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"Religion is the Basis of Civil Society, and the Source of All Good and of All Comfort"

- Edmund Burke
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A Wide Field for the Operation of Man and Woman

September 28, 2022 02:29 PM
Passing through New England a few weeks ago, I passed a church that was obviously trying to recruit new parishioners. The pastor has put on the marquee these simple words: “Soft pews, no hell”. I don’t know how effective his appeal was, but I can guess. Based on what we now know about successful religious movements, that strategy likely impeded, rather than aided, recruitment efforts. The reason for this paradox was fathomed by Thomas Carlyle, a hundred and fifty years ago. This is what he said: "It is a calumny [slander] on men to say they are roused to heroic action by ease, the hope of pleasure, recompense—sugar-plums of any kind, in this world or the next! In the meanest mortal there lies something nobler.... It is not to taste sweet things, but to do noble and true things and vindicate himself under God’s Heaven as a god-made Man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Shew him the way of doing that, the dullest day drudge kindles into a hero.
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Wheatley Fellow Shares his Opinion on Yeshiva University to the Wall Street Journal

September 26, 2022 02:40 PM
Thomas B. Griffith shared an opinion column on religious freedom as it pertains to the Jewish school Yeshiva University.
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Wheatley Student Scholar Highlighted by Deseret News for Her Passion for Religious Freedom

September 06, 2022 02:54 PM
Rachel Miner, the founder and CEO of Bellwether International, BYU alumni, and a Wheatley Student Scholar, received much-deserved recognition for her hard work in the human rights and religious freedom spheres by the Deseret News. The article covers many aspects of Miner's work including the origin of Bellwether International, her work in Pakistan, and her learning experiences attending U.K Parliamentary meetings.
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The Role of Religion in Public Life at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity

March 01, 2022 09:00 AM
Rabbi David Saperstein Lecture
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2021 Truman G. Madsen Lecture: Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

October 06, 2021 09:00 AM
One of the highlights of the BYU academic year is the annual Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man which consistently brings to campus insight and inspiration from internationally renowned scholars.
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Do Individuals and Couples Benefit from Home-Based Religious Practices?

October 13, 2020 09:00 AM
Report: Religion in the Home
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Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times with Rabbi Lord Johnathan Sacks

September 18, 2020 09:00 AM
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, joins the Wheatley Institute in a discussion about morality and answers timely questions.
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We are Made for Communion

April 11, 2019 09:00 AM
"This is the great challenge facing us all: Will we embrace or accept communion?"
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The Religious Skeptic

April 05, 2019 09:00 AM
On the contemporary college campus, believers exhibit their own brand of skepticism.
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The Fourth "R" for Schools to Teach

March 22, 2019 09:00 AM
Why religious literacy is just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic
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Truman G. Madsen Lectures on Eternal Man

January 31, 2019 09:00 AM
Truman G. Madsen was a renowned philosopher, teacher, and biographer and regarded as one of the greatest LDS thinkers of our time. One of his goals as a founding senior fellow of the Wheatley Institute was to bring academic experts and civic leaders “to the fire” at BYU.
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