For nearly the past two decades, a highlight of my summers has been the annual conference of what was long called “FAIR,” the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, but is now known as “FairMormon.” It's an organization I’ve been involved with and supportive of since very nearly its beginning.
This year, that conference (the 17th) will be Aug. 6-7 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in downtown Provo. And I must say that the program for 2015 is very good indeed, even exciting. (Detailed information can be found at fairmormon.org/perspectives/fair-conferences/conf15a.)
The hallmark of FairMormon over its history has been its willingness to engage even the most challenging issues in a faithful manner, on the basis of evidence and reasoned discussion. But the atmosphere within the organization and at its conferences is neither grim nor defensive. To the contrary, it’s usually quite fun. And FairMormon has always been committed to strengthening testimonies by making solid information widely accessible. In keeping with that tradition, the 2015 conference offers a variety of presenters and approaches that should interest many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.