What is Unity?

 Unity's Five Principles 

Unity does not teach from doctrine or dogma, but holds to these five basic principles:

  • Spirit/God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
  • I am naturally good because the divinity of Spirit is in me, as it is also in everyone.
  • I create my experiences by what I choose to think, feel and believe.
  • Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with Spirit and bring out the good in my life.
  • I do and give my best by living the truth I know. I make a difference!

Our Heritage

The Unity movement was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889 as a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of our thoughts to create our own reality. The Fillmores regarded Jesus as the great example rather than the great exception; interpreted the Bible metaphysically; and taught that God is present within all of us.

Our world headquarters at Unity Village, Missouri, provides a tranquil atmosphere for quiet meditation and a place for all people, regardless of faith or nationality, to worship. The prayer, publishing, education and retreat ministries allow us to provide people around the world with positive, spiritual messages of hope, healing, prosperity and peace.

What Unity Teaches . . .

Our Teachings

  • 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.

Honoring Diversity Within the Unity Movement

We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people within the Unity family in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. We strive for our ministries, publications, and programs to reach out to all who seek Unity support and spiritual growth.  Our ministries and outreach endevour to be free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Our sincere desire is to ensure that all Unity organizations are nondiscriminatory and support diversity.