- American Unitarian Conference
name= American Unitarian Conference
type= Religious Organization
location= North America
leader_name= David R. Burton
website= http://www.americanunitarian.orgThe American Unitarian Conference (AUC) was founded in 2000 by several
Unitarian Universalists who felt that the Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA) had become too liberal, both theologically and politically. They decided their mission was to promote "classical" Unitarianism, which they argued as being based on Christian beliefs though not solely confined by them. They also hoped their organization would be of interest to non-Christians who embrace generic or philosophical theismand Deism.
"Classical Unitarianism," as defined within the AUC has as a main tenet the belief in
Godas one person as opposed to trinitarianismwhich holds to the belief in a God of three persons. Among the classical Unitarian principles that the AUC wishes to promote are the unity and providence of God, the compatibility of faithand reason, and the ability of religionand scienceto work together to improve the human condition.
In classical Unitarian fashion, the AUC does not require adherence to a
creedto become a member. All who are in agreement with the AUC's religious principles, regardless of denominationalaffiliation or lack thereof, may join. Many of the members consider themselves Unitarian Christians.
The AUC does not take part in political or social activism, in order to accommodate believers with
conservativeor, especially, libertarianviews. There are three AUC congregations in the United States - one in San Diego, California, one in Syracuse, New York, and one in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. The organization is run by volunteers. The AUC maintains a website and publish a quarterly journal, "The American Unitarian". The AUC's motto is "Faith, Freedom, Reason."
* [http://www.americanunitarian.org American Unitarian Conference (official website)]
* [http://www.geocities.com/unitarian_christianity/ Unitarian Christianity: A Very Short Introduction]
* [http://darylhazel.inspiringteachers.com Traditional Unitarian Literature]
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