Standards of Ethical Communication and Conflict Resolution

DRAFT presented to the Coalition on August 14, 2014 and to the public on August 20, 2014. The intent is to use these Standards to facilitate safe, frank, ethical discussions between Mormons who have a history of disagreeing about the issues surrounding LGBTQ and same-sex attracted Mormons. Our objective is to promote the emotional, social, […]

Second Annual Coalition Meeting Opening Remarks

By Adam Allred Visit the Coalition Website Welcome to the second annual meeting of the Circling the Wagons Coalition. It is exciting for me to be part of a group of individuals who see the value in coming together and are committed to identifying ways to improve the lives of those we all care about: […]

The Chinese Finger Trap

By Anne McMullin Peffer I am the third of five children. My siblings and I could probably have won the contention award of the 1970s. We were opinionated, smart, and each felt it was our personal obligation to teach each other how to behave. The fighting was incessant. While I won’t deny that I was […]

Opening the Circles and Coming Together

There are many ways to interpret the Circling the Wagons metaphor. In common parlance, the phrase is used within the context of intentionally ending communication in order to protect oneself from outsiders who might be destructive. In Mormon history, it has a different meaning. While crossing the plains to reach the valley of Salt Lake […]