IS THE IUA*?
[International Urantia Association]
What IUA is Not
Click here to read it on the IUA website**
"The IUA should not be confused
with the spiritual fellowship of the kingdom of heaven, even though it
is intended to foster that fellowship. IUA is not a religious
organization, is not associated with any religion, and is not a
competitor of any religion, even though it is comprised of individual
religionists. IUA has no creeds, dogmas, priests, rituals, or holy
books. IUA welcomes people of
all faiths, races, and nationalities.
"IUA is not designed to carry the
teachings of The Urantia Book to
planetary culture in its own name nor to be a direct agent of change in
religious, political, social, or economic institutions. However,
individuals who are engaged in all sorts of creative enterprises may be
nourished by the interaction provided by the IUA. Where individuals are
always free to express their own views as their own views, IUA as a
group has no opinions to express on religious, political, economic, or
social issues. Its focus is to remain on The
Urantia Book and its teachings."
Finding Readers in
Click here to read it on the USUA website**
"In the United States and
Puerto Rico, International Urantia Associations
are growing because Urantia Book readers want to
be part of an organization that appreciates the
work of Urantia Foundation and supports the
"Declaration of Trust Creating Urantia
Foundation." Such is the case in Florida.
Association of Florida, under the leadership of
Dick Ziglar, strives to find readers who share
their basic beliefs regarding essential ideals.
They desire to maintain unity, harmony, and
solidarity within the organization. 'It only
makes sense to bring compatible people into your
organization,' says Dick. 'It makes little sense
to allow individuals to infiltrate a group who
have hidden agendas or causes that are not in
concert with the main body of the group.'
"And they are clear
about who they want and who they do not want in
their group. We do not
allow Fellowship members/sympathizers in our
society, and neither do we allow channelers or
those who would compromise the teachings of the
Urantia Book, people who, for example, still
believe in reincarnation or believe that Jesus
was on the same level as Buddha, Confucius, etc.
" 'We never entertain a
mixture of philosophies,' he says, 'such as
studying Urantia Book one hour and A Course
In Miracles the next hour. Everyone in our
society is exclusively devoted to the
dissemination and teachings of one book at our
study groups and meetings. We consider ourselves
a well-unified group and as such we don't even
want 'fence straddlers' in our organization.' "
*Now named UAI =
Urantia Association International
**Unfortunately these 2003 links no longer work,
but I am sure the above statements are