What Is Unity?

Unity is a worldwide movement of prayer, publishing and education offering practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living. We are culturally Christian and Spiritually unlimited which means we honor all paths to God while drawing upon our Western Judeo-Christian heritage as a source of wisdom and inspiration.

Unity was founded in 1889 in Kansas City, Missouri, by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. After Mrs. Fillmore's remarkable healing using prayer and affirmations, many friends became interested in how she accomplished this healing. Unity grew from small prayer circles in living rooms to the worldwide movement it is today. Unity World Headquarters and Unity Worldwide Ministries are located in Lee's Summit, Missouri. For more information about Unity and a wealth of other resources, please visit Unity.org.

Unity has no creed or statement of faith. We are not a set of doctrines, we are a movement and we encourage each individual to take responsibility for their own spiritual growth using the tools and teachings we offer. There are five basic principles which sum up the essential teachings of Unity:

  1. God is the name that we give to the source and essence of all that is; there is no other enduring power.
  2. If God is the name we give to the source and essence of all that is, then human beings may properly be called manifestations or expressions of God.
  3. The way we think directly influences the way we experience the world.
  4. Prayer is creative thinking that changes us - our consciousness - so that we can know and experience what it means to be an expression of God.
  5. Knowing and understanding these principles is not enough; we must live them.

We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. We welcome all regardless of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, or sexual orientation.

If you are seeking a deeper meaning and purpose in your life and a stronger connection to God, we are here to offer a spiritual home and a community that will support you on your quest.