Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two different religious denominations: Unitarianism, emphasizing the oneness of God, and Universalism, which held that a loving God would not condemn anyone to hell. Both of these Christian traditions began in Europe hundreds of years ago. In America, the Universalist Church of America was founded in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association in 1825. Upon their consolidation in 1961, they established the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) that today comprises more than a thousand congregations.
For more detail about Unitarian Universalist history and beliefs, please refer to our FAQ.
A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by John A. Buehrens and F. Forrester Church, Beacon Press, 1998
A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century, Beacon Press, 2010.