Transition to Unity

The following is an account of the Transition to Unity meeting held in October last year by a joint committee of representatives of Urantia Association International and the Urantia Book Fellowship. Included is an initial report written by one of the participants, followed by the proposal both parties agreed upon and presented to their prospective … read more of Transition to Unity.

President’s Message – March 2017

The Pay-it Forward Conference Model Last summer, Lone Star Urantia Association was tasked with hosting the first united conference between Urantia Association of the United States and The Urantia Book Fellowship. This was a challenge of unknown proportions simply because we had never attempted it before! But they were ready and produced a wonderful event … read more of President’s Message – March 2017.

Urantia DACH Annual Meeting in Frankfurt

Urantia DACH held its annual meeting from 4 to 6 November 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. It was the 10th meeting of Urantia Book readers in Germany and the second meeting for the new Urantia Association, “Urantia DACH.” Urantia DACH became official as a Local Association at this latest meeting. A short informal ceremony was held … read more of Urantia DACH Annual Meeting in Frankfurt.

UK Urantia Book Readers’ Meeting with Pato Banton

Fourteen devotees of the Urantia revelation gathered on 28th January at a hotel on the old site of Croydon Airport, south London, for a rare chance to meet with Pato Banton and his musical and life partner Antoinette Rootsdawtah. Pato and Antoinette were visiting Britain, and in fact the next day they were moving on … read more of UK Urantia Book Readers’ Meeting with Pato Banton.

Study Groups – A Key Tool

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.

Responses to Call from Young Reader Feedback

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.

International Service Board Elections

The Representative Council of the Association held elections in January of this year to vote for 7 positions on the International Service Board (ISB). Here are the results of the election: President: Chris Wood (re-elected) Chief Financial Officer: Bradly Tharp (re-elected) Membership Chair:  Luis Garcia- Bory (replaced Anton Miroshnichenko) Conference Chair: Antonio Schefer (re-elected) Education Chair: … read more of International Service Board Elections.

Alabama Gathering Reminder

Space is still available at 2017 Southeast Urantia Gathering at the Alabama 4-H Youth Center, Columbiana, Alabama (USA). The deadline for registrations is March 15 but late ones may be accommodated up to March 25 with an additional fee of $25. Registrations can be sent to our mailbox or via email. Please visit the website … read more of Alabama Gathering Reminder.

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 – November 2016

As I write this, I am traveling to Frankfurt, Germany to celebrate Urantia DACH joining our International Association.  This German-speaking group has been meeting for years and has been highly active in organizing events throughout Germany and its leaders have also been working with all of Urantia Europe with the Blue Club. There are at … read more of President’s Message – November 2016.

Budapest Conference Report

Who Is Jesus? 15 to 18 September, 2016 Quietly and almost unobtrusively–but impressively–a new milestone in the maturing of the Urantia movement was achieved in September 2016 when a pan-European conference of readers of the revelation was held for the first time. More truly it was a pan-Northern Hemisphere conference, because there was a significant … read more of Budapest Conference Report.

Bogota Conference Report

The Master and the Student 14 to 17 October, 2016 The First Latin American Urantia Conference was held in Bogotá, Colombia October 14-17, 2016 and was organized by the Bogotá Urantia Association (Asociación Urantia Bogotá, AUB.) The Conference included the participation of 16 countries, 108 attendees (46 from countries outside Colombia) and between 20 and … read more of Bogota Conference Report.

Tasmanian Conference Reflections

Equipped to be Teachers of the Religion of Jesus – Are You Willing? Are You Ready? 16 to 19 September, 2016 The 2016 annual conference for the Australia & New Zealand Urantia Association (ANZURA) was held at the delightful Maryknoll Retreat Conference Centre overlooking Blackmans Bay just south of Hobart. Many thanks go to our … read more of Tasmanian Conference Reflections.

Russian Conference Report

Becoming Friends & Loving Each Other 9 to 11 September, 2016 The first meeting of Russian speaking readers of The Urantia Book was held 9 – 11 September, 2016 at the Novahoff Hotel in Nicholas Uryupino Village near Moscow. This conference was initiated and skilfully organized by Tamila Ragimova from Medellin, Colombia. Twenty five readers … read more of Russian Conference Report.

Italian Conference Report

Survival of the Human Self 7 to 9 October, 2016 In a quiet hotel on the shores of Lake Garda, which was our panorama during the sessions, we had met our Italian Urantia neighbours for the second time on the initiative of our dynamic Danielle La Scala, whose abilities as a translator are astonishing. Apart … read more of Italian Conference Report.

Study Groups and Young People

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.

Dutch Urantia Meeting 21st August

On Sunday, August 21st the annual Dutch Urantia Meeting Day was held in a nice conference centre “Groot Kievitsdal” near Baarn. It was the 10th time we celebrated the birth of Michael of Nebadon, incarnated as Jesus of Nazareth on Urantia, with readers of The Urantia Book. We could rejoice with a large number of … read more of Dutch Urantia Meeting 21st August.

The Urantia Book Internet School

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.

Inspiration & Healing From The Urantia Book

Recently I went online to purchase some sports items for my son-in-law Tim’s birthday. A few years ago I set up an Amazon-Smile account. Every time I need to shop for birthdays, holidays or any special event for my family, I can do something that has been very difficult financially for me to do in … read more of Inspiration & Healing From The Urantia Book.