The creation of the Internet’s social media has opened a vast arena of networking capability for Urantia Book students and teachers. A mere ten to twenty years ago there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or Forum discussion groups. The potentials now for service outreach to foster study and dissemination of The Urantia Book teachings are virtually endless.
The various social media have already, in their relatively short existence, become a deep reservoir of Urantia related presentations using text, graphics, photos, audio, documents, and videos that are easily created and widely broadcast. Social media is also a magnificent bulletin board for announcing conferences and links to teaching tools. The ability to “share” on Facebook brings with it the potential for spreading the teachings limitlessly across time and distance—the “viral factor” applies.
When Urantia Book students and teachers embed links in quotes and images, they lead revelatory pearl-seekers back to the book, and some will find their way to Urantia Association International’s web-pages. Social media can be especially helpful to the lone reader. Many an isolated reader, with no one to discuss this life-altering book, has found a wellspring of friendship and a library of information on social media’s Urantia oriented pages. This new and rapidly growing opportunity for study and friendly connection unites students and simultaneously reveals their private studies and reflections to a much larger audience than was previously possible.
Urantia Association International now has a strong social media presence on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and a discussion Forum. Here are the links to our various social media platforms:
Facebook Main Page: https://www.facebook.com/urantia.association
*Facebook Public Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrantiaAssociationInternational
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_a2gwYGKpctnii4_nx8_vA/playlists
*Forum Discussion Groups: http://urantia-association.org/forums
*Facebook Public Group. This differs from the existing Facebook Page of the Association in that it provides a platform for discussions and online study between Urantia Book students and anyone interested from the public at large. Posts can be viewed by the public, but if anyone wishes to join the discussions they will need to click on the “Join” tab and their request is vetted before they are accepted as a member of the group.
*Forum Discussion Group. The Forum can be found on the Association’s website. Posts can be viewed by the public, but if anyone wishes to join the discussions they will need to sign up before they are accepted as a member of the group.