Sunday, March 11, 2012

#50: Mormonism 101.

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A couple of days ago, the Church released a fantastic article titled Mormonism 101. I loved the article, because it came at a perfect time in response to the "Mormon Moment" with Mitt Romney's presidential run, the recent spotlight on baptisms for the dead, and the "Book of Mormon Musical" from last year.

As mentioned in the article, "As an institution, the Church has the responsibility to publicly and clearly articulate its official teachings. In turn, reporters can help inform the public by accurately reporting on these doctrines. But in doing so journalists should be aware of some common pitfalls. For instance, reporters pressed for time tend to take peripheral aspects of the faith and place them front and center as if they were vital tenets of belief.... Unfortunately, as many members attest, this kind of journalism paints a distorted picture of the Church and continues to confuse the public."

The article discusses some of the Church's core beliefs, answers 19 "frequently asked questions", and presents a great infographic that visually presents these beliefs (which would actually make for a sweet poster or even a T-shirt!). Rock on!


3 comments:

  1. That's actually really interesting. I didn't know some of that, especially the charity section. I'm totally stealing this.

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  2. Please do! I used it from the Church in the first place. :)

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  3. I love the infographic. Two thumbs up for the Church's graphic design folks :)

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