Prophets, race and feminism

December 17, 2013

Cathy Stokes

Cathy Stokes


Three Mormon themed podcasts caught our ear this week, two of which featured Board Member Joanna Brooks. First the Sistas in Zion get reactions from with black members and others on the new Race and the Priesthood gospel topic page. Cathy Stokes, Marvin Perkins, Joanna Brooks all join them as guests.
With the recent official statement on Race and the Priesthood promoting discussions on “the difficult issue of prophets and apostles who are subject to the influences of culture and largely unexamined assumptions of their day that color their understandings of and impact their statements about sometimes very important matters,” Dan Wotherspoon over at the Mormon Matters podcast asks Joanna Brooks and Ronda Callister to open up their hearts in discussing their personal journey in finding “Peace with Human Prophets.”
Finally, two Mormon feminist sisters stop at Chicago StoryCorps to tell their story: “Ithink I always knew I was feminist. I always kept my feminism kind of separate from my identity as a member of the Mormon church. And so I think when I got married is when it all came crashing together. I obviously love Nick, and I’m really glad I got married, but a lot of your identity starts to feel like it sinks into your husband’s identity.”