Speaker: Laura L. Bush

Autobiography, Trauma, Testimony, and Confession

Autobiography, Trauma, Testimony, and Confession Although the Christian gospel is supposed to be a message of redemption, compassion, hope, and love, Western spiritual autobiography is rife with trauma. Christian conversion requires, many claim, destruction of the ego so the soul is open to grace, arguably a traumatic experience, however redemptive its ultimate effects. Narratives recounting …

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MORMONISM IN THE ACADEMY

MORMONISM IN THE ACADEMY Courses and programs in Mormon studies are being established across the country. Panel members will discuss the challenges, tensions, and rewards of teaching Mormon history, literature, and culture to both member and non-member students in the same classroom. Panelists will also discuss the current place of Mormon studies in the academy …

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MORMONISM AND BLACKS: TAKING A CURRENT PULSE

MORMONISM AND BLACKS: TAKING A CURRENT PULSE Approaching the issue of Mormonism and race through multiple disciplines, panelists will offer a progress report on how far Mormonism has come in realizing the Book of Mormon ideal of all people being treated “alike unto God,” especially black Americans. Where have LDS efforts succeeded? What areas must …

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Mormon Studies In The Academy

Mormon Studies In The Academy Courses and programs in Mormon studies are being established across the country. Panel members will discuss the challenges, tensions, and rewards of teaching and studying Mormon history, literature, and culture outside LDS-sponsored institutions and with both member and non-member students in the same classroom. Panelists will also discuss the current …

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My Creed: Writing One’s Personal Articles Of Faith

My Creed: Writing One’s Personal Articles Of Faith For millennia, Christians have distilled their beliefs into short statements, similar to Joseph Smith’s Articles of Faith. While the practice of a committee imposing a creedal statement of belief on members is anathema to Mormons, the use of the literary form of the creed by individuals is …

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A SUNSTONE TOWN MEETING

Grab a quick bite, then meet with members of the Sunstone staff and board of directors, who will report on the current state of Sunstone, including its finances, subscription efforts, and other statistics and activities. Learn about future plans. Bring your questions and suggestions! Come prepared to help shape Sunstone’s future! (Town meeting will begin …

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