The Australia and New Zealand Urantia Association (ANZURA) is made up of individuals who desire to assist in fostering the study of The Urantia Book and the dissemination of its teachings throughout Australia and New Zealand. It seeks to do this by providing interactive learning environments in which students may deepen and broaden their knowledge of the book and enjoy the interaction and exchange of ideas with fellow students.
It is our intention not to encumber our work for the spreading of The Urantia Book and its teachings with church, temple, or other spiritual institutions. Our members have come to recognise the significance of the book and the integrated beauty of its supernal teachings which encourage us to develop our own philosophy through study, experience, decisions, and actions. Nevertheless, we hold the view, and recognise that collectively there are many valuable projects and programs we can undertake together to achieve our goals.
Some of ANZURA’s functions are to:
- Encourage a deep understanding of the teachings of The Urantia Book
- Facilitate the formation of Urantia Book study groups
- Organise an annual study conference of readers of The Urantia Book
- Enable readers to make contact with other readers
- Publish the Arena newsletter
- Ensure that The Urantia Book is readily available
- Undertake library placement and other gift book programs
- Provide study aids and derivative works of the Urantia teachings
- Undertake any other activities that assist the spread of the teachings of The Urantia Book
ANZURA functions under a constitution providing for democratic procedures and participation of members. It is affiliated (as a National Association) with Urantia Association International which consists of readers from many nations and cultures who want to assist the dissemination of The Urantia Book and its teachings throughout the world.
Members of ANZURA tend to concentrate on the steady person-to-person approach to dissemination, rather than dramatic publicity. It is recognised that social improvement depends on the prior improvement of those who comprise society, and that while such improvement will be slow, it will rest on a strong foundation.
ANZURA welcomes readers of The Urantia Book who are interested in joining us in our attempts to uplift our world by applying, to our own lives, the supernal teachings of this fifth epochal revelation.
For detailed information on ANZURA’s Services and Programs click here
For information about Membership in ANZURA click here
ANZURA’s Governing Board
The Governing Board comprises a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and New Zealand Representative. They are elected and may serve two two-year terms. There is also an Administrator and an Assistant Administrator who take care of the day-to-day operations of the organisation. These positions are currently held by:
President: Phillip Marriott
Vice President: Ian Campbell
Secretary: Graeme Chapman
Treasurer: Dan Swadling
NZ Representative: Susan Hemmingsen
ANZURA’s Contact details:
PO Box 1581
Warriewood NSW 2102