The BYU Religious Education Department will be hosting the Religious Education Student Symposium Thursday and Friday Feb. 27-28 in the Wilkinson Center. All the Friday sessions of the symposium will be webcast live on newsnet.byu.edu.
Themes for the symposium include: history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, world religions, the scriptures, gospel doctrine and family religion and life.
“I am constantly amazed at the depth of thought and the spirituality of students,” said Patty Smith, supervisor of the Staff Support Center for Religious Education.
She is also a member of the committee that reads the papers, selects which researchers to pre-sent at the symposium, elects three for monetary awards and decides who will be published in the annual journal.
The research papers are 10 to 12 pages long and contain original ideas, of religious signifi-cance, promoting faith.
The conference was created several years ago after Henry Eyring voiced his desire for stu-dents to have symposium experience.
The presentations show a researcher’s familiarity with the topic and allow the researcher to teach what they’ve learned.
To access the live webcast go to the NewsNet home page and click on the link to the symposium located to the right of the lead story. From there you can choose the session you would like to watch. Each session is one hour long and features three speakers. The sessions start at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM MST.
BYU NewsNet will also archive these lectures so they can be viewed at a later date. The archives will be available for viewing starting Monday March 3, 2003 at 12 noon MST.