Mormon Studies Conference
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Fourteenth Annual Mormon Studies Conference
Perspectives on Mormonism and Sacred Texts
"Mormonism and the Internet: Negotiating Religious Community and Identity in the Virtual World"
March 29-30, 2012
The internet has transformed the way we access information and express ourselves. Without the constraints that have shackled traditional media in the past, it allows information to flow more freely and more rapidly than ever before. This has not been lost among religious institutions which are increasingly adding the web to their communication strategies. In this conference, we reflect on evolving concepts of Mormon identity and community in the digital age. For information click here.
"Mormonism and Islam"
March 10-11, 2011
The eleventh annual UVU Mormon Studies Conference will engage in a comparative exploration of Islam and Mormonism. Scholars and practitioners will reflect on points of connection and contrast between two traditions that face challenges related to public awareness and social inclusion. This two-day event will explore a variety of issues for Mormons and Muslims including 1) religious freedom and public perception, 2) mutual goals and cooperative endeavors, 3) areas of theological connection and divergence, and 4) efforts at dialogue and bridge-building. For more information, click here.
"Outmigration and the Mormon Quest for Education"
November 5-6, 2009
This two-day conference reflected on the experience of Mormon migrants who sought to develop themselves and advance the cause of Mormonism through their studies at prestigious colleges and universities. A variety of outmigrants, their biographers, and Mormon studies scholars joined together to discuss this phenomenon and its connection to broader questions in the Mormon quest for education. click here for printer-friendly version of the program
“Restoration Christianity: Commonality and Divergence in Latter-day Saint Movements,” April 1, 2008
“Mormonism and the Environment,” April 4, 2007
“Mormonism and the Christian Tradition,” March 30-1, 2006
“Mormonism and Social Justice,” March 2-4, 2005
“Mormon Theology Conference,” March 19-20, 2004 (co-sponsored with SMPT)
“Perspectives on Mormon Culture,” March 19-20, 2004
“Passing the Portals: Mormon Literature in the 21st Century,” February 21-22, 2003 (co-sponsored with AML)
“Mormon Philosophy Conference,” March 25, 2002
“Conference on the Study of Mormon Culture,” March 21, 2001