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Mormon Apologetic Websites

Purpose is to demonstrate Book of Mormon historicity and Heartland theory.

Critical questions. Faithful answers.

This website represents an extension of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: History and Theology and the accompanying research.

The Letter to a CES Director purports to expose errors in the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, on closer examination, what do we find?

Dedicated to showing forth evidences for the Book of Mormon.

This Mormon history website aims to share that history with the world, so that their stories of faith in God, dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to one another can inspire others.

Proponent of the Limited Geography Theory.

An organized research unit on the BYU Provo campus that focuses their study on a select number of sacred and religious texts and the traditions within which they are situated.

An independent, scholarly forum committed to organizing short-term, seminar-style collaborations that consider specific questions about Mormon theology through close readings of foundational Mormon texts.

Messages of faith from scholars that belong to the LDS Church.

Organizations for Unorthodox Members

As members and friends of the gay and lesbian community, it is our intention to work for the understanding and acceptance of gays and lesbians as full, equal and worthy persons within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and society, and to help them realize and affirm self-worth.

A website dedicated to celebrating the contributions of Black Members of the LDS Church.

An independent scholarly society composed of individuals who share a lively interest in the history of Community of Christ and the Restoration Movement.

Non-profit organization operated by descendants of Joseph Smith and Emma that promotes knowledge and understanding of the life and times, teachings, and heritage of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Emma Hale Smith.

Engaging visitors in the legacy of the Kirtland Temple, embracing the sacred and secular significance of the historic site, and promoting religious tolerance and open dialogue among all people.

Our mission is to nurture the potential of children to lead healthy and productive lives by eliminating malnutrition and providing educational opportunities among LDS children and their friends. 

A non-profit organization that helps Mormons share their beliefs on the internet so interested people can learn more about Mormonism.

This is a professional association for mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates who are interested in or are working with the Mormon population.

Non profit organization dedicated to the study and understanding of all aspects of Mormon history.

International nonprofit organization that promotes radical flourishing in compassion and creation through technology and religion, as outlined in the Transhumanist Declaration and the Mormon Transhumanist Affirmation.

A continuously expanding digital library of interviews with Latter-day Saint women from around the world.

Promotes research and networking in the field of Mormon Women’s History.

Our Mission: To promote understanding, healing, growth, and community for people experiencing or impacted by religious transition.

The mission of The Sunstone Education Foundation is to sponsor open forums of Mormon thought and experience.

Ordain Women believes women must be ordained in order for our faith to reflect the equity and expansiveness of these teachings.

We support, educate, and empower mothers of LGBTQ children.

Websites / Links

Independent Websites

An open letter addressing concerns to the church.

A website where Jeremy Runnells shares the letter he wrote to a CES Director and his concerns and questions about the LDS church origins, history and current practices.

An Independent quarterly established to express Mormon culture and to examine the relevance of religion to secular life.

A nonprofit, independent, peer-reviewed educational journal focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New project to explore various LDS topics in both written and podcast form. The primary audience will be Mormons who are investigating their church’s truth claims.

Website that attempts to correct misinformation about the LDS Church made by critics and defenders of the faith (including the Church itself).

The Protect-The-Children initiative was organized by Sam Young.

Founded in 1980 (incorporated the next year) to promote the study of Mormonism and related issues pertaining to the Rocky Mountain area.

One man’s exploration into church history and the various discrepancies that began to emerge.

Sunstone serves Latter-day Saints and many others for whom life and faith is a wonderful but unique adventure. Sunstone brings together traditional and non-traditional Latter-day Saints, promoting an atmosphere that values faith, intellectual and experiential integrity.

Site created for persons who wish to discover and explore Mormon topics.

The Truth & Transparency Foundation (TTF) is a nonprofit newsroom founded on the belief that increased transparency results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse within religious institutions. The organization was originally founded to provide sources and whistle-blowers the technical ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents for use by professional and citizen journalists for starting and expanding news reporting, public commentary, and criticism related to various religious organizations. It’s mission has since expanded to contribute to said news reporting.

A website dedicated to acknowledge and remember Joseph Smith’s wives.

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