Friday, October 3, 2008

Mormon General Conference happens this weekend

This weekend millions of Mormons around the world will be watching or listening to the church's General Conference, broadcasted twice a year from Salt Lake City. At the conference, church leaders give short talks about Jesus Christ, the Bible and Book of Mormon, the restoration of Christ's church in modern times, and other gospel topics. Traditionally the president of the Church addresses the conference several times. Musical interludes are provided by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and other local volunteer choirs.

If you're curious about Mormons, General Conference is a good way to get a dose of the church's official teachings straight from its world leaders. The talks cover basic topics and are easy to understand. This is partly because the talks need to be translated into many languages and reach an audience that includes many new members of the church.

I like to listen to conference through the Internet. This page will get you to video and audio streams. You can listen to the live broadcasts or hear archives of previous conference. The live sessions will occur on:

Saturday, October 4, 12:00 PM EDT
Saturday, October 4, 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, October 5, 12:00 PM EDT
Sunday, October 5, 4:00 PM EDT

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