What is Sunstone?

The Sunstone Education Foundation started in 1974 as a magazine that published on Mormon “experience, scholarship, issues, and art.” Then, in 1978, it branched out into symposia and regional conferences.

Today, more than 40 years later, the Sunstone Salt Lake Symposium draws together more than 1,500 attendees to talk about Mormon history, theology, politics, culture, and more. The attendees hail from all over the Restoration spectrum.

Because the Symposium hosts such a diversity of thought and belief, it can be a challenge for attendees to interact constructively with people who have opposing views. But this challenge is also an opportunity to expand our minds and empathize with each other. As Joseph Smith put it, “by proving contraries, truth is made manifest.” 

To participate in Sunstone you only need to have an interest in Mormonism and a willingness to engage respectfully, thoughtfully, and intelligently. 

Come, join us!