James C. Jones

JAMES JONES {[email protected]} is the co-producer and co-host of Beyond The Block, a podcast that centers the marginalized in Mormonism. A former musician turned podcaster and voice actor, he resides in Boston, MA where he is preparing for divinity school

How a Mormon Ended Up at Union Theological Seminary: A Step Toward Racial Justice and a Better Church

Articles/Essays – Volume 56, No. 1

Dialogue 56.1 (Spring 2023): 7–50
In the decade since I made that decision, a lot has happened that ultimately reoriented me back to the academy and to theological studies in particular. First, the job I took after graduating from Brigham Young University took me to Boston, Massachusetts. I immediately noticed a refreshing difference between the congregations I attended in Utah and congregations in Boston. These were the most educated people I had ever worshiped with in my adult life, and it was the safest I had ever felt being my authentic self at church.

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Mormonism and White Supremacy As an Explanation of Mormonism and White Supremacys

Articles/Essays – Volume 54, No. 1

Mormonism and White Supremacy is almost exactly what you would expect from a book with such a title. A brilliant and well-researched thesis analyzing the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints…

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Racism

Articles/Essays – Volume 52, No. 3

Dialogue 52.3 (Fall 2019): 203–208
The only way that you can both help the poor and needy and preach the gospel is if you let go of racism “and help others to do the same.”

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