Event: Salt Lake Symposium 2017

Transitioning with Teens

Transitioning away from the LDS Church comes with many complications and difficulties. Relationships between parents and teens are already complex, and transitioning introduces additional issues that must be navigated to preserve relationships. This panel is made up of parents who have transitioned from the Church with teens; they will address issues that have presented themselves …

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Transparency for All

“Transparency is for those who carry out public duties and exercise public power. Privacy is for everyone else.” – Glenn Greenwald To one degree or another, transparency has always been an issue in the LDS Church. MormonLeaks was created to help facilitate transparency, though this effort has been criticized by some LDS Church members. It …

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Metal Records and the Invention of Religious Tradition

This presentation offers a comparative study of the gold plates of the New World, and the lead plates of Granada, Spain. Both metallic records (brought forth in the modern period) were said to be buried in the ground, connected by rings, found by treasurer-seekers in a sacred hills, and deposited with other relics. Both artifacts …

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Smith-Pettit Lecture

The Smith-Pettit lecture is free and open to the public, thanks to a generous grant from the Smith-Pettit foundation. To get a ticket, you just need to arrive early to get a seat. We are only seating for 300. There will be overflow seating available where the presentation can be viewed via live stream. Doors …

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Contemplations on a Mormon Intrafaith Marriage

In this session, Nathan McCluskey and Gina Colvin will reflect on 24 years of their Mormon marriage where some of their most persistent conflicts have been over levels of religious observance. Without any guarantees or assurances, they will discuss their past and current conflicts, negotiations, and resolutions as they decide how to manage their intrafaith …

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