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...
You Should Know...
Rev. Lee Devoe, past member of the UUAM Board of Trustees, passed away on October 4, 2014. She brought a dedicated focus to all of life in her
service as a minister, as well as laughter, smiles, and a warmth that leaves her
sorely missed by many. Thank you Lee for your dedication and bright light!
Quote of the Day
"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is -- whether its victim is human or animal -- we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in [or accept] killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity." - Rachel Carson
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