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September 26-29, 2013, in Council Bluffs Iowa
With the evacuation of Nauvoo, Illinois, beginning early in 1846, the âSojourn in Iowaâ began. From Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska, Brigham Young led his followers to what became Utah. For many other Latter Day Saints, temporary homes in Southern and Western Iowa became permanent homes.
From 1852 on, missionaries of the New Organization found a receptive audience among those who stayed in Iowa and with some who returned to Iowa from Salt Lake City. Eventually, a small town in Southern Iowa, named Lamoni after the story of a king in the Book of Mormon, became headquarters of the denomination now known as Community of Christ from the late 1800s to the early 20th century.
Other Latter Day Saint denominations also have an Iowa connection. The Church of Jesus Christ (Cutler) was organized at Manti, Iowa. Charles B. Thompson's Jehovah's Presbytery of Zion in the mid-1850s built a community in Western Iowa called Preparation. The largest congregation of Sidney Rigdon's Church of Jesus Christ of the Children of Zion was established in Iowa in the mid-1860s.
The Church of Christ (Whitmer) had its publishing house in Iowa in the late 1800s. There have also been others.
Papers dealing with any aspect of the journey across Iowa, the short or prolonged stay in Iowa, the closing of the LDS church's presence in Iowa as an outfitting location, and the development of Community of Christ thereafter are encouraged.
Deadline for proposals: March 31, 2013
Please send a working title, a short summary of your presentation (no more than 300 words), and a curriculum vitae or short two paragraph biography to: email@example.com
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