Proclaim Peace

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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
#5
04/09/2024

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 a...


The Art of Conflict Styles: Navigating Relationships with Grace with Emily Taylor
#5
03/26/2024

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...


The Word and the Sword: Reframing Nephi and Laban with David Pulsipher
#4
03/12/2024

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...


Scripture Study Tips for Peacemaking Principles
03/05/2024

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...


The Transformative Power of Forgiveness: A Pathway to Peace with Clair Canfield
#3
02/27/2024

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.<...


The Power of Peace: Unpacking the Book of Mormon's Message for Today with Emma Addams
#1
02/13/2024

In the first episode of the Proclaim Peace podcast, hosts Jen and Patrick are joined by Emma Addams to discuss the concept of peace and its decline in the world. They explore various factors that contribute to this decrease, such as social media, loneliness, and political polarization. The hosts propose that the root cause of these struggles may be a decrease in peace. They highlight the need to understand and address this issue by examining the Book of Mormon and its teachings on peace. Join them as they delve into this important topic and offer insights on how...


From Conflict to Peace: Applying Book of Mormon Principles in Family Dynamics with Jennifer Finlayson-Fife
#2
02/13/2024

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...


Welcome to Proclaim Peace
02/01/2024

Welcome to Season 1 of 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 these turbulent times.