Keywords

Afghanistan, Mormon, LDS Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kabul, Military District, William Jackson, Gene Wikle, Area Presidency, Home Teaching, Relief Society, Kandahar, Word of Wisdom, Carol Wilson Thompson, proselyting restrictions, missionary work, war zone, DVD video conference, suicide bombers, apostles, Mormon Battle Buddies

Abstract

Development, history, and organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also sometimes referred to by the following nicknames: the Mormon Church or the LDS Church) among coalition forces serving in Afghanistan, 2001-2014. Discusses creation of the Kabul Afghanistan Military District, Relief Society in a war zone, the use of "Mormon Battle Buddies," proselyting and meeting restrictions, living the Word of Wisdom in a combat zone, etc.

Original Publication Citation

Kenneth L. Alford, “Organizing the Church in Afghanistan” in The World Wide Church: The Global Reach of Mormonism, Michael Goodman and Mauro Properzi, eds. (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, 2016), 49–70.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2016-1

Publisher

Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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