International Urantia Association (IUA) update
Since IUA's inception last August, URANTIA Book readers have formed seven Associations: The Finnish URANTIA Society, the Australia and New Zealand URANTIA Association (ANZURA), the URANTIA Association of Florida, the Hawaii URANTIA Local Association (HULA), the URANTIA Association of Greater New York, the Southwest URANTIA Readers Family (SURF), and the Greater Lake Michigan URANTIA Association. Five more Associations will be chartered in the next few months.
Because so many applications to IUA have been received from around the world, the Trustees have appointed five more persons to the Coordinating Committee (CC). Seppo Kanerva in Finland will facilitate the formation of Associations in Europe. Three Australian readers, Neil Francey, and Trevor and Kathleen Swadling, will serve in Australia and New Zealand. And one additional American, Lee Armstrong, will serve in the United States. In addition, Lee is the Conference Chairperson of the IUA 1994 Study Conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
The work of IUA has begun in earnest. A growing network of URANTIA Book students is already receiving referrals of readers who seek fellowship and and in-depth study with other readers.
As the Coordinating Committee continues to bring together readers who want to form associations, we anticipate a new quality of advancing understanding of the teachings of The URANTIA Book and a new maturity of cooperation among readers and with the URANTIA Foundation. We also anticipate a new consensus of wisdom in accomplishing the orderly dissemination of the teachings of The URANTIA Book.
If you are interested in joining IUA, write or call our Chicago office for a copy of the Charter and Bylaws and an application form.
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