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.

Color Promise Symbol
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

 

Small child's hand touching an adult's hand.