We Welcome You
We are a spiritual community focused on social justice work. First Unitarian is proud of its history as one of Los Angeles's most progressive and politically engaged churches.
All persons eager to explore their spirituality, care for others and the world we share, and help build lives of joy and a world of love, peace, and justice, are welcome here.
First Unitarian Church is known for its support of human rights, economic justice, and equality.
The church was founded in 1877 by abolitionist and suffragist Caroline Severance.
In the 1950s the church successfully sued the government to invalidate a McCarthy-era "loyalty oath" that the State of California amended to its tax documents. In the 1960s and 70s, the church fought for civil rights and took strong stands against the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Over the years, the church has hosted progressive leaders and entertainers including W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Peter Seeger, and Linus Pauling.
Today, First Unitarian continues to be a center for social justice and progressive politics in Los Angeles.
Our church is able to provide incredible programs, events, and outreach because of your support. By supporting First Unitarian, you are directly impacting the future of our community. Click the button below to give today.