What is Unity?

We are so pleased to welcome you

At Unity we believe in the all one, all powerful, loving presence of God that exists within all of us. By whichever name you call the Divine, we welcome it here. 

Unity is for people who might call themselves spiritual but not religious. It is for those who sense the depths of their own being and celebrate the awareness of a power greater than themselves.

The teachings we share bring together ancient wisdom with new interpretations of what it means to be alive and human.

Inspiring different ways to think about the force of love and intelligence that many people call God.

Unity emphasizes the practical, everyday application of spiritual principles to help people live more abundant and meaningful lives.


Unity at a Glance

  • God is all there is and present everywhere; This is the force of love and wisdom that underlies all of existence.
  • Human beings are divine at their core and therefore inherently good.
  • Thoughts have creative power to determine events and attract experiences.
  • Prayer and meditation keep us aligned with the one great power in the universe.
  • It is not enough to understand spiritual teachings. We must live the Truth we know.

Our Philosophy

God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is.
God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom.
God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation.
In God, we live and move and have our being.
In Unity, some other ways we speak of God are Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law and Universal Mind.
We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well.
We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and as our Way Shower.
In Unity, we use the term Christ to mean the divinity in humankind.
Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.
We are each individual, eternal expressions of God.
Our essential nature is divine and therefore inherently good.
Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized and demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers.
The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.
Unity co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore studied the Bible as history and allegory and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind's evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening.
In addition, Unity recognizes that the Bible is a complex collection of writings compiled over many centuries.
We honor the writings as reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written.
The Bible continues to be a valuable spiritual resource for us.
Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world.
Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in our life experience. We refer to this as the Law of Mind Action. When we take personal responsibility to choose life-affirming thoughts, words and actions, we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.
Unity emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our daily lives.
Unity teachings continue to evolve as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.
Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought.
It includes the release of counterproductive, negative thoughts, as well as holding in mind statements of spiritual truth.
Through meditation, we experience the presence of God.
Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.

Unity Stands for Peace in our Lifetime

Unity World Headquarters and Unity Worldwide Ministries 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, the many ways to worship God; for there is only one power and presence of God and that God loves each one of us equally.

It is, therefore, the position of Unity World Headquarters and Unity Worldwide Ministries to urge all nations, their leaders, and their people to turn to God by whatever the name, for guidance during these challenging times and pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors the God of all our faith traditions.

Unity stands for peace in our lifetime.

Charles and Myrtle Fillmore created Unity almost by accident because they were trying to heal their bodies.

Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, Unity, Unity Teachings, Unity Village

Both had experienced lifelong health issues in an era when medicine was primitive, so doctors had not helped them. As they explored metaphysical methods of healing—that is, beyond the physical—they discovered what were then new discoveries about the power of mind over body.

In years of devoted meditation, they both experienced significant physical healing but also awakened to a spiritual plane where they recognized the innate power in every human being.

They shared their new understanding not through a church, which came later, but through magazines in which they wrote about what they were learning and encouraged others to explore for themselves. Unity Magazine and Daily Word are still published today with global circulation.

They also suggested that all their magazine subscribers pray together at a certain time each evening, and they began to answer prayer requests by letter. This quickly grew into a prayer ministry now called Silent Unity, which responds by letter, phone, email, and text to 1.4 million prayer requests a year.

The Fillmores taught others to share the same messages, and those teachers in turn created new learning circles that now number about 1,000 churches, centers, and study groups around the world.

Through Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, Unity now trains teachers and ordains ministers and also offers classes to interested laypeople, almost entirely online.