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.
Gina Colvin is a “multi-generation life-long Mormon” from New Zealand, of Maori descent, with a multi-racial/international perspective on Mormonism. She hosts the LDS podcast 'A Thoughtful Faith', writes a thought-provoking blog, and is an activist for the revival of the feminine divine in Christianity. She has served on the board of Ordain Women and advocates frequently for intellectual freedom and fiscal transparency in the LDS church.
Dr. Colvin holds a PhD in Journalism and is a research fellow at the University of Canterbury on topics of decolonization and post-colonialism at the intersection of culture, race, gender, class and religion. Most recently she has started work on a Masters degree in theology. Her book Decolonizing Mormonism, co-edited with Joanna Brooks, is forthcoming in 2018 with the University of Utah Press.
You can hear her voice and learn more about her background and the Mormon issues that evoke her passion in this interview.
While details need to be finalized, we still would like to give you a general idea of the breakout sessions we have planned so far.
Melodie Moench Charles will lead us in a session based on her essay in Dialogue on 'The Need for a New Mormon Heaven'.
Lisa Janes will lead us in a meditation session
Wendy Christian will discuss how we can negotiate the church as a non-traditional Mormon.
Marie Tufts and Magen Olsen base their session on Fowler's stages of belief and the research they conducted in regards to them.
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Crestfield Camp & Conference Center
195 Taggert Rd
Slippery Rock, PA 16057