We Are a Welcoming Congregation
The First Religious Society in Carlisle is an inclusive community bound together in the Unitarian Universalist tradition of friendship, free inquiry and service to humanity.
We recognize our commonality as spiritual seekers, and welcome and celebrate the participation of all people, without regard to age, race, religious heritage, political opinion, gender identity, sexual or affectional orientation, socio-economic status, disability or ethnicity.
We are committed to continual learning and growth toward affirmation of the enriching diversity of humankind, and to working to create a more just, sustainable and loving world.
The First Religious Society voted to become a Welcoming Congregation in 2005 after several years of a learning process. In 2009 the following statement was added to our by-laws:
We are a Welcoming Congregation with membership, hiring practices and the calling of religious professionals without regard to to age, race, religious heritage, political opinions, gender identity, sexual or affectional orientation, socio-economic status, disability or ethnicity.