What the LDS church wants to know from young adult Mormons
(RNS) — A peek behind the scenes of a landmark survey of LDS church members reveals the stirrings of possible change.
Dear Mormon parents, it’s not just your children who are leaving the church
(RNS) — In this month’s Ensign, an apostle says it’s ‘simply not true’ that more members are leaving. Why, then, devote an entire issue of the magazine to discussing how to talk to members who leave?
Why it’s important that Mormon women can now be official witnesses to a baptism
Women and girls can now act as official witnesses in some Mormon rituals. While it may seem small, here’s why it’s actually a big deal.
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.
With new gun rule, Mormons take a step away from Republican right wing
(RNS) — This marks the latest small step the church has taken away from the GOP, either by tweaking its policies or upholding its usual position to the right of center, while Republicans swing ever further to the right.
‘Stranger Things’ sees Mormons as ‘super-religious white people’
(RNS) — Unfortunately, the ‘Stranger Things’ characterization of U.S. Mormons as predominantly white is spot on.
Why can’t ex-Mormons just leave the LDS Church alone?
I was prepared for pushback from very orthodox Mormons who might be unwilling to admit there are serious retention problems in the U.S. LDS Church, but surprisingly, former Church members have been more resistant to the NMS survey findings.
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.
Mormons get back to basics at church’s General Conference
7 things you may have missed at the April General Conference.
How many Millennials are really leaving the LDS Church?
Mormons in the United States used to retain about three-quarters of their young people. Now it looks to be closer to half.
Today’s Mormon missionaries: Clingy, soft, and immature?
Some reactions to last week’s announcement about Mormon missionaries can be summed up in three words, delivered in your crankiest and most stereotyped elderly male voice: “In MY day. . . .”