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Dear Friends and Members of Urantia Association International,

Welcome to this first edition of our online Newsletter. This is the new format for the ‘voice’ of Urantia Association so you can expect to see more of our news and announcements come to you via this new medium.

Revised Website

Have you seen our revised website yet? If not you can view it at http://urantia-association.org. It has had a makeover and is now much easier for us to manage our own content which is a huge cost saving to the Association. Here you will find much that we hope will be of interest to you. You can view and search The Urantia Book online, find ways to contact readers and study groups in regions all around the world, keep in touch with news and events from the dozens of Urantia Associations around the globe and find contacts for each National or Local Association, read articles and presentations from conferences and symposiums, find study aids and secondary works to assist in your study of the Urantia teachings, participate in discussion forums with a diverse range of readers, hear what people have to say about the impact The Urantia Book has had on their lives, discover ways to get involved and help with the mission of fostering an awareness of the Urantia revelation to the wider community of truth seekers. Enjoy browsing around our site and please feel free to contact us with your thoughts and suggestions.

In This Issue

2015 Urantia Association International Conference

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30 July to 2 August

Registration is now open!

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Dear Friends and Readers of The Urantia Book,

Time is running out! Register now for Urantia Association’s International Conference in Quebec Canada.

This event is focused on spiritual education at many levels, starting in the family as a child and on to a mature adult. There is strong emphasis in The Urantia Book regarding the importance of education; without learning there is no spiritual, social or intellectual progress in the individual and/or society. We all want to play a significant and meaningful part in our own evolution and of the world. This conference could help you do that.

Why should you attend this conference? Because international conferences are unique experiences that foster personal spiritual growth and brotherhood while tremendously enhancing your perception and appreciation of The Urantia Book and its teachings. International conferences have been life-changing experiences for students, triggering insights into our deep potential – the present and profound meaning of God’s plan for us, and the eternal value we may claim in universe service.

The present is where we live and can act, the future is not open to our mind – this is why you should register now. Time is running out to have the best prices!

Click here for the Conference Schedule

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Can You Help?

Calling all Translators and IT / Website Volunteers!

Can you translate from English into French, Portuguese or Spanish? We have a great service opportunity for you if you can. We’ve embarked on a major translation project; we’re going to make the website available in French, Portuguese & Spanish for starters. Once they’re completed we’ll gradually increase the number of translations.

If you are IT savvy, have experience with website management or development (particularly WordPress), or have a passion for Public Relations, our website team has plenty of service opportunities for you.

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Amazon Smile

Here is an easy way to help Urantia Association International:

Instead of using amazon.com, use smile.amazon.com instead and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Urantia Association International.

This is a feature Amazon has offered for many years, but previously it was only accessible by going through a charity’s website. Now, you can go directly. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and sign up by choosing Urantia Association International as your charity.

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Overview of Study Group Symposium 2014

In its effort to promote its mission to foster study of The Urantia Book and to disseminate its teachings, Urantia Association International organized a Study Group Symposium that was held 11 to 14 June 2014. This is the second initiative in a series of symposiums that have been focusing on a particular important aspect of our mission. The first was the Leadership Symposium in 2011.

As per the directive stated in the Publication Mandate to create thousands of study groups, this event was entirely dedicated to study groups and organized for the purpose of helping study groups hosts improve the quality of their groups.

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Highlights from Journal

Dorothy Elder

The following are some insights shared by Dorothy Elders after she read about the Study Group Symposium in the Journal. Dorothy is a long time reader, Association member, and founder of The Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS).

I just finished reading the September issue of Urantia Association’s Journal which featured five presentations given at the Study Group Symposium last June, and I was filled with a “Mountain Top” experience of exhilaration and Thanksgiving!!

What wonderful presentations they were! David Glass’ The Glorious Good News, Gaetan Charland’s Light of the World vision, Joycee Patterson’s Carpe Diem – Progressive Study Group Evaluation, David Kulieki’s Lighting the Way with wise and vigorous Study Group leadership, and finally, Tonia Baney’s focus on Jesus’ Parables as inspiration for sharing the revelation with others. I was truly astounded by the collective effect of all that I read, but more than that was the soul-grasping realization and recognition I experienced regarding how far we have come and of the progress that has been achieved during these past fifty years. The insight and wisdom demonstrated in these presentations at the Symposium is a testimony to that very progress and a sign post to all that we are on the right track.

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2015 Parliament of World Religions

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As we did in 2009, Urantia Association International, Urantia Foundation and the Fellowship will work together to promote The Urantia Book at this prestigious event.  If you are interested in being part of the team to plan and man the booth during this event, or just want to attend this amazing event, now is the time to register for five days of listening, sharing, practical insight, training and networking.

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