Still on Fire: Field Notes from a Queer Mystic
Sometimes when our hearts are broken, they open up to Love Supreme. Jan Phillips had just such an experience when she joyfully entered the convent at the age of 18—and then was dismissed for being gay. Still on Fire: Field Notes from a Queer Mystic is her memoir of religious wounding, spiritual healing, and her one-woman peace pilgrimage around the world to promote social activism.
Worthy Booklet and Video Series
Nothing is more powerful than honest stories that align with our own experiences. The Unity Worthy booklet and video series highlights personal stories of those who have overcome rejection to find Truth. Many of the Worthy contributors were bullied, beaten, and ridiculed. And perhaps most hurtful of all—told they were unacceptable to God. Yet, these are stories of healing—even triumph.
Additional Resources to Support You on Your Spiritual Journey
Check out YouTube to find more inspiring videos and meditations from Unity.
More Free Booklets
Unity booklets are available to order or for immediate download.
The Unity articles section will help you find inspiration and motivation. Here are a few samples to get you started.
Insightful and entertaining, Unity offers podcasts on hundreds of spiritual topics – available live and on demand.
Unity meditations will help quiet your mind and calm your heart.
Visit our store to find books, products and other resources to support you on your spiritual journey. And look for our new journal coming in April—Worthy of Wonder: A Self-Discovery Workbook!
Each of Us Is Created with Sacred Worth
Welcome to Unity. In Unity, we believe God is absolute good. And because all people exist within and as part of this divine energy, each of us is also inherently good.
The Unity movement is open and welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, or sexual orientation. We invite you to read our formal (yet ever-evolving) statement of diversity and inclusion.
Unity Leaves No One Out
Unity extends an explicit invitation to members of the LGBTQ+ community, who we know have often been rejected by spiritual communities because of who they are or who they love. Through prayer, publishing, and community outreach, we are committed to respecting the dignity of every human being—and that includes their gender identity/expression.
Families, Marriage, and Unity
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Unity has a long history of performing commitment ceremonies, supported marriage equality, and immediately began performing legal ceremonies when marriage equality passed.
You will see every beautiful kind of family at our centers, events, and spaces. Individual centers and ministers are free to perform marriage ceremonies for any couple. Some couples have chosen Unity Village, the world headquarters of the Unity movement near Kansas City, Missouri, as their wedding venue.
LGBTQ+ in Ministries
Unity not only welcomes LGBTQ+ members and visitors in its centers but happily ordains LGBTQ+ ministers and credentials laypeople as licensed Unity teachers. Start on the path of spiritual discovery with workshops through Spiritual Explorers, or find out more about Unity teaching and ministry from Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute.
Unity World Headquarters continually provides resources for our ministries to support outreach in the community, individuals in need, and the congregation at large in ongoing conversations about social justice, gender transitioning, family support, recovery, and more.
For weekly individual resources, you may receive emails.