On September 24, 1909, George Sutherland, the namesake of Sutherland Institute, and U.S. President William Howard Taft both spoke at the Provo Tabernacle. On September 24, 2009, exactly 100 years later, Sutherland Institute will host Family and Faith Matter: Why Utah Holds to Sacred Ground at the historic building in downtown Provo. The event, part of Sutherland's Sacred Ground Initiative, will feature Joe Cannon, editor of the Deseret News; JoAnne Roberts, a mother and resident of Provo; and Paul Mero, president of Sutherland Institute. Mr. Cannon will address secularism and the importance of maintaining a faith-based culture, while Mrs. Roberts will address how to use Sutherland’s resources to protect the family. Mr. Mero will speak on the importance of protecting marriage and family in the law. This is a private event for people of goodwill who believe the family is the fundamental unit of society. Contact information and confirmation are required to reserve your seat. Those wishing to attend must register by going to https://www.sutherlandinstitute.org/event.asp The Provo Tabernacle is located at 100 South University Avenue in downtown Provo, Utah. The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.