The purpose of Exponent II is to provide a forum for Mormon women to share their life experiences in an atmosphere of trust and acceptance. This exchange allows us to better understand each other and shape the direction of our lives. Our common bond is our connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and our commitment to women. We publish this paper as a living history in celebration of the strength and diversity of women. Exponent II is a non-profit organization that is made possible by countless volunteer hours and the generosity and support of our faithful readers. Your involvement and financial gifts help assure a strong future for this safe haven of discussion, learning, and sharing. Ours is a forum dedicated to the diverse voices and ideas of Mormon women.
Dialogue is an independent quarterly journal of "Mormon thought" that addresses a wide range of issues on Mormonism and the Latter-Day Saint Movement. The journal publishes peer-reviewed academic articles that run the gamut from anthropology and sociology to theology, history, and science. The journal also publishes fiction, poetry, and graphic arts.
Dialogue authors regularly include both members of the Mormon community and non-Mormon scholars interested in Mormon Studies. Douglas Davies and Jan Shipps are some of the non-Mormon academics that publish in Dialogue. Examples of Mormon authors are Eugene England, Richard Bushman, Claudia Bushman, Gregory Prince, and Mary Lythgoe Bradford.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a vibrant religious tradition with a diverse membership that has widely differing needs. For many Latter-day Saints, one of these needs is free and frank exploration of gospel truths as they relate to the complexities of today’s society. Some crave stimulating discussions of contemporary scholarship, literature, and social issues. Others find great comfort being able to read, hear, and share personal faith journeys, including all their twists and turns and occasional uncertainties. Through its many forums, Sunstone serves these Latter-day Saints and many others for whom life and faith is a wonderful but unique adventure. Sunstone brings together traditional and non-traditional Latter-day Saints, promoting an atmosphere that values faith, intellectual and experiential integrity.
Pecular Pages is an up and coming independent Mormon publisher of LDS literature and fiction. We tend to publish multiauthor anthologies and critical editions of classic Mormon Literature. In terms of anthologies, we have already published several important works. The Fob Bible(2009) is none other than the Old Testament re-imagined through poetry, verse, closet drama, e-mail, and short story. Out of the Mount (2011), a joint effort with New Play Project, presents nineteen Mormon-themed plays from fourteen playwrights. Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets (2011) is a landmark collection of contemporary Mormon poetry. Monsters & Mormons (2011) is a great and marvelous reimagining of the pulp tradition from a Mormon viewpoint. Our plans to release critical editions of classic Mormon texts has begun with Nephi L. Anderson's Dorian.
LDS WAVE seeks to fulfill our mission of advancing gender equality in the LDS church. We do this with hope and faith that our goals are compatible with LDS beliefs in the divinity of all humans, the worth of all souls, and that “all are alike unto God.” Moreover, we believe that such action is pleasing to God. As we work towards increased opportunities for women to contribute within the Church structure, we ultimately hope to aid the Church’s retention effort of women. Within the WAVE board, there are a variety of voices and backgrounds that will appeal to a broad audience of Mormons. Our goal is to provide a platform to discuss and advocate for women’s issues in the LDS church. We hope that women who are struggling will find encouragement and support while others who do not understand the struggle will become aware of their sisters’ desire to contribute more to the church. Ultimately we hope that readers will grow in compassion and empathy.
LDS WAVE features: (1) calls to action to advance the cause of gender equality in the church. (2) The "HOPE blog," a place to share personal experiences and discuss progress in making the changes toward gender equality. (3) Resources to explain the compatibility of Mormonism and feminism. (4) A "Women's Service Mission" that works to aid women and families, regardless of religious affiliation, across the globe. (5) The "Words of Wisdom" project that collects women's quotes on LDS topics to help educate women on the value of their voices.
The mission of Segullah is to encourage literary and artistic talent, provoke thought and promote greater understanding and faith among Latter-day Saint women. We encourage insightful writings which explore life’s richness and complexity while reflecting faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to highlight a variety of women’s perspectives within a framework of shared beliefs and values.
In Hebrew segullah signifies a cherished personal possession that is set apart and diligently cared for; it is a term the Lord has used with affection to describe His covenant blessings and responsibilities we receive in relationship with Him. How do you pronounce Segullah? Say-Goo-Law. Place the stress on the first syllable (or on all three syllables equally). Segullah rhymes with Oo-la-la, write & draw, coup d’etat, Blanche DuBois, shock & awe, Lah-dee-dah, looky, ma!