The Importance of the Mormon Worker


January 8, 2009 by Jason Brown

Dear Friends,

Since it began, I have tried to be as active as I can in the Mormon Worker. I grew up in the Mormon Church and have had my share of struggles with the culture and doctrines. This is why I am so happy to be a part of the Mormon Worker. It is a bridge between my Mormon heritage and my political soul. I hope that the readers will contribute thoughtful and respectful comments and that a dialogue that builds common ground emerges. I am very optimistic about the rising generation of Mormon youth. Our generation will be faced with enormous challenges and it will take every intellectual, spiritual and physical muscle we have to forge alternatives to the current systems of oppression and tyranny. It will be difficult to navigate the breadth of intellectual and spiritual tensions that being Mormon in today’s world presents, but I am convinced and grateful that these tensions have made the person I am today.

Keep up the Good Work,

Jason b


3 thoughts on “The Importance of the Mormon Worker

  1. Natalie says:

    I absolutely agree. I am a very left-leaning, but very spiritual LDS person, and it is so hard to find an overlap between these two worlds in real life. If not for online communities of people who shared my spiritual and political/social values, I’d go nuts. 🙂 I have only just found Mormon Worker, but I’m sure it will do me a lot of good.

  2. Grégoire says:

    I tend to despise the givers of meaningless, empty praise; so, it’s with a heavy heart that I have to break my own rule and tell you that your most recent article (historical, beehives and steel mills, etc.) is one of the best and most interesting of its kind I can ever remember reading.

    Glad you’re here.

  3. Forest Simmons says:


    I want to add my name here so that if they ever start rounding up the progressive Mormons, there might be enough evidence to convict me (smile).

    Keep up the good work!

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