The Takeaway

Mormon Church Struggles to Move Forward

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thousands of Mormons are struggling with issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of women. And one prominent figure in the Mormon Church is under fire for giving them a voice.

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PRI's The World

Mormon women are flocking to the mission, but inequalities remain

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Mormon Church is well-known for its worldwide proselytizing force. Now large numbers of young women are joining up thanks a change in policy that lowered the minimum age for female missionaries to 19. But gender gaps remain between men and women.



Mormons Uniquely Ready To Respond To Disasters Like Sandy

Friday, November 23, 2012


Mormons are among the many faith-based organizations who've pitched in to assist in the post-Sandy relief effort. More than 5,000 are expected to volunteer this weekend in areas affected by the storm. Members say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's tradition of preparedness has helped mobilize both volunteers and supplies quickly.

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On The Media

A Mormon Reporter on the Romney Bus

Friday, November 16, 2012

Buzzfeed reporter McKay Coppins followed Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election. Like Romney, Coppins is a practicing Mormon, although he never actually told anyone in the Romney family that he shared their faith. Brooke talks to Coppins about how his faith and his reporting intersected, and why the Romney campaign saw his religion as a liability. 

Yo La Tengo - On Our Way to Fall

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Frankenfest Edition

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, Jody Rosen and David Haglund discuss Twitter's role in Hurricane Sandy, the new ABC drama "Nashville," and Haglund's piece on Mormon intellectuals.


The New Yorker: Out Loud

Adam Gopnik and Avi Steinberg on how Mormonism is going mainstream.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Adam Gopnik and Avi Steinberg on how Mormonism is going mainstream.