This year’s 2021 ANZURA conference, hosted by our Sydney team was held as a virtual Zoom conference on 2nd October. Once again, for all the “new normal” reasons we had to cancel our in-person event. We had high hopes all year that we could meet face-to-face as we saw our case numbers rapidly diminish to almost … read more of 2021 ANZURA Virtual Conference Report.
Mind Over Matter – Spirit Over Mind This year’s ANZURA conference was held 27th to 30th September at the Green Hills Conference Centre, Stromlo in a gorgeous bush setting just outside of Canberra. The members of the Canberra Study Group hosted the conference and readers travelled from the various cities, towns and environs in New … read more of Canberra 2019 Conference Report.
The 2018 ANZURA conference was held between the 5th to the 8th October at the Alexandra Headland Conference Centre, Queensland, Australia. The venue was set among the peaceful Queensland bushland and offered a lovely background chorus of native bird calls. One of things I cherish when in the company of readers of The Urantia Book … read more of Reflections of 2018 Conference, QLD.
The most important event to report on at this time is the ANZURA annual conference which was hosted this year by the Melbourne Study Group. They found a wonderful venue in Hepburn Springs west of Melbourne where the Continental House accommodated and fed us more sumptuously than we are accustomed to. Ian and Isobel Esmore … read more of Hepburn Springs 2017 – Conference Report.
Equipped to be Teachers of the Religion of Jesus – Are You Willing? Are You Ready? 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 gracious hosts Julian McGarry … read more of Tasmanian Conference Reflections.
This year’s Australia & New Zealand Urantia Association (ANZURA) conference was held at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation on the shores of the beautiful Narrabeen Lagoon on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The members of the Sydney Study Group hosted the conference and apart from the Sydney readers, other attendees travelled from Brisbane, … read more of 2015 – Sydney Conference Report.
The ANZURA conference, held in new Zealand 3rd to 6th October this year provided the chance for New Zealand readers finally to take their turn in hosting readers for a long weekend of communing, conferring, considering the gems in The Urantia Book from many different perspectives, creating new friendships, consolidating old ones, and celebrating just … read more of Auckland 2014 – Conference Report.
2013 Autumn – President’s Report Kathleen Swadling Welcome to the first edition of the Arena for 2013. I hope you all had a happy and safe Christmas and New Year season and that you are now ready and refreshed to tackle the many challenges that will no doubt confront us in this next turn around … read more of President’s Reports – Arena 2013.
Welcome to this Summer 2012 edition of the Arena. No doubt this will find you preparing for that hectic time of year as Christmas, New Year and the summer holidays loom. I wish you all a happy and save season. It’s been an eventful few months since the last edition as many of us made … read more of President’s Report & Musings on ANZURA’s Annual Conference 2012.
It’s been a busy year for ANZURA. Since the last Arena the main highlight has been the annual Urantia Book Readers’ Conference which was held at the glorious Lake Dewar Lodge in the Daylesford region in Victoria. The venue was ideal for our needs. We were surrounded by nature and the building had floor-to-ceiling and … read more of Report on Conference at Lake Dewar Lodge.