Event: Salt Lake Symposium 2015

Finding Wisdom Amidst The Quest For Certainty

The paradox of being thoughtful while being faithful is a spiritual practice that has failing currency in Mormonism. As the host of A Thoughtful Faith Gina has had the opportunity to interview those at their most spiritually troubled who are seeking a middle-way that feels authentic, honest, faithful, and Mormon. In this audio/visual presentation she …

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Mere Latter Day Saintism

It can be argued that there is no well-defined criteria by which a group may or may not rightly be labeled a Latter Day Saint church nor whether an individual should be considered “Mormon.” This paper explores the question, “How (and by whom) should ‘Latter Day Saintism’ be defined?” Jason R. Smith

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Mormon Feminists A New Generation

This session features a panel discussion by the founders and organizers of the website I’m a Mormon Feminist. They will discuss the psychological, social, familial, and communicative implications of the website and its goals while placing it in the context of Mormon feminism. Amber Whitely, Jacob Newman, David Pearson, Jamie Pearson, Paula Baker

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Finding Wisdom Amidst The Quest For Certainty

The paradox of being thoughtful while being faithful is a spiritual practice that has failing currency in Mormonism. As the host of A Thoughtful Faith Gina has had the opportunity to interview those at their most spiritually troubled who are seeking a middle-way that feels authentic, honest, faithful, and Mormon. In this audio/visual presentation she …

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Sunstone The Next Generation

Since the 1960s, unorthodox Mormons coalesced around print publications like Sunstone and Dialogue to engage in independent thought about Mormonism. Many of those people are now parents and grandparents. This panel will discuss the challenges of raising children in the Mormon faith, but outside the mainstream. Parents will discuss “inoculation,” navigating the politics of church …

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Mere Latter Day Saintism

It can be argued that there is no well-defined criteria by which a group may or may not rightly be labeled a Latter Day Saint church nor whether an individual should be considered “Mormon.” This paper explores the question, “How (and by whom) should ‘Latter Day Saintism’ be defined?” Jason R. Smith

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Battle On The Brain Mormons And War

This session compares and contrast the Protestant “Just War” doctrine with historic Mormon attitudes. How did the Saints go from an essentially pacifist worldview to accepting war-time service in place of a mission and writing torture laws for the president? Brooke Swallow, Kenneth Lines

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