22 Feb “Ruminations of a Religion Reporter: 25 Years Covering Faith in a God-Talking City”
Peggy Fletcher Stack, journalist, author, and religion editor at the Salt Lake Tribune, is this year’s Neale Nelson Memorial Lecture. As The Salt Lake Tribune’s senior religion writer, Peggy has covered religion from every possible angle — institutionally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. She has explored issues of faith and doubt, how rituals work, theological meanings and meanderings, conflicts and tensions, survey results, generational differences, and whether or not people still believe in angels. She spent four days with the Dalai Lama in Utah, two weeks following the late LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley across Africa, and an amazing half hour talking about forgiveness with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Peggy will share experiences and insights she has gleaned along the way.
Peggy Fletcher Stack is an award-winning religion writer who helped launched The Salt Lake Tribune’s Faith section in 1991. She earned a double degree from the University of Utah in sociology and English, studied at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and was an editor at Sunstone: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Before coming to the Tribune, Stack worked in New York City as an editor at the Hastings Center Report, a medical ethics journal, and at Books & Religion.
This is the fourth annual Neale Nelson Memorial Lecture. Nelson was a pastor here in Salt Lake, a student and professor at the University of Utah, and a professor at Regis University of Denver.
“Ruminations of a Religion Reporter: 25 Years Covering Faith in a God-Talking City”
A conversation with Peggy Fletcher Stack
Wednesday, February 24 at Noon
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium
Free and open to the public
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