Provides funds to the Prisoner Inquiry Response Team (PIRT) who respond to inquiries about The Urantia Book from prison inmates and provide them with books for the development of study groups among interested prisoners.
All donations to this fund are used to send Urantia Books to those who find themselves in the deepest, darkest of places: our nation’s prisons. Since December 2004 a small committee of Urantia Association members have been quietly responding to prisoners who reach out to learn about the Urantia teachings. Over 3,000 inmate letters have been processed and around 2,000 Urantia Books have been sent to inmates who write requesting a book.
Feedback from the recipients has been tremendous. The PIRTeam has accumulated numerous inspirational letters of appreciation from inmates who testify that The Urantia Book is life-changing and spiritually uplifting. Our hope is that these revelatory teachings will work to transform these individuals and reap untold benefits once they have returned to civil society.
The book is offered at its retail price of $19.95 for a softcover edition plus $8.00 shipping. Many who cannot afford the purchase price are offered slightly damaged books for just the shipping charge. Experience has shown that a large percentage of inmates are indigent, with no means of earning money and often no ties to the outside world. For these individuals PIRT donates a book to the inmate.
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