Please mark your calendars!
Saturday, November 7, 2020 — Brigham Young University
Also up on the website of the Interpreter Foundation:
Twenty-five years ago, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” Here are three reflections on that document:
“At 25, The Family proclamation looks prophetic in addressing a 2020 society: The carefully written document outlining the church’s doctrines and principles on marriage and family life was the fifth such “proclamation” in the church’s history”
As for the second item above, I myself — in company with three friends — presented a copy of The Family: A Proclamation to the World to Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy, then (I was told) the third-ranking official in the Vatican hierarchy (after the Vatican secretary of state and the Pope himself) in his office about a block from St. Peter’s Basilica.
It’s been a few days since I provided any fodder for your Christopher Hitchens Memorial “How Religion Poisons Everything” Files. I apologize. Here are a few items:
“For Unemployed Californians, Food Donations Are ‘a Little Bit of Hope Coming to Their Door: Church gives more than 105,000 pounds of food for those who lost work in the pandemic, and more is on the way”
“After Severe Windstorm, Latter-day Saints Participate in “Operation Firewood Rescue” to Help Utah’s Native Americans: Nearly 10,000 volunteers collect and deliver 3 million pounds of firewood to tribes across the state”
As it happens, I’ve met Rangi Parker and have been in her home in Temple View.
Finally, on a much lower note, a link to a new item on the important Neville-Neville Land blog: