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Mormon Leaders Appoint Three Women To Top Church Positions

Salt Lake Tribune | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.20.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons across the globe praised LDS leaders for adding the faith’s top female officers to three high-level council...

Mormon Activist Kate Kelly Says She's ‘Happier' After Excommunication

Salt Lake Tribune | Thomas Burr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK — Nearly a year removed from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly says she has found happiness ...

Mormon Women's Group Founder Faces Excommunication For Her Views

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after Mormon Kate Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion — defy...

No Women Allowed

Reuters | Jennifer Dobner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, April 5 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality were denied admittanc...

Mormon Women Seeking Ordination Will Be Barred From Church Meeting

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

Any Mormon women hoping to raise the issue of female ordination in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have a long road ahead of them....

Women Excluded From All Male Meeting At Mormon Conference

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY -- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a day when the Mormon church announced its membership has hit 15 million — a three-fold increase from t...

Women Leadership At Issue At Mormon Conference

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 10.04.2013 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY -- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ongoing debate about the limited role of women within the Mormon faith will take its place alongside serm...

Mormon Women Wear Pants To Church, Get Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.21.2012 | Women

Mormon women want to be the ones (also) wearing the pants ... in church. In a sartorial protest for greater equality within the Church of Jesus Christ...

Why Mormon Women Are Wearing Pants To Church This Sunday

Joanna Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Joanna Brooks

Their call-to-trousers has drawn strongly positive and negative (even vicious) reactions from LDS Church members. And it's made it clear how deeply thoughtful, civil conversation about gender is needed in Mormon communities.

A New Wave Of Mormon Feminism?

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: ordination to the all-male priesthood. A...

On Learning to Go Away: Reflections Of A Mormon Poet

Emma Lou Thayne | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Emma Lou Thayne

Alone I find my link to the vertical, the divine: I meditate and pray and walk and dream and write. But I could never be content without also being connected to the horizontal, my people.

As Sisters in Zion: Mormon Feminism and Sisterhood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Twenty years ago at BYU I took a class I'll never forget: English 352, Contemporary Literary Criticism. Each week a different group of students gave a...