Dear Friends and Readers of The Urantia Book, Firstly, I would like to acknowledge and recognise the original and traditional custodians of this planet, The United Midwayers. This is my first Arena report as President of ANZURA. Our AGM was held virtually via Zoom on 21 November 2020 and elections were held for the positions … read more of President’s Report – Summer 2020.
October 1 – 4, 2021 The Goodness of Love – a Keystone to Reality We’re pleased to announce that the 2021 ANZURA Annual Conference is being planned to go ahead as an in-person conference 1 – 4 October this year at the Peter Canisius House in Pymble, Sydney. Things are looking good for both Australia and New … read more of 2021 Annual Conference in Sydney.
Last year’s 2020 ANZURA conference, hosted by our New Zealand team was held as a virtual Zoom conference on 10th October. For all the reasons we’re only too familiar with by now, the theme was aptly titled Post COVID Spiritual Life. This was a “first” for ANZURA and while the virtual format is not as … read more of 2020 Annual Conference Report.
The Arena newsletter keeps students of The Urantia Book throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in touch with Urantia related news, activities and events from our local region as well as from the global Urantia Book reader community. It also provides interesting articles written by readers on a wide range of subjects from … read more of About the Arena Newsletter.
ANZURA’s mission is to foster the in-depth study of The Urantia Book and to disseminate its teachings. The UB Endeavour is a fundraising initiative to raise funds for ANZURA to help us spread The Urantia Book and its teachings throughout the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific region. Here are some of our programs designed … read more of The UB Endeavour.
ANZURA maintains a contact list for study group hosts. Not all of these hosts actually run a regular study group but all of them are willing to host one for anyone who would like to meet. Some study groups include virtual participation via Zoom if you cannot meet face-to-face. You can view the list of … read more of Study Group Contacts.
My Dear Friends and Fellow Students of The Urantia Book, I hope you are all doing well! It has been a tumultuous year. Many of you may be feeling psychologically bruised or wounded with the circumstances of the lockdown as you live with the ever-present possibility of catching COVID-19. It has been a particularly stressful … read more of President’s Report – Spring 2020.
10 October 2020 Post COVID Spiritual Life Long ago in 2018 when we first started to plan this conference, we picked a theme based on 2020 representing perfect vision, and were looking forward to exploring the hindsight, insight and foresight offered by The Urantia Book. Sadly, we were not given the foresight to predict COVID, … read more of Virtual ANZURA Annual Conference 2020.
Martin McBurney, long time reader of The Urantia Book sadly passed away in July after a prolonged illness. He was a well-loved friend and kindred spirit to many in the Urantia community. He hosted and masterminded a memorable conference in Warburton, Victoria in 1990 with a theme titled “Shepherd’s Pie”. Here are a few words … read more of Farewell Martin McBurney.
Led by planets in conjunction Wise men traveled from afar Seeking light in his reflection Bearing gifts beneath that star August winds draped wisdom’s story Capturing stardust drifts below Tracing ancient myths in glory Glistening in the noonday glow Summer creeps past frosts and sunset City lights obscure the view Meteor showers cloak the morning … read more of August 21 – a Poem.