The Book of Mormon and more educational opportunities
On January 24th, hear Ruth Ellen Homer discuss The Book of Mormon (the scripture, not the musical). This will be a great chance to learn more about a religious tradition that’s still unfamiliar to many Hoosiers. Ruth Ellen is a great teacher for the topic. This comes from her appearance on “Hoosier History Live“:
Ruth Ellen Homer, a sixth-generation Mormon who has extensively researched a range of aspects of religious history. The mother of five and grandmother of nine, Ruth Ellen has been active in helping start the new temple…
According to our guest Ruth Ellen Homer, Mormon founder Joseph Smith (1805-1844) spent some time in Indiana. In 1834, he led a group of Mormon men through the state on the National Road as they traveled west. They entered the state at Richmond, passed through Indianapolis, camped near an intersection of the National Road (today’s U.S. 40) near Plainfield, and they crossed the Wabash River at Clinton.
Ruth Ellen Homer, who was born in Salt Lake City, represents the Mormon church on the board of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. She has lived in Indiana since 1972. During our show, she plans to share insights about the church’s outreach programs, including humanitarian relief.http://www.hoosierhistorylive.org/mail/2015-09-26.html
This is not your only chance to increase your religious literacy — your knowledge of the beliefs and practices of different faiths and tradition. Here are a few upcoming events.