Although text has been the primary medium of communication in the restored gospel, there are exciting ways in which fresh visual depictions can expand our understanding and appreciation—including in sensitive areas like race and gender.
Category: Racial Healing
The Elder Holland I have known and loved for decades bears no resemblance to the cruel and unfair characterizations now being made about him. After his lifelong example of charity, he deserves a more generous response.
Critical Race Theory offers a powerful intellectual tool for exploring how we can understand “voices from the dust” who have been marginalized from our histories and institutions.
Amidst all the push-back on CRT of late, I fear disciples of Christ may be missing some of the ways this framework for analysis might help us follow the Savior in healing the world.
The message of the gospel of Christ makes some people uncomfortable and angry. That doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Maybe we should show a little more humble openness to what CRT can offer our understanding of the world?
It’s not just folks on the political left who we’d love to go deeper in exploring meaningful questions. These are some of our questions for brothers and sisters on the political right as well.
The principles of liberty, equality and honoring our common humanity are inconsistent with race prejudice. Those remain the best weapon ever formed against it, today as in 1865.
An open letter to Pro-CRT Latter-day Saints at BYU and beyond—inviting a good-faith dialogue that honestly engages some of our meaningful disagreements.
Across the country, and within Utah, there’s been a great deal of fear and frustration directed at Critical Race Theory. For a faith community dedicated to “seeking truth no matter where it comes from,” are we open to doing that even with CRT?
In this time of growing hostility, there may be important things to learn from another time of deep conflict—one that resolved in a surprisingly peaceful way
Along with some changes called for by Black Lives Matter protesters, a shift away from enmity will be necessary to avoid more of these tragedies.
Anger and grief can inspire social progress. But they can also turn into rage and despair depending on the way we talk and think about what’s happening.