We welcome you to learn more about Unity Worldwide and Unity Atlanta’s beliefs. Below is a list of questions and answers to help you build your knowledge.
» How long has Unity Atlanta been in existence?
» What is Unity’s view of God as creator?
» Does Unity believe in Jesus as savior?
» What does Unity believe about other religions?
» How does Unity view diversity?
» Does Unity recognize and use the Bible?
» What is Unity’s creed or belief?
» How does Unity define the love of God?
» Is this oneness reflected in Unity services and activities?
How long has Unity Atlanta been in existence?
Unity Atlanta Church, founded in 1924, is an inter-denominational church. Unity Atlanta is a member of Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly known as the Association of Unity Churches) and is spiritually affiliated with Unity World Headquarters (formerly called Unity School of Christianity), famous for its 120-year old prayer ministry, Silent Unity, and its publication, Daily Word. The Unity movement formally began in the 1880s.
What is Unity’s view of God as creator?
We believe that God is the Beloved Creator of all things, including us. We believe that God is all good, everywhere present, all the time, in the midst of us and in our lives. For us, God is the principle of life, the essence of love, the breath of the Creator which animates all forms of life and the Universe itself. As the sole creator, God brought about only good.
Does Unity believe in Jesus as savior?
Unity recognizes Jesus as a great example rather than a great exception. Sometimes Unity is described as the religion of Jesus, rather than the religion about Jesus. We’re reminded, also, that Jesus told his followers that the things he did we also could do, and even greater things. Jesus’s call was not to be worshipped, but for each of us to attain the same level of God-consciousness he had and to know how divine we are, each one of us created by God, Beloved Creator of all things. Therefore, God is the source of all goodness and loves us unconditionally, with infinite compassion.
What does Unity believe about other religions?
We believe that there are many paths to know and experience God in our lives and in our world. We honor all paths to this great discovery. At Unity Atlanta, we love interfaith services and activities, for we know that as we honor our spiritual practices, so we honor the practices of others’ too.
How does Unity view diversity?
We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people within the Unity community in spiritually mature and emotionally caring ways. We strive for our ministries, publications, and programs to reach 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. Unity ordains LGBTQ ministers and Unity Atlanta ministers officiate same-gender marriages.
Does Unity recognize and use the Bible?
Yes, the Bible is Unity’s basic textbook, a collection of inspirational, faithful literary texts, including history, narrative, poetry, and proverbs, written by many faithful people. We see the Bible as a guide for the soul’s unfoldment and seek its metaphysical, mystical wisdom and teachings to discover how best to live our lives now.
What is Unity’s creed or belief?
Although Unity has no formal creed as found in many traditional denominations, basic tenets taught by Unity include:
- God is. There is only one Presence and one Power, in the universe and in our lives, God the Good, Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence.
- We are. God is individualized and expressed in each person as the Christ consciousness was demonstrated by Master Teacher and Wayshower, Jesus the Christ.
- We Pray It. The spiritual practices of prayer, meditation, contemplation, and reflection allow us to deepen our faith and to experience the presence of God in the midst of our lives.
- We Think It. The law of mind action shows us that our thoughts will reflect in the way we experience our daily lives. As we choose to change our minds, so we can choose to change our lives.
- We Live It. Learning new concepts, principles, and teachings isn’t enough. We must apply them and practice them daily. As we do, we remember that we are eternal spiritual beings, always worthy of contentment and fulfillment.
How does Unity define the love of God?
Unity believes that Gods’ love permeates all creation which includes each one of us, no matter who we are, how we look, or who we love. God’s Love is Divine Love that never fails, regardless of what we have done or what we have failed to do. God’s love is steadfast, constant, and everlasting, and in it “we live, and move, and have our being.” Everyone is worthy and deserving of God’s love because each one is created by God.
How is God reflected in Unity services and activities?
Unity Atlanta is dedicated to empowering people to realize their indwelling Divinity by following the teachings and the example of Jesus the Christ; therefore, we honor all people, all faiths, and all lifestyles. We celebrate the Divine process through worship, joyful service to our community, prayer, meditation, music and education. We offer numerous volunteer opportunities within the church, and we offer a variety of seminars, workshops and classes throughout the week.
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