Unity Somerville stands for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury. Unity honors the many names for God, the many pathways to God, the many ways to worship God; for there is only one power and presence of God and that God loves each one of us equally. It is therefore the position of Unity Somerville to urge all nations, their leaders, and their people to turn to God by whatever the name for guidance during these challenging times and pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors the God of all our faith traditions. Unity stands for peace in our lifetime.
In Unity, we believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. Our ministries, publications, and programs strive to reach out to all who seek support and spiritual growth. It is imperative that all our activities be free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, or sexual orientation. Our sincere desire is to ensure that all we do, say, and feel is nondiscriminatory and supports 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 provision of Unity materials in various languages; and respect for the wonderful variety of human commitments and relationships.
We encourage our ministers, teachers, volunteers, congregants, and staff to honor the strength of diversity within our spiritual community. It is with love and in celebration of our unity, in the midst of our wondrous diversity, that we affirm this position.