Conference Audio

381-382: 2012 New York City Conference Pts. 3 & 4 – Political Panel and Story Sharing

November 4, 2012
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2012 New York City Conference Mormon Stories Pts. 3 & 4 – Political Panel and Story Sharing.

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380: 2012 New York City Conference Pt. 2 with Elna Baker

October 28, 2012
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Elna Baker speaks at the 2012 Mormon Stories conference in New York City.

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356-360: 2012 Salt Lake City Conference with Jana Reiss, Claudia Bushman and Andrew Ainsworth

July 2, 2012
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Part 1: Jana Reiss and Peter Breinholt Part 2: Andrew Ainsworth and Peter Breinholt Part 3: Claudia Bushman, Michael Fife and Stephanie Lauritzen Part 4: Benji Schwimmer and Story Sharing Time Part 5: Comedian Bengt Washburn

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346-347: Boston 2012 Conference with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, John Dehlin, Joanna Brooks and Open-Mic Story Sharing

May 9, 2012
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Speakers at the 2012 Boston Regional Mormon Stories conference were asked to address the topic of: Using personal narratives to create spaces where Mormons of all levels of orthodoxy can interact authentically. Part 1: Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich discusses the importance and of history and personal narrative within religious traditions and John Dehlin discusses the evolution of Mormon Stories and the role it plays in the lives of listeners and community members. Part 2: Joanna Brooks talks about changes in spiritual narrative scripts over time and how telling personal stories affects community development. Conference attendees share their personal stories in an open-mic…

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333-336: 2011 Circling the Wagons Conference

April 22, 2012
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The goal of the 2011 Mormon Stories "Circling the Wagons" conference was to create a space where LGBTQ or SSA individuals and their families and allies could gather to acknowledge, explore and honor shared experiences.

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331: The Bill Prince Family Story – From Stake Presidency and Houston Mormon Royalty to Ex-Mormons

March 23, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of "Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue." Interview participants include Bill Prince, Julie Prince, Tina Prince and Lee Prince. Bill Prince served as a member of the Houston Texas Stake Presidency for several years before his daughter, Tina, left the LDS church; Bill and Julie soon followed. This is their Mormon story.

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330: Raising Children in a Mixed-Faith Mormon Home

March 23, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of "Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue." Panel participants include Heather Olson-Beal, Brent Beal, Anne McMullin Peffer, Jacob Brown, and John Dehlin.

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329: Houston Mormon Stories Conference Open-Mic “Story Sharing” Time

March 23, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.”  This is the “Story Sharing” portion of the conference.

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328: Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family

March 21, 2012
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Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family.

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327: Having the Difficult Conversations about Mormonism with Family, Friends and Community Members

March 6, 2012
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This episode was recorded as part of the January 2012 Mormon Stories regional conference held in Houston, Texas dedicated to the topic of “Maintaining Positive Relationships Through Empathy and Dialogue.” In part 1 John Dehlin talks about the costs and benefits of having difficult conversations about Mormonism with family and friends. In part 2, Dan Wotherspoon delivers a presentation called: "Make Love AND War!: Maintaining Positive Relationships During Faith Transitions—A Spiritual Framing."

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297: 2011 Washington D.C. Conference Testimony Meeting

October 21, 2011
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On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  Eighty splendid community members were in attendance.  In this segment, members of the Washington D.C. Mormon Stories community bear their testimonies.             Thanks to all who participated!!!

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296: Why Mormon Stories, Why I Left, and Why I Stay

October 21, 2011
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On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  In this presentation: John Dehlin discussed the motives behind Mormon Stories Steve Kovalenko delivered a presentation on why he left the LDS Church, Chelsea Shields Strayer who explained why she stays in the LDS Church

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295: Greg Prince on “Big Tent Mormonism”

October 20, 2011
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On October 15th, the 2011 Washington D.C. Mormon Stories Conference was held in the home of Greg and JaLynn Prince.  Eighty splendid community members were in attendance.  In this presentation, Greg Prince discussed his perspectives on “Big Tent Mormonism.”

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263: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 5 – Comedian Bengt Washburn on Mormonism

July 7, 2011
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On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City. After the conference, Comedian Bengt Washburn performed a short routine on Mormonism.

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262: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 4 – “Testimony” Meeting (aka Mormon Storytelling)

July 7, 2011
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On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City. At the close of this conference, attendees were invited to share their “testimonies” of truth, whether traditional or non-traditional from an LDS perspective.

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261: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 3 – Panel: Navigating an Open Approach to Mormonism

July 5, 2011
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On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this panel presentation entitled “Navigating an Open Approach to Mormonism”, professors Margaret Toscano and Joanna Brooks, along with Carol Lynn Pearson, Jared Anderson and John Dehlin discuss inclusivity, openness, and an expended approach to Mormon identity, while also fielding practical questions from the audience.

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260: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 2 – Joanna Brooks on Mormon Identity in the 21st Century: Claiming and Belonging

June 24, 2011
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On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this keynote address entitled “Mormon Identity in the 21st Century: Claiming and Belonging”, professor and author Joanna Brooks explores a more expansive vision for Mormon identity. Music by Holly Anderson Robbins.

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259: 2011 SLC Conference Pt. 1 – Welcome, Shared Values, and Carol Lynn Pearson on “No More US vs. THEM”

June 21, 2011
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On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City.  In this welcoming address, Anne McMullin Peffer explains the purposes of the Mormon Stories conferences and reads a preliminary draft of a “shared values statement” that attempts to specify the values uncorrelated Mormons hold in common.   Then,  in a keynote address entitled “No More US and THEM”, author, poet and playwright Carol Lynn Pearson discusses her vision for a more inclusive Mormonism.

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255: Greg Prince on 21st Century Lessons from Three 20th Century Men: David O. McKay, Leonard Arrington and Paul H. Dunn

May 20, 2011
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255: Greg Prince on 21st Century Lessons from Three 20th Century Men: David O. McKay, Leonard Arrington and Paul H. Dunn

As a part of the March 2011 Mormon Stories Conference in New York City, author Greg Prince  spoke on the topic of 21st Century Lessons from Three 20th Century Men: David O. McKay, Leonard Arrington and Paul H. Dunn. Greg Prince is the author of David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism.  He is currently working on biographies of both LDS Church Historian Leonard Arrington and deceased LDS General Authority Paul H. Dunn.

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254: Exploring the Future for Uncorrelated Mormons with John Dehlin

April 29, 2011
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254: Exploring the Future for Uncorrelated Mormons with John Dehlin

On March 26, 2011 Mormon Stories held its first regional retreat/conference in New York City.  This presentation exploring the future for uncorrelated/non-traditional/unorthodox Mormons was given by John Dehlin.  The PowerPoint file for this presentation can be found here. The music for this episode was generously provided by the Sabre Rattlers.

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182-185: Navigating a Marriage When One Loses Their LDS Testimony

September 9, 2010
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182-185: Navigating a Marriage When One Loses Their LDS Testimony

This 4-part workshop series was recorded during the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium.   During the workshop, we explored techniques for navigating a marriage when one in the couple loses their LDS testimony. Supporting the workshop were: Natasha Parker LCMFT — also known as The Mormon Therapist, and Laurie and Dan Gallagher — a mixed-faith couple previously featured on Mormon Stories. You can access Natasha’s handout from the workshop here.

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178-181: Navigating an LDS Faith Crisis In or Out of the Church

September 6, 2010
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178-181: Navigating an LDS Faith Crisis In or Out of the Church

This 4-part workshop series was recorded during the August 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium.   During the workshop, we explored techniques for navigating an LDS Faith Crisis — both in and out of the church.

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