What We Stand For
Centered in God, we celebrate a world of harmony, peace and abundance for all.
We inspire personal transformation.
We recognize and magnify the power of coming together in love. We stand together in loving support of every person in our Columbine community, the greater Boulder community and our world, regardless of gender, age, race, wealth, sexual orientation, political preferences or any other human difference that could divide us. Knowing that relationships within community can be challenging, we respect each other’s viewpoints even when they don’t align with our own. We stand for building bridges when two sides of an issue can create a gulf between us. We listen with open ears and open hearts to support healthy interactions. We do not tolerate blaming or shaming of any kind, but rather encourage crucial conversations in a constructive, supportive and loving way.
We open ourselves to God’s guidance and faithfully live it. We believe that every person has direct access to Spirit and Spirit’s guidance to right action. We honor each person who strives to live that guidance. We encourage each other as we bravely challenge ourselves to take a step in faith according to our own guidance, knowing it is always based in love.
We aspire to bring out the best in ourselves and in others. When we are inspired, we breathe in a willingness and desire to transcend our limited human thinking. We honor and respect that each person is on their own path. All of our ministries and resources at Columbine aim to provide opportunities for growth in spiritual awareness. It’s up to each person how they will aspire to be the best Christ they can be.
Grounded in Spirit, we align our actions with our genuine beliefs, principles and intentions. We stand for people being their true, authentic selves. We recognize that this requires transparency and integrity, which can be challenging, especially when we are triggered and reactive. We open our hearts to every person who does this deep work, knowing it’s necessary to living a life that is honest and principled. We respect all people where they are in consciousness. Columbine provides a safe place to be authentic and vulnerable.
We embrace all people as expressions of God. All are welcome here. Each person has value and no one person or groups of persons has more value than another. We accept and respect everyone wherever they are in consciousness as a beautiful spark of the Divine—whether or not we agree with their beliefs, perspectives or opinions. We welcome diversity and we know bringing a broad range of human differences together can make us stronger as a community. While we are mostly a white community, we honor the sacredness in every life, which includes Black, Brown, LBGTQ+, and anyone who has ever felt marginalized or ostracized, including people who have physical or mental disabilities. If we have unintentionally offended anyone with discriminatory behavior or speech, we deeply apologize. We stand for equality for all and that every person has the right to liberty, life, justice and the pursuit of happiness.
UNITY’S STATEMENT OF SOCIAL ACTION POSITION
Webster defines the word “unity” as “the state of forming a complete and pleasing whole....” At this time in the evolution of the planet and the lives of human beings upon it, the task of “forming a complete and pleasing whole” is the imperative for positive evolution and harmonious existence for all.
This perspective has seemingly been lost—our wholeness, our oneness, our same-ness as a human race. We must now remember more than ever, that we have much more in common than that which divides us.
The Unity movement stands for and will tirelessly work for harmony so all people may know the freedom of peaceful expression; so they may know their own inner worth and essential contribution to the whole of life.
Where there are divisions of opinions, beliefs and perspectives, Unity embraces curiosity, exploration and expanded awareness of the gifts of diversity.
Where there is fear of “the other,” Unity stands for inclusivity and peaceful acceptance of another’s right to create the life of his or her choosing.
Where there is oppression and hatred, we stand for justice and understanding, and for extending compassion, kindness and forgiveness to restore balance.
Where there is discrimination, we stand for inclusivity and equality. We pledge to be an advocate for the wellbeing, respect and civil freedom of every human being.
Any proposal or action that seeks to discriminate against individuals or classes of individuals based on prejudiced, stereotypic profiles of national origin, class, creed, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation or gender identity is in opposition to the core beliefs and values established by our founders.
We choose Unity. In harmony with the divine Spirit we stand, so we may live in a spiritually awakened world that is continually evolving.
This is our prayer and our decree. Through our actions, we let it be.