At BYU, students and faculty are aware that they should be “anxiously engaged in a good cause,” but do they know how to be anxiously engaged in a good civic cause?
On Thursday, October 25, the Office of Civic Engagement will sponsor the 2018 Civic Engagement Fall Research Conference, “Religion and Civic Engagement,” where the BYU community can learn more about the need to be and the ways to be civically engaged in regards to religion.
The conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will host guest lecturers including Morris Okun, Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Arizona State University; David Campbell, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame; and Richard Bushman, Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University. There will also be a BYU faculty panel as well as a BYU student panel.
Topics covered in the conference will range from religious beliefs and volunteer motivations, to the question of whether religious and secular Americans can find common ground in civic engagement.
The Civic Engagement Conference is a great opportunity for all students and faculty, particularly those interested in working in policy, politics, and community efforts, as they learn from experts about how religion effects engagement in our societies and communities.