April 11, 2013 | Culture
Mormon Women and the Priesthood
Thursday, we're talking about the role of women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the last few years, a movement of Mormon women asserting their rights within the Church has reemerged. They've been asking to pray in general conference and be more involved in day-to-day decisions. Now there is a group asking to be given the LDS priesthood. But why haven't women been given the priesthood? Is it a doctrinal issue or a cultural one? Doug is joined by Mormon women to talk about the history and about what's at stake.
- Kate Kelly, OrdainWomen.org
- Neylan McBaine, founder and editor of The Mormon Women Project.
- Andrea Radke-Moss, Historian, BYU Idaho and blogger at Juvenile Instructor
- Jenet Jacob Erickson, is a former assistant professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. She and her husband Michael write a monthly editorial column for Deseret News.