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Celebrating 100 years of instruction and learning

Updated August 24, 2022

BYU Education Week celebrated its 100th anniversary this year on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, August 15–19.

Its modest beginnings in January 1922 as a leadership week offering spiritual and academic training to community and church leaders has become one of the largest continuing education programs of its kind, attended by thousands from all over the world.

The 2200 theme “Of Things Both in Heaven and in the Earth” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:79) was chosen by organizers to commemorate both the milestone anniversary and the diversity of learning.

 
During a devotional Tuesday, August 16, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints explained how prophetic direction provides immunity and protection. He addressed several prophetic declarations that “will provide immunity and protection in the future to allow members to be in the world, but not of the world, and prepare them for the Second Coming of the Savior.”


In back-to-back presentations on Monday, August 15, the Young Men and Primary General Presidencies pleaded with parents and leaders to help the children and youth come to the Savior. Primary General President Susan H. Porter said the scripture in Luke 2:52 is “an invitation to be more intentional about building our faith in the Savior.”


Also on Monday, the Sunday School General Presidency provided an overview of the revised version of “Teaching in the Savior’s Way” now vailable in the Gospel Library app. 

“We teach about Jesus Christ, no matter what we are teaching,” Sunday School General President Mark L. Pace said. “The purpose is to help learners come unto Jesus Christ.”


Various other authors, professors and experts taught more than 8,800 classes on gospel principles, family and marriage relationships, personal development, finance, technology, health and the arts. Youth classes and activities and legal continuing education were also available during the week.

Program administrator Bruce Payne said attendance was not back up to where it was in 2019, but registration has increased from last year, when about 13,000 people attended in person after an online-only event in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People are starting to come back and feel more comfortable attending these events. We look forward to the future and getting back to normal,” Payne said. 

During the week, participants had “an opportunity to learn much that will motivate, encourage, strengthen and rejuvenate,” he said.

Following are additional links to Church News stories highlighting select addresses and classes from Education Week. Check this page often for updated photos and links to coverage.

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