A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and 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.