What Is Unity?

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual's right to choose a spiritual path.



Unity cofounders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, were students of the Bible and of New Thought, seeking to understand the metaphysical principles as taught by Jesus. In the late 1800s, through personal transformation using prayer and meditation, they began a movement that to this day empowers spiritual seekers across many cultures, religions and continents.

In 1890 Charles and Myrtle began a prayer group that became the foundation for Silent Unity. On December 7, 1892, they wrote this dedication and covenant:

We, Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore, husband and wife, hereby dedicate ourselves, our time, our money, all we have and all we expect to have, to the Spirit of Truth, and through it, to the Society of Silent Unity.

It being understood and agreed that the said Spirit of Truth shall render unto us an equivalent for this dedication, in peace of mind, health of body, wisdom, understanding, love, life and an abundant supply of all things necessary to meet every want without our making any of these things the object of our existence.

In the presence of the Conscious Mind of Christ Jesus, this 7th day of December A.D. 1892.

Charles Fillmore
Myrtle Fillmore


Unity's Five Principles

  1. There is only one Presence and one Power in our lives and in the universe—God, Goodness, Omnipotence.
  2. We are God expressing such inherent Goodness.
  3. Our way of thinking shapes our life experiences. 
  4. Prayer, meditation, denials, and affirmations are the tools we use to expand our Spiritual Understanding.
  5. Knowing these Principles is not enough. We must act upon and live them every day.

Curious for more?

Visit unity.org to learn more about the Unity movement, its co-founders, teachings, and educational opportunities.

The Word

The Daily Word has been in publication since 1924, offering inspiration and practical affirmations.

You must first enter into the understanding that God, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient, is the source and that you can draw on this source without limit.
— Charles Fillmore, Prosperity