Feminist Church Policy

April Young Bennett speaks at Counterpoint.

April Young Bennett completed a comprehensive analysis examining gender inequities within written policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon) and shared her results with church leadership.

April continues to work with church leaders and comment in news media about issues of gender equity in church policy.

 

Audio

Presentation at Counterpoint conference, Part 1

Presentation at Counterpoint conference, Part 2

Panel Discussion at Sunstone Symposium with Janice Allred, Margaret Toscano, April Young Bennett, and Cynthia Robbins Newman (audio)

Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith’s Polygamy | All Things Considered | NPR

Complete Report

A Values-based Approach to Woman-friendly Policy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints A Values-based Approach to Woman-friendly Policy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Selected Media

Salt Lake City offers glimpse of socialism, Mormon-style:
Utah has one of the nation’s lowest rates of income inequality in part because of the Church of Latter-day Saints’ welfare system, but it also ranks dead last for economic equality for women | The Guardian

With the church’s blessing, Mormon girls are passing the sacrament — and not just to the members sitting next to them

Mormon church has taken ‘baby steps’ toward greater gender equity, but LDS feminists say it’s time to lengthen that stride

With a new president and new apostles, Mormon General Conference is sure to make history, but will speakers touch on timely topics?

Noted heart surgeon Russell Nelson unlikely to transform Mormon church as new president | NBC News

No Scouting? Mormon youth culture is about to change — big time

At least one key Mormon committee still lacks women

Women’s March was a principled event

Presentations

Mormon Feminism in 1977 and Today, 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Year (IWY), Houston, Texas

 

 

 

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