Where We Stand

Abby Maxwell-Hansen grew up dutifully accepting all teachings by the Mormon church. But when confronted with the sense that their rulings on sexuality, race and gender were not the will of God, she decided to act.
"Its a universal story of people who wake up to the fact that they are not treated equally and fighting back", states Abby. In the words of Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the church recognises women chiefly as "creators of bodies". All male Mormons will be ordained after 12 years of age, but women are not permitted to join the priesthood. "We need to change this, women need to be in these places." Where We Stand tells the inspirational story of the group behind the campaign Ordain Women and their fight to see women recognised as priests. Despite fears of being ex-communicated, and the Mormon taboo of "speaking up", these women are determined to bring equality to the future of the latter day saints.

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