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Urantia University Inst. Thought Leaders Forum

01-Jul-2017 ~ 01-Jul-2017

UUI Thought Leaders Forum

An online forum for exploring new directions and integrative
thinking in science, religion, philosophy and human systems

July Forum Topic:
Personal Religious Experience and the Quest for Cosmic Citizenship

Saturday, July 1, 2017

at 12:00-1:00 PM Mountain Time USA

David Kantor
Summary Statement by the Presenter:
Are we attempting to assimilate a new revelation using old paradigms of thinking, just as did the apostles? In popular religion today, personal religious experience is often understood as the cultivation of particular states of consciousness and the construction of an idealized self. How does this relate to the Urantia Book’s vision of a quest for cosmic citizenship in a personal universe?

Join us for a reconsideration of our fundamental ontological situation, and the implications for cultivating personal religious experience.


About the Presenter:
David has been a reader of The Urantia Book since 1966 and active in Urantia reader community affairs 1972. He has served on the General Council as well as the Executive Committee of the Urantia Book Fellowship. Between 1995 and 2014 he worked to create a presence for the Fellowship and the revelation on the Internet. In 2014 he started Urantia Book Films, focusing solely on a more aggressive promotion of the book through film, video, and social media. He produced and directed the feature-length film, Re-Imagining Jesus, which has been viewed by thousands of people. Prior to retirement, David worked in technical software development, designing software for the management of corporate voice and data networks. He has spoken at conferences and worked with reader groups in Central and South America as well as Russia and Eastern Europe. His personal interests include enjoying the Rocky Mountain wilderness and an ongoing study of Christian theology as it relates to The Urantia Book.


The UUI Thought Leader Forums are free.We ask people to register for this online event (using a Zoom video conference room) simply to provide us with an estimate of the potential attendance. There is no obligation to attend.


Context and Format of the Online Forum:
The UUI Thought Leaders Forum is a series of online dialogues modeled in part on the TED Talks concept. The primary distinction is that the UUI Thought Leaders Forum will be interactive and have a spiritual context for examining and presenting ideas of progressive, evolutionary value in science, philosophy, and religion that are inspired by The Urantia Book. It will also look at how these three domains of knowledge intersect with human systems and the development of civilization. The one-hour Forum will begin with ashort video presentation (15 minutes) by David Kantor and then open to a Q&A session with David and members of the audience for the remainder of the hour. We will email a list of questions that David has prepared for this event to all registered participants about a week before the Thought Leaders Forum so people have some time to reflect on them.

Participants may also enter their questions and comments on the Zoom chat board during the Forum. David will remain online for a period of time after the Forum ends in order to address audience questions.

A video recording of the online Forum will be available for viewing on this website within a few days after the event, for the benefit of those who missed it.

It is our desire to give inspiriting and transformative thinkers within our global Urantia community a platform for sharing meaningful ideas that can shape a better world.

Link to UUI Thought Leaders Forum Library


How to Log Into the Online Forum:
Join the live interactive Forum on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain time USA (11:00 a.m. Pacific, 12:00 a.m. Mountain, 1:00 noon Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern time USA). To join the Forum, click on the Register Now button below. You will receive a confirmation email with the login address to the online Forum.


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