What is Unity?

Unity is a worldwide movement of prayer, publishing, and education that helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Unity supports all people in their individual quest to know God and find healing in their lives.

Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury. Unity honors the many names for God, the many paths to God, and the many ways to worship God. Unity stands for peace in our lifetime, for it is our diversity which makes humankind so beautiful.

Unity promotes a way of life that leads to health, abundance, happiness, and peace of mind. For over 100 years Unity has established centers of study and worship throughout the world where people discover and practice the Unity way of life. In every daily experience, Unity affirms that for every need there is God's perfect answer. We place strong emphasis on prayer and meditation.

Unity views worship as serving God by uplifting and glorifying God's spirit in all people, in positive, joyous ways. We're not so much concerned about a "future life" as we are in teaching people to live more fully in the present.

In Unity, everyone is recognized as a true spiritual being, awakening to the truth that sets them free. Unity’s emphasis is on a path of spiritual awakening that moves humanity toward oneness through love, forgiveness, and acceptance of all people

What are Unity Teachings?

Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of the Unity movement were reluctant even to issue a statement of beliefs.  They wanted to remain in constant spiritual exploration and encouraged others to do the same.

We encourage you to explore and apply Unity teachings based on your own spiritual understanding. We believe this spiritual understanding is enhanced through reflective prayer and meditation. The five basic ideas that make up the Unity belief system are:

The Five Unity Principles

  1. There is only one Presence and one Power active as the Universe and in my life. God the Good.
  2. Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence was fully expressed in Jesus, the Christ.
  3. We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in Mind.
  4. Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denials and affirmations are tools we use.
  5. Through thoughts, words, and actions, we live the Truth we know.