"What is a religion but not a religion?" At the time of its founding, Unity was not intended to be a new religion. When my great-grandfather, Charles Fillmore, was working out the details of this work in his mind, he set out to establish something that would help all people, no matter what their religious beliefs. Even today, many Unity students prefer to think of Unity not as a religion, but as a way of life. The Unity teachings were drafted to be a help in everyday life, and this is still their finest application. The teachings--and we hope, materials we create based on the teachings--provide a path to personal spiritual unfolding. They are available to and can be used by anyone, no matter what his or her nationality, language, or religion.