Sunstone West – Berkley, CA – March 16th – 17th 2013

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Sunstone West is in the San Francisco Bay Area March 15-17, 2013. Sunstone West sessions will be on the campus of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Overflow parking will be available at the Berkeley Institute, across the street from PSR.

We’re planning:

A potluck opening social at the Augustine home Friday March 15 at 7:30 pm, 1534 Julia Street, Berkeley CA. Bring goodies to share and visit with Sunstone folks before the main event.

Symposium sessions will be 8:30 am – 6:30 pm on Saturday March 16, 2013 at the Pacific School of Religion’s Chapel (morning plenary sessions) and in the Seeley G. Mudd classroom building (breakout sessions) in the afternoon. Onsite registration opens at 9:00 am and sessions will run between 9:10 am and 6:30 pm.

We invite Sunstone participants to attend church services on Sunday March 17, 2013 at the Berkeley Ward. The Berkeley Ward is located at 1501 Walnut (at the corner of Walnut and Vine) in Berkeley. There is a small parking lot and street parking–we strongly encourage attendees to carpool. Meetings begin at 9:30 am. The ward will be celebrating the Relief Society’s birthday in sacrament meeting.

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A Conference in Honor of the Career of Armand Mauss – March 15th-16th 2013

Beyond the Mormon Moment: Directions for Mormon Studies in the New Century

Conference Schedule

All sessions will be held in Albrecht Auditorium at 925 N. Dartmouth Avenue. Claremont, CA

Friday, March 15

10:00 Welcome and opening comments – Patrick Mason
10:30 Revisiting The Angel and the Beehive: Mormonism in the 20th Century – Jan Shipps & Matthew Bowman
12:00 Lunch Break in Harper Courtyard
2:00 Theoretical Models in the Study of Mormonism – Michael McBride & Richard Bushman
4:00 Using Autobiography and Memoir to Understand Mormon History and Culture – Levi Peterson & Jana Riess
6:00 A Celebration of the Legacy of Armand Mauss – Dinner in the Glanville Room of the Mallott Commons at Scripps College (345 E. 9th Street)

Saturday, March 16

9:00 All Alike Unto God? Race and Culture in the Mormon Experience – Paul Reeve & Max Mueller
11:00 American Church or World Religion? – Wilfried Decoo & Walter van Beek
12:00 Closing Lunch & Concluding Remarks at President Deborah Freund’s House (709 N. Harvard Avenue) – Claudia Bushman

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Sunstone Kirtland – April 26th-28th 2013

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Sunstone has joined forces with the local Mormons in the Midwest group to co-plan this conference focused on the theme, “Mormons in the Middle,” a nod to both Midwest geography and the position Mormons outside the Intermountain West often find themselves in.

The schedule will include:

A Friday evening keynote speaker and potluck

Saturday morning concurrent sessions/panels

Kirtland Temple tours

Saturday afternoon workshops featuring Natasha Helfer Parker and Jennifer Finlayson Fife

Saturday evening keynotes in the Kirtland Temple featuring Bishop Kevin Kloosterman, Bishop Bill Reel, and local Kirtland historian Karl Ricks Anderson

Sunday morning services at local congregations (to be announced) and additional Kirtland Temple tours

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