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Thoughts on Zion 27 — Saints Built Zion Through Economic Independence From Babylon

The Latter-Day Saints’ second decade in the Utah Territory was marked by monumental efforts under Church direction to establish Zion by achieving economic independence from the American economic...
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Zion Learning Laboratories – Preparing to Live in the New Jerusalem

Prefer to listen? In a recent Facebook conversation, some active LDS members and I were discussing the idea of building Zion organizations and communities prior to Christ’s coming. I was struck by...
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Building Zion Was Central to Gospel During Territorial Utah

Here are four of twenty-two quotes by President Brigham Young I’ve found (so far) in the Journal of Discourses spanning 18 years that reflect the fact that building Zion was central to the mission...
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Apostle Woodruff Said Saints to be “Removed” if they Don’t Build Zion.

One hundred forty-two years ago tomorrow, Apostle Wilford Woodruff gave a talk in Salt Lake City outlining our duty as Latter-Day Saints to build Zion and the consequences for us if we don’t. Below...
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Thoughts on Zion 26 – The Three Musketeers and… Zion

Author Alexander Dumas, in 1844, published his legendary novel, The Three Musketeers.  The story describes three inseparable friends who live by the motto “all for one, one for all”. This...
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Many Good Things

Thesis: Under the “many-good-things-of-their-own-free-will” principle (D&C 58:27), interested Latter-Day Saints could work together to build Zion (or at least, pre-Zion) communities now,...
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Thoughts on Zion 25 – Building Zion Communities

   The same spirit of Zion, of cooperation and mutual benefit, shown in how the Saints established Salt Lake City in 1847, and in their efforts to “gather the poor to Zion”, was then expressed...
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