UNITY IS A POSITIVE PATH TO SPIRITUAL LIVING
There is only one force in the universe, God the Good.
We believe all humans to be spiritual in essence, and therefore good.
This is emphasized as opposed to that part of our human nature which may
do wrong. Our spiritual nature is much more powerful than our human
We believe our thoughts create our reality . "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he" from Proverbs.
Prayer and Meditation are the basic tools whereby we know our at-one-ment with God, and manifest God's good in our life and in the world.
We put these principles in ACTION on a day to day basis.
- Freedom of Thought-You can disagree with any of our beliefs.
We value Truth and Unity, our oneness
with God and each other, and how we treat each other. It's important to have opinions, yet having to be right is a form of violence that we inflict on each
- Unity is a practical spirituality. We want for your life to be
improved, happier, and transformed NOW through the practice of spiritual
tools and principles that we talk about every Sunday.
- Religion tends to divide us. Spirituality unites us.
- The Greatest Commandments, love God and your neighbor, are taken very seriously.
- Individuals have responsibility for themselves.
No blame, shame, or games.
- The Bible is one of Unity's main text. It is the story of humankind and
gives us guidance and inspiration. It is interpreted metaphysically.
We do not believe that the Bible is to be interpreted literally, yet
we respect those who do. We utilize the teachings found in
many books written by authors like our co-founders Myrtle and
Charles Fillmore, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Eric Butterworth and
We respect and learn from all the world's scriptures.
- Jesus came to teach us how to save
ourselves from the personal hells we put ourselves through.
Salvation from pain and suffering is for NOW, not later. He taught us "these things I do you can do too and even greater".
- We believe that Heaven and Hell are states of mind.
- Our human ego, unresolved inner pain and various biological
disorders cause problems in this world. We believe that there
is no devil, except experienced as our own inner demons.
- We are concerned about the plight of the human condition, the
earth and much more. See our Social Action Ministries page in this website!
- You could call Unity the "quantum church." We believe there are myriads of possibilities for every life situation.
With God, anything is possible!
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 The International Association of Unity
Churches and Unity 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.
Statement of Unity, Diversity, and "Inclusivity":
Unity Church of Charleston believes in the oneness and unity of all
humankind. We believe that all people are created with sacred worth and
that we are stronger because we are different. We recognize the
importance of serving all people in spiritually and emotionally caring
ways. Our ministry and outreaches are free of discrimination on the
basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin,
ethnicity, physical disability or sexual orientation. It is with love
and in celebration of our unity, in the midst of our wondrous diversity,
that we affirm this position.
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