Event: DC Symposium 2000

Beyond Liberalism: Mormonism and Liberation Theology

Beyond Liberalism: Mormonism and Liberation Theology Within the last 50 years or so a number of religions have developed a well-defined and specific theology which challenges many of the injustices in the world today. The term Liberation Theology refers to political activists whose activism is based on religious values. Liberation Theology is not passive, nor …

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Pillars Of My Faith

Pillars Of My Faith This is Sunstone’s perennially most popular session. Here speakers share the events and concepts that animate their religious lives: a little intellectual testimony-bearing. This self-reflective session is about the things that matter most. Charlie Cannone, Rebecca Chandler, Elbert Peck

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The Restoration of Some Things

The Restoration of Some Things In 1840 Joseph Smith declared that animal sacrifices would be restored once the Nauvoo Temple was completed and that this was necessary to bring to pass the ‘restoration of all things.” While modern Mormons would most likely be shocked at the thought of including animal sacrifice in their Temple worship, …

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Marvelous Work & Blunders: Mormon Humor Readings

Marvelous Work & Blunders: Mormon Humor Readings Eloise Bell will read a few selections from ‘Madame Ridiculous and Lady Sublime,’ her new collection of essays to be published in the fall by Signature Books. Ed Snow will likely read from his book, ‘Of Curious Workmanship: Musings on Things Mormon’, which was just released from Signature …

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Calculated Risk: Freedom for Mormons in Utah Higher Education

Calculated Risk: Freedom for Mormons in Utah Higher Education The freedom society provides us to teach and study unpopular ideas is a calculated risk. Society taxes and contributes to make possible our expensive higher educational system because it accepts that academic freedom, despite the discomfort, even anger, it often creates, serves the long-term best interests …

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