539: Moving Beyond Toxic “Outrage”

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Personal Essays, Social Media 1 Comment

This episode was conceived as a supplement to the previous one, the two-parter 537–538: Being “Good and Mad” within Mormonism, featuring Kristine Haglund. It certainly …

537–538: Being “Good and Mad” within Mormonism

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Communication, Feminism, Mormon Culture, Women 1 Comment

In this two-part episode, a conversation between Kristine Haglund and host Dan Wotherspoon, Kristine shares insights and distillations from various sources and her own thinking …

516–517: Becoming Powerful: Dr. LaShawn Williams on Her Faith Journey and Path to Spiritual Confidence

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Activism, Communication, Faith, Faith Development, God, Holy Ghost, Jesus Christ, Mormon Culture, Spirituality, Testimony, Women, Worthiness 2 Comments

TW: Brief mentions of sexual assault in this conversation Dr. LaShawn Williams (EdD., LCSW, MPA) is on the faculty at Utah Valley University, where she …

501: Centering in God: Experiences and Insights from the Living School for Action and Contemplation

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Christianity, Community, Faith Development, God, Grief and Suffering, Jesus Christ, Prayer 4 Comments

This episode features reflections on a wonderful experience the two panelists and I shared this past week in Albuquerque, NM. All three of us—Jana Spangler, …

498: Mormon Difference Makers

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Community, Homosexuality, LGBTQ, Mormon & Gospel Teachings, Mormon Culture, Sexuality Leave a Comment

This episode arrives on the heels of the release of a marvelous short video, “Do Better, which features LGBT+ Latter-day Saints and allies sharing reflections …

464: Protecting Ourselves and Loved Ones in Ecclesiastical Situations

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Activism, Church Leadership, Communication, Community, Sexuality, Worthiness 1 Comment

Issues surrounding sexual, physical, and emotional harassment and abuse, or of persons not feeling safe in certain institutional environments, have received fresh attention in the …

283: Being an Ally

Dan Wotherspoon Activism 8 Comments

Every group that struggles for greater voice, rights, and fairness welcomes and draws strength from “allies,” people who are not a member of that group yet …

270: “Yes, and . . .”: Activism and Renewal in a Tragic World

Dan Wotherspoon Activism 9 Comments

We all recognize that there is a significant distance between the “real” world we live in and the “ideal” one we’d love to see instantiated. …

235: Perspectives on News of Possible Excommunications of LDS Activists, Part 5

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Excommunication, Feminism 48 Comments

June 11 brought news that Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, prominent public LDS voice through Mormon Stories and other podcasts andvenues, …

234: Perspectives on News of Possible Excommunications of LDS Activists, Part 4

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June 11 brought news that Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, prominent public LDS voice through Mormon Stories and other podcasts and …

233: Perspectives on News of Possible Excommunications of LDS Activists, Part 3

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Excommunication, Feminism 3 Comments

June 11 brought news that Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, prominent public LDS voice through Mormon Stories and other podcasts and …

232: Perspectives on News of Possible Excommunications of LDS Activists, Part 2

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Excommunication, Feminism 2 Comments

June 11 brought news that Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, prominent public LDS voice through Mormon Stories and other podcasts and …

231: Perspectives on News of Possible Excommunications of LDS Activists, Part 1

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Excommunication 13 Comments

June 11 brought news that Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, prominent public LDS voice through Mormon Stories and other podcasts and …

56: Mormonism and Wealth

Dan Wotherspoon Activism, Mormon Culture 55 Comments

The recent Occupy Wall Street movement and its ongoing spread, along with the cover essay in the October 2011 issue of Harper’s that draws what …