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    Circling the Wagons Conferences for LGBTQ/SSA Mormons

    The Circling the Wagons public charity has several affiliate projects. Our conferences for LGBTQ and same-sex attracted Mormons and their families and friends are one of our projects. Please click the button below to visit the Conferences website. Audio recordings and transcriptions of past conference talks are available at no cost.

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    Salt Lake City 2014 Conference

    From left to right: Jerry Buie, Jim Struve, Justin McPheters, Marybeth Raynes, David Pruden, David Matheson, Lee Beckstead, Shirley Cox The Salt Lake City 2014 Circling the Wagons Conference was held on February 21st and 22nd and addressed the theme Coming Together: Listening to Gain Understanding and Find Common Ground. Keynote speakers were Randall Thacker, […]

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    Next Conference: February 20th-21st, 2015

    The next Salt Lake City Circling the Wagons Conference will be held February 20th and 21st, 2015.

Shared Values

  1. We acknowledge the richness of Mormon heritage, teachings, and community in all of its diversity as well as the pain some experience within Mormon faith communities.
  2. We believe that one can self–identify as Mormon based on one’s genealogy, upbringing, beliefs, relationships, and other life experiences, regardless of one’s adherence or non–adherence to the teachings or doctrines of any religious organization.
  3. We seek spaces where we can live lives of intellectual and spiritual integrity, individual conscience, and personal dignity.
  4. We acknowledge and honor different spiritual paths and modes of religious or non–religious truth–seeking. We respect the convictions of those who subscribe to ideas and beliefs that differ from our own.
  5. We recognize the confusion, distress, emotional trauma, and social ostracism that LGBTQ/SSA Mormons, Mormon feminists, Mormon intellectuals and Mormons on faith journeys often experience. We seek constructive ways of helping and supporting people, regardless of their ultimate decisions regarding sexuality, self-expression, church affiliation or activity.
  6. We affirm the inherent and equal worth of all human beings. We seek spaces where Mormons (and all people) can interact as equals regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

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Next Conference: February 20th-21st, 2015

The next Salt Lake City Circling the Wagons Conference will be held February 20th and 21st, 2015.

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