUA represents the interests of more than one thousand Unitarian Universalist congregations, on a continental scale. The UUA grew out of the consolidation, in 1961, of two religious denominations: the Universalists, organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, organized in 1825. To learn more about the UUA, please visit their website.

UUA General Assembly
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates.


"In a spirit of wonder and with courageous love, we connect, grow, and act."

General Assembly 2017:  June 21-25, New Orleans, LA
2017 UUA General Assembly will be held in New Orleans from June 21st through June 25th. General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of the UUA, where attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. This year it is being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisana and this year’s theme of GA “Resist and Rejoice!” will awaken and deepen the commitment of Unitarian Universalists to the power and possibility of working in solidarity with those on the margins. Highlights include the 2017 Ware Lecture from Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy, and the UUA presidential election. Learn more and register today www.uua.org/ga/registration.

Future General Assemblies
June 20-24: 2018 Kansas City, MO
June 19-23: 2019 Spokane, WA


Unitarian Universalism draws 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;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • 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.