Women at LDS General Conference: Fewer are called, fewer are chosen, fewer are quoted
Peggy Fletcher Stack, senior religion reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune, wrote a fascinating analysis of the lack of women speakers at general conference, including research by Exponent II magazine theology editor Eliza Wells and thoughts from blogger April Young-Bennett.
At last, LDS Church employees to get insurance coverage for birth control
Tamarra Kemsley for The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "Starting in February, birth control will be covered under health insurance for employees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a decision many are celebrating as both a grassroots victory and one that brings the financial policy more in line with the faith’s teachings on family planning."
What Latter-day Saints get wrong about the ‘Great Apostasy’
Peggy Fletcher Stack at the Salt Lake Tribune writes that Latter-day Saints generally believe that Jesus established a church during his ministry, but after the death of his apostles, that body fell away from its gospel foundation due to what is called “the Great Apostasy" . . . That is an overly simplistic, if not completely false, narrative, about early Christians, according to a new book of essays, “Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints,” from the Maxwell Institute at church-owned Brigham Young University.
Mormon Land: Could a return to ancient Christian practices improve women’s status in LDS Church?
Ariel Bybee Laughton, an independent Latter-day Saint researcher and author of a chapter in the new book Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints, visits the Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land podcast to discuss the role of women in ancient Christianity. Listen her
Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints
Happy publication week to Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints, edited by Jason R. Combs, Mark D. Ellison, Cathrine Gines Taylor, and Kristian...
Tribute to Mary Lythgoe Bradford, first female editor of Dialogue: A Journal of #Mormon Thought #LDS
Her writings did the ‘biggest work of all’ — Mormon journal’s first female editor dies Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 8, 2022
April Young-Bennett, @TheExponent blogger, shares “a pretty fringe position” on #LDS women’s garments @HowStuffWorks.
Read the full article here: The Sacred History of 'Mormon Underwear', How Stuff worksBy: Dave Roos | Oct 24, 2022
Setting Apart Our Daughters to Prepare and Pass the Sacrament
"In our church we believe that when women are set apart to do a calling, they fulfil that calling using the priesthood...Then why can’t...