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New book collects diverse voices of Mormon women

Blogger Jana Riess blogs at Religion News Service about the new book “Fresh Courage Take: New Directions by Mormon Women,” a collection of essays written by Mormon women from perspectives “active and inactive, conservative and progressive.”

Jamie Zvirzdin, a former Mormon who is pursuing a career in science, edited the book, which came about as she re-evaluated her own identity as a Mormon woman:

One factor in her decision stretches back to growing up as a Utah girl who was more interested […]

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LDS and LGBT rights

A “rare” press conference was offered today by the leaders of the Mormon church, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. CNN reports,

Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights of religious groups.

In exchange, the Mormon church wants gay rights advocates — and the government — to back off.

The Daily Beast characterizes the church’s press release as “a landmark move… changing […]

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