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November 7, 2014 — Neylan McBaine

NeylanHeadshot2013 smallMiller Eccles Study Group Texas is excited to welcome Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project and brand strategist for Bonneville Communications, as she discusses her new book Women at Church.

In her timely and brilliant findings, Neylan McBaine issues a gracious invitation to rethink our assumptions about women’s public Church service. Well researched, authentic, and respectful of current Church administrative structure, McBaine shares exciting and practical ideas that address diverse needs and involve all members in the meaningful work of the Church.”  Camille Fronk Olson

Smart, aware and concerned, Neylan McBaine provides thought-provoking stories and ideas about giving more prominence to LDS women’s voices.” Linda and Richard Eyre

DATE AND LOCATION: (McKinney Location Only)

Friday, November 7, 7 pm
(at the office of Dale Drake)
110 E. Davis Street
McKinney, Texas 75070

THE TOPIC:

Women at ChurchWomen at Church, Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact.
The last several years have offered fertile ground for conversations about women, the Church and how the two intersect. Offering a call for understanding and unity and a path for more local inclusion of women, Neylan McBaine’s new book Women at Church takes a middle ground between insisting all is well and advocating priesthood for women. McBaine will discuss what this middle ground looks like in the Church today and why it is important that we shift our practices to see, hear and include women more thoroughly.

THE SPEAKER:

Neylan McBaine is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Mormon Women Project, a continuously expanding digital library of interviews with LDS women from around the world found at www.mormonwomen.com. Founded in 2010, the MWP is a 501c3 and has published nearly 300 interviews with women in 22 countries. As a writer, Neylan has been published in Newsweek, The Washington Post, Patheos.com, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, among others. Neylan drew on hundreds of interviews with women and men and years of studying women’s issues in the Church to write Women at Church (Kofford Books, 2014.)  Professionally, she is a brand strategist for Bonneville Communications.  Neylan is a native New Yorker, life-long Mormon, graduate of Yale University and mother of three literarily-named daughters.  Her website can be found at www.neylanmcbaine.com.

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