UNITY is a worldwide Christian organization over a century old. Because of a similarity in names, Unity has, on occasion, been confused with other organizations. However, there is no connection between Unity and Unitarianism or the Unification church.
UNITY is a trans-denominational, spiritually based educational organization, teaching practical, livable principles based on ideas taught and demonstrated by Jesus Christ. Many see Unity more as a way of life than a religion. Many consider us a spiritual resource for daily living.
“Unity is a link in the great educational movement inaugurated by Jesus Christ; our objective is to discern the truth in Christianity and prove it. The truth that we teach is not new; neither do we claim special revelations or discovery of new religious principle. Our purpose is to help and teach mankind to use and prove the eternal Truth taught by the Master.” — Charles Fillmore, Unity Co-Founder, 1891
UNITY is an extremely positive approach to life, seeking to accept the good in people and all of life. God is seen as having many attributes, but the most important one is that God is Love. Unity stresses that God is not a physical man in the sky, for this limits God. God is Spirit, everywhere present, the one and only Spirit in and through all things.
UNITY explains the mind as our connecting link with God or divine Mind and shows us how the action of our mind affects our body and circumstances. Prayer is not seen as a technique for changing God, but for expanding and transforming our mind, and thus changing us.
UNITY denies the existence of any power or presence opposed to God. It sees that there are evil appearances and suffering in the world, but ascribes these to one’s ignorance and erroneous use of God’s laws of Life.
UNITY has no dogma, ritual, creedal requirements, or ecclesiastical garb. Unity chooses to believe that there is good in every religion. Different religions are like spokes on a wheel, with the hub being God. They may be set apart by a variance of beliefs and approaches, but they are all seeking the one God as the hub of all life. Consequently, Unity does not deny anyone the right to have his/her own beliefs.
In summation, UNITY emphasizes the divine potential within every child of God and teaches that, through a practical understanding and application of what Jesus taught, every person can realize and express his/her divine potential for a happier, fuller, and more successful life.