N.O.W. 01 – Cami

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N.O.W. (Narrating Ordain Women) is a project of FMH in an effort to create understanding of the Ordain Women movement.

Join us while we listen to Vicki, who is not seeking for ordination, interview Cami, who is. Enjoy this short podcast between two sisters in the gospel as they talk about ordination for women within a loving context.

(“Keep Your Mind Wide Open” Anna Sophia Robb)

 

*If you have a profile up on OrdainWomen.org and would like to share your story, please contact Cami directly on this post.

 

11 thoughts on “N.O.W. 01 – Cami

  1. Vickie’s story was very close to my own story. While I may not wish for it myself, I was deeply disturbed by the reactions I was seeing in response to OW and it inspired me to learn more about these women and the movement.

    Cami has probably been the most influential person in converting me into an ally. I have used her reasoning and examples several times in explaining Ordain Women to other people. And other people’s hearts have been softened by her gentle spirit and reasoning.

    I am happy you started the series with her.

  2. Are you going to do a series interviewing feminists who do adhere to OW views so that we can understand that feminist perspective as well? Seems like that would be most effective to build bridges.

    1. Sarah, while this series is specifically for the OW profilers to speak for themselves (since the press has painted them in such a slant), I would love to talk with you about this idea. Would you like to message me on Facebook? Or private email?

  3. yup, I’m with Vicki – I don’t personally feel that ordination is necessary, but the voice of women is missing from the decision-making process of the Church. I am also a supporter and ally of all the women in OW. A beautiful interview. I look forward to the next ones.

  4. After reading a well-meaning, but ignorant post on Facebook last night about the OW movement, I immediately wanted to respond, but instead decided to ponder it overnight. I said a brief silent prayer in my head to know whether or not I should say anything, and if so, what I should say. I relate to Vicki – this is not a personal cause for me, and at one time in my life, I would probably have judged it harshly. Fortunately, I have listed to the FMH podcasts and Mormon Stories and I’ve been able to hear these personal stories and feel my sisters’ pain. I recently re-subscribed to FMH podcasts (2 days ago) after taking a break from podcast listening. This morning I listened to the 3 podcasts that downloaded, one of which was this episode. I assumed it was a brand new episode, but then realized it was from May 7. Why did this particular podcast appear in my feed? An answer to my brief prayer? I don’t know, but I consider it a sign and will be posting my reply to the Facebook comment with this link. I do not consider myself a feminist and I am happy in my life, but I respect that we all have our own feelings and issues and I want to belong to a church where there is room for all. Love to you all!

    1. Wow. Thank you so much Julie. Even though my friends rejected this story of mine, it means a lot that it helped somebody. Would love to hear the response from your friend regarding this. Again thank you. Cami

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