UUAM will connect a broad group of Unitarian Universalists who care deeply for animals so we can develop resources, grow community, and take effective action.
UUAM empowers individuals, chapters, and congregations to build justice and compassion for animals.
Welcome to our website! We are so happy that you have found us. Does your spirituality connect to the more-than-human world? Are you an animal lover—into wildlife, dogs, cats, humans, horses, pigs, leafy seadragons, Meatless Mondays, training service animals, rescuing raptors, trying vegetarianism, volunteering at shelters, saving endangered species, or protecting ecosystems? You’ve found a group of kindred spirits here, and you will want to learn about Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry.
On our website, you can:
- Learn about our network of chapters;
- Review the history of UUAM (previously known as UFETA);
- Get connected with us;
- Support our efforts by becoming a “Friend;”
- And more!
Who are we? Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry (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 learning how caring for all beings is a moral and religious issue, and also by engaging in concrete actions that bring about change on the individual, family, congregational, community, and societal level.
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.
Quote of the Week (May 21 – 27, 2018):
“I learned from my dog long before I went to Gombe that we weren’t the only beings with personalities. What the chimps did was help me to persuade others.”
You Should Know...
Did you know that UUAM has a Facebook page and a Twitter account? Please like the UUAM’s Facebook page! Here is the link for our FB page. To follow us on Twitter, see our Twitter account. We also have a listserv that you can join. Here is the listserv link. Also… The UUAM newsletter is back! If you would like to receive the UUAM newsletter, please send an email to email@example.com. Meanwhile, see our Winter 2017 UUAM Newsletter!