David Kantor

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I have been active in the Urantia movement since the late 1960s. 

I worked at the Family of God Foundation from 1974 to 1988 where I set up and managed the multi-media division which produced slide-tape programs for Urantia conferences and reader outreach, as well as providing technical support for international and regional conferences. I have been on the technical support team for the Fellowship’s international conferences since IC’81.

I served on the General Council of the Fellowship for 15 years, 11 of which were as a member of the Executive Committee. From 2001 to 2007 I served as chair of the International Fellowship Committee. 

I traveled extensively in Latin America participating in conferences and meeting with reader groups. I participated in several of the first New Age religious conferences to take place in Russia after the fall of the Soviet regime. 

In 1995 I was instrumental in putting the first Urantia website on the Internet. I began collecting original documents from the Urantia movement’s previous forty years to put online including Meredith Sprunger’s archive and personal correspondence. This collection eventually became the foundation for the Urantia Historical Society. 

I continued managing the Fellowship’s web presence until 2012.

In 2010 I started Urantia Book Films. I wrote, directed, and produced Re-Imagining Jesus, the first feature-length documentary shot in Jordan and Israel on Michael’s bestowal. At present the film has had more than 20,000 start-to-finish views online. A Spanish version has just been released for distribution on DVD in Latin America and a Portuguese version is in post-production. 

I am a charter member of the Golden Gate Circle Society and have served as an officer of Rocky Mountain Spiritual Fellowship. I am a past presenter at international Urantia conferences and many regional gatherings.

  

"The time is ripe to witness the figurative resurrection of the human Jesus from his burial tomb amidst the theological traditions and the religious dogmas of nineteen centuries." 



"Of all human knowledge, that which is of greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it."


"A new and fuller revelation of the religion of Jesus is destined to conquer an empire of materialistic secularism and to overthrow a world sway of mechanistic naturalism."

(All quotes from The Urantia Book)

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      Early Urantia Movement History Reconsidered   I recently came across two rather disturbing but very interesting, well-written books that shed light on the early years of the Urantia movement. These are “The Religious Crisis of the 1960s”...
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        The Continuing Emergence of Urantia Religion: New Wineskins ● By David Kantor
        This article contends that a distinctly Urantia religion has been evolving since the publication of the book in 1955. It is not only alive and well but is thriving and experiencing rapid growth. Urantia religion has been largely unrecognized...
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          David Kantor added a video What do we do now???
          What do we do now??? Published on Oct 30, 2015 A 50-year veteran of the Urantia movement assesses the current state of the movement and its primary organizations on the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Urantia Book. With almost...
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            Urantia Book Films FUNDRAISER    Click here to visit our donation page Contemplate the massive reach of video in today's world and make that contribution! No amount is too large. The Bestowal of Christ...
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