Thursday, March 18th and Sunday March 21st, 7-9pm Mountain Daylight Time
Hosts: Dan & Mark
A decade ago Church launched the “I’m a Mormon” campaign, to celebrate the Mormon identity, coincidentally a few months after the “Book of Mormon” musical released on Broadway, and concurrently with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign–it was a “Mormon Moment.” Although a few years later, one of President Russell M. Nelson’s first acts as President of the Church was to virtually eliminate the label “Mormon” from any official materials as it refers to the Church, the question as to who we are as a people remains an open question. The “Mormon” identity was clear and distinctive, but how do we self-identify today? How do you wear your Mormon identity?
In this month’s fireside we are not so concerned about the doubling-down on the name of the Church, but rather, how we answer the question to ourselves and others as to what religious identity we have. We want to explore the way we wear our Mormonism, both publicly and within ourselves. How comfortable are we declaring that we are Mormon? How do certain social issues, Mormon history, or the behavior of Mormon public figures and culture affect the way we represent ourselves? Are we willing to say we’re Mormon “True Blue, Through and Through” or do we tend to qualify our Mormon identity with a “yes, but…?”
Let’s share our experiences in how we identify ourselves, religiously, and how that may have changed as your have journeyed into the inner-life of faith. Some questions may be:
- How has your Mormon identity challenged you?
- Can our discomfort with our Mormon identity indicate a need for inner shadow work?
- Is it possible for us to be both “Mormon” and not have to embrace everything the label means?
- If you have been hesitant to wear the Mormon identity in the past, has this changed for you in your journey?
- What have you found that works for you?
- Are there framings and tools we can use to better understand our identity and communicate it?
- Where is your “landing place” on your religious identity?
Let’s openly explore our experience and views on wearing our Mormon identity. Please click below to join the discussion!