Summarized by Kent Larsen
Sunstone Symposium Begins Tomorrow
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The annual Sunstone Symposium begins tomorrow,
lasting through Saturday, August 5th at the Salt Lake Marriott Hotel, this
year opening with a panel discussion of what is the gospel and universal and
what is simply cultural. "Pianos and Drums . . . Lessons from Africa" at 8
p.m. tomorrow night, will include former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter, who
recently served as an LDS mission president in South Africa.
The rest of the symposium includes a wide variety of topics and expects
about the same number of participants as last year's symposium, which
attracted 1,000. The Symposium's executive director, Elbert E. Peck, says
that this year's symposium has no particular theme, but instead has a wide
variety of subjects reflecting many points of view, "We welcome that. We
want to address things from all different perspectives."
The generally academic symposium will also have sessions discussing Mormon
history, "DNA on the Witness Stand," and "Should Churches Seek Forgiveness?"
The symposium will also have its non-academic moments, including a
discussion of the film "God's Army" and a look at "The Ten Commandments of
As always, the symposium will have an associated book show, art exhibit and
Sunstone topics span globe and history
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By Lynn Arave: Deseret News staff writer