Latter-day Saint Council on Mormon Studies
The Latter-day Saint Council on Mormon Studies works closely with the Claremont Graduate University Department of Religion to enlarge opportunities for pursuing the academic study of the religious traditions descended from Joseph Smith. The study of Mormonism is meant to take its place alongside the scholarly study of many religious traditions in relation to one another.
Formed in 2002, the Council is comprised of LDS leaders, including academics, lay leaders and interested community members, as well as faculty from the Religion department. The Council raised the funds to endow the Howard W. Hunter Chair and seeks additional support for graduate fellowships and for enrichment programs such as lectures, conferences, and visiting professorships.
For more information visit the Council's web page.