Every fall, BYU Religious Education hosts the annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. Since 1973, the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium at BYU has become one of the premier venues for Latter-day Saint religious study. Today's Sperry Symposium influences thousands through seminars and publications. The symposium originated to encourage faith-based religious scholarship on Latter-day Saint topics. The published collection of papers from the Sperry Symposium represents the work of more than 275 authors producing more than 600 articles.
2021 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium
A Covenant of Compassion
Caring for the Marginalized and Disadvantaged in the Old Testament
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- Friday, October 22, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 23, 9:00 a.m. to noon
- Joseph Smith Building and Martin Building on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah
- Admission is free. No registration is required.
- For further information, call 801-422-3611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the symposium focuses this year on “Covenant of Compassion: Caring for the Marginalized and Disadvantaged in the Old Testament.” The keynote address will be by Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency. She will be on Church assignment, so her address has been taped and will be shown on Friday night.
Please note that BYU requires masks in classrooms, in any indoor space when physical distancing isn’t maintained, and in other areas when directed.