Allegheny Pilgrims is an annual gathering of current and former LDS women. An off-shoot of Midwest Pilgrims, this group was created to serve the Mid-Atlantic region (and beyond). Allegheny Pilgrims provides a safe space to learn from, vent to, strengthen, support, and enjoy each other as we navigate our identities as Mormons and as women.
This year's theme explores the way time shapes us. Whether we feel time has acted as a refining fire, ignited a blaze within us, or has just left us feeling burned, the past can inform our present and shape the future that is ahead of us.
Jana Riess is a senior columnist at Religion News Service and the author of the new book The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church (Oxford, 2019). Her previous books include Flunking Sainthood, The Twible, and Mormonism and American Politics. She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she was studying to be a pastor when her life was upended by an oddly timed Mormon baptism. She is a Relief Society teacher in the Cincinnati ward and a self-reliance facilitator in the Cincinnati stake.
Claudia L. Bushman, a social and cultural historian of 19th-century United States, holds degrees from Wellesley College, Brigham Young University, and Boston University. She has taught at several universities, most recently at Columbia University and at Claremont Graduate University. She has written and edited many books about 19th-century America, most about Mormons and women. Her Mormon books include Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah, Contemporary Mormonism: Latter-day Saints in Modern America, and Mormon Women Have Their Say. She was the founding editor of Exponent II in 1974 and the New York Mother of the Year in 2002.
The schedule is still subject to change
No dinner provided (optional boxed dinner available for $10). Get/eat food and get settled.4:00 PM
Ice breakers and socializing7:00 PM
by Jana Riess9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
by Jana Riess and Claudia Bushman1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Crestfield Camp & Conference Center
195 Taggert Rd
Slippery Rock, PA 16057