Speaker: Bryndis Roberts

Finding Faith and Virtue in Resistance

From its inception, members of Ordain Women have engaged in faithful agitation for gender equality. In response, some LDS Church leaders have characterized them as neither faithful nor virtuous. A few church leaders have even imposed ecclesiastical discipline on Ordain Women supporters and board members. Despite this, Ordain Women believes that true faithfulness and virtue …

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Genealogy: Melaninated Style

For LDS Church members who are more melaninated than others, family history can be extremely daunting: colonization, forced migration, and (for many of African descent) slavery have had a devastating impact on records about our ancestors. This session presents tips and strategies for overcoming such obstacles. Bryndis Roberts

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Standing at the Crossroads of Identity and Faith

The LDS Church professes to be a worldwide church, and its teachings proclaim that all are welcome. However, the Church tends to become mired in issues that are primarily of concern of those who live in the “Mormon Corridor” in the United States, taking political positions that are alienating rather than welcoming to those outside …

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Lunch With Femwoc A Panel About Empowerment Within The Margins

Last year FEMWOC discussed how policies, procedures, and the imperialist American culture of the Mormon Church shaped the experiences of women of color—including black, diasporic, and indigenous women. Panel members will explore how women of color are using their experiences to claim space and establish roots within our physical wards and communities, the progressive Mormon …

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Ready For Revelation

Ordain Women’s theme for this year is Ready for Revelation. Mormonism is founded on a deep appreciation for continuing revelation, but what does “continuing revelation” mean and how does it happen? By using examples from Mormon history, panelists will discuss the process of revelation and how small changes preceded big revelations. The panel will examine …

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Ordain Women Where We Go From Here

Join Ordain Women executive board members as we discuss what it takes to recognize and exhibit personal faith and sacrifice in the face of everyday obstacles and institutionalized sexism. We will be exploring topics such as ecclesiastical sexual abuse, hostility towards feminist thought in ward culture, and how defining one’s individual feminism can be your …

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Twenty Years Of The Proclamation On The Family

“The Family: A Proclamation to the World” was first read to the women of the Church at the Annual Women’s Meeting in September of 1995. In the years following, the Proclamation has become a standard Mormon wall decoration, gone on to inspire Primary songs, and been referenced in marriage equality legal briefs. This panel discusses …

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Ordain Women Where We Go From Here

Join Ordain Women executive board members as we discuss what it takes to recognize and exhibit personal faith and sacrifice in the face of everyday obstacles and institutionalized sexism. We will be exploring topics such as ecclesiastical sexual abuse, hostility towards feminist thought in ward culture, and how defining one’s individual feminism can be your …

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