Tag: Mormonism

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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Sunstone The Next Generation

Since the 1960s, unorthodox Mormons coalesced around print publications like Sunstone and Dialogue to engage in independent thought about Mormonism. Many of those people are now parents and grandparents. This panel will discuss the challenges of raising children in the Mormon faith, but outside the mainstream. Parents will discuss “inoculation,” navigating the politics of church …

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Finding Wisdom Amidst The Quest For Certainty

The paradox of being thoughtful while being faithful is a spiritual practice that has failing currency in Mormonism. As the host of A Thoughtful Faith Gina has had the opportunity to interview those at their most spiritually troubled who are seeking a middle-way that feels authentic, honest, faithful, and Mormon. In this audio/visual presentation she …

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Apollo And Dionysus The Reconciliation Of Our Heavenly Parents

For several generations, a canonical mischaracterization of God the Father has blinded Latter-day Saints to God the Mother, altered perceptions of the relationship between the mind/spirit and body, and fostered the political conservatism ascendant in Mormonism. This paper deals with the disparity between the concept of deity currently dominating Latter-day Saint conversation and the concept …

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Sunstone The Next Generation

Since the 1960s, unorthodox Mormons coalesced around print publications like Sunstone and Dialogue to engage in independent thought about Mormonism. Many of those people are now parents and grandparents. This panel will discuss the challenges of raising children in the Mormon faith, but outside the mainstream. Parents will discuss “inoculation,” navigating the politics of church …

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Queer Mormon Women

This panel features queer Mormon women from various levels of church involvement and various places on the spectrum of sexual or romantic orientation. They will offer insights into the diverse experiences of people inhabiting the intersection between Mormonism, LGBTQIA+ experience, and feminism. Brianna Cluck, Ellen Koester, Kristen Cardon, Chelsea Gibbs, Megan Howarth, Jessica Swenson, Averyl …

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Four Views Of Joseph Smith Historians Debate The Prophet Puzzle

“The mystery of Mormonism cannot be solved until we solve the mystery of Joseph Smith,” Jan Shipps wrote. Four decades later, the prophet continues to puzzle. Was he true prophet, sincere visionary, pious fraud, or con man? In a friendly debate, four historians will each advocate a different hypothesis. Opening statements and rebuttals will be …

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