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.
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.
Dear friends and students of The Urantia Book, I hope and pray that you are all keeping well and in good spirits. We find ourselves in momentous times! We are constantly confronted with news about the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept our globe in the space of a month or two. We are alarmed at … read more of President’s Report.
Dear Friends and Students of The Urantia Book, Another big year is rapidly drawing to a close. I sincerely hope that this has been a good year for you all. If not, I hope that you have been able to derive comfort and direction from the pages of this incomparable modern revelation. Once again, ANZURA’s … read more of President’s Report – December 2019.
Warm greetings to all our readers and students of The Urantia Book. The National Conference is fast approaching! From the 27th to the 30th of September, we will be gathering at the Green Hills Conference Centre at Stromlo in Canberra to discuss the intriguing theme: “Mind Over Matter, Spirit Over Mind.” Our Canberran team of … read more of President Report – Winter 2019.
The recent tragic events in Christchurch underline how quickly our lives can change and how turbulent our times have become. The global phenomenon of the 24-hour news cycle and the proliferation of social media have certainly contributed to the increasing incidence of social unease and distress. At such times, isn’t it wonderful that we, as … read more of President Report – Autumn 2019.
President’s Report – Autumn 2018 William Wentworth , ACT The autumn issue of Arena always mentions two important events of the coming year—the International Study Day and Annual Conference. This year the International Study Day will be on the weekend of May 19th and 20th. The paper for study will be Paper 36—The Life Carriers. … read more of President’s Reports – Arena 2018.
President’s Report—Autumn 2017 William Wentworth I indulge myself by reversing the order of events and bringing the latest to the fore. Last week the Canberra Study Group made the trip to Sydney to share in the Sydney Group’s regular monthly study. It was a resounding success. The Sydney group treated us Canberra dwellers as … read more of President’s Reports – Arena 2017.
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.
From the President – Autumn 2016 William Wentworth With last year’s annual conference now well behind us, the next regular event will be the Annual Study Day scheduled for 28th May. Since this event was internationalised it has become quite popular, and further information about the paper to be studied by allparticipating groups is included … read more of President’s Reports – Arena 2016.