Unitarian Universalist Church [Unitarian Universalist Association]
- Walter Klauss
- and Sharon Mirchandani
Universalist and Unitarian congregations have been in existence in the United States since the 18th century. The Universalist Church of America was formally founded in 1793 and the American Unitarian Association in 1825; the two bodies merged in 1961 to form the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Its central tenet is that the individual must apply his or her own power of reason to religious questions, and it therefore has no creed....