March 8, 2010 by The Mormon Worker
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, BYU Studies is holding a symposium on Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center at BYU.
A Saturday afternoon session is entitled “To War or Not to War” and features a talk by BYU German Professor Alan Keele entitled “We are a Warlike People: President Kimball’s Sobering Assessment Illuminated by the Case of the Mormons in the Third Reich.”
I have tremendous respect for Professor Keele. He will be discussing President Kimball’s notorious talk where he criticized the members of the Church for putting their trust in weapons and the military rather than in God. Dr. Keele is an expert on Helmut Hubner, the young Mormon boy who was executed by the Nazi government for publishing anti-war propaganda during WWII.
The event is free and open to the public. Make sure to register on the BYU Studies web site if you plan to attend. For details about the full program and activities, see here.