Read up on #Mormon #Feminist campaigns that led to some of the changes for women and girls announced this #GeneralConference weekend.

When announcements about changes to programs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) come over the pulpit at General Conference, or through a news release from the church Newsroom, it can appear that such changes happened in a vacuum. Actually, Mormon feminist organizations have worked tirelessly for years to advocate women-friendly changes to church policy and programs. Here are a few Mormon feminist campaigns you should know about, given recent changes (and these are only a few examples of many ways Mormon feminists have advocated).

Ready to Witness campaign by Ordain Women

Letter-writing campaign to change the Young Women theme to include the phrase, “We are daughters of Heavenly Parents.”

What’s in a Name? SquareTwo Poll Survey Results on the Naming of Women’s Positions and Organizations in the LDS Church

April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series and host of the Religious Feminism Podcast. Learn more about April at

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2 Responses

  1. Abby Maxwell Hansen says:

    While not an official campaign, I really loved April Carlson’s post about the problematic naming of the different young women’s groups, and I’m glad that they are retiring Beehive, Mia Maid and Laurel.

  2. Bibliovial says:

    Some of the things are getting through. I may be young and naive, but I am encouraged by the baby steps.

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