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Brian Kershisnik

Brian Kershisnik is a contemporary artist and Mormon whose faith-based work is featured on a tour of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. He has described his subjects as people engaged in “workaday holiness” and lectured about the intersection of faith, inspiration and art at the Art, Belief and Meaning symposium in 2008. […]

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Megan Sanborn Jones

Megan Sanborn Jones is an associate professor of theater at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Her area of expertise is Mormon-produced pageantry and melodramas.

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Ashlee Whitaker

Ashlee Whitaker is the curator of religious art at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art in Provo, Utah. The museum has a significant number of works, both antique and contemporary, that deal with religious subject matter and themes.

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Laura Vance

Laura Vance is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. She is the author of Women in New Religions. She is also an expert on Mormon women.

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Reporting on hate speech

In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]

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