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About Jacob Z. Hess

Jacob Hess is director of Village Square, Salt Lake City, a partner with Living Room Conversations, and co-founder of the mental health non-profit All of Life—which recently released a free, mindfulness-based online class. He also co-authored You're not as crazy as I thought, but you're still wrong, and Once upon a time, he wasn't feeling it anymore

Articles by Jacob Z. Hess

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Are Mormons villains, or just people with a different story about their identity?

The Church has declined to accept same-sex couples and their children as full members. What’s going on? Mette Ivie Harrison responds here.

Christianity was liberation for you—for me it was slavery: a tale of two kingdoms

Can religious conservatives be enlightened out of their convictions? If not, what are the implications? The launch of a new Transformation series on religion.

American politics: beyond angels and demons

In celebration of July 4, Independence Day in the United States, Transformation asks what lies in store for democracy in America? 

Can you change the world from your living room?

Americans with different political views may yell at each other but they rarely talk or listen. It’s time to revitalize a different form of political conversation. This is the third article in our series on trans-partisan politics.

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