We wanted to draw your attention to a segment on the new show “American Built.” The show features major architectural and engineering projects across the United States. Their most recent episode featured the...
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Those who claim that Latter-day Saint history is uniquely racist pay insufficient attention to the larger context surrounding early Saints, as well as the meaningful examples of positive race relations in the life of Joseph Smith.
The Jewish holiday of Purim which is celebrated today, honors Queen Esther, who risked the wrath of her Persian husband-king to save her people. This essay is a tribute to women who have risked much to witness both anciently and in our day.
Even when we think we’re being “Christian” – when we’re having a “bout of Christianity” – we can be seriously misled. In responding to critics of faith, for instance, being “humble” and ready to put ourselves in the wrong does not solve the problem of the best, most responsible action.
In response to those sensitive souls asking, “Why am I not there yet as a person?” or “Why are we not there yet as a society?” Latter-day Saint theology offers a patient optimism for steady growth in us and around us—along with the anticipation of collective light to become “brighter and brighter until the perfect day.”
For most in the world, the word “saint” signals something unreachable by mere humans. That’s not how Latter-day Saints see it, though.
The Washington Post wisely warned against worsening public dialogue. But to get there they made a weak connection to Brigham Young that missed the historical mark.