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McKay Coppins On The LDS Church’s Identity Crisis

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In a new article for The Atlantic, staff writer McKay Coppins, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, writes that members of the LDS Church spent 200 years assimilating to the American ideal, only to have the country leave them behind. 

As the faith enters its third century, the nation it longed to be accepted by has changed and fractured, leaving Mormons, McKay says, “to grapple with questions about who they are and what they believe.” McKay’s essay is both a personal exploration of faith and an assessment of a religion at a crossroads. He joins us this Friday at noon MST to talk about the LDS church’s identity crisis as it adapts to the present and the future.

You can read McKay Coppins' article for The Atlantic, “The Most American Religion,” here.

McKay Coppins| @mckaycoppins, staff writer for The Atlantic. Author of The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House. [IndieBound| Bookshop | Amazon

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.