The UUI Learning Community

This page is by and for members of the UUI Community - a potential global group of readers, students, teachers, leaders, transformers, servers and spiritual seekers.

This is where we can post important ideas and community happenings.  We can share our lives and insights through blogs, videos, articles, or ideas we paint or put to music. Be creative!

Always be guided by the principles of cosmic citizenship - love, mutual respect and tolerance. 

Blogs

by UUI Community Members

 

We invite members to establish a blog about what interests them that might be of interest to others.

Just let us know that you want to write a blog in keeping with the ideals of the Urantia community, and we'll set it up for you. 

Contact:  info@urantiauniversity.org 

New Blog ... 

Prayers from Salem

Forest light - Prayers from Salem

How do we pray?

Visit this beautiful blog to experience the daily prayers of a soul consecrated to God

Click on this link:  Prayers from Salem

 Service  Ideas in Action

Humans are possessed of infinite possibilities for doing good purposefully. And countless spiritual agencies are always ready to help us in serving our brothers and sisters.  

Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Some simple advice:  Start where your passion is. What's important to you? What do you care most about?

There's not enough room on the page to list all the opportunities and ideas for helping others, but here's a jump start list:

Working with youth

  • Mentor a youth
  • Collect and donate clothes for a local shelter or thrift shop 
  • Paint a playground involving local youth 
  • Create a Facebook page on spiritual growth concepts for teens
  • Provide a diversity awareness training to educate youth on global culture 
  • Host a wellness and nutrition day advocating healthy living habits for the young people in your community
  • Tutor at an after school program 
  • Host a game night for local youth to promote healthy social events that don’t involve drugs or alcohol 
  • Volunteer with youth at a senior center or local food pantry 
  • Host a speech contest in your community

 

Working in the Community

Work as part of a team to:

  • Volunteer at a clinic or hospital
  • Make/donate hygiene kits to homeless shelters
  • Plant a vegetable garden where local residents can grow their own food
  • Prepare and deliver food baskets to families in need
  • Volunteer at a food bank/soup kitchen
  • Collect food to replenish a local food pantry
  • Arrange transportation services to a doctor appointment or grocery shopping for persons who are blind or visually impaired, or those with mobility issues
  • Collect items to include in care packages and send to military personnel
  • Cook or deliver meals to needy residents
  • Organize a nature walk
  • Plant trees in the neighborhood
  • Collect recyclables in the community and take them to a recycling center
  • Clean up a park or vacant lot or parking lot in your community
  • Raise awareness about harmful substances in homes and the community
  • Clean a community center or local highway 

 

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Ideas that Matter

 

In a world of too much information, here's
something you might be glad you read ...

The Science of Love                

Did you know that the act of loving and receiving love actually makes us healthier and more resilient? In this article by Barbara Fredrickson, learn about the biochemistry behind the "benign virus of love" and how it works to reward us when we are more loving. 

The Science of Love Article_Image of Sleeping Child

Read this article

Videos  we recommend because they add something of value to human progress ...

Which Contains More Information? 

Check out this totally amazing video by Dr. Derek Muller, one of YouTube's most engaging science teachers. He presents complex concepts in easy to understand language. You will learn a lot about language, information processing and yourself!


What We're learning from Online Education

Presented by Daphne Koller, Stanford University

TedTalks  |  August 1, 2012

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed. 

Daphne and Andrew are advocates of MOOC's (massive open online courses). They launched Coursera in April 2012. By April 2014, Coursera had 7.1 million users in 641 courses from 108 institutions.

If you are having a problem accessing the above video, an alternate link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6FvJ6jMGHU

Dark Energy: A New Standard Model for Physics?


In this video presentation, the BBC's science correspondent, Pallab Ghosh, explains in a clear and easy-to-understand way why modern physics is set for its next big revolution in thinking.

The revolution is centered on a mysterious force called dark energy.  Dark energy, along with dark matter, makes up 96% of the universe, yet scientists have no idea what it is.

The force is causing the expansion of the Universe to continue to accelerate rather than slow down and collapse in on itself, as current theories would suggest.  



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