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...
Change the First Principle to "Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Being"
Don't Miss the chance to sign this petition and
send it to your friends. Let's show one another
our power in solidarity for all life. Please
You Should Know...
Now is the time to get your congregation to
vote on a Study Action Item
related to nonhuman animal well-being. UUAM
will support you in these
efforts. Congregations must vote and submit it
to the UUA by October 1,
2015. It's only 500 words (one page). So get
started now! For more
information go here.
A few authors have put together a template that
you use, or adapt, to your
congregation. You can find this draft document
Quote of the Day
"The friend of nature is the man who feels himself
inwardly united with everything that lives in
nature, who shares in the fate of all creatures,
helps them when he can in their pain and need, and
as far as possible avoids injuring or taking life." - Albert Schweitzer