Contact Us

Woman for the First Time Leads Mormon Conference Prayer

flickr.com, BFS Man

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in the event’s 183-year history, a woman has led a prayer at the semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jean A. Stevens led the morning session’s closing prayer Saturday for the more than 100,000 church members gathered in Salt Lake City for the two-day general conference, and the millions more watching via satellite, radio or Internet broadcast.

Stevens holds various church roles and is member of a three-person board that advises and assists parents on teaching their children about the faith. A feminist group launched a campaign earlier this year asking Mormon leaders to let women lead the opening and closing prayer at the conference as a symbol of gender equality.

Women hold leadership positions in the church but aren’t allowed to be bishops or presidents of Mormon stakes, which are geographic areas similar to Catholic dioceses. The conference ran Saturday and yesterday.

 

 

More from 95.7 KEZJ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kezj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!