Join Sunstone for our first ever Australian conference in Sydney on Saturday, November 9th!
The theme for Sunstone Australia is Restorative Justice in Mormon Communities
What is restorative justice? How can it be used to heal old wounds and build new bridges? This conference aims to explore the meaning and implementation of restorative justice in communities across the Mormon spectrum.
|Saturday, November 9th: Restorative Justice in Mormon Communities|
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||Introduction and Welcome: Lindsay Hansen Park via Skype|
|11:00 am – 12:00 noon||
What’s the Buzz? Tell Me What’s Ahappenin’
Preferred Legislative Measures to Protect Australians from Religious Discrimination and Vilification
presented by Rick Sarre
|12:00 – 1:30||Lunch (Provided)|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion: Karin Peter, TBA, TBA|
|2:45 – 3:45||Sublimated Heritage presented by
|4:00 – 5:30||
Lifting the Lamanite Curse (How Native American DNA is Exposing Mormon Myths) presented by Simon Southerton
Sunday, November 10th
All are invited to a service of worship and song. Sunday November 9 at West Pennant Community of Christ, 10 AM with guest speaker Elder Kassandra Unger
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About Our speakers
Karin F. Peter is a coffee-dependent bibliophile, a once-a-year baker, an artsand-crafts dabbler, and a Liturgical Calendar nerd. She lives in Olympia, Washington with her spouse, Ray, and their multi-level blended family. Karin is a Community of Christ minister and serves on the Council of Presidents of Seventy.
Lindsay Hansen Park is host of the Year of Polygamy podcast and executive director of the Sunstone Education Foundation.
Professor Rick Sarre, Dean, School of Law, University of South Australia. Member of the CoC Standing High Council and formerly student at Graceland University (‘79). One of the classes I teach is Law, Crime and Religion.
Dr Simon G. Southerton is an Australian plant geneticist and co-founder of Gondwana Genomics, an Australian technology firm specializing in Marker-assisted selection for tree breeding. Southerton published the book Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church. The book uses genetic evidence to examine the historical accuracy of the Book of Mormon and related claims about the Lamanite people.
Stacie Smith’s personal work has been shown throughout the United States and published in Mormon feminist and alternative photography publications. She earned her BFA in photography at Brigham Young University in Utah and has been a professional portrait photographer since 2000 in Boston, Baltimore, Denver and now Sydney’s Norther Beaches area. Much of Stacie’s portrait work focuses on building the confidence of children in her “I Am” Projects created for tweens aged 10-14. Stacie and her family ave lived in St. Ives since 2018.