The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the organizational headquarters for the religious denomination of Unitarian Universalism. The history of Unitarian Universalism combines two religious traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. These two rich faith traditions consolidated in 1961.
Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. There are more than 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas.
Unitarian Universalism is a creedless liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and strives to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.