215: When a Former Mormon Becomes Your Prime Minister: Reflections on Jacinda Ardern and the LDS Church in New Zealand By Gina Colvin October 22, 2017 September 9, 2019 Ganeshji Cherian, Sarah Howard, Quintin Howard and Nathan McCluskey discuss the cultural mismatch of American Mormon culture with New Zealand culture in the wake of Jacinda Ardern’s becoming the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Standard Podcast Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Comments comments 214: That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family: Tom Christofferson 216: From Mormon Missionary to Catholic Priest: Rima Tamaiparea-Puki 3 Comments Marion Fust Sæternes October 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm 5 years ago I cannot claim, of course, that NZ is exactly like Sweden/Norway and vice-versa, but this conversation resonated! It mirrors past, and some present tensions in my life. I understand and respect Jacinda Ardern. Her stance is a principled one. But “must” one give up LDS origins to quiet an often-beleaguered conscience? (How) is it possible to navigate the relationship with the big C – US – church as a woman of the 21’s century? It can be an interesting journey if one values paradoxes and mental gymnastics. But it is also very taxing in the long run. Listening today moved those tensions out from within me to the space between five other persons, thus offering a moment of welcome respite and perspective. Thank you. I’m sure many Scandinavian Mormons would appreciate this pod-cast. Pingback: Inoculation and Echo Chambers | The Irresistible (Dis)Grace LAman November 1, 2017 at 12:57 am 5 years ago I’ve lived in many nations, from Norway to New Zealand and currently on the Navajo nation. My experience is that Utah white leaders have a quite modest impact on any congreation. May I posit that local growth is 99% contingent on local members. This is to say, Maori growth is contingent upon Maoris. Kiwi growth is contingent on Kiwis. Utah church leaders, at best, offer direction and then get out of the way. My thoughts anyway. Secondly, I have observed that “cultural incompatibiliy” is often a veneer—with the real complaints being doctrine(s). Leave a Reply to Marion Fust Sæternes Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.