MORMONISM AND IMMIGRATION Mormons tend to be strongly conservative about immigration matters. But should they be? Is there anything in Mormon theology that requires a hard-line immigration approach? Some hardliners cite the 12th Article of Faith as support for a conservative approach to immigration – is this a necessary conclusion? And are there aspects of Mormon belief, history, and culture that would suggest a different approach to this topic? In this session, I will discuss the relationship between Mormonism and immigration. Drawing on Mormon belief and history, I will set out a variety of reasons why Mormons should consider adopting more progressive, more forgiving attitudes in the immigration context.
KAIMIPONO D. WENGER and MARY ELLEN ROBERTSON