Our purpose is to build bridges between young Latter-day Saints academics and professionals in Europe so that they might unite and be inspired to make a difference in their respective environments, using their Gospel values, and doing good in their chosen vocations.
These objectives have been reached through in-person seminars (London 2016, London 2017, Prague 2018) and, since the pandemic, by Zoom Seminars (see HYPERLINK for previous programs). We have been privileged by the participation of European scholars and tried to reach students and young professionals from all countries of Europe: from the British Isles to Russia, from Norway to Italy and Albania, from Portugal to Turkey. Our group of Alumni (former participants) is today a reflection of the presence of the Church all over the European continent.
As much as the EuroSeminar is envisioned to be a source of inspiration for study and research, it has also the ambition to motivate its participants to serve their fellowmen. Many of the presenters have shared their success in helping their neighbors, whether they are refugees, experience disability, or face other challenges in life. Through all our Seminars, we hope to see faith transformed into action. Speaking of refugees, Elder Patrick Kearon, a European member of the Presidency of the Seventy, once said: “This moment does not define them, but our response will help define us.” (Patrick Kearon, “Refuge from the Storm”, April 2016). We hope our actions will define us as true Christians. Likewise, united with people of other faiths we can defend religious freedom and counterbalance the influence of secularization.