Thought Leaders Forum Archive
You may view an archived recording of the UUI Thought Leaders Forum with Claire and Angie Thurston, which was held live on February 25, 2017, by clicking on the link below.
February Forum Topic:
How do we do the will of God in this moment of our planet’s evolution?
Saturday, February 25, 2017
at 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time USA
Angie and Claire Thurston
Summary Statement by the Presenters:We know from The Urantia Book that our ideals grow exponentially compared to our ability to live them. How do we maximize our impact to help ourselves, our communities and our planet?
What are some practical ideas for enhancing our spiritual lives to leverage progress in these especially turbulent times?
About the Presenters:
long been active in Urantia Book study groups and societies.
Claire's day job is doing strategic planning for the Federal government's Center for Leader-ship Development, which has included designing and managing the LEAD certificate program.
Combining the revelatory information about God the Universal Father with the latest psychology research about a father's influence on a child's development, she is an author (The Dad Difference, 2014) and regular contributor to the online magazine, The Good Men Project. She is most proud that her three children consider themselves Urantians and is very excited to see the fruits of the Youth and Young Adult movement in the Urantia community.
She began chairing semiannual spiritual gatherings for young adults in 2010. Her faith is grounded in The Urantia Book, and she is an active leader in the international fellowship of Urantia Book readers. Angie currently serves as a General Councilor of the Urantia Book Fellowship and Associate Trustee of Urantia Foundation. She received an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School in 2016. Angie previously studied playwriting at Brown University and put on arts events in New York City for six years.
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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.
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1. The knowledge of things.
2. The realization of meanings.
3. The appreciation of values.
4. The nobility of work – duty.
5. The motivation of goals – morality.
6. The love of service – character.
7. Cosmic insight – spiritual discernment.