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Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), in full the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations in North America, is a liberal religious denomination formed by the merger in 1961 of the American Unitarian Association[?] and the Universalist Church of America[?].

Most of the member congregations of the UUA are in the United States and Canada, but it has also admitted congregations from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Pakistan (although UUA policy appears at present to be against admitting any new congregations from outside North America, instead having them form their own national bodies and having these bodies join the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists). Canadian congregations are all members of both the UUA and the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). Until 2001, most services to Canadian congregations were provided by the UUA; however the UUA and CUC have now agreed that most services will henceforth be delivered to Canadian congregations by the CUC, although the UUA will retain responsibilities in relation to the management of ministers.

Originally the UUA was a Christian denomination; but today it is a pluralistic group that includes Christians, Humanists, Buddhists and Pagans, among others.

See Unitarian Universalism.

Home page: http://www.uua.org/



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