UNITY: A Way of Life
WHO WE ARE
Unity is a not-for-profit organization based on the teachings of Jesus and the healing power of prayer. 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.
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.
Our prayer, publishing, education, and retreat ministries allow us to provide people around the world with positive, spiritual messages of hope, healing, prosperity, and peace.
OUR PRAYER MINISTRY
Prayer is the foundation and the heart of our work. For more than one hundred years, Unity has been dedicated to helping people through prayer. Silent Unity®, the prayer ministry of Unity, responds to nearly two million requests from people who write, call, or e-mail for prayer support throughout the year. A vigil of prayer is maintained in Silent Unity around the clock so that we are available for those who request prayer.
OUR PUBLISHING MINISTRY
Unity operates one of the largest religious publishing houses in the Midwest, offering hundreds of books, pamphlets, CDs, and tapes on a variety of spiritual subjects.
Our Message of Hope® literature is distributed to hospitals, prisons, nonprofit organizations, and the military. Unity also publishes two magazines to inspire and advance personal growth.
Daily Word® is a monthly magazine of daily inspirational messages published in eight languages and distributed in 180 countries. It includes affirmations, prayers, and a monthly calendar.
Unity Magazine® is a bimonthly magazine filled with articles written to encourage spiritual education and development.
OUR EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY
At Unity we offer a variety of classes, workshops, and seminars designed to increase spiritual understanding and promote inner growth. Spiritual retreats are also offered throughout the year and are open to anyone who would like to attend.
Unity Institute (UI) offers a resident study program for adults. Classes in the Spiritual Education and Enrichment Program may be taken by individuals interested in informal study for personal growth or by those seeking to become licensed Unity teachers. UI also conducts a two-year resident Ministry and Religious Studies Program for those preparing for ministry.
Five Basic Principles
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.
God is absolute good, omnipresent (always present) and omnipotent (all-powerful).
GOD IS SPIRIT.
Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within. Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are inherently good also. God is neither male nor female, but is Spirit and resides in everything (people, animals, trees, soil, and even the air we breathe). God is present in all people, not just some. Jesus Christ obtained the fullest expression of God. He is the ex ample, not the exception.
THOUGHT DICTATES ACTION.
Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.
PRAYER IS A DIRECT LINK TO GOD.
Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.
Knowing and understanding the laws of life--also called the Truth--are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows.
For more information about Unity, visit the Unity website at www.unityonline.org