Where We Pray: St. John's Unitarian Universalist offers 'high energy' commitment to social justice

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is rich in the number and variety of houses of worship. In our weekly feature, WCPO shines the spotlight on where we pray.

Church members pledge to follow Seven Principles.

1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person

2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in its congregations

4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within the congregation and in society at large

6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which the church is a part.

"Exuberant" may be a good word to describe the spirit of St. John’s. 

"Once upon a time I prayed that I would find a high energy church with healthy programming, a deep commitment to social justice and an active volunteer base," said Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh. "I was delighted to find St. John’s!" 

Jafarzadeh said Unitarian Universalism draws on many religious traditions, welcoming people with different beliefs. It unites people by shared values, not by creed or dogma. 

WCPO Insider's can learn more about this church and read why a 20-year member decided to make St. John's a spiritual home for her family.

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