Speaker: MARK BROWN

Our Mother’s Keeper

ourmotherskeeper.Com (OMK) was founded to explore the themes of environmentalism, ecofeminism, and ecological justice. Speakers will discuss their viewpoints on these issues and their interconnectedness, focusing especially on the common themes of commodification and efficient, profitable exploitation of nature and labor. Mormons typically find environmentalism and feminism threatening, hindering broader engagement of the Mormon community; …

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THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF MORMON STUDIES

The last several years have seen a remarkable shift in how LDS scholars and the Church itself approach historical and contemporary topics affecting Mormons, with unparalleled access to archives, personnel. and information-sharing. At the same time, once-prominent institutions in Mormon studies are greying and fading in popularity, and formerly controversial topics no longer raise eyebrows. …

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