Event: Salt Lake Symposium 2009

SL09235 Twenty-five Years Since the Revelation on Women; Women and the Priesthood: The Community of Christ Experience and the Invisible Ties that Bind [Partial]

In April 1984, RLDS Church President Dr. Wallace B. Smith presented to the church’s World Conference a proposed revelation which, among other things, called for the church to begin ordaining women. The issue had been festering in the church for at least fifteen years and was very controversial. Approximately twenty percent of the delegates voted …

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SL09336 Panel: Stay-at-home Moms on the Record

Panelists will discuss their experience as stay-at-home moms, including what motivated their decision to stay home with young children, what the benefits are, what the tradeoffs are, and how they respond to some of the stereotypes and common misconceptions about stay at home moms. Camille Aagard, Courtney Kendrick, Linda Wilkins, Rebecca Buchert, Erika Munson

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SL09376 Panel: The Enduring Principles—a 21st-century Approach to the Restoration’s Call

The Community of Christ has a Christian foundation and Restoration heritage. “In faithful response to [this] heritage and continuing experience with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, we endeavor to uphold the following enduring principles as essential components of church identity and mission”: Grace and Generosity; Sacredness of Creation; Continuing Revelation; Worth of All Persons; …

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SL09122 The Spiritual Director is In

A subtitle for this presentation could be “The Good Red Road,” a phrase referring to one’s sacred path. I will discuss my experience participating in a two-year spiritual direction program and how my perceptions of religion and spirituality changed. I finished the program with my gratitude for my LDS background intact, but my LDS certainty …

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SL09312 Panel: In Memoriam: Truman G. Madsen

Truman Madsen left a significant imprint on Mormon theology and philosophy. Come hear from friends, colleagues, and former students about the lessons learned from this influential Mormon thinker. Following panelists’ remarks, audience members will also have time to share their remembrances. Karen Marguerite Moloney, Bill Heersink, Claudia L. Bushman, Donald Q. Cannon, Jake Zollinger, Charles …

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