How We Operate and Who We Are
How We Operate
UBtheNEWS is provided as a public service. It is an independent family-run project without any financial or organizational ties to publishers of The Urantia Book or any of the several larger associations known for their global organization of Urantia Book readers.
We feel our organizational independence is important for keeping the presentation of this scholarship as free as possible from the influence of social politics and other associations that have nothing to do with the fundamental nature of this work.
We are not an independently wealthy family. Contributions are essential to the progress of this project. If you find this work valuable, please do what you can to support it.
Who We Are
Halbert, the creator/director of UBtheNEWS, officially lauched the project in January of 2007. He continues to do most of the research and writing for the reports. Halbert's interest in The Urantia Book started in 1981.
Click here to read Halbert's resume.
Click here to access a page that provides a list of videos, books, articles, and music that he has appeared in, written, and recorded.
Claire and her son, Andrew, expanded the UBtheNEWS nucleus to three people, when Halbert and Claire got engaged to be married in October 2009.
Claire began reading The Urantia Book in 1971. After doing graduate work at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, she spent several years working at Urantia Brotherhood and Urantia Foundation in the late 1980's. Her insights and editorial feedback were instrumental to the preparation of the Eugenics, Race, and The Urantia Book paper. Claire provides much of the wisdom that guides this project.
As a second generation Urantian, who was largely home schooled, Andrew enjoys a solid foundation in thinking from a Urantia Book perspective. His lifelong educational focus is in Current Affairs and World History. His insights and editorial feedback were instrumental to the preparation of the Eugenics, Race, and The Urantia Book paper. Andrew provides much of the wisdom that guides this project.
Joe is a student of The Urantia Book since 1993 and has served in the community in various capacities since 2006. He is currently hosting a small study group and maintains urantiabookstudy.org as a means of advertising the availability of unaffiliated study groups, especially in his home town.
His service to UBtheNEWS centers around our website design and hosting.
Donna Whelan discovered The Urantia Book
in 1993 and has been enthusiastically involved with study groups ever since. Taking after her father, who was a proofreader for the L.A. Times, Donna proofreads most of the reports and much of the other material on this website. She and her husband, Larry, live in Temple City, California and have been wonderfully supportive of the UBtheNEWS project since we began in January 2007.
Resumes of people who prepare reports: click here.
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