(RNS) — Historian Colleen McDannell sees long-term progress for Mormon women in several key areas, including the temple endowment (no more curses for Eve!), softer rhetoric about working women, and — yes — even the Proclamation on the Family.
From dismantling patriarchy to having more potlucks, guest blogger Mette Harrison suggests 10 ways toward a kinder, gentler Mormonism.
Did Joseph Smith have a child with a woman who was married to another man? Why did Winston Churchill launch an investigation of the LDS Church in England? And other highlights from this year's Mormon History Association conference.
Membership in Relief Society used to be something you had to apply for, and several other surprises from the first 50 years of Mormon women's history.
Where Mormon leaders once spoke at length about the end of the world and being victims of persecution, sociologists say now it's all about Jesus and the nuclear family.
Where are the women in LDS church history? Their achievements are recounted as the history of women in the Church, but not as the history of the Church. Ardis Parshall's project aims to change that.
Yesterday, the LDS Church released a "Gospel Topics" statement about violence in 19th-century Mormonism. With refreshing candor, the Church takes full responsibility for the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
President Uchtdorf's talk yesterday went a long way toward softening, if not erasing, some Mormons' decades-old fear of professional history.
On December 15, Mormon feminists will wear pants and the color purple as signs of their commitment to the full flourishing of LDS women.
In today's General Conference, LDS apostle Dieter Uchtdorf addressed the question of "If the gospel is so wonderful, why would anyone leave?" His compassionate approach was a breath of fresh air.