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Forget priesthood — moderate Mormon feminists seek a middle way

eylan McBaine doesn’t see herself as a feminist crusader. When McBaine, a lifelong Latter-day Saint reared in New York City, accepted an invitation to speak about women’s issues at a Mormon apologists’ meeting two summers ago, she simply wanted to communicate to an orthodox audience that the pain of some women within the Utah-based religion was real — and potent.

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In Ferguson, Nation of Islam members push for peace

08/25/14FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) Ever since Michael Brown, a young, unarmed African-American, was shot by a police officer on Aug. 9, various crews have played a part in achieving the tentative peace that has taken hold of the St. Louis suburb once rocked by protests. Some wear black T-shirts with large white letters that spell out “Peacekeepers.” Others dress in bright …

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