The Apostle Paul compares members of Christ’s church to a body and suggests that God set each member “as it hath pleased him.” He adds that members of the body who are less comely or honourable are those upon whom “we bestow more abundant honour” (I Cor. 12:18, 23). How do we as Mormons include people with disabilities, mental illness, or other vulnerabilities as equal members within the body of Christ? This panel explores the maturing of Mormonism toward the ideals of a Zion community through examinations of fragility and strength, challenges to the ability of some members to act as free agents, and our tradition’s history of reflection on disability.
DAN WOTHERSPOON, J. MARK OLSEN, ANNE LEAHY