2011 FAIR Conference will address controversial LDS issues

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The Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research is hosting the 13th annual FAIR Mormon Apologetics Conference on Thursday and Friday.

Many people from Utah and outside the state interested in hearing discussion on current topics supporting beliefs and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are prepared for the event.

The FAIR Conference is an annual event that brings together scholars, apologists and interested individuals from a variety of areas.

“Each speaker comes with a unique perspective on history, science or theology and all come with a desire to help defend the gospel and share evidences of its truth,” a news release stated.

“The FAIR Conference is a great way to get informed,” said Alan Trejo, a BYU student majoring in advertising, who attended the conference last year with his dad. “I enjoy the variety of topics and speakers on the conference.”

This year’s speakers will address wide-ranging topics.

The FAIR website’s list of speakers for this year’s conference include Newell Bringhurst, who will speak  about presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman in “2012 Quest for the Presidency: A Mormon Moment or Mormon Question…Revisited,” and Cynthia J. Lange, hwo will talk about the controversial issues of immigration with her presentation, “Borders & Boundaries: The Immigration Fervor that Threatens to Divide Us.”

“The Conference should be of interest to anyone looking for information on history, technology, Book of Mormon studies or current events such as immigration and the Islam,” said Craig L. Foster, conference organizer and author.

The FAIR Conference is well known for allowing the opportunity to cast light on controversial issues.

“I think that as individuals, it’s impossible for us to get an answer to everything,” said Trisha Lewis, a registered participant for the conference. “Having FAIR is wonderful because I go and I hear people talk about controversial topics and walk out having my faith reaffirmed.”

For a complete list of speakers and registration information, visit fairlds.org

Tickets for one day are $29.95 or $39.95 with lunch. For both days, tickets are $59.95 or $79.95 with lunch.

The conference will be held at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy.

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