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Fiona Givens is a member of the Institute’s research staff. She was born in Nairobi, educated in British convent schools, and converted to the LDS church in Frankfurt-am-Main. She earned degrees in French, German, and in European History while co-raising six children. Fiona has worked as a lobbyist, a translator, and as chair of a French language program. She is a frequent speaker on podcasts and at conferencesHer work has been published with Greg Kofford Books, Exponent IILDS Living, Journal of Mormon HistoryDialogue and other venues. In addition to co-writing The God Who Weeps (Ensign Peak, 2012)she is the joint author of The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith (Deseret Book, 2014) and The Christ who Heals: How God Restored the Truth that Saves Us (Deseret Book, 2017).

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