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Talking politics and religion at Thanksgiving

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From Blair Hodges

People say two topics should be avoided in polite company, especially around the table at Thanksgiving dinner: religion and politics. Ironically, the oldest Thanksgiving celebrations were precisely about religion and politics, and they didn’t take place on a set date each year. Thanksgiving, like religion itself, could be used to unite people, or to divide […]

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We’re moving even closer to the heart of BYU

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From Blair Hodges

For over ten years the Maxwell Institute has been happily nestled in its little building down the hill on the south side of campus, across from the duck pond on 8th North. We’re really going to miss those ducks. We’re thrilled to announce today that BYU’s Board of Trustees announced it is relocating the Institute to a […]

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MIPodcast #86—Danes, Lutherans, and Latter-day Saints, with Julie K. Allen

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From Blair Hodges

The religious marketplace in Denmark was thrown wide open in 1849 when the country ratified its first democratic constitution. After nearly a thousand years of state control, the people were guaranteed religious freedom. No more would Danes automatically be Lutheran. Missionary-minded Christians from around the world flocked to Denmark. Thousands upon thousands of Danes joined the […]

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