What Is Unity?

"Unity says that true religious growth is a ’do-it-yourself’ project ... One might describe Unity as a religious philosophy with an ’open end,’ seeking to find God’s truth in all of life."

--Charles R. Fillmore

Unity is a not-for-profit ministry based on the teachings of Jesus and the healing power of prayer. The Unity world headquarters is at Unity Village, Missouri and provides a tranquil atmosphere for quiet meditation and a place for all people, regardless of faith or nationality, to worship.

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.

Principles of Unity

The Unity Principles are universal and can be found in every major religion:

  1. There is only one Presence and one Power active as the universe and as my life, God the Good.
  2. Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence, called the Christ, was fully expressed in Jesus.
  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.

Kid's Version of the Unity Principles

  1. God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
  2. I am naturally good because God's Divinity is in me and in everyone.
  3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
  4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
  5. I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!

Additional Links

Unity: A Path for Spiritual Living

Statement for Peace

Honoring Diversity In Unity


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