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On Wearing Religious Jewelry

Enameled mosaic cross necklace

For years now I’ve thought about buying a cross necklace.  But though I’m a Christian, wearing crosses is not part of my faith tradition.  In fact, growing up—back when Mormons were feuding with Catholics—I was told that Mormons did not wear crosses.  That we emphasized Christ’s resurrection not his crucifixion and that wearing one would [...]

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Filling in the Blanks of Women’s History

Brigham Young and Unknown Woman

Last week we traveled to Utah for a women’s history symposium where I saw this image of “Brigham Young and an Unknown Woman.”  The unknown woman’s beaded bracelets and marks of torture on her hands have led historians to speculate that she was Native American. If so, is her ethnicity the reason her face has [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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    • Finally saw both parts—all 7.5 hours—of Angels in America yesterday. Still baffled by so many things in the play—the absentee God, the avenging angel, the vague “great work,” the way audiences laugh every time the word Mormon is uttered. But I woke up thinking about all the messy, flawed humans—including the Mormons—depicted so beautifully by this cast and felt lucky to have spent so many hours watching them on stage (and a few consulting with them behind the scenes.) I expect the reluctant prophet’s final blessing for “more life” will linger for some time. #berkeleyrep