For those planning on coming to this year’s Sydney conference being held 1 – 4 October at the Peter Canisius House in Pymble, this is a reminder to send us your registration.
Although we’ve all no doubt been affected by the July Covid-19 lockdowns, we’re still anticipating that the conference will go ahead as an in-person event in October. As it’s still a couple of months away and the vaccines continue to roll out, it’s still possible that things will be under control by then. And if we do go ahead, we’ve been assured by the staff at the venue (who continued to operate last year during the initial outbreak) that they will take all the necessary precautions to minimise the chances of spreading the virus. Of course, if we do need to cancel, we will fully reimburse those who have already paid their registrations.
About the Program: The Goodness of Love – The Keystone to Reality
The universe we live in is a wonderful and mysterious place and our minds are innately equipped to embark on an alluring adventure of discovery. This mind can be likened to a living instrument. Each of us are the creative personal players and composers of it. We each have the potential and responsibility within us to contribute to the creation of finite reality as we are all incredibly unique and can be of tremendous value to one another. Collectively we can—over time—make a truly good and beautiful finite world for our children and our children’s children.
But what is a keystone? When building an archway, a keystone is the wedge-shaped stone at the summit of the arch. It is the final stone placed during construction and locks all the other stones into position, allowing the arch to bear the weight. It is something on which associated things depend, hence the term “the keystone of one’s philosophy.”
The folks on the conference planning team have endeavoured to produce a program that goes deep into subjects near and dear to our hearts, while allowing plenty of time for discussion. Our goal is to find and unpack the elements—or qualities—needed to make up our keystone to reality.
Truth is coherent, beauty attractive, goodness stabilizing. And when these values of that which is real are co-ordinated in personality experience, the result is a high order of love conditioned by wisdom and qualified by loyalty. [Paper 2:7.12, page 43.5 emphasis added]
As a preview, here is a list the presentations and presenters:
Living in the Flesh – Julian Martin
We Are Because I AM – Nigel Nunn
Finite Ladders – Trevor Swadling
Courageous Loyalty – Phillip Marriott
How is Truth Coherent? – Andrew Swadling
How is Beauty Attractive? – Merindi Belarski
How is Goodness Stabilizing? – Daniel Swadling
The Benefits of Factual Mediation – Robert Coenraads
Selfless Loving Service – Regina Williamson
The Fountainhead of Creative Thinking – Vern Verass
There will also be some light-hearted entertainment and good quality social time. On Saturday night we plan to have a “Urantia Has Talent” contest so hone those creative talents, bring along musical instruments if you can, and take the plunge to showcase what creative talents you have, and let the panel of hard-nosed judges rate your skills! (For any piano players we will have a Roland keyboard set up for you. There might even be a couple of spare guitars, ukeleles and mandolins floating around.)
For further information on the details of the conference and registration click here.
For further information please contact ANZURA:
Phone: 0431 285 943