Nancy Ross

Nancy Ross is an associate professor Utah Tech University, where she has been teaching for 16 years. Her Ph D is in art history, but her current research focuses on the history and sociology of religion. She recently co-edited a book with Sara K.S. Hanks titled "Where We Must Stand: Ten Years of Feminist Mormon Housewives" (2018) and has just co-edited “Shades of Becoming: Poems of Transition” with Kristen R. Shill. She is an ordained elder in Community of Christ and pastor of the Southern Utah congregation and works for the Pacific Southwest International Mission Center as an Emerging Church Practitioner.

The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning: A different kind of General Conference

And as I chatted with younger leaders (basically anyone under 50) from different places in the hallways, at meals, and between sessions, the feelings of frustration, hope, discouragement, and possibility bubbled over. Other people my age really care about this stuff. At the next World Conference, we're going to be prepared with new legislative proposals reflecting the changes we would like to see. The frustrations of today will not go to waste. The Spirit of God like a fire is burning. Its just a slower burn than I'd like to see.

My Testimony of Mormon Feminism

The kinds of creative navigation of choices that I have seen discussed and modeled in Mormon feminism have served me well in life. I can acquiesce to expectations, I can resist expectations, I can create or find other options that allow me to preserve my integrity.

Hope isn’t a Hallmark card

[Hope] is not a diversion from sorrow But the transformation of Grief fully formed and felt.

A blessing for all of the queer folks

This is a blessingTo remind youWith strength and gentlenessThat your body is a templeWhole and beautifulWorthy and unique.You need no special documentationTo inhabit itOr...

Love, who never fails

I will hold you gentlySqueeze your arm with warmthAnd remind you of your belonging.Together we will reach out andTouch that ancient stoneAnchoring self and...

Ripe Fruit, Poverty, and the Corruption of Religion

This past week I was at a Community of Christ family camp in the mountains of Northern Utah. It was a hot and dry...

Liberation and Community in the Book of Mormon

After realizing that I could not stay in the LDS Church, I was interested in Community of Christ because it still held the Book...

You are Enough and the Work of Heavenly Mother

I could not give up anything for Lent this year. The last two years were full of sacrifices and situations beyond my control. Instead...
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