At what may have been the last of our outdoor events for the season, Dorothy Allred Solomon and lots of friends and family joined us for the debut of her new book, The Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women.
Well-spoken and lovely as always, Dorothy shared stories with us of her research into and discovery of a strong feminist historical path in the development of the LDS religion. According to Solomon, women in the early church were equals to the brethren in almost every way. Over time many of the sacred privileges and responsibilities, especially those concerning women’s issues such as childbirth, have been stripped away. It is Solomon’s hope that as we move into the 21st century the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will again recognize that women can play a strong role in the church without usurping the priesthood. If you missed Dorothy’s appearance she’ll return for our holiday party on Thursday, December 6th. Mark your calendars!