American Unitarian Conference

American Unitarian Conference

Infobox Organization
name= American Unitarian Conference

formation= 2000
type= Religious Organization
location= North America
language= English
leader_title= President
leader_name= David R. Burton
The 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 theism and Deism.

"Classical Unitarianism," as defined within the AUC has as a main tenet the belief in God as one person as opposed to trinitarianism which 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 faith and reason, and the ability of religion and science to work together to improve the human condition.

In classical Unitarian fashion, the AUC does not require adherence to a creed to become a member. All who are in agreement with the AUC's religious principles, regardless of denominational affiliation 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 conservative or, especially, libertarian views. 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."

External links

* [ American Unitarian Conference (official website)]
* [ Unitarian Christianity: A Very Short Introduction]
* [ Traditional Unitarian Literature]

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