July’s Topic: Women’s Institutional and Spiritual Power
A few months ago WAVE was contacted by a bishop searching for ways that he could better incorporate women’s voices into his calling. After several discussions we created a list of 26 things that priesthood leaders can do to help increase and empower women. We’ve included this list here as a resource for church callings as well as a template for finding ways within the gospel to create “disruptive innovation.” The Round Table wants to challenge you to look over this list, find one or two things that you can either incorporate into your leadership position or that you can suggest to your church leaders. Also, we would love to get your feedback on additional items we should include, clarify, and/or omit.
Guest Bio: Rosalynde Welch is a member of the Webster Groves, Missouri ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She holds degrees in English literature from Brigham Young University and the University of California, San Diego, where her dissertation focused on private conscience in early modern English literature. She writes on interreligious issues for the St Louis Post-Dispatch, and she blogs on Mormon issues at timesandseasons.org. She also serves as the managing editor of the Mormon Review, and she steals the occasional afternoon to pursue her own research agendas in early modern literature and Mormon literature and philosophy. Rosalynde and her husband, together with their four young children, make their home in St Louis, Missouri.