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Dialogues, Conference & Other Initiatives

Jewish & Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue (Ongoing)

August 15, 2020 04:09 PM
(2016 - present)
Frequency: Semi-annual
Leaders: Rabbi Mark Diamond and Dr. Steven Windmueller (Jewish); Dr. Shon Hopkin and Dr. Andy Reed (Latter-day Saints).
Detailed Information: Goals, Topics, Participants & History

Community of Christ & Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue (Ongoing)

September 14, 2020 10:03 AM
(2017 - present)
Leaders: Dr. Keith Wilson and Dr. Casey Griffiths (Latter-day Saints); Andrew Bolton (Community of Christ)

Book of Mormon in Zion Conference (Ongoing)

October 26, 2020 01:48 PM
(2012 - present)
Frequency: Annual
Leaders: Dr. Keith Wilson and Richard Moore (Latter-day Saints); Patrick and James McKay (Restoration Branches)
Detailed Information: Goals, Topics, Participants & History

Church of the Nazarene & Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue

(2015 - ?)
Locations: Provo, UT; San Diego, CA
Topics: The theology of John Wesley, the Fall of Adam and Eve and the nature of fallen humanity.

Evangelical Student Group [Spring Break] BYU Visits (Ongoing)

July 21, 2020 02:32 PM
(2016 - present)
Frequency: Annual [March]
Leaders: Rev. Greg Johnson and Dr. Telford Work (Evangelical); Dr. J.B. Haws, Dr. Shon Hopkin, and Dr. Mauro Properzi (Latter-day Saints).
Universities represented: Westmont College, Biola University, Azusa Pacific University, Brigham Young University.
Detailed Information: Goals, Topics, Participants & History

Evangelical & Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue (Ongoing)

August 17, 2020 10:27 AM
Dr. Robert L. Millet, co-organizer with Dr. Richard Mouw. Begun in May of 2000. Two-day, semi-annual meetings have resulted in theological discussions of such matters as Soteriology (how salvation comes), grace and good works, Anthropology (nature of humanity), religious authority, revelation, the canon of scripture, God and the Godhead/Trinity, spiritual gifts, and Theosis or deification, among others. Meeting locations have included Pasadena, California; Provo, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois; Palmyra, New York; Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois. The dialogue is not open to the public. Books that have been published as a result of the Mormon/Evangelical dialogue include Robert L. Millet and Gregory C. V. Johnson, Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation between a Mormon and an Evangelical (Monkfish, 2007); Robert L. Millet and Gerald R. McDermott, Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate (Brazos Press, 2007); Richard J. Mouw and Robert L. Millet, editors, Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation (InterVarsity Academic Press, 2015); Robert L. Millet, The Vision of Mormonism: Pressing the Boundaries of Christianity (Paragon House, 2007); Robert L. Millet and Shon D. Hopkin, Mormonism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Seton Hall Dialogue: Catholic Latter-day Saint Dialogue

Six panelists representing the Catholic Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a first of its kind interfaith dialogue this month at the Seton Hall University, a private, Catholic college, in South Orange, New Jersey.

The event followed a milestone connection between the two churches in 2019, and the participants said it advanced this important new direction in religious communication.