Speaker: Nancy Ross

Who Wears the Pants?

Recently, the LDS Church changed the dress code for its female missionaries. This change was widely accepted by the Latter-day Saint community as a nod to the evolving views of its members and leaders. However, in 2012, Mormon feminists began a campaign called ‘Wear Pants to Church Day’ in an effort to normalize the wearing …

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Community of Christ Transition: From Who We Were to Who We Are

Ever wonder how Community of Christ got from its 1844 Nauvoo, Illinois roots to the progressive international world church it is today? This session will provide a multifaceted overview of the mission, history, context, culture, scripture, identity, and beliefs of this Restoration people in the 21st Century. Karin Franklin Peter, Lachlan Mackay, Nancy Ross

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Crafting as Subversive Resistance and Problematic Myopia: The Struggle for Intersectionality

Craftivism has been defined as “the practice of engaged creativity, especially regarding political or social causes.” Some feminists are using traditionally identified “feminine” crafts to reclaim their art and empower women. By using their creativity to make the world a better place, craftivists help bring change via personalized activism. Craftivism also gives women access to …

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Worth of All Persons

This panel includes people from many different branches of the Restoration movement who will discuss what “Embracing All, Even the Least of These” means in a faith transition. What do our books of scripture say about this topic? How we act upon those words? Carla Long Lachlan Mackay Nancy Ross Dan Wotherspoon Ruth Williams

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Understanding Sexual Abuse In Mormonism

This session will include three presentations on sexual abuse. Debra will examine how the topic is discussed in official LDS Church contexts. Lisa will talk about a new project that will connect survivors of abuse to resources and a new guide that will help survivors’ loved ones support those who have been abused. Nancy will …

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