Sacred Space Sacred Thread: A Global Conference at USC

Dear Temple Studies Academy Associates and Friends:

An international and interfaith conference on “Sacred Space, Scared Thread” will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Speakers and participants will include: Margaret Barker, Amir Hussain, John Thompson, Rory Scanlon, James Mchugh, David Judson, Roy Gane, Alonzo Gaskill, Gary Rendsburg, John Welch, Varun Soni, Patrick Mason, and Reverend Gaddis.

Click here to register and for the full program schedule. Watch on that web site for further information about how to view to this conference streamed live on line. This conference will also be shown free in the Eccles Conference Center at Utah State University, room 205/207, live, an hour earlier on Mountain time.

Conference sponsors are the John A. Widtsoe Foundation, the Academy for Temple Studies, the USC Office of Religious Life, Our Savior Parish USC Caruso Catholic Center, the California Missionary Baptist State Convention, the Los Angeles Greek Orthodox Community, and the Los Angeles Institute of Religion.

Also while here from England, Margaret Barker will deliver three other public speeches:

  • “Entering Sacred Space: Beholding the Wonders of Temple Theology,” at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center, 7:15 pm, Thursday, November 3.
  • “Theosis/Divinization,” in the Varsity Theatre, WSC, Brigham Young University, in Provo, 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 9.
  • “Teaching Religion, Living Religion:  Religion in a Secular Age in the Academy.” Room 101, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, Thursday, November 10.

Video of Barker’s speech at BYU is now embedded below.

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