Having been involved for many years in the development of study groups both internationally and in my sphere of local activities within the Urantia Association of Quebec, I realize that despite all the efforts of many committed readers, growth of study groups is proceeding very slowly. I believe there are several causes for this slow … read more of Advocacy for Study Groups.
Our Urantia Book Internet School Pedagogy This essay is offered as a context exploration of our Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS) pedagogy and methodology in response to a provocative question: can our encounter with newly-revealed, epochal truth be facilitated successfully by employing evolutionary techniques of education or can revealed truth be comprehended using the interpretive … read more of The Personal Experience of Revealed Truth.
The key word is WHY? May we address its profundity? Here are some thoughts: Because we seek clarity of our life purposes in harmony with divine plans. Because we seek a better understanding of origins and destinies as we prepare to lift ourselves and others to new clarity. Because we seek truth to undergird our … read more of Why Do We Study The Urantia Book?.
Dear Friends and Readers of The Urantia Book, It is a pleasure to inform you about the latest activities of Urantia Association’s Education Committee. We are organizing a cycle of monthly live webinars. On March 24, the Association’s Study Groups Committee Chair, Gaetan Charland, presented the theme “Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Study Groups.” … read more of Urantia Association Educational Activities.
As a host of a study group have you ever wondered how effective your group is at promoting spiritual growth in its participants? Have you ever questioned yourself about the value your group has in promoting the mission of The Urantia Book? These are just two of the many legitimate questions we might ask ourselves … read more of Effective Study Groups.
Many new students of The Urantia Book today have not had the experience of being a part of the Urantia movement while in its early years of development—when study groups were the main focus of the former Urantia Brotherhood, the original fraternal organization. Throughout the many years of reorganization while our young movement has undergone … read more of History of Study Groups.
Urantia Book study groups online via Zoom servicing Urantia Book readers worldwide. Read More of An Experiment for Study Groups.
Two months ago a survey was sent to English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French readers on the email list of Urantia Association International. This survey was created with the goal to find better ways to serve the growing community of study groups, and with the objective to find the different characteristics inherent in the many kinds … read more of Study Groups and Us—Survey Results.
I worry that we are swimming upstream when we try to insert younger adults into study groups made up entirely of older people. Many times I have been one of the token young adults at Urantia events, and while I am glad that I attended them, being the odd man out always held an undertone … read more of Youth & Study Groups.
I read with great interest your article in the last Tidings and both responses from young readers that were printed with it. From what the young (and extremely erudite) Venezuelan reader had to say, it would appear that young readers might be more interested in group study if the group itself consisted of only young … read more of Young Readers & Study Groups.
How can you help establish the roots of a new revelation, nourish living spiritual values your life, and come to exemplify the principals of universe unity to the world. Read More of The Temple of Spiritual Brotherhood and the Greater Meaning of Study Groups.
Hello to study group hosts and participants. In the November edition of Tidings, I wrote an article on Study Groups and Young People which attracted the attention of a few readers. I have obtained permission from these readers to publish their comments so you will have the opportunity to read what they have said about … read more of Study Groups – A Key Tool.
Below are a couple responses to the articles that were published by Gaetan Charland, the Association’s Study Group Chair in the November 2016 Tidings concerning the subject of young Urantia Book readers in study groups. Gaetan wrote: “After my return from the Budapest conference, I was contacted by one of our members asking me about … read more of Responses to Call from Young Reader Feedback.
After my return from the Budapest conference, I was contacted by one of our members asking me about the different study group models I know of, because from what this reader said in her message, it was her opinion that the younger generation is less prone to joining study groups the way that most are currently … read more of Study Groups and Young People.
I would like to tell you about the Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS). This adventure of our age is staffed by a team of volunteers; women and men who are devoted to building something substantial and enduring that will assist readers of The Urantia Book. This undertaking began in late 1998 in order to respond … read more of The Urantia Book Internet School.
… and helping to establish the Auckland Study Group I first encountered The Urantia Book some time in 1985. It was through a work colleague who would bring this very large blue book to work and read it at lunchtimes. When I asked him what this big blue book was about, a hesitate answer would … read more of My Experience with The Urantia Book.
Have you ever had the feeling that the study group you are hosting or going to is getting a bit boring, or is not satisfying your need for progress in understanding the teachings you are studying together, nor helping your desire to progress spiritually? Many study groups have come and gone since the time of … read more of Rejuvenating Your Study Group.
Dear Friends and Students of The Urantia Book, Welcome to the Urantia Young Adult International (UYAI) study group with a non-exclusive emphasis on younger adult readers. Why (immediate goal): In a natural and gradual way, we will grow toward the goal of being able to do personal work as we see Jesus doing in Rome (132:4.1-2/1460.5-6). … read more of Online UYAI Study Group Module III.
Greetings from all of us here in Cameroon! I am proud to present to you our new Study Group The Cameroon Urantia Book Study Group Yaounde. We were unable to come together as a group since 2010 but now we thank Jesus that our prayers have been answered and our problems have been solved. Thanks … read more of Cameroon Study Group.
During the last two months, calls were made to many different Urantia Associations across the world to recruit volunteers to join the Urantia International Study group Committee. We had good results; four members of different Associations have come forth and offered their help to further the mission of this committee. Presently the committee can start … read more of Study Group Committee in the Making.