News from Urantia Foundation - July 1974

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This is the second issue of URANTIAN News which was initiated in December, 1973. The Urantia Foundation has planned that URANTIAN News be a semi-annual periodical concerning developments in the Urantia movement, more especially with the increasingly numerous and important activities of Urantia Foundation. We hope you enjoy this brief narrative of these developments.

We are now nearing the final stage of preparation for printing “Study Aids for Part IV of The URANTIA Book - The Life and Teachings of Jesus” which was compiled by Ruth Renn. We wish to express our warm gratitude for Ruth's dedication and hard work in completing what we feel to be a very valuable study aid.

The Finnish translation continues to progress well. The Foundation already has a large portion of the translation in its possession, and Mr. Thomas Kendall is scheduled to visit Helsinki this Fall to confer with the translators.

The Foundation is in the process of preparing, with the help of a dedicated Urantian and serious student of The Urantia Book, a series of maps dealing with Part IV of The Urantia Book. This new set will include over 30 individual maps. Those which are completed are masterpieces of detail and beauty.

This publication comes to you at the time of the Urantia Brotherhood's 1974 Summer Study Session. The Trustees and Staff of the Foundation have long looked forward to renewing old friendships and making new ones at his gathering of nearly 300 people. Once again is our excitement rekindled as we witness the spiritual fruit of the truths of the Fifth Epochal Revelation.

This Fall, as most of you know, it became the obligation of the Urantia Foundation to initiate a lawsuit against a California corporation known as Urantian Research and three individuals representing that entity. While this is an unfortunate situation, we have been moved by the letters of encouragement and the contributions to this cause which have been steadily flowing in since the news was made public. This support has been very important to us at such a trying time, and we thank you all for these expressions of loyalty. At the present time, we have nothing further to report regarding this legal action, but you will eventually be notified of the outcome.

Despite our limited staff and resources and the heavy demands placed upon all at headquarters, every effort is being made properly to lay the foundations for the slow, sure evolutionary spread of the Urantia message throughout the world into the hearts of all mankind, and the eventual realization of that long sought after goal of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man.

This is a task of immense proportions along side of which our seemingly meager efforts may appear to pale into insignificance Nevertheless, the Word has now been made Book and we are convinced that through unity of ideals and purpose eventually the teachings of Jesus shall obtain in the lives of all mankind. We have begun; the teachings of Jesus will some day prevail.

We thank all of you for your patience, understanding, and encouragement as we all go forward together in presenting the Urantia Revelation to a spiritually hungry world.

The Trustees and staff hope you all have a Happy Holiday Season and extend to you our Best Wishes for the coming year.

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