Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry
Who are we? UUAM is a group of concerned Unitarian Universalists and UU friends who desire
to grow and express their faith as compassion towards all beings. We do this by
asking these fundamental religious questions: What does it mean to be human in mixed species communities?
What is our response to this understanding?
To answer these questions we draw on our UU principles and sources, traditions,
and congregational life to deepen our awareness of the interdependence of life.
We then support one another in not just learning how caring for all beings is a
moral and religious issue, but also engaging in concrete actions that bring
about change on the individual, family, congregational, community, and societal
We do this not just for nonhumans, but for ourselves and all of life. For as we
live a life of awareness based on our interdependence (UU 7th Principle) and the
inherent worth and dignity of all beings (UU 1st Principle) we live fully,
deeply, and authentically. As we come to love our neighbors as ourselves, we
liberate not just others, but ourselves as well. More...
The First Principle Project
Don't miss the chance to be part of a new exciting
movement in Unitarian
Universalism, the First Principle Project. The
goal is to address how
Unitarian Universalists can promote the well being
of individuals of all
species. We seek to change the First Principle so
that it reads "the
inherent worth and dignity of every being." Please
be a part of this,
contributing so that you will be nourished as
together we heal the world.
To find out more, to get involved, and get
materials for you and your
You Should Know...
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ran in the UU World. You are welcome to use it
as you can for your congregational work.
Quote of the Day
"In everything you recognize yourself again.
Wherever you see life-that is you! What is this
recognition, this knowledge apprehended by the
most learned and the most childlike alike? It is
reverence for life, reverence for the impenetrable
mystery that meets us in our universe, an
existence different from ourselves in external
appearance, yet inwardly of the same character
with us, terribly similar, awesomely related.
Reverence before the infinity of life means the
removal of the strangeness, the restoration of
shared experiences and of compassion and sympathy." - Albert Schweitzer
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