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The Divine Feminine: UVU conference explores LDS activism, female deity

It may seem difficult for a member of a faith that has been criticized for its patriarchal leadership structure and rhetoric about gender roles to believe such equality is possible. But, at a recent conference hosted by UVU, many members of the faith were willing to grapple with those contradictions.

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LDS film ‘Jane and Emma’ embraces ‘difficult history’ of race

The movie is similar in tone and style to other LDS history films, but provides many firsts in its content. There are few, if any, LDS films that feature a woman of color as the main character. This film also touches on subjects that are usually glossed over, such as race and polygamy.

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Research expert opens up about different religious world views

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] As part of “The Psychology Of” series, organized by the Psychology Club at UVU, a discussion regarding different world views of religion was held on Nov. 29. The guest speaker, Ben Knowlton, discussed the impact that religion has on one’s […]

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Making Fun of Mormons: How far is too far?

Comedian David Cross of “Arrested Development” drew heavy criticism from Twitter users, religious commentators and others when he posted a photoshopped picture of himself in Church of Jesus Christ temple garments ahead of a tour stop in Salt Lake City in August. “Utah, learn the real truth!” the promotional image said. Many weren’t amused, including […]

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What do LDS members do on their two-year missions?

We’ve all heard “When I was on my mission…” in a classroom before. The eyes immediately begin to roll or chuckling comes from others who have either served an LDS mission or can’t help but laugh at the repetitive verse. For those who aren’t of the LDS faith, you may wonder why these former missionaries […]

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Understanding perfectionism: It’s not unique to Mormon culture 

Perfectionistic ideals within the Mormon culture come from misunderstandings of church doctrine, according to both Kris Doty, a former professor of social work at UVU, and Matthew Draper, psychologist and professor of behavioral science. It’s not necessarily that the doctrine is wrong, it’s just that a person’s interpretation of the doctrine is inaccurate. Deter F. […]

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Perfectionism in Mormon Culture: How community members suffer from judgement and simple misunderstandings

How community members are suffering from judgment and simple misunderstandings. Recent studies show perfectionism within the Mormon culture is having a negative effect on community members because of the high, sometimes unrealistic standard of perfection that members hold themselves and others too. Both Kris Doty, former professor of social work at UVU, and Matthew Draper, […]

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LDS general authorities encourage acceptance and understanding

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its 187th Semiannual General Conference last weekend, and millions around the world tuned in to hear the words of general authorities and officers in the Church. Many Latter-day Saints view general conference as a source of divine inspiration, guidance and revelation. “It’s a great time to […]

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