Controversial Mormon book pulled from publication
(RN) — Last month, the BYU Religious Studies Center halted publication of ‘Saving Faith’ because of author John Gee’s statements about homosexuality and child sexual abuse. But the book’s problems run even deeper.
Calling former Mormons to participate in research study
Former members of the LDS Church who are over 18 may be eligible to be interviewed about their experiences in leaving Mormonism.
Did the 2015 Mormon LGBT exclusion policy drive a mass exodus out of the Church?
Data shows that the 2015 Mormon LGBT exclusion policy was not enough by itself to drive many out of the LDS Church, but it contributed to disillusionment.
So Cal conference this weekend on Mormon Millennials
Scholars, journalists, and data crunchers are meeting in Claremont, CA on Saturday to discuss what’s happening with Mormon Millennials.
High-profile excommunications may harm Mormon retention rates in the long run
Several recent Mormon excommunications prompt the question: what good do they serve the religious community? New survey data suggests they may chill the enthusiasm of the folks in the pews.
Which Mormon practices lead to increased spiritual experiences?
It turns out that prayer and scripture study do in fact seem to help Mormons feel closer to God. Avoiding coffee and Game of Thrones? Not so much.
It’s good for girls to have clergywomen, study shows
What effect do clergywomen have on girls? A great one, it turns out: women who grew up with female clergy as role models do better psychologically and educationally than those who did not.
New research shows that women’s ordination boosts trust and commitment among some American worshippers
Women’s ordination has an effect on women in the pews, a new national study finds. Congregations that give women the potential of gender equality in leadership can increase women’s trust in, and commitment to, their religious communities.
For many former Mormons, it’s hard to be “spiritual but not religious”
Former Mormons don’t generally maintain a high level of spirituality when they decide to leave the fold, unless they become actively involved in another religion.
Who’s not watching Mormon General Conference
The typical Mormon General Conference viewer is a church-going, older, white, college-educated Republican living in Utah—not surprisingly the exact type of person most likely to be seen on the TV screen during Conference sessions.