About Unity

What is Unity?

Unity is a global, inclusive, spiritual community. We offer practical, uplifting resources to help people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles to their lives.

Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.

Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God. Affirmative prayer and meditation have been the foundation of Unity teachings since the movement began over 125 years ago.

Unity emphasizes that we create our life experiences by the activity of our thinking

"Ask and it will be given to you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you." (Matthew 7:7)

Meditation stills the mind and heightens our awareness of the one Presence and one Power of God. Prayer is the highest form of creative thought and communion with God.

This short video will give you a wonderful overview of Unity!

The History of Unity

Unity was founded in 1889 in Kansas City, Missouri, by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. After Myrtle used prayer and affirmations to heal lifelong ailments, her friends became interested in how she accomplished the healing. The Fillmores published their first spiritual publication in 1889, and over time the Unity movement grew from small prayer circles in living rooms to the worldwide movement it is today.


Charles and Myrtle Fillmore Daily Fillmore Quotes

In 1919 the Fillmores bought 58 acres of land about 15 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City. Originally intended as a getaway for Unity workers, the area grew into a working farmstead called Unity Farm. In 1953 the area was incorporated as the township of Unity Village, which continues to be the home of Unity World Headquarters.

Many of the original teachings from the Unity founders about prosperity, healing, and the creative power of our thoughts have now been explained scientifically. 

The Fillmores were truly spiritual pioneers. Over the years, students who learned from the Fillmores established study groups and churches around the world, now numbering more than 600.

To learn about helpful resources, go to: unity.org