Speaker: Margaret Blair Young

LDS Artists of Color: An Introduction

The future of Mormon art, like the future of the Mormon people, lies with its global, diverse, and multicultural population. This session highlights the work of five women of color whose work is transforming the landscape of Mormon visual art. All of these artists invite and challenge questions about culture and faith. View and shop …

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DC09006: Panel: Where Were You on June 8, 1978?

A common response to the race issue in Mormonism is the often tearful memory of where we were on June 8, 1978. But Black Latter-day Saints who have some history in the Church remember when racialist policies kept them from full participation in the Church and justified some appalling assumptions about them. Today, many of …

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SW09018:

NPR’s syndicated show, “This I Believe” features short essays by people from all walks of life who share the core values that ground them. in this session, Sunstone friends use this basic format to speak about ideas within Mormonism or the wider spiritual world that animate their faith journey and help them feel at home …

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SL09362 Panel: This I Believe

Sunstone friends and supporters share short belief statements modeled on the NPR show. Rhonda L. Callister, Rory T. Swensen, Thomas D. Parkes, Margaret Blair Young, Clay Whipkey, Lorie Winder, Kaimipono (Kaimi) Wenger, Tom Kimball, Mark England

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‘I’M BLESSED’: AN INTERVIEW WITH DARIUS GRAY

‘I’M BLESSED’: AN INTERVIEW WITH DARIUS GRAY Darius Aidan Gray joined the LDS church in 1964, at a time when black members were not allowed to hold the priesthood and could not enjoy temple blessings. But a remarkable answer to prayer, “This is the restored gospel and you are to join,” led him to put …

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Pillars Of My Faith

This is Sunstone’s perennially best-attended session. Hear speakers share the events and concepts that animate their religious lives; a little soul-baring, a little spiritual journey, a little intellectual testimony-bearing. This self-reflective night is about the things that matter most, plus spirited congregational hymn-singing. H. Parker Blount, Margaret Blair Young, Darius Gray

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