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'Gather yourselves together' — Latter-day Saints not the only faith planning religious conferences and conventions

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  • Amy's Mom OREM, UTAH
    March 30, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    i love the 'words most used' graphic. may it be copied? how?
    please let us know.
    thank you.

  • Ken Sisler Newmarket, Ontario
    March 30, 2012 7:41 p.m.

    In 2002, the Catholic Church had World Youth Day in Toronto. About 150,000 Catholic youth came from around the world. The Mormon Church helped out by preparing food for some of the youths.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 30, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    How religiocentric do you have to be to have this even be a story?

  • The Atheist Provo, UT
    March 31, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    A few events you missed reporting:

    In Seattle, Richard Dawkins will be speaking at "Working Together for a Secular Society, A Celebration", April 1st, 2012, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

    The Northwest Freethought Alliance Convention, in Renton, Washington, began Friday, and goes through the weekend.

    In San Diego, "A Secular Society Worth Saving: The Role of Religion & Secularism in Public Policy” will be held April 6th, 2012, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The "Something From Nothing" event, An evening with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss, will be held in Canberra and Sydney, Australia, April 10th - 12th, 2012.

    Then the 2012 Global Atheist Convention – ‘A Celebration of Reason’, will follow April 13 - 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

    "The Skeptics of Oz" is a FREE conference in Wichita, KS on April 21st and 22nd at The Forum Theater.

    "Women in Secularism" conference is May 18 - 20, 2012, at the Crystal City Marriott, Reagan National Airport, Arlington, Virginia.

    Atheists are people, too.

  • U.Know.I.Know Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 31, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    Also the MSA (Muslim Student Association) of Utah is having a 3 day conference this week end. The Meetings today are the Fine Arts Building at the U of U. Great attendance last night. Following other meetings - a presentation of "Why We Are Muslims" will given at 4:00 PM. A presentation that will be good for Muslims and NonMuslims alike.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    March 31, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    @The Atheist

    How do you KNOW those events are happening? They're in far off places that I can't see.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    March 31, 2012 8:14 p.m.

    A1994,

    Huh?

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    March 31, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    A1994, right on!

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    March 31, 2012 9:50 p.m.

    @A Scientist

    It's just a little good natured ribbing for 'The Atheist.' Scientists and Atheists do have a sense of humor, don't they?

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    March 31, 2012 10:39 p.m.

    Atheism means one knows there is no God. That is an impossibility. Better to say agnostic. Lawrence Krauss is a very good cosmologist but a very poor authority on the existence of God. He should stick to his field of expertise rather than making himself look silly.

  • Eirebrain Williamsburg, VA
    April 1, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    Loved this article. It was clearly not meant to be an exhaustive list of all religious conferences, and it does a wonderful job of explaining what we have in common with our friends of other faiths. Very timely. Those who have lived exclusively among people who believe (or disbelieve) as they do often have very little knowledge about the beliefs and practices of other communities. Ignorance is a great catalyst for prejudice: the ignorance of others about Latter-day Saint beliefs in many ways mirrors our own ignorance of the beliefs and practices of other faith groups. Thank you for broadening the scope!

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    April 1, 2012 8:38 p.m.

    Incoherence is not humor.

    Or didn't they teach you that in primary?

  • Moontan Roanoke, VA
    April 2, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    I actually find many of the incoherent criticisms of the insidious nature of the Church and religion in general to be quite funny.