- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Mormon women’s group pushing for gender equality is shifting from public demonstrations to small discussion groups.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1mgwosS ) that Ordain Women is aiming to find new supporters among the 15 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The group has created six discussion topics that highlight gender disparity in the faith.

The group formed last year to advocate for women’s inclusion in higher-level positions, including the lay clergy.

Group members marched into Temple Square at the last two Mormon general conferences, asking to be allowed into an all-male priesthood meeting. They were turned away both times.

They don’t plan to demonstrate at the fall conference.

Church leaders have said the group’s ‘divisive actions’ are not the behavior expected from Mormons.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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