'Reflections of Christ' exhibit open for conference weekend

Photographer Mark Mabry's New Testament-era images will be on display at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City during the weekend of LDS general conference.

The "Reflections of Christ" art exhibit is described as "a unique witness of the Lord Jesus Christ through the stunning realism of photography." A slide show can be found at ReflectionsofChrist.org.

Mabry, who resides in Mesa, Ariz., and studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., uses photography to tell the stories of Christ's life, including the Nativity, miracles, death and resurrection. The exhibit made its debut in Mesa last January and was viewed by more than 100,000 people.

"Reflections of Christ" will be at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for two days before beginning a cross-country tour. The exhibit will return to Utah for a three-week engagement Oct. 20.

"Reflections of Christ" will soon be available in book form, along with a DVD that chronicles the creation of the project.

Symposium features Leavitt

PROVO — Mike Leavitt, U.S. secretary of health and human services and former Utah governor, will headline the 15th annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Oct. 5-8 at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. The theme is "International Protection of Religious Freedom: National Implementation."

Secretary Leavitt and Xinping Zhuo, director of the Institute of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, will give the keynote addresses.

Students may attend free, but all attendees must register in advance. For more information or to register, visit www.ICLRS.org or contact Deborah Wright at 801-422-6842 or [email protected] .edu.

Event will honor Eagle Scouts

BOUNTIFUL — Boy Scouts from across the Wasatch Front are invited to attend the "Soar With the Eagles" celebration Oct. 2 at the Bountiful 31st Ward chapel, 585 E. Center in Bountiful. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Those who attend are asked to wear Scout uniforms or Sunday dress.

Troop 762, sponsored by the LDS Bountiful 31st Ward in the Great Salt Lake Council Stone Creek District, has awarded 195 Eagle ranks during the past 40 years. With the anticipation of a 200th Eagle being awarded this year, the troop planned a reunion and celebration to honor past Eagles and encourage present Scouts to earn the award.

The program, which is described as a Scout meeting and not a religious service, will honor Eagle Scouts in general, not just the Troop 762 Eagles.

For more information, call 801-292-7102.

Pl. Grove stake completing project

PLEASANT GROVE — The Pleasant Grove North Field Stake Relief Society is involved in a humanitarian project that will culminate Saturday.

The stake's goal is to assemble 400 newborn kits and 400 school kits and to tie approximately 200 quilts. The items will be delivered to the American Fork Humanitarian Center.

The project has been under way for several months. The wards have made baby gowns, flannel blankets, hemmed diapers and other items in addition to holding many quilting sessions. In 2007, the stake completed 240 newborn kits , more than 300 school kits and more than 200 quilts.

Famous paintings in Mesa

MESA, Ariz. — Arnold Friberg's 12-piece collection of Book of Mormon artwork will be on display at the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center for a six-week run. The display, sponsored by LDSartshow.com, will open to the public beginning Saturday. That evening, local pianist Dustin Snow will perform LDS hymns from 6 to 9 p.m. The visitors' center is at 525 E. Main St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Admission is free.