Jeffrey R. Holland, at that time the commissioner of education for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a luncheon address in connection with a Brigham Young University comparative religion symposium. The symposium was entitled "Deity, Ways of Worship, and Death" and was sponsored by the BYU Religious Studies Center in 1977. In this address, Holland emphasizes that Mormons should embrace light and truth no matter where it may come from. One example he focuses on is the Eastern tradition of meditation; there are numerous scriptural examples of prophets pondering and meditating before they received important revelations. He concludes that Latter-day Saints need to be aware of countries and of kingdoms and must love, listen to, and teach their fellow brothers and sisters.