About Tidings Newsletter

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.

International Service Board

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.

Italian-French-Spanish Conference 2019

24th to 27th October, 2019 We are pleased to announce the fifth conference in Italy for Italian, Swiss and French-speaking readers of The Urantia Book to be held 24 to 27 October later this year in Italy.  At Hotel Europa in Desenzano del Garda in Lombardy, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy and … read more of Italian-French-Spanish Conference 2019.

President’s Message – September 2019

Religionists, as a group, must never concern themselves with anything but religion, albeit any one such religionist, as an individual citizen, may become the outstanding leader of some social, economic, or political reconstruction movement. [Paper 99:3.15, page 1089.7] Indirectly, cultural civilization is influenced by the attitude of these individual religionists as they become active and influential … read more of President’s Message – September 2019.

September Trimester of Urantia Book Internet School 

Starting Soon! This educational program of Urantia Foundation is dedicated to fostering and facilitating the self-discovery of newly revealed truth. UBIS offers courses for all students of The Urantia Book, regardless of culture, spiritual tradition, or geographic location. Whether you are a new reader or have been studying the book for years, there will be … read more of September Trimester of Urantia Book Internet School .

Farewell Mark Bloomfield

Mark Bloomfield, just 54 years of age, died recently from injuries after a tragic incident in Swansea, Wales. The matter is under investigation with the police and a man has been charged. This horrific event made the British news because of Mark’s links with Mother Teresa. The BBC News reported:  A charity worker who worked with … read more of Farewell Mark Bloomfield.

Upcoming Events

Check out Urantia Association International’s Events Calendar at http://urantia-association.org/events-list. Upcoming events can be viewed in a List or Calendar view. Urantia Book reader events provide opportunities for students to gain a deeper understanding of the ideas and concepts presented in The Urantia Book and help to facilitate a personal commitment to the ideals of spiritual living. We hope … read more of Upcoming Events.

President’s Message – June 2019

This summer, the European Continental Conference will be hosted by the Estonian Association in Tallinn. The theme of the conference is: “Sowing Seeds—Qualitative Internal and Quantitative External Growth” and the conference will focus on the relationship between the internal growth of the individual and our external growth in service. In our local study group recently, we … read more of President’s Message – June 2019.

Comments on the ISB Elections

Editor’s note: The following was written by Rick Lyon, Vice President of the Urantia Association of the United States (UAUS) to the Representative Council (RC) after the recent elections were held for the members of the International Service Board (ISB) Greetings to the RC team! UAUS wishes to acknowledge the many years of service by … read more of Comments on the ISB Elections.

2nd European Conference in Tallinn – Last Reminder

A reminder that the time for the 2nd European Urantia Conference that’s being held in Tallinn, Estonia, 11 – 14 July 2019 is almost upon us. The theme of the conference is: “Sowing Seeds– Qualitative Internal and Quantitative External Growth” and the focus will be on how we can grow internally in spirit and externally … read more of 2nd European Conference in Tallinn – Last Reminder.

Pre-Conference – 2nd European Conference in Tallinn

Sowing Seeds in Tallinn, Reaping Flowers in Vancouver Hi Young (hearted) Readers! Please come and join us at the Pre-Conference event of the 2nd European Urantia Association Conference in Tallinn this summer. We have an exciting and inspiring program ready for you designed to bring us closer together. If desired, sightseeing included! The Association’s Urantia … read more of Pre-Conference – 2nd European Conference in Tallinn.

Post-Conference – 2nd European Conference

Hosted by Finnish Urantia Association Members and Friends 14 – 16 July, 2019 For those of you staying longer in Tallinn-Estonia after the main conference there will be a post-conference organized by the Finnish Urantia Association members and friends. There are only seven weeks left before the 2nd European Urantia Conference starts and everyone on … read more of Post-Conference – 2nd European Conference.

Urantia Midwest Conference 2019

The Inevitabilities ~ Burdens to Blessings We invite and encourage all students of The Urantia Book to attend this year’s Midwest Conference in Normal, Illinois 16—18 August, 2019. The uncertainties of life and the vicissitudes of existence do not in any manner contradict the concept of the universal sovereignty of God. All evolutionary creature life … read more of Urantia Midwest Conference 2019.

Annual Retreat for UK and Ireland 2019

Being About the Father’s Business 6—8 September 2019 Once again it’s time to invite you to the annual summer retreat of British readers of The Urantia Book—a chance to relax for a weekend in congenial company and beautiful surroundings with fellow truth seekers. This is the first gathering held by our new British-Irish organization: Urantia Association … read more of Annual Retreat for UK and Ireland 2019.

Urantia Global Experience – Vancouver 2020

Vancouver, Canada 15—19 July 2020 Lifting Together—United in Purpose—Serving God the Supreme Call for Volunteers. The Urantia Global Experience is an upcoming gathering of minds dedicated to serving God the Supreme through the exploration of solutions for the progressive evolution of civilization. We believe the overall success of this experimental endeavor rests on our spiritual … read more of Urantia Global Experience – Vancouver 2020.

Farewell Moussa Ndiaye

On the 29th of March of this year Moussa Ndiaye, a long-time reader and a great teacher of The Urantia Book teachings, passed away. Moussa was the first president of the national Urantia Association of Senegal and over many years traveled to Europe, Canada, and the United States to attend conferences as well as to … read more of Farewell Moussa Ndiaye.

Finnish Summer Conference – 2019

7—9 June, 2019 We invite you to join our 2019 Summer Conference for Urantia Book readers in Finland at Päivölän Opisto, Tarttila which is 135 kilometers from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Our theme will be: “Thousands of Study Groups Must Be Brought Into Existence” During this conference there will be a mixture of presentations, … read more of Finnish Summer Conference – 2019.

Journal Editorial May 2019

Greetings Fellow Urantia Book Readers, The first production of the Journal for 2019 highlights authors from around the world and their in-depth presentations of those portions of the book that spoke to them personally. In sharing their experiences, we hope you will discover a greater understanding as well. Our first essay by Jeanne Vasquez from … read more of Journal Editorial May 2019.

Conference for Spanish Urantia Book Readers in Spain

25th to 28th April, 2019 The Urantia Association of Spain is going to hold its 18th National Conference in Benalmádena Costa (southern Spain). On this occasion, the theme will be “The Inner Life”, with plenary presentations, breakout sessions and workshops, among other activities. It could be quite challenging for us human beings, humble ascending mortals, to grasp and … read more of Conference for Spanish Urantia Book Readers in Spain.