Event: Salt Lake Symposium 2010

SL10231: Why We Stay

This perennially well-received session features the stories of those who have chosen to remain active, dedicated Latter-day Saints even in the face of challenges to traditional faith. How have these members wrestled with their faith and yet emerged more determined than ever to be a part of the Latter-day Saint community? ALAN EASTMAN, CAROL B. …

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SL10301: Devotional: Gratitude: A Contagious Choice

Gratitude is deeply rooted in the monotheistic religions as well as in eastern forms of spirituality. Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Through story and a smidgen of contemporary social science research, we will explore the notion that gratitude is not only a choice but …

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SL10336: Panel: Growth and Dispersion of Latter-day Saints in “Zion” and “Babylon”: The Consequences of Mormon Demographic Transition

”Demographic Change in Utah: Consequences for LDS Religious Behavior and Member Retention in the Mormon Culture Region.” This paper looks at demographic data from Utah and various national censuses throughout the world to analyze the trends and consequences of Mormon growth and dispersion. Rick Phillips’ paper combines several data sources to show how recent shifts …

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SL10372: Seeing as Believing

The eclectic visions of three diverse and discerning poets emerge as concrete images, scenes, shapes, and shadow—screened in a sensuous slide show and read and performed live. Poetry in voice, in paint, in photos, and in ink, all of which remains on the retina and stretches the imagination. ALEX CALDIERO, CHERYL L. BRUNO, PAUL SWENSON

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SL10131: Rediscovering Eugene England in the 21st Century

The Eugene England Foundation has launched EugeneEngland.org, a comprehensive website that makes the life and writings of one of the most influential Mormon thinkers and activists easily accessible to another generation. Panelists will discuss the new website, photos, the Eugene England papers at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library, and draw on journals and correspondence …

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SL10311: Film Screening: Trouble in Zion, a documentary

Trouble in Zion is an hour-long documentary offering a unique look at the 1838 Mormon/ Missouri War. The film retells a tragic piece of American history through spoken word, folk music, and even the vibrant pages of a comic book. It features intriguing interviews with notable scholars from history, religion, and sociology (such as Richard …

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