When Mette Harrison was an active Mormon, she found that many members of the LDS Church engaged in rigid, dogmatic thinking. Now she notices the same thing about the ex-Mormon community, just in reverse.
(RNS) — In this month's Ensign, an apostle says it's ‘simply not true’ that more members are leaving. Why, then, devote an entire issue of the magazine to discussing how to talk to members who leave?
(RNS) Trump is still likely to win Utah, but given the usual fantastical margins of GOP candidates in this reddest of states, a single-digit lead is a disaster.
Joanna Brooks's new book on the legacy of white supremacy in Mormonism could not have been published at a more significant moment.
In Sunday School lessons at church, if we talk about idolatry, the expected answers to the question of “what are our idols today?” are things like celebrities, money, power and sex. But the most powerful and consistent idol is the church itself.
In a world that now embraces "business casual," Mormon missionaries stand out for their 1960s Mad Men look of iconic white shirts and ties. As of today, that's changing.
"If there’s any aspect of ourselves that we do not give permission to belong, then the truth is that no part of ourselves can fully belong," says Enneagram teacher Christopher Heuertz.
Lives are at stake here. It’s time to get out of the 1980s and do the hard, hard work of listening to—and acting on—what people of color have to say.
Taylor Petrey's new book argues that gender identity in Mormonism is not fixed, but fluid and changeable. It only *looks* like gender essentialism.
(RNS) — People don’t use the battlefield phrase ‘the front lines’ for nothing. On Memorial Day, health care workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19 are our new heroes.
"Even though I’m not attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anymore, I had a moment of real gratitude that I’d been raised to have a year’s supply of food," says guest columnist Mette Harrison.
Last week the LDS Church issued a statement mandating which of 16 artworks would be acceptable for use in its buildings. If we can micromanage that, can we not also make it clear that this is not the time to be cavalier about a deadly pathogen?
(RNS) — More young adults are leaving organized religion, but there are also some pockets of good news, even for mainline Protestant churches.
This spring, I and several million other Latter-day Saint women have lost access to the sacrament, but it’s not because we have sinned.
(RNS) — The new issue of Dialogue, guest edited by Mormon feminists and chock-full of diverse voices, will likely not be read by the people who most need to read it.