The Unity Church
is the largest of the New Thought
denominations of Christianity
. It was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in the late 1800s, originally with the intention of being a teaching organization rather than a separate denomination. The teaching side of the denomination contiues to exist, via the Unity School of Christianity in Missouri
, but there are now many Unity churches throughout the world.
The Unity Church teaches that God is a universal presence and that divinity exists within all people, not just Jesus Christ. The church emphasizes prayer, meditation, and positive thinking.