We Stand Together in Unity
At Unity, we know that profound systemic changes need to occur to protect the rights of those marginalized because of their race. Recent and historical events have led to a renewed focus on social justice issues in the United States.
We are committed to do the spiritual work of justice and healing. This starts with inclusion and diversity efforts within our organization and continues with the spiritual resources we offer to you. May our prayers and our dialogue be transformed into spiritual right action so that we create long-lasting and meaningful change.
Unity Teaches That We Must Put Our Prayers Into Action
The spiritual principles taught in Unity guide us to recognize God’s presence in ourselves. We believe every person has sacred worth.
Though we may not have all of the answers, our commitment and calling at Unity to help and serve has never been more steadfast or strong. We are working as hard as we can to:
- Provide a platform for the voices of change to be heard
- Create a safe container that is steeped in spiritual principle
- Listen deeply, grieve, pray, connect with empathy, have dialogue, share information, and lift the consciousness and the conversation
A Prayer for Abundant Justice and Love
As one in divine presence, we embrace our common humanity. We are held in the loving arms of Spirit, and we rise above fear to walk in love, faith, and peace. We release any beliefs that divide us and turn to one another with understanding. Wisdom reveals the path to healing for our communities.
With unity of purpose, we create justice, equality, and peace for all people. In the abundance of God, there is enough—enough love, enough peace, and enough freedom—for all to live together as one.
We hold this vision of healing and harmony for ourselves, our communities, and our world.
On the Shoulders of Greatness: Black History in Unity
African Americans played a vital role in the development of the Unity spiritual movement. This collection of articles, stories, and educational resources explores the influence of Black leaders in Unity history.
Articles and Publications
- “Don’t Take the Bypass”
By Rev. Ogun Holder
- Unity History Relating to Race and Segregation
By Rev. Ellen Debenport
- A Timeline of Race Relations at Unity World Headquarters
- “Let Us Not Forget”
By Rev. Sandra Campbell
- “Listening in with … Justin Michael Williams: A Practice to Empower”
By Katy Koontz
- “The Burden of Skin Color”
By Rev. Karen R. Shepherd
- “Why Racism Is a (Curable) Heart Disease”
By Ruth King
- “Why Celebrating Juneteenth Matters Now, More Than Ever”
By Rev. Jacquelyn Hawkins
- “I’ll Hold You in the Light”
By Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett
- “What It Means to Be Interconnected”
By Rev. Toni Stephens Coleman
- “Be a Center of Love”
By Rev. Eric Butterworth
- The #InclusionPledge
By Tigerlily Foundation
- Real About Racism
- “What Diversity Looks Like”
By Rev. Charline Manuel
- “How Unity Teachings Support Racial Equality”
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Acceptance in Unity
Unity World Headquarters (UWH) is a spiritual community dedicated to advancing spiritual awakening and transformation in the world. Our materials, programs, services, and outreach are designed to provide practical, spiritual tools and resources to help address the issues and challenges in today’s world. Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Unity World Headquarters.