Monday, November 05, 2007

Counterpoint Conference

Changing role of LDS feminists explored

By Nicole Warburton
Deseret Morning News

Some 30 women and a few men discussed the ideas of service, activism and the changing role of Mormon feminists during the annual Mormon Women's Forum at the University of Utah on Saturday.

"Artemis," a contributor to the blog:, told attendees Saturday she believed the Internet has created a new forum for women who are current or former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to debate concerns with some teachings of that faith.

"Most people who stick around usually find some measure of peace," Artemis said of the blog, which hosts discussions about issues such as modesty, homemaking, the idea of a Heavenly Mother and equality between men and women.

After the recent general conference of the LDS Church in October, bloggers on debated a talk by Sister Julie B. Beck, general president of the Relief Society. Sister Beck discussed the role of women as homemakers, wives and mothers

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