Members of the Circling the Wagons Conferences leadership team may participate in both public and private conversations and statements within their respective spheres or projects. They may include reference to their involvement with Circling the Wagons Conferences by way of openness about their connection with and investment in the issues around being LGBT or SSA […]
The next Salt Lake City Circling the Wagons Conference will be held February 19th and 20th, 2016.
DRAFT presented to the Coalition on August 14, 2014 and to the public on August 20, 2014. The intent is to use these Standards to facilitate safe, frank, ethical discussions between Mormons who have a history of disagreeing about the issues surrounding LGBTQ and same-sex attracted Mormons. Our objective is to promote the emotional, social, […]
By Adam Allred Visit the Coalition Website Welcome to the second annual meeting of the Circling the Wagons Coalition. It is exciting for me to be part of a group of individuals who see the value in coming together and are committed to identifying ways to improve the lives of those we all care about: […]
As Circling the Wagons 2015 Conference organizers, our vision is to open and expand a more understanding atmosphere for ourselves, for our loved ones with conflicting viewpoints, and especially for quiet onlookers who desperately need someone in their own life to acknowledge and love them where they are, regardless of their belief system, labels, or […]
Circling the Wagons Conferences are for anyone who values engaging with diverse opinions, beliefs, feelings, and experiences at the heart of LDS/Mormon LGBT/SSA experience in a constructive environment. We especially invite all who will embrace authenticity, empathy, and vulnerability side by side with people from various sides of deep divides to build understanding and better serve […]
Courageous Conversations Friday and Saturday, 20-21 February, 2015 The Joanne and Richard McGillis School 668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
Transcripts: Randall Thacker – A Future & A Hope Lee Beckstead – What I’ve Learned from Meeting with my Enemies David Matheson – How do we Handle Ambiguity, Diversity and the Unknown? Back to the Homepage
From Left to Right: Jerry Buie, Jim Struve, Justin McPheters, Marybeth Raynes, David Pruden, David Matheson, Lee Beckstead, Shirley Cox Back to the SLC 2014 Keynote Session
Back to the SLC 2014 Keynote Session
Back to the SLC 2014 Keynote Session
By Anne McMullin Peffer Some members of our community know a lot about what it’s like to live without empowerment. These people understand how difficult it is to continually be on the receiving end of others’ decisions, to not have the ability or freedom to make enough money to provide for themselves, to live without […]
The goal of Circling the Wagons conferences is to create spaces where LGBTQ or SSA Mormons and their families and friends can gather to acknowledge, explore and honor shared experiences. No issues strike more deeply than whom we love and how we understand our beliefs about ourselves and god. These issues carry an especially profound […]
Courageous Conversations Friday and Saturday, 20-21 February, 2015 Thank you for a great conference, everyone! The schedule will remain posted for your reference. Printable Poster (PDF)
Circling the Wagons is committed to creating safe spaces for Mormons of all beliefs, life decisions and sexualities to authentically and respectfully discuss their life experiences. Every conference is a financial risk to our organization as it is difficult to ensure that conference admissions will cover expenses. Advertising expenses, space rental, legal and insurance fees, […]
Conference audio is made available to the public at no cost. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to do your part in creating safe spaces for authentic discussion among LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families, friends and allies.