Speaker: Gina Colvin

The American Church Through Other Eyes

The LDS Church exerts considerable cultural influence in its international congregations. The term ‘gospel culture’ has been used by LDS leadership as a directive to replace local cultural understandings of the gospel of Jesus Christ with American LDS interpretations of it. What kinds of risks does this directive cultivate? What kinds of resistance does it …

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The Transcendent Power Of The Between

Susan Rothbaum (1988) argues that church leavetakers ‘have a foot in each world, but are at home in neither… this experience of being “between two worlds” can be both depressing and elating, painful and productive.’ Thomas McConkie and Gina Colvin will explore this space “between two worlds” where new identities, attachments, and ways of understanding …

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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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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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Finding Wisdom Amidst The Quest For Certainty

The paradox of being thoughtful while being faithful is a spiritual practice that has failing currency in Mormonism. As the host of A Thoughtful Faith Gina has had the opportunity to interview those at their most spiritually troubled who are seeking a middle-way that feels authentic, honest, faithful, and Mormon. In this audio/visual presentation she …

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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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Why We Stay

This perennially well-received session features the stories of those who have chosen to remain active, dedicated, Latter-day Saints, even in the face of challenges to traditional faith. Gina Colvin, Mitch Mayne, Ken Driggs, Kalani Tonga, and Fatimah S. Salleh

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Finding Wisdom Amidst The Quest For Certainty

The paradox of being thoughtful while being faithful is a spiritual practice that has failing currency in Mormonism. As the host of A Thoughtful Faith Gina has had the opportunity to interview those at their most spiritually troubled who are seeking a middle-way that feels authentic, honest, faithful, and Mormon. In this audio/visual presentation she …

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