For this worksheet activity, you will consider a contemporary social issue from the perspective of your selected religious tradition (Mormon) within the context of your selected pillar of analysis. Some suggested social issues for you to consider are listed here. However, feel free to select a social issue that is of interest to you even if it is not shown in the list.
Suggested social issues:
• Climate change
• Unequal distribution of wealth
• Capital punishment
In the writing space below, identify the social issue you chose to explore. Then, write a essay in which you analyze your selected religious tradition’s worldview as it relates to your chosen social issue. Be sure to explore the following ideas:
• Why is this social issue of particular importance to adherents of your chosen religious tradition?
• What actions have adherents of your religious tradition taken to effect change related to the social issue?
• In what ways have these actions affected people both within and outside the selected religion’s sacred canopy?