Speaker: J. Frederick (Toby) Pingree

Why We Stay

This perennially well-received session features the stories of those who have chosen to remain active, dedicated Latter-day Saints even in the face of many difficult challenges to traditional faith. How have these members wrestled with their faith and yet emerged more determined than ever to be a part of the Latter-day Saint community? J. Frederick …

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Advancing Feminist Sensibilities Among Mormon Men

Why aren’t there more visible and vocal male feminist voices within the Mormon community? The all-male panel will talk about their journeys toward becoming feminists, the challenges they face in maintaining feminist sensibilities in Mormon culture, and ideas they see for encouraging other Mormon men to take more active feminist stances. Michael J. Stevens, Paul …

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ARE WE GOOD GUYS OR BAD GUYS?

The Book of Mormon’s story of Korihor, the antichrist who leads people astray by his teachings but who finally meets an unhappy end, is sometimes used as a warning to intellectuals about the dangers of dissension. But the Book of Mormon also contains stories of dissenters who were clearly good guys, prophets such as Lehi …

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WHY WE STAY

As part of its mission to host respectful discussions of all perspectives and topics related to Mormonism, Sunstone occasionally invites participants who have left Mormonism to speak and share their stories. This session features the stories of those who have chosen the opposite tack, highlighting the struggles of those who have chosen to remain active, …

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