Spare, utterly magnificent, haunting, and profoundly human, this inspiring collection creates a portrait of the greatest humanitarian crisis of modern history. From the pregnant mother in the dusty warehouse-turned-refugee-camp in greece to the emaciated child in a mud-filled tent in Bangladesh to the lone Sudanese crouched under an overpass in Italy--the people inside this remarkable volume of exquisite photography and stories of resilience will teach you that the surest way to draw humans together begins with the words "I want to tell you my story.
. Over the course of two years, painters, and writers trailed and documented the flood of refugees pouring into the West from the Middle East and Africa, a group of award-winning photographers, filmmakers, recording the refugees' firsthand accounts of who they are and what made them refugees. ".
The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints
The original paragraph structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. The notes contain the most complete list of cross-references to New Testament passages in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants that has ever been assembled. New and extensive notes provide alternate translations, commentary on variant manuscript traditions, and historical insights.
This new translation from the best available Greek manuscripts renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to Latter-day Saint beliefs and practices. Where applicable, the Joseph Smith Translation has been included. This translation is readable and accessible for a wide range of readers.
The Little Purple Book: MWEG Essentials
It includes mweg’s genesis story, explains the purpose and focus of MWEG, offers and expands on its Six Principles of Peacemaking, and shares some of its weekly “Sabbath Devotionals. Grateful for the chutzpah of their pioneer mormon foremothers a century before them, inspiration, MWEG is proud to share its institutional history, and a look at the phenomenon of strong women standing up and speaking out for ethics and justice.
In this slim volume, mormon women for Ethical Government presents its Little Purple Book: MWEG Essentials. Disheartened by the vitriol and extreme divisiveness of public discourse during and after the 2016 US election and by the general disintegration of honor and decency in government, a small group of Mormon women decided in January of 2017 to form a nonpartisan organization dedicated to civil discourse and effective political action.
They called themselves Mormon Women for Ethical Government, and within just a few weeks had thousands of members.
Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question
With the advancement of the internet, and the rising generation of millennials, changing worldviews, Latter-day Saints today face unique challenges to faith on an unprecedented scale. Author David B. Ostler, utilizes surveys with local leaders and disaffected members, research from social science and religious studies, a former mission president, and teachings from Church leaders to show how Latter-day Saints can work to better support those who have questions and create church environments where all can feel welcome.
Unlike most books written to help those struggling with their testimonies, Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question is geared at helping local leaders and family members better understand the sources of these challenges and how to minister to those affected by them. This ministering is done through building bridges of love, empathy, and trust regardless of whether or not someone retains their belief or continues to participate.
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Maxwell Institute Study Edition
The maxwell institute study edition, produced by believing scholars, is ideally suited to both new readers of the Book of Mormon and also those who know the book well and have loved its teachings and testimony of Christ for many years. This exquisitely produced volume presents the official lds edition of the Book of Mormon in an attractive, readable version that brings to Latter-day Saints the helpful features that have been part of standard Bible publishing for decades: paragraphs, accessible, section headings, poetic stanzas, quotation marks, and superscripted verse numbers.
The latest lds scholarship is reflected in its brief, thoughtfully considered footnotes, although the focus is always on the text itself--its wording, structure, and interconnections allowing the book's sacred message to be heard anew.
Crossings: A Bald Asian American Latter-day Saint Woman Scholar's Ventures Through Life, Death, Cancer, and Motherhood
With her unique mix of humor and candor, her tangle with cancer, her rich cultural heritage, her experiences raising a family in an international setting, empathy and idealism, Inouye draws upon her academic training in Chinese history and religious studies, and her resilient faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ to unfurl vibrant reflections on the enduring question of what it means to be a Latter-day Saint today.
As an asian american latter-day saint feminist and scholar, she feels the urgency of the Lord's command that the Church be one Doctrine and Covenants 38:27. In this collection of personal essays, and even drawings, letters, Melissa Inouye considers how Latter-day Saints in an increasingly globalized Church might cultivate unity without leaving their distinctive gifts behind.
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World
In a time of immigration crises, and border conflicts, war, We Are Displaced is an important reminder from one of the world's most prominent young activists that every single one of the 68.5 million currently displaced is a person -- often a young person -- with hopes and dreams. A stirring and timely book.
New york times book review after her father was murdered, María escaped in the middle of the night with her mother. Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. In we are displaced, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journeys -- girls who have lost their community, part communal storytelling, Malala not only explores her own story, which is part memoir, relatives, and often the only world they've ever known.
Her sister, sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy. Ajida escaped horrific violence, but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe. In her powerful new book, nobel peace prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide.
Malala's experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement -- first as an Internally Displaced Person when she was a young child in Pakistan, and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world except to the home she loved.
Insights from a Prophet's Life Russell M. Nelson
This unique collection of life experiences is told in short episodes for the purpose of helping readers gain their own personal insights. What kind of life preparation does the lord give the men he will one day call to be prophet? And what are the lessons to be learned from such a life? From being raised in a home without the foundation of the gospel to the early days of his marriage and the stress of medical school to his last open-heart surgery in China, President Russell M.
More than a biography. For if we have much to learn from what a prophet says, surely we have much to learn from how a prophet lives. In insights from a prophet s life, Sheri Dew takes us through the life of President Nelson from childhood to the current day. Nelson took advantage of every opportunity to learn and become more.
The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church
Mormon families are changing too. More mormons are remaining single, parents are having fewer children, and more women are working outside the home than a generation ago. The next mormons offers a portrait of a generation navigating between traditional religion and a rapidly changing culture. In the next mormons, Jana Riess demonstrates that things are starting to change.
Drawing on a large-scale national study of four generations of current and former Mormons as well as dozens of in-depth personal interviews, finding that while their levels of belief remain strong, Riess explores the religious beliefs and behaviors of young adult Mormons, their institutional loyalties are less certain than their parents' and grandparents'.
For a growing number of millennials, the tensions between the Church's conservative ideals and their generation's commitment to individualism and pluralism prove too high, causing them to leave the faith-often experiencing deep personal anguish in the process. American millennials--the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s--have been leaving organized religion in unprecedented numbers.
Those who remain within the fold are attempting to carefully balance the Church's strong emphasis on the traditional family with their generation's more inclusive definition that celebrates same-sex couples and women's equality. For a long time, the church of jesus christ of Latter-day Saints was an exception: nearly three-quarters of people who grew up Mormon stayed that way into adulthood.
Silent Souls Weeping: Depression-Sharing Stories, Finding Hope
Beginning with an open and frank exploration of her own experience with clinical depression, women, the author goes on to share stories gathered from interviews with more than 150 men, and teens all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have suffered from depression. Through the power of story, nationally recognized journalist Jane Clayson Johnson shines a light on the desperate, dark, and lonely reality faced by those who struggle with clinical depression.
Within these stories is a plea to change the dialogue surrounding depression, particularly among Latter-day Saints, who face unique struggles as they try to fit a disease manifest through sorrow into a religion centered on a "plan of happiness. The worst part of depression, " writes the author "is the profound isolation it engenders, not just from the Spirit but from family, friends, and community.
Sharing our stories is the first step toward ending that isolation. At once hopeful and heart-wrenching, Silent Souls Weeping examines the stigma and isolation associated with depression, as well as the dangers of perfectionistic tendencies and suicidal ideation. This important book opens the door for a new level of honesty and helpfulness, both for those who suffer from depression and for their family members, friends, and Church leaders.
Come Follow Me 2019 Unofficial Senior Primary Workbook: LDS Scripture Word Searches, Crosswords, Mazes, Cryptograms, Coloring Pages
This is a great chore chart activity. Primary teachers, stop spending hours looking for handouts each week and grab a book for each of your students. Please note that while Honor T. Each phrase comes from the lesson. Coloring page: each lesson has an intricate, text-based coloring page filled with geometric patterns based on a theme from the lesson.
Scripture sudoku: each scripture sudoku puzzle is made from a scripture from the lesson. Please click the author name above to find the Junior Primary Workbook. Each lesson has 8 activities specifically created to reflect the teachings and values of each lesson:Crossword Puzzles: each crossword puzzle is based on a scripture from the lesson.
Word search puzzles: each word search puzzle is based on a scripture from the lesson. Words in the scripture that are bold are hidden in the puzzle. Cryptogram puzzles: each cryptogram puzzle is based on a phrase from the lesson. Word crumb mazes: follow the phrase through the maze to reach the end. This 300-page paperback lds activity workbook is designed for kids ages 8 to 11 who are in Senior Primary.
9 important, bold words from the scripture are used to make the sudoku puzzle. Fill in the blanks: each lesson has a fill in the blank exercise based on a scripture from the lesson.