Event: Northwest Symposium 2010

NW10007: Meditation for Mormons

At its core, Mormonism is a mystical tradition, and meditation practices appropriately pursued can help each of us become more aware of the mystical dimensions of our faith. John Kesler suggests practical steps in developing a meditative practice consistent with the restored gospel. John Kesler

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NW10002: Going

A growing number of LDS families don’t fit the traditional mold. Panelists discuss how they approach their departures from tradition and navigate script variations such as divorce, single parenthood, child rearing, and LGBT issues and map out new family traditions. Lee White, Aimee Heffernan, Tracy McKay, Diana Nielsen Sallie Grigg

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NW10003:

Mormon convert Peter McAuslan emigrated from Scotland in 1854. After arriving in Utah, Mormons experienced natural disasters, a reformation, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. These violent events and the insistence on absolute obedience to Church leaders tore at McAuslan’s faith. Having become dissenters and fearful for their lives, his family left Utah under protection of …

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NW10005: LDS Church and New Media

The LDS Church has been the subject of much media scrutiny of late. With the attention has come some not-so-ideal PR, including backlash from California’s Prop 8 and survey results indicating many identify Mormons with polygamy (if they know anything about Mormons at all). Panelists and the audience discuss the LDS Church’s use of new …

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