Religion & Humanities Conference

The Religion and the Humanities Conference is hosted each year in partnership with the Utah Humanities Council and brings scholars, students, and the community together to discuss issues of relevance at the intersection of religious studies, ethics, and civic engagement. The conference is designed to cultivate deeper understanding of the varieties of religious devotion and the impact of this diversity on our community, nation,  and world.

2013 Religion & Humanities Conference:
Religious Disagreement

September 19-20, 2013 | UVU Library Lecture Hall

This conference explores the theoretical dimensions of religious diversity in light of the most recent philosophical work on the nature of disagreement. Conference participants include leading thinkers in the contemporary discussion surrounding religious and ethical pluralism, the epistemology of religious belief, and the value of philosophy in clarifying theological differences.

Previous Conferences

  • "Religious Diversity & the Art of Civil Dialogue" (September 21, 2012)

  • "Spiritual, But Not Religious?" (December 8, 2011)

  • "Outmigration and the Mormon Quest for Education,", (combined with Mormon Studies Conference), (November 5-6, 2009)

  • "Secularism Examined: A Conference on Religion and Social Values," (February 3, 2009)

  • "Edges of Transnational Religion," (March 27, 2008)

  • "Intelligent Design: Toward an Intelligent Discussion," (December 1, 2006)

  • "Religion and Democracy: Challenges and Prospects," (November 2-4, 2005)

  • "When Justice and Peace Embrace: Religious Perspectives on Social Justice," (October 21-2, 2004)

  • "Religion in the Curriculum: Education or Indoctrination," (October 23, 2003)

  • "Narrative, Character, and Virtue: Religious Perspectives," (October 17-18, 2002)
  • "Religion and Violence: Advocacy and Resistance," (October 18-19, 2001)

  • "Great Religious Teachers and Their Contemporary Relevance," (October 12-13, 2000)

  • "Religious Freedom and the First Amendment," (October 14-15, 1999)

  • "The Varieties of Christianity," (October 29, 1998)

  • "Religion and Views of Nature," (October, 1997)

  • "How Should We Think About Religious Diversity?," (September 27-8, 1996)