• Petitioned The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Let women pray at General Conference.

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      Let Women Pray at General Conference

While women hold important positions within the church, a woman has never given the opening or closing prayer at General Conference. We ask that women be given the opportunity to pray in General Conference, as a symbol of equality within our church.

All Enlisted invites you to join us in a letter-writing campaign appealing to the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to invite a woman to pray in the April 2013 General Conference.

We will be writing letters to the following General Authorities: 
- Linda K. Burton, Relief Society President
- Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
- Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President
- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, member of the Quorum of the Twelve
- Elder David F. Evans, member of the Quorum of the Seventy
- Elder Anthony D. Perkins, member of the Quorum of the Seventy

Our group will be delivering them to each General Authority; we ask that you do one (or more) of the following: 

1. Hand-write a letter, or a series of letters to the above General Authorities and send it to: 
PO Box 3833
Salt Lake City, UT 84110

2. E-mail letters to: letwomenpray@gmail.com

3. Sign our cover letter at: https://www.change.org/petitions/the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-let-women-pray-at-general-conference 

We are planning on copying and re-printing many of your letters to be distributed to other General Authorities. To cover the cost, please send in $1 or anything you can along with your letters.

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    • Rhonda Platten BOULDER, CO
      • 9 months ago

      Gender discrimination within the church keeps women in an undeserved second class position.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      “We have to start looking at the world through women’s eyes’ how are human rights, peace and development defined from the perspective of the lives of women? It’s also important to look at the world from the perspective of the lives of diverse women, because there is not single women’s view, any more than there is a single men’s view.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      “The state of the world today demands that women become less modest and dream/plan/act/risk on a larger scale.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

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    • Ben R. NOT TELLING, UT
      • over 1 year ago

      Hey did you know your petition has won? The petition for women praying at the LDS General Conference has happened on Saturday April 6, 2013. and it also happened on Sunday as well. Jean Stevens was the first woman to pray. Anyways the petition is now done and over, so thank you all petition people for your efforts to let woman pray in conference.

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    • Ab Chardon LANDGRAAF, NETHERLANDS
      • over 1 year ago

      I just might be that the prayer of a woman might touch somebody in a special way ... So please don't exclude the possibility for this to happen.

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    • Anne Peffer HUDSON, NH
      • over 1 year ago

      Some women are very hurt by the inequality in the church. It's time to end that pain. The sooner the better. We have daughters to take care of.

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