The UU Association (UUA) of Congregations

The Unitarian Universalist (UU) Association of Congregations is the primarily North American organizational body that congregations choose to be in relationship for the good of the whole UU liberal religious movement. We gather together once a year at a General Assembly to learn from each other, voice our opinions, and speak to the larger world. Unitarian Universalists across the rest of the world may choose to belong to the International Council of Unitarian and Universalists (ICUU).

Purpose of the Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalist Association shall devote its resources to and exercise its corporate powers for religious, educational and humanitarian purposes. The primary purpose of the Association is to serve the needs of its member congregations, organize new congregations, extend and strengthen Unitarian Universalist institutions and implement its principles. The Association declares and affirms its special responsibility, and that of its member societies and organizations, to promote the full participation of persons in all of its and their activities and in the full range of human endeavor without regard to race, color, sex, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or national origin and without requiring adherence to any particular interpretation of religion or to any particular religious belief or creed. Nothing herein shall be deemed to infringe upon the individual freedom of belief which is inherent in the Universalist and Unitarian heritages or to conflict with any statement of purpose, covenant, or bond of union used by any society unless such is used as a creedal test.


Find out what is going on in the UU World

UU World, the quarterly magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association, celebrates liberal religion and the people it inspires. Meet extraordinary individuals, see how Unitarian Universalist communities put their values into action, and explore the ideas and traditions that ground them.

UUA Southern Region

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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 the democratic process. Anyone may attend. The 2020 GA was held totally virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24-28.  The 2021 General Assembly is scheduled be held in Milwaukee, WI, June 23-27, 2021. General Assembly offers numerous programming choices during the 5 days, including workshops, lectures, and worship.