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Who Is Living in the Mormon "Bubble"?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I'd like to respond to the remarks by Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who s...

Why Mormon Women Don't Want the Priesthood

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 11.03.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Telling women who have prepared all their lives to be good mothers, wives, and Relief Society Presidents that they are expected now to do more work within the church without being paid and without much thanks is not liberation, not really.

Kate Kelly: If Staying In LDS Church Doesn't 'Spark Joy,' It's OK To Leave

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion

When I was excommunicated from the Mormon church just over a year ago, I was widely quoted as saying, “Don’t leave. Stay, and make things better....

Where Mormon Feminists Stand A Year After Kate Kelly's Excommunication

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion

Nancy Ross was sitting next to Kate Kelly at an Ordain Women board meeting in Salt Lake City on June 23, 2014, when Kelly learned that she had been ex...

Mormons Think Eve Was Right

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

One of the many prejudices I have encountered in talking about my Mormonism with those outside of the church is the idea that Mormon women are oppressed and have no will or power of their own within the church.

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 ...

Ordain Women's Controversial New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

Only men are allowed to become priests within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That means men are the only ones allowed to confer form...

Excommunicated Mormon Activist Loses Appeal, Pledges To Bring Campaign To Top LDS Leaders

The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated this summer says she has lost her appeal. Kate Kelly's organiz...

Mormon Feminists Surprised By New Subtle Wording

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday (Sept. 27) at the church’s general women...

Mormons Embrace Social Media To Push Back Against Church

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) It was a gathering that would have been unthinkable just five years ago. On a cool summer evening, in a borrowed classroom o...

Kate Kelly, the LDS Church, and the Problem of Mormon Feminists

Neil J. Young | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
Neil J. Young

The LDS Church is not a democracy, no matter how much the church depends on the laity, and it will not suffer challenges to its authority silently, particularly from women making claims to their rights.

Kate Kelly's Mormon Excommunication In 'Mean Girls' GIFS

Stephanie Lauritzen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Stephanie Lauritzen

Like many Mormons, the recent excommunication of Mormon feminist activist Kate Kelly put me at a loss for words. But when all is lost, Mean Girls explains everything.

Excommunication 101: Mormon Church Edition

Salt Lake Tribune Byline | Lee Davidson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Two high-profile Mormons, John Dehlin, the founder of Mormon Stories, and Kate Kelly, the founder of Ordain Women, are facing disciplinary heari...

Mormon Bloggers: There Is "Room For All In This Church"

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion

The proposed excommunication of two vocal activists from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has brought dozens of Mormon bloggers, writer...

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....