Category Archives: Social Justice

Aren’t There Any Black LDS Members in South Africa?

A recent article in the Deseret News proudly displayed a photograph of Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visiting the construction site of the new Durban South LDS Temple.  Of the 8 individuals in … Continue reading

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Biram Dah Abeid: Mauritania’s Antislavery Crusader

by Aiden McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International [1] Biram Dah Abeid was just 8 when he became aware of slavery in his home country of Mauritania [locate in northwestern Africa below Morocco].  He saw a defenseless youth being beaten by … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment in Sacred Valley, Peru

Recently, the Cardenas-Torres family installed additional pieces of playground equipment:  (1) two downsized combination soccer goal and basketball standard and (2) a tether ball pole using a sock in lieu of a tether ball.  They were installed at the Urco … Continue reading

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LDS Church Donations

According to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article: On behalf of the Mormon church, four female leaders donated $120,000 on Thursday to community centers in Utah to expand medical services for children who have been abused. Also, according to a … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment for Cesar Vallejo Preschool, Cusco Peru

Today, the Cardenas-Torres family installed some additional playground equipment at the Cesar Vallejo Preschool located in the hills above Cusco, Peru. Two years ago, my daughter and her husband, my grandson, and I were in Cusco as   tourists.  It … Continue reading

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Good Works, but Little Faith

Since I find religious faith so difficult, I found the following quote from Jonathan Malesic on religiondispatches.org interesting: Going back to Christianity’s origins, Paul taught that it was . . .  faith, not deeds, that made a Christian worthy of … Continue reading

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Pay LDS Tithing or Feed Your Family?

General Authorities need to be careful about the advice they give members during General Conference.  Suggesting that tithing should be paid before feeding your family is NOT good policy. In April 2017 General Conference, the following advice was given: After … Continue reading

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