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SCRIPS 2024: Religious Pluralism and Human Flourishing

Wednesday, February 28 - Saturday, March 02

SCRIPS 2024: Religious Pluralism and Human Flourishing

Conference Dates: Feb 28 - March 2

The Student Conference on Religion in the Public Sphere (SCRIPS) focuses on the role that religion plays in the public sphere. This year, the SCRIPS theme is Religious Pluralism and Human Flourishing. This theme will explore the role that religious pluralism (a condition in which many faiths, beliefs, or none, can co-exist and flourish) can play in addressing challenges we see in today’s diverse society. Specifically, student participants will work in teams to address challenges we’ve recently seen on many college campuses regarding diversity, freedom of speech, and the quest for pluralism. Each team will have a faculty advisor to help them understand the challenge, analyze available resources, and develop possible solutions. 

The conference registration fee is $75.  The costs of housing and meals will be covered by the Wheatley Institute. Travel costs to and from BYU are the responsibility of participants or their sponsoring departments. Please email us if the registration fee is prohibitive. If a department is unable to provide travel assistance, students may apply to the Wheatley Institute for travel assistance funding.

Interested? Register online by Feb 2, 2024


Additional Details

SCRIPS will take place at BYU's Aspen Grove, a remote retreat center located an hour away from Salt Lake City, Utah, near the Sundance Mountain Resort. Please note that the nearest services and convenience stores are a 30 minute drive from Aspen Grove.

The conference will begin on BYU campus the evening of February 28 and will run until the morning of March 2. Once students arrive on campus, all transportation, lodging, and meals will be provided through breakfast on March 2. Students are responsible for their own transportation between the airport and the BYU campus. See travel information >>

The daily schedule will vary, but student attendees should be prepared for group work, discussions with faculty and experts, making a group presentation, and fun outdoor activities (including optional snowshoeing and cross country skiing).


Meet the Faculty Advisors