Event: San Francisco Symposium 2005

DISCUSSION. LDS PERSPECTIVES ON THE STEM CELL DEBATE

The debate revolving around embryonic stem cell research often degenerates into a partisan-style argument over when life begins, or, from a Mormon perspective, when the spirit enters the body. The ethics of stem cell research deserves better, and Latter-day Saint theology and practice provide a framework for a more constructive debate. David Hunter

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REVELATION VS. INSPIRATION

Latter-day Saints often claim that they are guided by revelation from on high in a variety of ways, while still holding to a position implied in one interpretation of the First Vision that every other church is directed by the precepts of men. But how accurate is this assessment? How exclusive is the LDS claim …

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ELLA PEACOCK: PAINTING THE MANTI TEMPLE

First Sight of the Desert: Discovering the Art of Ella Peacock is her first book. Through personal essay, excerpts from First Sight of the Desert: Discovering the Art of Ella Peacock, and a documentary of Peacock as an artist (approximately 15 minutes on DVD), I’ll present a woman who, like the Saints, moved from the …

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PANEL. TRUTHS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON

It’s been more than 175 years since the publication of the Book of Mormon, and we are yet to find a sign that says “Welcome to Zarahemla.” Without any clear physical evidence in hand, what teachings of the Book of Mormon do panelists see as “True”? How has it inspired them to be better followers …

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