Speaker: Mary Ellen Robertson

She Said/He said: Examining Women’s Ordination

We’ve assembled a panel of women and men to engage the question of women’s ordination in Mormonism. What are the benefits of women’s ordination as each side sees them? What are the hurdles? Are the biggest obstacles theological or social in nature? Where does your opinion fall on the spectrum? Christy Ellis-Clegg, Aaron Taylor, Michael …

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Perspectives on Women and Ordination

women’s ordination has been a hot topic among Mormons in 2013. This panel will discuss women’s ordination in early christianity, in other restoration churches, recent activism by the group ordain women, and what the path toward ordination might look like for ldS women. Frances Lee Menlove, Susan D. (Skoor) Oxley, Natalie Kelly, Mary Ellen Robertson

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SUNSTONE TOWN HALL MEETING

Bring your compliments and complaints to this session and let the SUNSTONE leadership know what we’re doing well—and where we can improve. SUNSTONE board members and staff will report on the past year and describe new initiatives and projects for the years ahead. Laura Compton, Michael J. Stevens, Stephen Carter, Mary Ellen Robertson

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HEAVENLY MOTHER AND THE LETTER OF THE LAW

President Hinckley has told us that Jesus Christ forbids our praying to Heavenly Mother. But heavenly parents who refuse communication with their children seem unworthy of their status as gods, and a mother who will not hear or acknowledge her children is not a helpful role model for Latterday Saints. Therefore, there must be some …

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The Life and Work of Chieko Okazaki

Many LDS women mourned the August 2011 passing of former General Relief Society presidency member, Chieko Okazaki. Chieko’s visual aids, lively writing, authoritative speaking style, and fearless approach to tackling difficult issues such as abuse made her a well-known and much-beloved leader during her tenure from 1990 to 1997. Join us as we celebrate her …

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Success In The Borderlands

All of us in the Borderlands of the Church must eventually face the issues of: when, to whom, and how to disclose our situation. Past studies suggest that almost all Borderlanders are in the closet to some extent and that a large share have not told their spouses the whole story. A panel of D. …

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SW08016: ‘WHAT WOMEN KNOW’: WOMEN IN DIALOGUE

‘WHAT WOMEN KNOW’: WOMEN IN DIALOGUE Julie Beck, general president of the Relief Society, delivered an October 2007 conference address on the topic of women’s roles and sphere of influence, highlighting the phrase ‘Mothers Who Know.’ As President Beck spoke, the Bloggernacle lit up with discussion on her emphasis on mothers as nurturers and the …

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