SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — For the second year in a row, a faith-based women's conference focused on politics will happen virtually.
The group Mormon Women for Ethical Government, or MWEG, is relatively new to Utah and has only grown. This year's four annual features female speakers, each who are experts in their fields, from all over the country.
This year’s theme is “Be the Change - Becoming the Principled Citizens and Peacemakers Our Nation Needs Now."
Presenters come from both sides of the political aisle. Attendees can expect topics they agree and disagree with, which as MWEG spokeswoman Lisa Salazar Tingey said, is the point.
"We want people to meet here not necessarily give up your own political beliefs but meet so we can understand each other and have conversations in a really productive way," Tingey said.
She said sessions will focus on peacemaking and the importance of finding and having a voice. They'll also dive into many aspects of protecting democracy, like fighting corruption, criminal justice reform, and voting rights.
Everyone is welcome, and you don't have to be a member of a church to attend, despite the organization's title The keynote speaker is scheduled to kick-off the conference at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Featured speaker Elizabeth Neumann presents, "What Happened to Our Community? How Grievance-Based Politics Led to Violent Extremism and What We Can Do About It"
Things get started at 9 a.m. with keynote address “Power and Goodness: Notes for Navigation” from Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez. Saturday has over a dozen other featured presenters.
To learn more about the conference, signing up, speakers, and the schedule, visit: mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/conference. Ticket pricing ranges from $25 - $35.