Mormons Knocking on Digital Doors

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Less than a year ago, the LDS Church had very strict rules prohibiting its missionaries from spending much time online. Mormon leaders believed that the temptations of the internet would distract the young men and women from God’s work. These days, things couldn’t be more different. After a policy change last June, missionaries are now using social media, chat rooms and Skype to bring more people into the fold. And it's working, big time.

Credits

Guests:
Bianca Bosker - journalist and author - @bbosker, Gideon Burton - Brigham Young University - @wakingtiger

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott