Unity 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 paths 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 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.
Adapted from the Statement for Peace by Unity Worldwide Ministries
Unity teaches that peace begins within each one of us. We practice affirmative prayer and meditation in order to become more peaceful, thus making the world a more peaceul place. An example of this practice can be found in the Daily Word, an inspirational Unity publication for over 100 years. Here's one from Sept. 17, 2005
One with the peace of God, I am calm and serene.
When I consider the state of the world on any particular day, I may yearn for peace to take root and grow throughout all creation. In the same way, I may long for peace in my community, my family, or my home.
My yearning for peace outside me has its origin in God's peace within me. In prayer, I am one with the peace of God. I am calm and serene in a time of inner reflection. And just as a seed takes root in the ground, eventually to become a mighty tree or beautiful flower, so too does peace grow within me. Living from this center of peace, I relate to the people and situations around me with a calm and serene nature.
As peace within me and other individuals around the world becomes firmly established in our thoughts and actions, peace in the world becomes a reality.
"Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have."--1 Samuel 25:6