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‘At Last She Said It’ podcast helps Mormon women find their voices

By Jana Riess — September 14, 2022
(RNS) — Cynthia Winward and Susan Hinckley dare to speak aloud what many Mormon women are quietly thinking.
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Mormonism’s tortured genius

By Jana Riess — August 29, 2022
(RNS) — The big-C ‘Mormon Church’ will not save us. But the little-c church keeps a light of hope kindled in my heart.

Protesters demand Utah require clergy to report sex abuse

By Sam Metz — August 22, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protestors, including religious leaders and survivors, gathered at the Utah State Capitol on Friday to rally against a state law that exempts Mormon leaders from being required to report child sexual abuse brought to their attention in church confessionals.

Judge limits privilege defense in AZ Mormon sex abuse case

By Michael Rezendes — August 19, 2022
(AP) - The church has filed a legal motion asking Cardinal to delay implementing her order until it contests her findings with the Arizona Court of Appeals.

The US Department of Justice is investigating the SBC. What does it mean?

By Bob Smietana — August 17, 2022
(RNS) — A former FBI agent, who later ran the USCCB’s office of child protection, suspects federal officials want to make sure they have not missed any crimes in an SBC abuse report.

Dear Mormons in a faith crisis: You’re not crazy, wrong or stupid

By Jana Riess — August 17, 2022
(RNS) — Your old faith, like the caterpillar’s body, used to serve you well, until suddenly it didn’t.

How Mormons are addressing sex abuse: Too little, too late

By Jana Riess — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Latter-day Saints have the opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes. But will we?

Mormons are being oppressed and mocked on TV. We’re not alone.

By Jana Riess — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — Are Mormons being singled out for religious persecution?

Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

By Michael Rezendes — August 4, 2022
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) – Nearly 12,000 pages of sealed records obtained by the Associated Press offer the most comprehensive look yet at the Mormon church's abuse "help line," which abuse victims and their attorneys say has been misused by church leaders to divert accusations away from law enforcement and instead to church attorneys who may bury the problem.

A real Joseph Smith photo — or not? Why do Mormons care so much?

By Jana Riess — July 28, 2022
(RNS) — The polarized response to the photo reveals less about Joseph Smith than it does about us.

A religiously diverse Edmonton hosts Pope Francis’ visit

By Peter Smith — July 26, 2022
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — In a sign of cross-religious cooperation, volunteers to help with Pope Francis’ visit have come from the local Muslim community, the Salvation Army and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Utah’s Pioneer Day celebrates Mormons’ trek west – but there’s a lot more to the history of Latter-day Saints and migration

By Jeffrey Turner — July 22, 2022
(The Conversation) — The Utah holiday is a reflection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ slowly changing identity, a historian of Mormonism and migration writes.

Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s photo discovered by descendant after nearly 180 years

By Jana Riess — July 21, 2022
(RNS) — A great-great-grandson of Joseph Smith Jr. found the Mormon prophet’s photo tucked inside a locket passed down for generations.
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