Speaker: Tresa Edmunds

Mormons And Marijuana

In 1970, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have “no accepted medical use.” Since then, 23 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana, fueling a heated public debate. This panel will explore how the debate interacts with …

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Mormons And Marijuana

In 1970, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have “no accepted medical use.” Since then, 23 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana, fueling a heated public debate. This panel will explore how the debate interacts with …

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The Impact Of Infertility On The Mormon Mind

In spite of the growing body of literature focusing on medical, psychological, social, and cultural consequences of infertility, its religious and spiritual dimensions have received little attention. This panel will discuss the ways that Mormon doctrines on and culture around family affect the lives of Church members who live with infertility. Tresa Edmunds, Amy Shoemaker …

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Not Such an Odd Couple: Mormon Feminism and LGBT Advocacy

Mormon feminists and Mormon LGBT members are often viewed as two separate groups with distinct agendas. While each group may have goals that differ from those of the other, are there significant ways they are similar? What are the goals and initiatives of each group—and are the goals well defined and uncontested? What are the …

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