At its inception in 2009, MWP founder Neylan McBaine said, “The Mormon Women Project intends to give voice to those thousands of women who have diverse cultural backgrounds, have overcome personal challenges, magnify their roles at home, or who represent us to the world in their jobs.”
In light of the continuing civil rights demonstrations in the United States and around the world, we reiterate our mission to elevating the voices of our diverse membership within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We stand with the marginalized: Black lives matter. Women’s lives matter. The lives of LGBTQ individuals matter. The lives of immigrants, those with physical differences, those with mental illness—they all matter. All are alike unto God (2 Nephi 26:33).
The people of the City of Enoch were called “Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them” (Moses 7:18). Everyone can be brought into the center of our love and fellowship. The Mormon Women Project will continue to do its part to build up Zion.
We do this by learning and embodying antiracist practices, seeking out and sharing diverse female voices, examining our own implicit and explicit biases, and taking responsibility when we fall short of these ideals.
We invite you to join us.