Within the Unitarian Universalist community, UUPA encourages conversation with:
Unitarian Universalists with an interest in polyamory
Unitarian Universalist clergy and religious professionals
Unitarian Universalist congregational leadership
Members and other individuals associated with Unitarian Universalist congregations
Polyamorists with an interest in Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalist organizations and institutions
Beyond Unitarian Universalism, UUPA welcomes conversation with:
Clergy and religious professionals from faiths other than Unitarian Universalism
Congregational leadership from any religious faith
Organizations and institutions associated with other faiths
Individual members of other faith communities
Individuals interested in polyamory and religion, without regard to membership in a faith community
A few of the many opportunities for conversation about polyamory and religion include:
- Subscribe to UU Polyamory email list
- Ask an "out" polyamorous person in your congregation for a conversation
- Lead a religious education class on polyamory --
Love Makes a Family polyamory curriculum
UUPA trustees and
UUPA local contact persons
are available for questions and, as time permits, longer conversations or speaking engagements.
UU Polyamory email list
In 1999, several UUs with an interest in polyamory created an email list called
This list provided a place to talk about integrating our religion with our relationships, our faith with our families.
Conversations on the UUPoly list led to the idea that we should form a national
organization of poly UUs to serve as a resource to congregations, ministers, and individuals.
Today, this list is called UU Polyamory, and it continues to offer an avenue to explore ideas and challenges around polyamory and faith.
Individuals interested in the topic of polyamory and religion are invited to subscribe to
UU Polyamory and join the conversation,
without regard to religious affiliation or relationship status.
Subscribe to UUPolyamory
Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness (UUPA)
has as its Mission to serve the Unitarian Universalist Association and the community
of polyamorous people within and outside the UUA by providing support, promoting education,
and encouraging spiritual wholeness regarding polyamory.
Read more about UUPA's Mission.
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UUPA defines polyamory as the philosophy and practice of loving or relating
intimately to more than one other person at a time with honesty and integrity.
UUPA advocates for any form of relationship or family structure --
whether monogamous or multi-partner -- which is characterized by free and responsible
choice, mutual consent of all involved, and sincere adherence to personal philosophical
Our vision is for
Unitarian Universalism to become the first poly-welcoming
mainstream religious denomination. We look forward
to the day when a polyamorous family or individual can walk
into any Unitarian Universalist congregation with confidence that
their full participation is welcome.
Participate in UUPA's Mission!
Polyamory Curriculum for Congregations and Religious Professionals
This religious education curriculum is designed for congregations and
religious professionals. The curriculum is available on CD as a package with
its companion book, What Does Polyamory Look Like? for those who send a donation of $35 to UUPA.
More about the curriculum
UUPA Report on General Assembly 2014
The 2014 General Assembly passed a package of amendments to the UUA Non-discrimination Statement,
including insertion of the phrase "family and relationship structures."
Survey on Polyamory at GA 2017
At the 2017 General Assembly a survey was taken by random people in the Exhibit hall. It showed a supportive attitude toward polyamory by a majority of the participants."
Polyamory and the UUA Principles and Purposes
This document evaluates polyamory and UUPA's work in light of the UUA Principles and Purposes.
The discussion is valuable for ministers, directors of religions education, congregations, and
leaders at congregational, district and Associational levels who want to know more about
this topic and its implications for ministry. It is also valuable for individuals attempting
to integrate various relationship issues into their personal spiritual paths.
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These documents are available as convenient tri-folds.
Trifolds print best on laser printers, due to small margins.
Sermons and Other Writings
Related to polyamory
UU Polyamory Email List
Talk with polyamorous Unitarian Universalists, allies, and people with an interest in polyamory and faith.
Chapters and Local Contacts
Start a chapter in your area!
Trustees are available to answer questions, and possibly to speak to your congregation,
event, or retreat.
Unitarian Universalist Association
UUPA is a
Related Organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
UUPA is separate from the UUA and is independently organized and managed.
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Sept. 14, 2017
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