WELCOME TO UPADARIA
A CHRISTIAN SOCIAL NETWORK
Upadaria is pronounced "yoo-pah-daria" and it stands for what we call "The UPDR Ideals" for our Christian community governance. U stands for Unity in diversity. P stands for Popular sovereignty. D stands for Democratic equality. R stands for Rule of law. When you understand these ideals from a Biblical perspective and when you apply all of them together in harmony you achieve the ideals which guide how we structure and govern this Christian social network.
Of course, Upadaria, again pronounced yoo-pah-daria, is a Christian virtual refuge. It is a place for you to find friendship, fellowship, and spiritual family among Believers. That is exciting, because that is the most basic reason why culture is influencing Christians more than we are influencing culture: without truly Christian friendship, fellowship, and family we will never be able to stand apart, independent, from the world.
I first envisioned Upadaria in 1982 and I wrote about a future, fictional history about what at the time I described as an "Empire", but which I have learned has a far more spiritual and deeper meaning. Upadaria is a philosophy and way of life rooted in Christ.
Upadaria is a virtual community for a unique Christian PEOPLE who transcend race, politics, and denominations and whos head is Christ, a People who are UNITED in love and faith with the WHOLE Body of Christ!
It is a lifestyle and governance discipline rooted in the UPDR Ideals which produce peace and justice wherever they are followed.
It is "virtual to local Christian refuge." Its "homeland" is unique, it is to be distributed wherever its ideals as a lifestyle and governance discipline are followed.
So this is not your average run of the mill Christian social networking community, although it is a social networking community. It is
a call to become a witness for Jesus to the nations in every sphere of life, in word, deed, and influence with deep and daily intentionality
a call to become independent of the world through interdependence on fellow Christians and dependence on Christ
a call for justice which enable us to practice true Christian freedom (rooted in virtue, liberty, and independence)
a call to restore the neglected Christian disciplines associated with Ecclesia (the universal church expressed locally), Ethne (nations whose God is the Lord), Oikos (friendship, fellowship, and family), and Koinonia (freewill covenant association).
The structure, governance, and focus of Upadaria is geared toward these things, to impart them to you, to enhance and improve upon them with your participation, and to actualize them in virtual, and eventually local, manifestation of this community's vision and ideals in your daily life.
If you are ready to become independent of the world, while remaining a witness for Jesus to the lost, you have found your virtual Christian refuge where that can all come true in your life.