Statement of Heritage
For 125 years Unity has been teaching that all people can improve the quality of their lives through thought and right action. While founded as a spiritual movement of practical Christianity, we are an inclusive faith that welcomes diversity of belief. Co-founder Charles Fillmore said, "The truth that we teach is not new; neither do we claim special revelations or discovery of new religious principles. Our purpose is to help and teach mankind to use and prove the eternal Truth taught by the Master."
Unity Church of Hawai'i fosters personal transformation, creative relationships, and compassionate sacred service.
Centered in God, We elevate global consciousness through the realization of oneness.
We began in the 1930s as a small group, eventually moving to our first building in Waikiki. In 1964, we built our current home on the slopes of Diamond Head, where we continue to grow, thrive, and offer a spiritual beacon to our island and our world.
We fulfill a special role as one of the islands' leading New Thought institutions, offering classes, workshops, and special events featuring speakers and teachers of national and international renown.
Through the decades, we have provided a safe, loving space for all persons to rediscover and express their Divinity. In Unity, we embrace all religious denominations and believe that there is truth in all teachings.
Hawai‘i is one of the most diverse places on Earth. To honor our diversity, we affirm:
We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. It is imperitive that our ministries and outreaches are free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, and sexual orientation. It is with love and in celebration of our unity, in the midst of wonderful diversity, that we affirm this position.