757: Losing the Lamanites – Sarah Newcomb (NW Coastal Tribes – Tsimshian)

Mormon Stories Book of Mormon, Ex-Mormon Stories, Race, Top 12 Race, Women & Feminism 11 Comments

Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Sarah Newcomb who descends from the Tsimshian of the NW Coastal Tribes. In this interview we cover: How Sarah struggled as …

746-747: Losing the Lamanites – Vania Moore (Brazil)

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, International, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Race, Top 12 Race 10 Comments

For this new series entitled “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Mormons from Central and South America, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders — with the intent of exploring their faith transitions, …

653-656: Omar and Nancy Kader – The Journey of a Palestinian Boy Raised in Utah and His Amazing Wife

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Politics, Race, Top 12 Race, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Dr. Omar Kader was born in Provo, Utah to Palestinian immigrants. HIs father was a devout Muslim and a disabled World War I vet who owned a successful Provo fruit …

641: Grieving Together: Processing the Recent (and Continual) Loss of Black Lives in America

John Dehlin Current Events, Race, Top 12 Race 41 Comments

black, black lives matter, guns, LDS, Mormon, police, racism, religion, violenceIn this episode we invite Psychology Ph.D. candidate Mica McGriggs, Dr. Darron Smith, and Dr. Fatimah Salleh to discuss the recent (and continual) loss of black lives in …

630: Black Mormon Lives Matter

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Race, Top 12 Race 20 Comments

John Dehlin and Lindsay Hansen Park interview Mica McGriggs, Samy Galvez, and Tinesha Zandamela about race relations in the Mormon church, and their experiences growing up as people of color …

629: Mormons and Colonization with Edyka Chilome

John Dehlin Race, Women & Feminism 5 Comments

In this special episode of Mormon Stories podcast Lindsay Hansen Park (Sunstone, Year of Polygamy, Color of Heaven) interviews Edyka Chilome about Mormons and Colonization. Edyka’s bio: Edyka Chilomé, born Erica …

627-628: Black Athletes at BYU with Darron Smith, Ph.D.

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Race, Top 12 Race 79 Comments

When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide tells the story of Brandon Davies’ dismissal from Brigham Young University’s NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and …

614-615: Reviewing 2015 with Lindsay Hansen Park, Dr. Gina Colvin, Sean Carter, and Dr. Kristy Money

John Dehlin Excommunication, International, Progressive Mormonism, Race 20 Comments

As parts 3 and 4 in our series reviewing the events of Mormonism in 2015, we assemble another all-star panel including Lindsay Hansen Park, Dr. Gina Colvin, Dr. Kristy Money, …

576-578: LDS General Conference October 2015 Review – Three More White Males from Utah and the Ponderize Fiasco

John Dehlin General Authorities, Race, Women & Feminism 113 Comments

In this episode an EPIC panel reviews the October 2015 General Conference wherein: The LDS Church misses an incredibly important opportunity to fill 3 vacancies in the quorum of the …

548-550: Kristy Money and the High Price of Mormon Activism

John Dehlin Polygamy, Race, Women & Feminism 142 Comments

Dr. Kristy Money is impressive on so many levels. She graduated from BYU at age 19, completing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at age 25 (dissertation on LDS suicide) She serves on …

511: Jan Shipps — New History of the Prairie and Mountain Saints; Race and Gender

James Patterson Church History, Race, Women & Feminism 8 Comments

Mormon Stories is very proud to introduce its newest sister podcast — Mormon Studies Podcast! In its inagural episode, host Brent Metcalfe interviews Jan Shipps. Jan is professor emeritus of …

456-457: The LDS Indian Placement Program

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Church History, Race 46 Comments

As stated Wikipedia, the Indian Placement Program was a program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1947 to 2000, in which LDS Native American students were …

436-437: Elijah Abel – Early Black Mormon Priesthood Holder

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History, Race 18 Comments

As an independent historian, Russell Stevenson has been studying Mormon history for nearly two decades. His first book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables, tells the vexing story of …

383: Mr. Deity’s Brian Dalton Discusses Book of Mormon Racism with Dan Wotherspoon and Charles Harrell

John Dehlin Book of Mormon, Race 20 Comments

This Mormon Matters episode hosted by Dan Wotherspoon examines the status of the claim that the Book of Mormon teaches that dark skin is a curse from God, that because of …

376: Margaret Young – Race and Gender Dynamics in Modern Mormonism

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History, Conference Audio, Joseph Smith, Race, Women & Feminism

A Thoughtful Faith’s Kylan Rice presents an interview with LDS author, filmmaker, and playwright Margaret Young. In this interview Margaret shares her story of how she became enthralled with Mormon …

256-258: Dustin Jones and the Lingering Legacy of the LDS Negro Doctrine

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Race, Top 12 Race 103 Comments

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dustin Jones, a black active latter-day saint, about the unique challenges of growing up Mormon as one who has African ancestry. Dustin is bi-racial (Anglo and …

026: Blacks and the LDS Priesthood–An Interview with Darius Gray and Margaret Young

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 33 Comments

Recently, Brigham Young University invited Darius Gray–one of the founders of the LDS Genesis Group, and a black Mormon for over 30 years–to deliver a presentation entitled, “Blacks and the …