Honoring Diversity Within the Unity Movement
We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people within the Unity family in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. We strive for our ministries, publications, and programs to reach out to 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.
In our effort to reach out to all people as did our Way Shower, Jesus Christ, we support the modification of our facilities to make them accessible to all people, regardless of physical challenges; the translation of our materials into braille and other languages; and respect for the wonderful variety of human commitments and relationships.
We encourage ministers, teachers, and others within Unity to honor the strength of diversity within their spiritual communities. It is with love and in celebration of our unity, in the midst of our wondrous diversity, that we affirm this position.
(Adopted by Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village and Unity Worldwide Ministries, January 23, 1995; revised November 5, 2014)
Unity of Sacramento Freedom Manifesto and Community Equality Pledge
Unity of Sacramento recognizes the inherent worth within each individual and is committed to providing a safe, loving, and empowering spiritual space where ALL persons - irrespective of race, class, creed, color, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation or sexual orientation - may participate and enjoy the full benefits of our services, classes, and community.
In dedication to this commitment, we recognize the ways we may fall short to this ideal and we adopt and affirm the following pledges in order to bring greater unity, love, and equality in the world.
1. I have not always valued people who are different.
I pledge to honor the dignity and inherent worth of every human being.
2. I have not always practiced compassion for people.
I pledge to oppose injustice, not people.
3. I have sometimes been more concerned about my rights than the rights of others.
I pledge to dedicate myself to use my talents to empower others as I empower myself.
4. I have not always stood up against injustice or denounced violence.
I pledge today to consciously practice peace on a daily basis.
5. I have sometimes been reluctant to sincerely embrace differences and appreciate the value of every human being.
I pledge to treat each person that I meet with courtesy, respect, and fairness.
[Adapted from and used with permission by Ms. Flonzie Brown Wright]