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Latter-day Saint FAIR Defending the Faith Conference will be held August 3-5


Individuals who have questions about the recent TV series “Under the Banner of Heaven,” or about the views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on current social and family issues, are invited to attend (or view online) a conference offering information, context, and new research.

On Wednesday through Friday, August 3-5, 2022, FAIR (Faithful Answers, Informed Response) will continue its yearly tradition of hosting a conference to explore faith and explain inaccurate criticisms of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For those who can’t attend in person, free streaming is available via registration at

FAIR’s purpose is to respond to criticisms against the church. Its website includes the world’s largest database of Latter-day Saint faithful answers to critical questions, and its volunteers answer additional questions submitted. Each year the conference addresses timely concerns and gives scholars an opportunity to present their latest research and publications.

This year’s conference will address questions about the Hulu series “Under the Banner of Heaven,” Church doctrine and policy re: LGBTQ+ issues, African Americans in Church history, the role of women, religious liberty, evidence for the Book of Mormon, the Proclamation on the Family, scriptural interpretation, and more. Presenters include scholars from the Church’s History department, BYU professors Kerry Muhlestein, Bruce Young, and Jeffrey Thayne, and North Star co-founder Ty Mansfield.

Registration and more information on the conference can be found at

FAIR is a 501(c)(3) organization and depends on the generosity of its volunteers and donors.


Scott Gordon
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