Join us for "Embracing Our Common Humanity: Supporting Healing & Justice," June 4, 2020, 1:30–3 p.m. (CT).
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Vision: A world powerfully transformed through the growing movement of shared spiritual awakening.
Mission: Advancing the movement of spiritual awakening and transformation
through Unity, a positive path for spiritual living.

June 2, 2020

Embracing Our Common Humanity: Supporting Healing & Justice

Dear Ones,

There is acute pain in communities of color throughout the United States and beyond. Indeed, our collective heart is breaking over the conflict, injustice, and hurt. We are reaching out to you who love Unity and are called to inspire your congregations and communities in love and faith.

Prayer is always our first step and so we have created a “Prayer for the Wounded Heart of Humanity.” (See below.) Also, we have included Unity’s Statement of Social Action Position and our Diversity Statement because they offer powerful and loving guidance for you and your communities.
 

Come Together in Our Connection Space


On Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1:30 p.m. (CT), we will be hosting a Connection Space call on “Embracing Our Common Humanity: Supporting Healing and Justice.” This panel will be moderated by Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster and includes Rev. Diana McDaniel, Unity of San Leandro, California; Rev. Sylvia Sumter, Unity of Washington, D.C.; and Rev. Pat Williamson, Unity Minneapolis, Minnesota. We hope that you can join us to add your wisdom and support. See the link above for information on how to connect online or call in.

We at the central office are praying with you and ever grateful for your leadership and spiritual consciousness. Know that we are inspired every day by your steadfast commitment to Unity.

With Love and Faith,



Rev. Patricia T. Bass
Interim CEO
Unity Worldwide Ministries
A Prayer for the Wounded Heart of Humanity

We call upon God’s Love in this important moment, knowing that Divine Love is the greatest power in the Universe. We pray for the wounded heart of humanity as we grieve, rage, cry, and despair over injustice and inequity. May Divine Love enfold and comfort everyone who is hurting. May Divine Wisdom guide each person and institution in taking inspired action to ensure that all are celebrated for their inherent goodness as a part of God’s creation. May we remain resolute in walking the course of human rights and social justice for all. We pray in the spirit of unity, love, and oneness. Amen.
Unity's Statement of Social Action Position

Webster defines the word “unity” as “the state of forming a complete and pleasing whole....” At this time in the evolution of the planet and the lives of human beings upon it, the task of “forming a complete and pleasing whole” is the imperative for positive evolution and harmonious existence for all.

This perspective has seemingly been lost—our wholeness, our oneness, our same-ness as a human race. We must now remember more than ever, that we have much more in common than that which divides us.

The Unity movement stands for and will tirelessly work for harmony so all people may know the freedom of peaceful expression; so they may know their own inner worth and essential contribution to the whole of life.
  • Where there are divisions of opinions, beliefs and perspectives, Unity embraces curiosity, exploration and expanded awareness of the gifts of diversity.
  • Where there is fear of “the other,” Unity stands for inclusivity and peaceful acceptance of another’s right to create the life of his or her choosing.
  • Where there is oppression and hatred, we stand for justice and understanding, and for extending compassion, kindness and forgiveness to restore balance.
  • Where there is discrimination, we stand for inclusivity and equality. We pledge to be an advocate for the wellbeing, respect and civil freedom of every human being.
Any proposal or action that seeks to discriminate against individuals or classes of individuals based on prejudiced, stereotypic profiles of national origin, class, creed, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation or gender identity is in opposition to the core beliefs and values established by our founders.

We choose Unity. In harmony with the divine Spirit we stand, so we may live in a spiritually awakened world that is continually evolving.

This is our prayer and our decree. Through our actions, we let it be. #ChooseUnity

(View online pdf.)
UWM's Diversity Statement

We recognize and honor the Divine within as the one common denominator that we share on our human journey.

The living heart of Unity understands and manifests its support of this Divinity by recognizing there is inherent good in all people. Unity Worldwide Ministries, its members and affiliates, welcome with love all people in every form of God’s creation, regardless of how that creation presents itself.

It is the intent that Unity organizations are inclusive and non-discriminatory. We honor all components that contribute to the diversity of community. We affirm and support Unity principles and programs that manifest diversity in our teachings, policies, buildings and within our communities.

We are resolute in walking the course of human rights and social justice for all.
—August 2016

(View online pdf.)

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