Annual Appeal 2019

November 2019

Dear Dialogue Community:

I cried a little when I got the call that I had been selected to be the next editor of Dialogue. (Just a little!) It is such a huge honor to be a part of this journal and also intimidating to try to fill the shoes of the amazing folks who have come before me. The history of Dialogue is one in which good people have sacrificed, worked, donated, and supported a vision of honest intellectual inquiry of faith, celebrated and critiqued through visual and literary arts, and nourished a community of seekers. That is a legacy that we have inherited. We need it now more than ever and we need your support to continue.

In recent years the journal has become totally free online allowing us to stay relevant in the changing media landscape. The journal is in excellent shape thanks to the great stewardship of the editors and the board. We have so many wonderful submissions and I am proud of the quality of upcoming issues.

The Dialogue board, staff, and I have been working hard to continue to make Dialogue a hub for Mormon Studies scholarship, events, and news. We recently launched one of these new efforts: Dialogue Book Club, a subscription program that promotes community around the best devotional, scholarly, and fiction books on Latter-day Saint topics. Our first offering ships soon!

This month, we are also launching the Dialogue Podcast Network, a collective of independent, interesting podcasts that promote thoughtful, respectful, and engaging inquiry and discussion of all aspects of the LDS tradition, thought, and arts and culture.

Dialogue has continued because of the support of so many generous pioneers who saw value in an independent, thoughtful place to express our intellectual and creative talents. We need your help to sustain this great work! In gratitude for those who have come before and those who support us now, join us as we chart the future for the next generation by subscribing and donating at or mail back the enclosed subscription form.



Taylor Petrey
Editor, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

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