Unitarian Universalists have many ways of articulating our seven Principles in simpler language. Children understand the word “promise” a little better than the word “principle.” And what is a principle, but a promise about a belief we make to ourselves. Our seven promises are just like our principles, but written in a simpler language and tied to a color and symbol to help children understand the promise on a deeper level.
|RED||Respect all beings.||Gift – respect is a gift to others|
|ORANGE||Offer fair and kind treatment to all.||Heart – to open it up|
|YELLOW||Yearn to accept and learn about ourselves, others and mystery.||Fire/flame of knowledge|
|GREEN||Grow by exploring what is true and right in life.||Flower – blooming, giving birth to our ideas|
|BLUE||Believe in our ideas and act on them.||Bell – something “rings true”|
|INDIGO||Insist on a peaceful, fair and free world for all.||Dove – symbol of peace|
|VIOLET||Value our home, Earth, that we share with all living things.||Globe|