2016 SLC Conference

Friday and Saturday, 19-20 February, 2016 The Joanne and Richard McGillis School 668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah  

Distinct Voices, Working Together

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 […]

Standards of Ethical Communication and Conflict Resolution

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, […]

Second Annual Coalition Meeting Opening Remarks

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: […]

Our Circling the Wagons Vision

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 […]

Whom are Circling the Wagons Conferences for?

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 inviteĀ 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 […]

Salt Lake City 2015 Schedule

Courageous Conversations Friday and Saturday, 20-21 February, 2015 The Joanne and Richard McGillis School 668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah    

Salt Lake City 2014 Keynote Session

      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

What I’ve Learned From Meeting With My Enemies

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