Category Archives: Social Justice

The Short-lived LDS Health Mission Program

By Tulan, from wheatandtares.org I am female, went on a mission in early 1980s. I was called as a Health Missionary. It was a program that President Kimball put in place. Health Missionaries went through the traditional missionary training plus extra … Continue reading

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Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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Robert Kirby’s Dilemma: Men and Women Together

Robert Kirby, humorist for the Salt Lake Tribune, was recently suspended for 3 months for interactions he had with a woman at Sunstone, a conference of Mormon fringe elements. I first need to confess that I have a strong respect … Continue reading

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Another Playground in the Ocutuan, Peru, Area

Family members and I were recently in Sacred Valley region of Peru.  As part of our trip, we installed a playground at a primary school in Ocutuan.  After our departure, the Cardenas-Torres Family, fabricated and installed playground equipment in Ccoricancha, … Continue reading

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Improving Mormon Missionary Efforts

By Zach (commenting on wheatandtares.org) The [LDS] missionary program [needs to be fixed].  My oldest son is 13 and will be on a mission in a few years. Here is a novel idea.  Service every day until 5:00 and proselytizing … Continue reading

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Playground Installed Near Masaka, Uganda

Just after the first of the year, I was contacted by Monique Strange.  She wanted a playground installed at a primary school in Uganda run by her sister.  She agreed to finance the project, if my colleagues would install it.  … Continue reading

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Installing a Playground in the Scenic Andes, Peru

The playground equipment (4-seat swing set, monkey bars, and climbing tower) for a primary school in the Andes was fabricated by David Cardenas-Torres and his friend Jhon.  It was then loaded on a minivan and literally hauled across the Andes … Continue reading

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