(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.
Racially, religiously, and educationally, the small subset of former Mormons who are now involved in ex-Mormon social media groups are not representative of the whole.
Former members of the LDS Church who are over 18 may be eligible to be interviewed about their experiences in leaving Mormonism.
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.
Scholars, journalists, and data crunchers are meeting in Claremont, CA on Saturday to discuss what's happening with Mormon Millennials.
Most didn't leave because they got offended, became atheists, or wanted to join another religion. Also, the vast majority of former Mormons say they're happy after leaving.
Is there really such a thing as a "Utah effect" in American Mormonism?
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.
With attention focused on the LDS Church's opposition to Proposition 2 in Utah, it's worth asking: How do Mormons feel about marijuana, and how many of them use it?
Yes, Mormon Millennials are leaving the LDS Church at higher rates than previous generations. But there's also a lot of reason for hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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