Kids’ principles have been rewritten in simpler language more appropriate for children’s differing developmental stages. Just as we have the 7 principles for adults, there are 7 principles for the children as well. Unitarian Universalists have many ways of articulating our seven Principles in simpler language.
For example, here’s the way our Tapestry of Faith children’s program describes them:
- We believe that each and every person is important.
- We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
- We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
- We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
- We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.
- We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
- We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.
In addition, parents and caregivers come to Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations for communities that help raise children to become kind, respectful, fair-minded, caring, and strong enough to side with love and fight for justice. Thus, the UU religious education and participation in worship, social justice work, and multigenerational gatherings reinforce what parents teach at home. We nurture truth-seeking, spirituality, and progressive moral values that shape and support our children as they grow.