Friends of Religious Education (FORE)

What is Friends Of Religious Education? (F.O.R.E.)

The Mission of "Friends of Religious Education" is to discover and provide critically needed funds to Religious Education for the purpose of:

  • Enhancing religious instruction in the classroom.
  • Encouraging and facilitating faith based gospel scholarship and research.
  • Promoting an outreach program that effectively uses the resources and talents of both Religious Education faculty and F.O.R.E. members for the benefit of the world wide membership of the Church.


Projects Sponsored by F.O.R.E.

Reconstruction of Capernaum

The Reconstruction of Capernaum is one of the media helps found on a Resource CD created specifically for professors teaching New Testament courses at Brigham Young University. These resources are used to help students better understand the world of the New Testament.
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Documentaries: Bertel Thorvaldsen's Christus

Some of the most common images of Christ associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are those by the Danish artist who likely never had contact with Church members: Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen. The linked clip is one example of the many doucmentaries that have been produced in conjunction with professors assiciated with Religious Education.
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Roundtable Discussion on the Resurrection

Faculty members from BYU Religious Education discuss the writings and teachings of The New Testament. Hundreds of half-hour episodes have been producded which cover topics from the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants.
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Sperry Symposium: The Book of Mormon

The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium is sponsored by Brigham Young University Religious Education and the Church Educational System.
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Virtual Tours

Hallowed Ground, Sacred Journeys allows viewers to take "virtual" tours of Church history sites. BYU Religion professors introduce sites with video commentary followed by historical and modern photographs that highlight facets of each site. QuickTime virtual reality images allow viewers to move around sites by moving their computer mouse.
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