8 episodes

Welcome to the Proclaim Peace podcast! Co-hosts Jennifer Thomas, Co-Executive Director at Mormon Women for Ethical Government and Patrick Mason, Professor at Utah State University, explore a peaceful reading of the Book of Mormon by talking with guest experts who show us how to create peace in turbulent times. Subscribe to the show on YouTube or your favorite listening app and follow along at https://www.mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/ for show notes and more resources.

Proclaim Peace Faith Matters

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

Welcome to the Proclaim Peace podcast! Co-hosts Jennifer Thomas, Co-Executive Director at Mormon Women for Ethical Government and Patrick Mason, Professor at Utah State University, explore a peaceful reading of the Book of Mormon by talking with guest experts who show us how to create peace in turbulent times. Subscribe to the show on YouTube or your favorite listening app and follow along at https://www.mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/ for show notes and more resources.

    Active Peacemaking: Following Christ's Example with Chad Ford

    Active Peacemaking: Following Christ's Example with Chad Ford

    Exploring the often overlooked 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon, this episode delves into the rich content and theology it offers. Jen and Patrick are joined by Chad Ford to  discuss the contrast between the action-packed 1 Nephi and the more mature, world-weary prophet in 2 Nephi, highlighting the lessons on peace and family dynamics found in the scripture. They recommend ways to see Christ as the true hero of the Book of Mormon as they reflect on the significance of the different peace narratives portrayed in the scripture.

    [00:02:14] Growing Up in 2 Nephi.
    [00:06:08] Conflict transformation and peacemaking.
    [00:09:22] The essence of "Aloha."
    [00:13:00] The significance of conflict.
    [00:16:45] Peaceful conflict resolution.
    [00:23:43] Conflict and differing perspectives.
    [00:26:42] Is it OK to be angry?
    [00:30:05] Loving our enemies.
    [00:35:32] The role of eschatology.
    [00:37:28] Practical peace building strategies.
    [00:41:27] Active peace building.
    [00:44:33] Vulnerability and transformation
    [00:51:47] Missionary misunderstanding incident.
    [00:53:37] Being right vs being righteous.

    For transcripts and more show notes, visit https://www.mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/proclaim-peace

    • 56 min
    The Art of Conflict Styles: Navigating Relationships with Grace with Emily Taylor

    The Art of Conflict Styles: Navigating Relationships with Grace with Emily Taylor

    On this episode of the Proclaim Peace Podcast, hosts Jennifer and Patrick are joined by Emily Taylor to address listener feedback about the relationship between conflict and peace. They explore the idea that conflict is not necessarily bad and delve into two verses from scripture that provide valuable peacemaking advice. The hosts challenge the notion that peace and conflict are opposites, emphasizing the importance of understanding the role of opposition in achieving true peace.

    [00:02:15] Conflict as raw peacemaking material.
    [00:05:25] Definition of peace.
    [00:09:02] Finding peace in adversity.
    [00:12:42] Transformative mindset shift on conflict.
    [00:15:44] Transforming conflict into growth.
    [00:21:08] Approaches to conflict resolution.
    [00:27:20] Conflict resolution styles.
    [00:29:06] Truth and peace in doctrines.
    [00:33:38] Conflict styles and collaborating.
    [00:36:00] Learning to negotiate effectively.
    [00:39:55] Traits for conflict resolution.
    [00:45:57] Healing inner wounds.
    [00:48:37] Personal growth and transformation.
    [00:53:35] The Golden Rule and Conflict.
    [00:56:48] Little miracles in mediation.
    [00:59:46] Finding peace through daily practices.

    For full show notes and transcript, visit https://www.mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/proclaim-peace

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Word and the Sword: Reframing Nephi and Laban with David Pulsipher

    The Word and the Sword: Reframing Nephi and Laban with David Pulsipher

    In this episode, Jen and Patrick are joined by David Pulsipher to delve into the uncomfortable topic of conflict, violence, and the difference between peacekeeping and peacemaking. They share their personal experiences and struggles with addressing conflict head-on. Despite the initial discomfort of the story of Nephi killing Laban, they recognize the value in unpacking difficult situations. This episode aims to explore the importance of navigating conflict and the growth that can come from embracing uncomfortable conversations.
    [00:01:11] Peacekeeping vs. peacemaking.
    [00:04:14] Dealing with violent scriptures.
    [00:09:02] Peace and societal alignment.
    [00:16:06] Nephi's faith in God.
    [00:18:05-00:18:15] Faith and divine intervention.
    [00:23:49] Nephi's unreliable memory.
    [00:27:33] Nephi's fascination with the sword.
    [00:31:11] Power of physical force vs. spiritual force.
    [00:36:44] Relying on man-made weapons.
    [00:41:47] Peacebuilding and moral imagination.
    [00:44:16] Nephi's Law and Justification.
    [00:49:40] Peacemaking as Sacrifice.
    [00:53:08] Dual inheritance of word and sword.
    [00:57:45] Reconnecting with God.

    For transcripts and more show notes, visit https://mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org

    • 1 hr
    Scripture Study Tips for Peacemaking Principles

    Scripture Study Tips for Peacemaking Principles

    In this special bonus episode, Jen and Patrick address feedback from listeners wanting to learn more about their approach to reading Scripture and extracting peacemaking principles from the Book of Mormon. They discuss their personal experiences with re-reading books and share insights on how to delve deeper into the text to uncover hidden gems. Join them as they offer pointers on their unique method of studying Scripture for valuable takeaways on peacemaking principles.


    [00:02:21] Reading Scripture in New Ways.
    [00:04:40] Fresh approach to Book of Mormon.
    [00:07:47] Color-coding Book of Mormon themes.
    [00:13:29] Questioning behavior for self-improvement.
    [00:15:03] Peace and community in scriptures.

    For more show notes and transcript, visit https://www.mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/proclaim-peace

    • 16 min
    The Transformative Power of Forgiveness: A Pathway to Peace with Clair Canfield

    The Transformative Power of Forgiveness: A Pathway to Peace with Clair Canfield

    In this episode, Jen and Patrick are joined by Clair Canfield to discuss the role of conflict within families, using examples from the Book of Mormon. They emphasize that conflict is a normal and inevitable part of family dynamics, even within the context of a prophet's family. They challenge the notion that conflict is inherently negative and encourage listeners to shift their perspective on conflict. They also acknowledge the difficulty of navigating conflict and offer insights on how to approach it in a healthy and constructive manner.


    [00:01:10] Conflict as a neutral force.
    [00:04:24-00:04:34] Conflict can be neutral.
    [00:09:07] Forgiveness and peacemaking.
    [00:13:27] Forgiveness and transformation.
    [00:16:58] Forgiveness and dehumanization.
    [00:23:38] Forgiveness and transformation.
    [00:29:47] The importance of forgiveness.
    [00:33:01] The work of forgiveness.
    [00:37:17-00:37:28] Peace in a broken world.
    [00:41:18] Forgiveness and healing process.
    [00:46:23] The work of forgiveness.
    [00:51:10] Developing compassion and forgiveness.
    [00:54:33] The power of forgiveness.

    For transcripts and more show notes, visit https://proclaimpeace.org

    • 58 min
    From Conflict to Peace: Applying Book of Mormon Principles in Family Dynamics with Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

    From Conflict to Peace: Applying Book of Mormon Principles in Family Dynamics with Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

    In this episode, Jen and Patrick are joined by Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. They share their experiences reading the Book of Mormon and how they approach it with a new lens of being peacemakers. They highlight the conflicts portrayed in the book and the different relationships that are affected, such as spouses, parents and children, and siblings. The hosts also explore the consequences of family conflict and its relevance in today's world. Tune in to gain a fresh perspective on the Book of Mormon and its teachings on peace.


    [00:02:14] Family conflict in the Book of Mormon.
    [00:04:19] Conflict resolution in relationships.
    [00:08:19] Visionaries and relationship dynamics.
    [00:12:41] Working through conflicts in life.
    [00:17:24] The importance of delivery.
    [00:20:20] Questions asked in First Nephi.
    [00:27:15] Family dynamics in therapy.
    [00:29:37] Marriage dynamics and gender roles.
    [00:33:05-00:33:15] Peacemaking and understanding others.
    [00:37:05] Understanding and loving others.
    [00:41:39] Parenting and love's limits.
    [00:45:57] Retaining relationships with children.
    [00:50:02] Tribalism and Division.
    [00:53:29] Beauty and doing good.

    For transcripts and more show notes, visit https://mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

devictot ,

Fantastic conversations!

I am drinking up this koolaid! I love it. It’s a must listen for members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I feel like these conversations are giving me the vocabulary to address the issues in the Book of Mormon and also help to validate interpretations that I have had. Very timely as we are studying the Book of Mormon as a church this year and in response to pres Nelson’s peacemakers needed talk. Great job guys. Fantastic podcast. Also read all their books. So good.

Sunny86543 ,

Helped me see some changes I can make in myself.

When a lot of the time I’m thinking about what I want others to change! This is not a boring, same-old, primary answers discussion, but an insightful and encouraging look at how we all fail and how we can do better. Love it!

Davep2392 ,

Fresh

I love the fresh view here and seeking for how to be peacemakers in such turbulent times

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