Presented as part of the FAITH AND VALUES IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE Series, hosted by the SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY, co-sponsored by THE ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. The 2012 election season has brought the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints into the center of the public eye. According to the 2012 Religious Congregations and Membership Study, it's the fastest growing religious community in half of the states of the U.S. Still, the Church is a religious community unfamiliar to many, even as Mitt Romney's run for the presidency causes many to ask questions. This evening, religious studies scholars Joanna Brooks, author of Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith (Free Press), and Matthew Bowman, author of The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith (Random House), speak this evening about the role of faith in the LDS community's sense of the public arena. Advance tickets (free) are required, available via Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com) or at 1-800-838-3006. Campion Ballroom is on the Seattle University campus, 901 Twelfth Avenue. For more information, please see www.seattleu.edu.