Euroseminar, October 31, 2020, 17:00

FROM: EuroSeminar Committee

TO:       Priesthood Leaders in Europe

Date:    October 26, 2020


Subject: Purpose and activities of the EuroSeminar


Dear Brethren,

Many of you have asked us if we could send an update on the EuroSeminar. We are happy to send this letter and poster to inform you of the progress of this initiative.


The purpose of the EuroSeminar is to create a network of young academics and professionals, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe. Typically, these would be men and women, 25-40 years old, who through their studies, their profession and/or their contribution to society, aim at using their Gospel values to make the world a better place. This can be accomplish in a variety of ways, through research, service (NGO and other initiatives), creation of jobs, etc.


Our first encounter was organized in the BYU London Center, in 2016 (“Faith, Intellect and Civic Virtue in Europe: An LDS Perspective”), as also the next one in 2017 (“Religion, Refugees and the Public Sphere”). In 2019, we gathered the participants in the Prague area (“New Saints in New Lands”). Since the Covid situation, we have been holding EuroSeminar Zoom meetings such as in August 2020 (“Covid 19, a Curse or an Opportunity to Grow?”), and in October 17 (“Life Without Fear”). Our next meeting will be a joint conference with our “sister organization” in South America (created in 2018), on October 31. The theme will be “Strengthening the Global Family” (see the enclosed poster).


These Seminars have received the support of our Europe Area Presidency throughout the years, as well as that of Brigham Young University, the Wheatley Institution, the Stirling Foundation and the S&I in Europe. Each time, we bring together, in addition to Priesthood leaders, outstanding scholars from Europe and internationally. Most, but not all, are members of the Church.

We are confident that in your units, there are such young members who would benefit from participating in these seminars and we would be grateful to you if you could diffuse the information. You can refer them to the following link to have detailed information on our next seminar:

Thanking you in advance for your contribution on behalf of our youth who desire to make a difference in the society where they live.


Sincerely yours,


The EuroSeminar Committee


James E. Faulconer

Frederick W. Axelgard

Louise Paulsen

Hans Noot

Elizabeta Jevtic-Somlai

Tony Brown

Christian Euvrard

Direct link to the Zoom event:

Date: October 31

Time: 1000 Salt Lake, 1100 Lima, 1300 Buenos Aires, 1600 London, 1700 Frankfurt,  1900 Moscow

Expected duration: 90 mins.

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Meeting ID: 917 6485 9915

Passcode: 865408