Speaker: Phyllis Barber

IN MEMORIAM: PAUL SWENSON

The death of writer and poet Paul Swenson in February 2012 left a hole in the heart of SUNSTONE. Following remarks from panelists, there will be open mic time for family, friends, and fans to share memories and thoughts about Paul. Stephen Carter, Phyllis Barber, Alex Caldiero, Carolyn Campbell

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The Search for the Divine

The Search for the Divine Engaged in the process of writing a collection of essays on her travels to visit shamans in Peru and Ecuador, Tibetan Buddhist monks in Sikkim, North India, Baptist preachers in Arkansas and South Carolina, Goddess worshippers in the Yucatan, among others, Phyllis Barber will discuss her search for the Spirit, …

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Join None Of Them, For They Are All Wrong

Join None Of Them, For They Are All Wrong The panelists in this session will present their experiences of attending a variety of non-LDS churches. Their observations will range from music to preaching, from doctrine to fellowship, from proselytizing to church government. How do their experiences compare with those of Joseph Smith? Did they find …

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Pillars Of My Faith

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. Tom Pixton, Kate Handley, and Phyllis Barber

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Telling Stories, Taking Sides, Breaking Bones, Or Saving Lives?: Personal Disclosure, Conflict, And Faith In Martha Beck’s ‘Leaving The Saints’

The publication of Martha Beck’s Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith, has generated intense controversy and conflict, not only for its treatment of Mormonism, but also regarding issues of consistency, disclosure, memory reliability, and the intersection between personal integrity and faith. This panel composed of LDS and non-LDS feminists …

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