266.2: Making a Difference (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 44)

Being Good Citizens

Being a good citizen in essence means to make the world a better place. In this episode, we discuss:

  • an overview of global and US political systems
  • the question of why we need different views and perspectives
  • the issue of “religious freedom”
  • how we can make a difference as individuals, families, and citizens

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Class Member Reading
: Doctrine and Covenants 58:21–22, 26–28; D&C 98:4–10; D&C 134; Articles of Faith 1:12; Our Heritage, pages 133–34; Matthew 22:21; 1 Timothy 2:1–2

Additional Teacher Reading: Matthew 25:34–40

We have an ideal class to discuss this topic: Ben McAdams (Salt Lake County Mayor), Berta (political refugee), Benjamin (Political Science professor), and Bonnie (ran for State Senate, active citizen).

You can access the Reading Notes here.

You can access the Lesson Notes here.



Election information, Ballotpedia

Candidate positions on the issues, at OntheIssues.org

Candidate positions on the issues, at Votesmart.org

A user voter guide, at ISideWith.com

Best ways to contact your congress representative

What calling Congress achieves, New Yorker


Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic.

Thanks to James Estrada for his hard work on audio post-production, to Trent Oliphant for updating the episode, and to Wade Haskell for finding and sharing a copy of the full episode!

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