SL09322 Panel: Activists and Mormonism: Using the Experience of Modern Activists to Give Context to Ancient Scripture

By examining the experiences of modern activists, we can gain insight into the lives of people in the Bible and Book of Mormon who stood up for their beliefs. As peace activists, we’ll share our experiences, along with those of other contemporary activists, and look back into the lives of Mormons such as Bathsheba Smith and her work with the women’s suffrage movement and use those experiences as a lens through which to better understand scriptural figures such as Enoch, Mormon, and Daniel. Ultimately, this is a way to understand Jesus Christ himself and the path of discipleship.

Marshall Thompson, Kristen Olsen, Holly Olsen