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LDS Women’s Meeting Moved To Weekend Of General Conference

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that they will be consolidating General Conference sessions. The Women’s meeting, which has been held a week before conference, will now be held the same weekend.

Until now, the women would meet the weekend before on Saturday night and at that meeting they would primarily hear from top women leaders. Then the men have their meeting - priesthood meeting - the Saturday night during general conference.


Now, both of those, which have been happening twice a year, will only happen once a year and when it’s time for the women to meet they’ll take the place of the men’s session.


The reason for the change? A statement from the church says consolidation, simplifying demands on leaders and church members. But this change also lends more validity to the women’s session.


Having it set aside, to the weekend prior, has given the impression to some that the messages shared there weren’t as valued and attendance wasn’t as critical.


This should also more than double the number of women who typically speak during the weekend of General Conference. Increasing from one or two to four or five.


Lee Hale began listening to KUER while he was teaching English at a Middle School in West Jordan (his one hour commute made for plenty of listening time). Inspired by what he heard he applied for the Kroc Fellowship at NPR headquarters in DC and to his surprise, he got it. Since then he has reported on topics ranging from TSA PreCheck to micro apartments in overcrowded cities to the various ways zoo animals stay cool in the summer heat. But, his primary focus has always been education and he returns to Utah to cover the same schools he was teaching in not long ago. Lee is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is also fascinated with the way religion intersects with the culture and communities of the Beehive State. He hopes to tell stories that accurately reflect the beliefs that Utahns hold dear.
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