TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


February 24th


Room N110 - Chris Maloney Lecture Hall

Free Admission


Chelsea Shields

“How I’m Working for Change Inside My Church”


Our next TED, although focusing on the Mormon Church, is extremely relevant to many churches, whether you go to church regularly or not at all, by Chelsea Shields, entitled “How I’m working for change inside my church.”

How do we respect someone's religious beliefs, while also holding religion accountable for the damage those beliefs may cause? Chelsea has a bold answer to this question. She was raised in the orthodox Mormon tradition, and she spent the early part of her life watching women be excluded from positions of importance within the LDS Church. Now an anthropologist and an outspoken activist for women’s rights, Chelsea is working to reform her church's institutionalized gender inequality. "Religions can liberate or subjugate, they can empower or exploit, they can comfort or destroy," she says. "What is taught on the Sabbath leaks into our politics, our health policy, violence around the world."

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.

Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.






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