Upcoming Events

March 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Preserving Religious Freedom with a Civil Voice: People of faith working together in the public square

This is the second event of a series of three presented by:

The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento
William Jessup University
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Elder L. Whitney Clayton will be a keynote speaker at the event, which will be streamed live here on the Widtsoe Foundation website.

April 7-10, 2018

Israelite Tabernacle Event

The Latter-day Saint Student Association at USC, with support from the USC Office of Religious Life and the John A. Widtsoe Foundation, will set up a replica of this Israelite Tabernacle in the Office of Religious Life courtyard from April 7-10, 2018. This space will be open to the public, who will be able to use an informational app to take self-guided tours of this sacred structure.

Using this Israel Tabernacle event as a springboard, the USC Office of Religious Life is organizing a panel discussion on the topic of religious refugees and displaced peoples. This hour-long event will be held Monday, April 9th at noon in the University Religious Center, room 108. The panel will feature USC faculty and students, as well as other guests, and food will be provided.

April 8, 2018

Special Fireside Event: Reclaiming Jesus’s Master Teaching Plan

Widtsoe Foundation Distinguished Scholar, Professor John W. Welch, will give a fireside address on April 8th from 7-8 pm at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors’ Center. Professor Welch will discuss the parables of Jesus, showing how each of these memorable stories teaches a crucial step in the Plan of Salvation. 
This beautifully illustrated fireside will build on an article in the Ensign on the parable of the Good Samaritan. In this light, Professor Welch will address such questions as: When did Jesus teach the Plan of Redemption and the Plan of Happiness? Why did Jesus speak in parables? Where can we find Jesus in His parables? How can we find our lost selves in these unforgettable tales of truth?