Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the Urantia Association’s Journal, a publication dedicated to the thoughts, observations, and experiences of Urantia Book students from around the world. This edition offers a broad scope of ideas and reflections, including spiritual insights gained from personal tribulations, approaches to worship and service, tactful ideas for spreading the … read more of Journal Editorial – May 2021.
It has been a true honor to serve Urantia Association for the last eight years. I have been blessed to help guide this group of global, loving, God-seeking people as they have come together for the common purpose of sharing an epochal revelation. Right now, I am reminded of a Raymond Carver poem about a spring of water that gradually grows into a river … read more of President’s Message – March 2021.
Towards Cosmic Citizenship… Your Time Has Come! Due to the pandemic, unfortunately you won’t be able to come to Cusco, Peru but Cusco can come to you in your homes via a virtual unforgettable experience. Don’t miss this upcoming 11th Urantia Association International Conference on 24 – 25 April 2021. Uniting continents, we will have … read more of Update – 11th Urantia Association Conference – A Virtual Experience.
Along the same lines as the previous 24-hour Urantiathons, Urantia Association International hosted Iberoamerican Urantiathon on 28 – 29 November, 2020. This time the webinars were presented in Spanish and Portuguese with simultaneous translations into English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The program featured 19 hour-long presentations offered by students from Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Ecuador, USA, Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, and … read more of Iberoamerican Urantiathon.
In December, members of the International Representative Council (IRC) met to conduct elections for several International Service Board (ISB) positions that are currently held by members whose terms are due to expire 1 April 2021 (Officer terms on the ISB are for four years and members may serve for a maximum of two terms). The two positions of President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) held by Chris … read more of International Service Board News.
The Tidings newsletter is an on-line publication that serves as Urantia Association International’s primary communication tool for reaching out to the Association’s membership, supporters, donors, volunteers, and general readership friends. It provides news and information on the many activities and events of the National and Local Associations around the globe as well as information and … read more of About Tidings Newsletter.
The world is changing fast and Urantia Association International is in a unique position to foster the Urantia revelation in so many ways. With localized teams in the form of associations springing up across the globe, we are ready to help anyone, anywhere, to study and spread the teachings that we all hold so dear. … read more of Ways to Donate to Urantia Association International.
Saturday 30 January, 2021 (UTC time) Only a few more days to go before our next 24-hour online Urantiathon! This event will take place starting Saturday January 30, 2021 UTC time. To help coordinate our watches, the event will begin at the following times across the globe: New York: Friday 29th 7:00 PM to Saturday 7:00 PMAmsterdam: Saturday 1:00 … read more of 24-Hour Urantiathon – Faith, Joy, & Peace.
This year has provided a lot of time at home with my family. And not just that quality time that everyone likes to talk about, but big solid chunks of quantity time. I have watched my ten and eight year old sons adjust to this year of isolation with good cheer and acceptance, but at … read more of President’s Message – December 2020.
April 24 to 25, 2021 For many, the CV-19 pandemic has caused havoc, and for those of us in Urantia Peru who have been organizing the planned 2021 Urantia Association International conference in Cusco (Peru) for a long time, it has clearly presented a great challenge. However, it has also presented us with a great … read more of 11th Urantia Association International Conference 2021 – A Virtual Experience.
Are you looking for an easy, supportive way to start learning about The Urantia Book? Then check out UrantiaUniversity Institute’s new program of Self-Directed Study of the individual papers of The Urantia Book. These classes are designed for busy people in any time zone around the world who want to start learning right now! Selections … read more of Urantia University Institute News.
I always had the idea of writing in my head, and as a child I wrote a few short stories, but I also had the impression that I needed years of reading and experience to even consider writing a novel. Having read great authors gave me great respect for the writing process, and I felt … read more of Dialogues with Sofia: A Novel to Introduce The Urantia Book Teachings.
When Richard E. Warren sent me this book last spring, I read it and enjoyed every page. This romantic narration from him, as he mentions, was inspired from facts about Adam and Eve that we can read in The Urantia Book. Upon reading, I truly felt I was walking in their shoes for a while … read more of The Gardens of Eden—A Story to Read.
Members of the International Service Board (ISB) are elected by a vote of the Representative Council (RC). The officers and committees of the ISB and the Executive Administrator plan, coordinate, and carry out the activities of Urantia Association that are international in scope and have been authorized by the Representative Council. They also serve as … read more of International Service Board.
Greetings fellow Urantians and welcome to the final Journal of 2020, and my final editorial for the Journal as Chief Editor. I have been extremely fortunate to have been the Chief Editor in for this publication for over a decade and have enjoyed every minute of it. There have been so many wonderful and enlightening essays from around the world that we have shared … read more of Journal Editorial – November 2020.
Articles and study aids for readers of The Urantia Book. Read More of About the Journal.
Introduction The Code of Ethics for Urantia Association International (Association or Urantia Association) outlines our guiding principles of integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior. It is based on the premise that, as members of the Association at whatever level, we represent this organization in all that we say and do. Therefore, the Association’s International Service Board … read more of Code of Ethics.
There is a true story about Eratosthenes, a scholar in the ancient Mediterranean world who became chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt around 240 BCE. Eratosthenes had learned from travellers that, in the far southern town of Syene, the shaft of a well did not cast a shadow at noon on the summer solstice. Eratosthenes then measured the shadow cast by a stick in Alexandria … read more of President’s Message – September 2020.
Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS) Dear Friends and Students of The Urantia Book, For more than twenty years, UBIS has offered free online courses designed to give readers a firsthand experience with the teachings of The Urantia Book. Our approach is simple. You study the assigned readings, respond to several questions, and discuss one another’s … read more of Free Online Courses.
22 August 2020 This event will take place starting Saturday August 22, 2020. (If you live in the United States it actually starts on Friday 21 August at 8:00pm EDT.) Here are the time frames in 3 major cities of the main regions of the world to help you adjust to your own time zone: … read more of Program – A Celebration – 24-hour Urantiathon.