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Believe in Good


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Believe in Good


Mary Wollstonecraft stencil by STEWY on the wall of New Unity @Newington Green

Mary Wollstonecraft stencil by STEWY on the wall of New Unity @Newington Green

The New Unity story is rooted in the Enlightenment spirit of dissent, activism, freedom, and equality.

For more than 300 years, women and men have looked to this community as a haven for unconventional hopes and ideals.

What began as a space for nonconformist belief has blossomed into a radically-inclusive gathering, bound to no creed and dedicated to the pursuit of peace and unity.

At New Unity we organise activities for personal and community growth, from mindfulness and discussion groups to book and study circles. We also run a weekly children’s programme and various other family-friendly activities. If you’re in your 20s and 30s, whether in your heart or on paper, New Unity is a chance to meet new people who share a sense of whimsy and curiosity about the universe.

Throughout the year we also run larger events, such as social events and community projects that combine creativity and outreach and celebrate openness and diversity.

Social justice is integral to who we are and we work with New Unity members and external organisations to promote activism and support local London charities.

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What's On?


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What's On?


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Sunday Gatherings


Sunday mornings at the heart of our community.

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Sunday Gatherings


Sunday mornings at the heart of our community.

On Sunday mornings we gather together at New Unity in Newington Green to find wisdom, solace, and joy as a community – with a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation afterwards.

Gatherings start at 11am and typically include music, singing, a talk from our minister, readings from various traditions, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The Words We Use

Within our gatherings you are likely to hear from ancient and modern poets, literature, and other secular sources, alongside sacred writings from many of the world's religious traditions. Inclusive language is used when we speak to make sure everyone is made welcome.

Beliefs

We are radically inclusive this means that each individual is welcomed to bring their own beliefs and perspectives to our gatherings. We are a community open to and inclusive of a wide range of beliefs "from atheists to Zoroastrians."

Donations

Collections at New Unity gatherings are donated to selected charities. The money taken in the weekly gathering is given to a different small, local charity each month as part of our commitment to social action and change.

Bright Lights 

Bright Lights is our weekly session for children held at Newington Green during our 11am Sunday Gathering. Bright Lights provides a time for families to be part of the life of New Unity with activities - arts & crafts projects, stories, music and movement - that speak to children. Children begin their time in the service. After a 'Time for All Ages' introduces the theme of the day, children and accompanying adults leave together for Bright Lights with the options for parents to stay and enjoy the service.

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Current theme


Work and Play

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Current theme


Work and Play

Every three months, we take on new themes in Sunday gatherings, small groups, and public actions.

The theme from July to September 2015....

WORK AND PLAY

It’s a vision problem that no laser surgery can cure, a hyperopia that keeps us from seeing the central source of happiness right next to us. That problem is called adulthood. Those who are afflicted with this condition have trouble focusing on nearby objects of amusement and the realm that delivers the most enjoyment per square inch: play. Adults are oblivious to what they knew as kids — that play is where you live.
— Joe Robinson (in Huffington Post)
 

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