Benjamin Park

Benjamin Park is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Benjamin Park

How September 1993, when Latter-day Saints leaders disciplined six dissidents, continues to trouble the church

By Benjamin Park — September 13, 2023
(The Conversation) — Many faiths face conflicts over dissent and institutional control. In Latter-day Saints history, the episode around the ‘September Six’ is particularly memorable.

Behind the Latter-day Saint church’s vast wealth are two centuries of financial hits and misses

By Benjamin Park — April 5, 2023
(The Conversation) — Joseph Smith encouraged early Latter-day Saints to pool their resources. Two centuries later, one of the results is an investment portfolio estimated at $100 billion.
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