THE LDS CHURCH AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION: A COMPARISON STUDY WITH OTHER FAITHS, by Becky Johns, and RELIGION AND THE ‘WAR ON DRUGS’: SOME THOUGHTS ON SPIRITUALITY AND MENDACITY, by Steven Epperson THE LDS CHURCH AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION: A COMPARISON STUDY WITH OTHER FAITHS. How do churches deal with inevitable conflict within the organization, with other organizations, with nonmembers, and between members? Is the LDS church unique in its conflict management methods? This study seeks to answer these questions and discover if there is anything to learn from an investigation of conflict resolution strategies of various faiths. Interorganizational, intraorganizational, and interpersonal issues will be examined. RELIGION AND THE “WAR ON DRUGS”: SOME THOUGHTS ON SPIRITUALITY AND MENDACITY. With help from the audience, I propose to explore three interrelated issues: (1) the reasons western, monotheistic religions have tended to vigorously oppose drug use; (2) the role of religious traditions in promoting spirituality; and (3) the apparent contribution by religious communities and their leaders to the very conditions that give rise to the culture of drugs.
Becky Johns, Steven Epperson, Jeff Silliman