Fifth Epochal Fellowship Corporation dba The Uranita Book Fellowship

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Arts & Culture, Religion

Location: PO Box 6631 Broomfield CO 80021 USA

Mission: Our primary focus has been the dissemination of The Urantia Book and its teachings worldwide with the cultivation of a diverse and spiritually fragrant community of believers. For over 50 years we have consistently created opportunities for reader/believers to connect around service, study and socialization. We foster the scholarly study of the book as well as encourage the artistic expression of its sublime inspiration. By bringing readers together we supply the social fulcrum of our faith movement, leveraging the talents and resources of many scattered reader/believers around the world.
Programs: Our Accomplishments Include:We published the first Urantia Book that includes; a comprehensive indexed listing of names and topics, a two column print styling for easier reading, a universally accepted referencing system of: paper, section and paragraph numbers, an Appendix listing the accepted word and punctuation modifications from the initial 1950 edition. Through our new exclusive publishing service, Uversa Press, we also offer study aids such as The Paramony and The Wrightwood Series. Continuing in our 50 year tradition, we freely provide the Urantia community with outstanding printed publications such as The Mighty Messenger and The Herald that showcase the best thoughts and insights of individuals who have experienced a revelation that is epochaly significant. Beginning in 1967, The Fellowship has been host to a Triennial International Conference for readers of The Urantia Book. Since 1980 these conferences have averaged over 1,000 participants. When a need is recognized, local and international scholarships for conference attendance are generously granted to Urantians who have demonstrated leadership and/or scholarly abilities.Fellowship Members through a variety of sources provide thousands of dollars annually at home and abroad for grassroots outreach and dissemination projects, that have been initiated by inspired and dedicated Urantians.The Fellowship Interfaith Program has committed readers that have presented the book to countless ministers, placed it in hundreds of religious libraries worldwide and most notably presented it at each of the last three Parliaments of the World's Religions;1993 in Chicago Illinois , 1999 in Cape Town South Africa and 2004 in Barcelona Spain.The Fellowship Outreach Program has placed thousands of books domestically, enthusiastically presented numerous public lectures and participated in hundreds of public expositions in the last decade alone. The Fellowship International Program nurtures and sponsors emerging Urantia students and communities around the world by connecting readers with leaders, fostering study and socialization by donating desperately needed books.Our website, www.Urantiabook.org, is a virtual resource library inspired by The Urantia Book. This powerful cyber tool has quickly become an excellent source for outreach ministry, further in-depth study and movement history by Urantia Book Scholars of the last 50 years.The Urantia Book Fellowship continues to cultivate a worldwide open culture that is inclusive of all readers and believers. It is a culture that values group wisdom and is willing to self-evaluate and evolve. A fellowship of believers dedicated to cultivating the spirit of religion by disseminating The Urantia Book.

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The Urantia Book Fellowship is the original social fraternal organization of readers of The Urantia Book. Since 1955 the Fellowship has done all it can to create an awareness of The Urantia Book among all peoples. They have had a dual purpose of dissemination of the book and service to those who find it, read it and consequently believe in it. I've supported this group avidly since 1982, both as a volunteer and monetarily. I will continue to give them my hearty support because the organization embodies the values of truth, beauty and goodness, that I hold most dear.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The quality of their publications, their use of donor funds, their loyalty to truth, their loving and inclusive attitude toward others who disagree with them, the integrity in their group deliberations and their willingness to self-correct and evolve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would do everything in my power to help it be better funded.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their sincere willingness to serve, their altruism, their commitment to excellence and their courage to stand up for what they believe is right.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutely devoted to the mission of serving God and humanity.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Very effectively spread The Urantia Book and it's teachings all over the world.

Ways to make it better...

The organization could have enough money to do the tremendous amount of work it desires to accomplish.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The nature of the work they have to do in spreading a religious book that doesn't always agree with other long cherished creeds and the conflicts that arise with other Urantia groups about how best to disseminate the book.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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