How to Find Our Swing to Increase Unity

A team of rowers floats on a body of water. Two appear to be reaching for a high five.

If we embrace our differences and seek to understand one another, we will find a rhythm that will propel us forward to perfect unity.  In today’s world, it is hard to know the right way to become more united with those around us. Sister Sharon Eubank also felt this sense… Continue reading

Eyes to See: How We Can See Others More Clearly

Wall art of jazz musicians

A blind musician learned to see people for who they truly are. He believes there is more that binds us than separates us. In Mark chapter 8, Christ lectures his disciples for doubting his power. Even though they had witnessed his miracles, they were still blind to who he truly… Continue reading

Be a Light, Not a Judge

A group of people watch the sunset while camping in Cubelles, Spain

As human beings, we all crave a sense of belonging. How should we reach out to others to satisfy this hunger? Creating an atmosphere of unity and inclusion is certainly easier said than done. But if there is anything to learn from the 2021 BYU Women’s Conference, it’s that we… Continue reading

Emulating Christ’s Ministry to the Margins

Silhouette of people on hill photo.

To become better disciples of Christ, we must have “the courage to confront our own prejudices and to challenge the assumptions we make about ­others.” —Phillip D. Rash We may feel we belong when most of the people in our communities look like us and have similar experiences to us.… Continue reading

Creating a More Welcoming Church Community

Four girls sitting in a grassy field, facing away from the camera, holding their hands together to form hearts

Everyone has a place in the Church, and as disciples of Christ we can help new and returning members feel like they belong. When my family first moved to Southern California, I found it challenging to figure out how to fit into the new community. When we joined The Church… Continue reading

The Foundation of Joseph’s Powerful Community

Joseph Smith has affected the way millions of individuals connect with God and with each other. Joseph Smith founded a religion that has grown at an impressive rate. However, Terryl Givens explains in “‘Lightning Out of Heaven’: Joseph Smith and the Forging of Community” that Joseph really did much more than that.… Continue reading