On July 24, 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young and 146 followers entered Salt Lake City to escape persecution. This history has implications today.
Americans have debated what it means to be Christian in politics throughout their history. Those debates continue today.
Forty years ago, the Mormon church reversed restrictions on its members of African-American descent. Today, the church wants to celebrate the value of its diversity.
Mormonism is growing around the world: One of every 15 Mormons is from Brazil and there are congregations in China as well. Now the Mormon leadership is strengthening local congregations.
The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.
Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, taught that a righteous man could help numerous women and children go to heaven by being 'sealed' in plural marriage. Norms have been revised, but tensions remain.
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Many evangelicals are backing Trump, so why hasn't he caught fire with Mormons? A scholar of Mormons' political beliefs counts the ways.