Category: Politics

138: Mehrsa Baradaran: About the Other Half

Lawyer, academic and author Mehrsa Baradaran immigrated to the US with her family in 1986 from Iran- joining the LDS church shortly after.  She attended BYU, served a mission in Texas and went on to become a lawyer.  She was working on Wall Street…

090: What’s a nice girl like you doing in these here parts?: Unveiling the Sara Burlingame mystery

Sarah Burlingame is a permablogger at Feminist Mormon Housewives.  She meets with LDS ecclesiastical leaders regularly as a faith organiser and advocates for LGBTQ belonging in Mormon congregations. She speaks really good Mormon having presented at Sunstone, and generally makes…

087: The New Young Mormon Activists: A Discussion with Kristy Money and Rolf Straubhaar

Its not often that Mormon couples with similar progressive political dispositions get hitched.  Kristy Money and Rolf Straubhaar are one very fortunate couple.  To find each other in a faith tradition that has embraced a more conservative cultural bent is rather…

070-071: Patrick Mason — The Messiness of Mormon History, War and Peace, Mitt Romney, Cafeteria Mormonism…and More!

Patrick Mason currently holds the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University in California. He is the author of one book (The Mormon Menace) and co-editor of one other (War and Peace in Our Time), with more…