A Thoughtful Faith - Mormon / LDS

When Isabella Parker (Witchita, Kansas) was 14 years old she joined her school's Gay Straight Alliance and she submitted a profile to Ordain Women.  At the same time she was also called to be the Mia Maid Class President.  When her bishop discovered Isabella's social justice activities, things changed dramatically for her and her family.

Direct download: Isabella_Parker.mp3
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Part Two of Enmeshed Family Systems.  A discussion with psychoanalyst Wendy Christian about enmeshment and differentiation in the Mormon context.

Direct download: Enmeshed_Families_-Wendy_Christian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

Part one of the Enmeshed Mormon Family Systems episode.  In this episode Lacey, Paula and Delilah discuss their experiences being in enmeshed families and they reflect on the effect on their family when their engagement with the church shifted or when they differentiated.

Direct download: Enmeshed_Families_Part_One.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

The Open Stories Foundation Podcast team gather together to discuss the fall-out over the US Elections.  They offer some advice on how to get through this somewhat divisive and challenging time.

Direct download: OSF_Hosts--Post_Election_Blues.mp3
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A conversation with Mormon political commentators Brad Kramer, Joshua Madson, Mehrsa Baradaran about the US Presidential elections.  They tackle the question 'What happened to America?'  & 'What happened to the Mormons?'

Direct download: The_Mormon_Election_Autopsy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

Mica McGriggs, Kalani Tonga and Fatimah Salleh discuss what it means to be women of colour in an American church that so overwhelmingly voted for a candidate who leveraged American's deep-seated racism to win the 2016 Presidential election.

Direct download: 167_Racism_Mormonism_and_the_US_Presidential_Election.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

One of the core teachings of the LDS church is that everyone is born with an essential gender identity based on one's biological sex.    Either you are male or female.  Intersex upsets the notion that there are always clear biological sex distinctions.  Emily Quinn has XY chromosomes, she has no ovaries, no uterus but identifies as a girl - with testes, demonstrating how muddied the idea of the binary male/female can be.  

Direct download: Emily_Quinn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

A discussion with Dakota Professor Elise Boxer about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the sacred work of protecting our environment in a world filled with corporate greed.

Direct download: Elise_Boxer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09am EST

A conversation with contemporary spiritual artist J.Kirk Richards about the power of art to create social disruption.

Direct download: 164_Kirk_Richards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

In late October 2016 the LDS replaced their Mormons and Gays orphan/unofficial website with a new site linked to LDS.org.  While softer in tone Kimberly Anderson, Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen and Natasha Helfer Parker raise some important critical questions about its usefulness particularly in therapeutic contexts.

Direct download: 163-_Mormon_and_Gay-__A_response_to_the_LDS_Church_Website.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54am EST