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"[non]Violence: Lessons from Community of Christ History" with Seth Bryant
In this presentation, Seth Bryant argues that if we desire to become a people of nonviolence we need to interrogate what generates violence and correct any complicity. To this end, the presentation explores Community of Christ's historic vision and mission, and how that orientation contributes to violence. He will focus on specific examples of how Zion generated scarcity, and why that engendered violence; and how the Saints responded to violence. He also looks at what the Saints did right in promoting peace. His lecture concludes with lessons learned from our past that are relevant today, for the church, individuals and families, and communities.

Jul 16, 2020 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Seth Bryant
Seth Bryant received a bachelor of science in English from Westminster College; a Master of Arts in religious studies from the University of Florida; and a Master of Arts in religion from Vanderbilt University. Seth Bryant serves on the board of directors for the John Whitmer Historical Association and the Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation. Until recently, Seth was editor of the "Restoration Studies" journal. In the "Restoration Studies" and the "John Whitmer Journal," he has published a number of articles. He is also co-author on the chapter on Latter Day Saints in "The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion (2014). Seth currently serves as the site director of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio. He has held this administrative position since 2017.