What Is Unity?
Unity is a worldwide spiritual Movement, dedicated to helping people discover and express their divine potential through prayer, study, and practice.
Unity of Columbus is a diverse community of Truth seekers who are open to insights from all religious tradition, philosophy, and science.
We call our teaching "Unity," for there is One Truth, which can be expressed in many ways.
This One Truth is too vast to be contained within the limits of any book, religion, or philosophy; there are aspects of Truth in all spiritual teachings.
The primary focus of our teaching is the example and work of Jesus the Christ - applying the timeless Truth taught and demonstrated by Him, as reported in the Gospels over 2,000 years ago, to our daily lives today. For this reason, Unity has been popularly referred to as "Practical Christianity."
Unity does not demand that students and members accept a creed; Unity asks only for an open mind and a willingness to consider and try ideas and tools that can work in your life. You are always welcome here at Unity!
Truth is everywhere, for God is Truth and Omnipresent.
"You shall know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." ~ John 8:32
United in Spirit, we are a loving community, co-creating a world of peace, abundance, and joy for all.
With God as our Source, Unity of Columbus inspires people to realize and express their Divine nature in an awakening world.
Our Core Values
At Unity of Columbus, we answer the "CALL" of Spirit! We are:
We use our imagination and search for fresh ideas.
We are genuine and reliable, and we demonstrate that in our words and deeds.
We enjoy acquiring knowledge through experience and study.
We welcome all people with open hearts, kindness, curiosity, compassion, and respect.
Maya Angelou and Unity
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.
It is imperative that our ministries and outreach 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.
In our effort to reach out to all people as did our Way Shower, Jesus Christ, we support the modification of our facilities to make them accessible to all people, regardless of physical challenges; the translation of our materials into braille and other languages; and respect for the wonderful variety of human commitments and relationships.
We encourage ministers, teachers, and others within Unity to honor the strength of diversity within their spiritual communities. It is with love and in celebration of our unity, in the midst of our wondrous diversity, that we affirm this position.
(Adopted by Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village and Unity Worldwide Ministries, January 23, 1995; revised November 5, 2014)
Statement of Peace
Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury. Unity honors the many names for God, the many paths to God, the many ways to worship God; for there is only One Power and Presence of God and that God loves each one of us equally. It is therefore the position of Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village to urge all nations, their leaders, and their people to turn to God by whatever the name for guidance during these challenging times and pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors the God of all our faith traditions. Unity stands for peace in our lifetime.