"In the end you get both the Mormons and those who oppose them giving up on the democratic system and taking justice in their own hands," says historian Benjamin E. Park, whose new book on Nauvoo is out this week.
(RNS) — The new LDS Handbook has good news for families that have used surrogacy to have children. It’s a mixed bag for members who are transgender.
(AP) — Easing the severity of Utah's historically strong polygamy ban, the state hopes to encourage more frequent reporting of abuses.
(RNS) — "If you’re someone who has realized that you’ve made mistakes on either side of this messy post-Mormon world, I recommend apologies," writes Mette Harrison.
(RNS) — Secret fortunes. Guarded treasure. Is this what we want our religion to be known for?
(RNS) — The ground is tilled for progressive faith activists to make an impact on college campuses going into 2020. Will they bother to plant the seeds?
(RNS) — While it’s a cheering thought that my religion has survived several hundred years in the imagination of ‘The Expanse,’ I’m not so enthusiastic about the way its Mormons seem stuck in the distant past.
(RNS) — The former Republican standard-bearer puts his follow GOP senators to shame.
(RNS) — 'I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am,' he said, taking a long pause to collect himself. 'I take an oath before God as enormously consequential.'
(RNS) — A new study shows that Trump is having a hard time generating enthusiasm among Mormon voters, especially women and young adults, even though Mormons remain supporters of the GOP.
(RNS) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is going to make one single policy handbook publicly available, ending decades of secrecy and, frankly, confusion.
What I will take away from Christensen is the insight that the smallest things I do in a day need to reflect the largest ideals about who I am and where I want to go.
I want to apologize for last week's "dumpster fire" column. While I stand by much of the content, I can now see problems with the tone and the way I approached it.
While we’re taking out the racist part of the manual that everyone is rightly complaining about, could we just burn down the entire "Come Follow Me" curriculum and start from scratch?
(RNS) — 'I’m not trying to excuse the church’s massive nest egg here, just point out a reality of what I see happening,' says guest blogger Mette Harrison. 'Which is that it’s not about the money, stupid. It’s about loyalty.'