Speaker: Natalie Kelly

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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Unto Their Husbands: What does Mormon Liturgy and Doctrine say about Women’s Exaltation?

what if one surprisingly cohesive doctrine could explain the many examples of inequality Mormon feminists talk about? Presiding, overemphasis on motherhood, anti-gay policies, polygamy, women’s absence from leadership, hierarchical temple covenants, obsessive modesty rhetoric, etc.? what if that doctrine comes from Mormonism’s sacred liturgy and ritual and we have collectively avoided examining that doctrine closely? …

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