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...
We have a new faith development curriculum, called
Our Values through Eating) for adults or mature
youth. Thanks to
Jennifer Greene and her team for developing this!
Quote of the Day
"The lower animals are our brethren. I include among them the lion and the tiger. We do not know how to live with these carnivorous beasts and poisonous reptiles because of our ignorance. When man learns better, he will learn to befriend even these. Today he does not even know how to befriend a man of a different religion or from a different country." - Mahatma Gandhi
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