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 …

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 …

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 …

390–392: Mormon Women Gaining Spiritual Confidence within a Patriarchal Church

Dan Wotherspoon Women 8 Comments

The title of this three-part episode says quite a bit about it. Several weeks ago, Mormon Matters released a conversation, “Gaining Spiritual Confidence,” featuring three men sharing …

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 …

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 …