About Our Association of Unity Churches International
We are a worldwide network of churches and centers, ministers, licensed teachers and individuals sharing the vision and aim of furthering the Charles and Myrtle Fillmore tradition of "Practical Christianity" as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
We are dedicated to creating and supporting thriving member ministries and enlightened leadership through our ministry services, products and developmental programs. This, in turn, enhances our compassionate and supportive spiritual community across the globe. Our leadership and ministry development, educational, human resources and administrative programs all work to give local ministries the skills and techniques needed to support personal transformation.
The Unity movement was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. After Myrtle Fillmore's remarkable healing utilizing prayer and affirmations, many who were seeking help became interested in how she accomplished this healing. From small prayer circles in living rooms, Unity grew. The first issue of Unity Magazine® was published in 1889. The teaching of the practice of prayer, through classes and correspondence, led to the establishment of Unity School, where the prayer ministry, Silent Unity, began, along with Unity School for Religious Studies and a publishing arm for magazines and books.
In 1965 the Association of Unity Churches was formed by ministers and churches for the purpose of focusing on establishing new churches, supporting existing ones, ordaining ministers and licensing teachers. To this day, we are a worldwide movement of about 1,000 churches and groups supporting individuals on their spiritual path by offering communities of like-minded believers.
Association Bylaws for information on how we are governed.
Unity: A Path for Spiritual Living (Identity Statement)