Re: Does the LDS church support it's members particiapting in the community?
- From: "John S. Colton" <colton.idislikespam.john@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 06:28:11 -0000
On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 18:02:30 -0000, Richard wrote:
>I've got the feeling that the LDS church is extremely inward-looking and has
>no system in place for the encouragement or training of it's members in how
>to participate in the community.
Training? Probably not. Encouragement? Certainly!
During my lifetime, church leaders have consistently told us to get
involved with the community; however, I do admit that the "inward
looking" attitude among members is still somewhat present.
I just did a quick search on lds.org for Ensign articles with
"community service" in them. Here are some of the results that came
back listed first (apologies for the formatting).
How I Got Involved in Community Service, By Linda L. Sutton, from 1982
Women in Community Service, By Jeri J. Winger, from 1983
Community Service: Reaching beyond Our Circle, By Jan Underwood
Pinborough, from 1986
Making a Difference in Your Community, by Sue Bergin, from 1988
In the Service of Our Fellow Beings, by ??, from 1996
Getting Involved, Giving Service, Growing, by ??, from 1999
I'm sure there are more recent articles, but there doesn't seem to be
a feature to sort articles by date.
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"A soft answer turneth away wrath:
but grievous words stir up anger." --Prov. 15:1