Women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being highlighted on Church websites and social media channels in March as part of National Women’s History Month. The Church History Department is featuring women from Church history in its Church History Daily feature on its website. The posts include images and short stories that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
A recent post said: “Amy Brown Lyman served as Relief Society general president from 1940 to 1945. Belle Spafford led the Relief Society from 1945 to 1974. Both were major influences in shaping how the Church seeks to accomplish its work today.”
Church History’s Women of Conviction series also highlights the stories of sisters who served, leaving a legacy for future generations. A recent article shares the story of Mabel Jones Gabbott who wrote numerous articles and poems during her long career with the Church magazines. She also wrote the words to 16 Primary songs and four Church hymns.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, marks the Relief Society’s 173rd birthday. The general presidency of the Relief Society recently reflected on the anniversary and the purpose of the women’s organization that represents nearly 7 million women worldwide in a Church News article.
Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, and other Church leaders have been sharing thoughts on women in Church history on Facebook. “As you can imagine, there are many days that I feel the weight of my calling. During such times, I draw strength from those steadfast women who have served before me, including the extraordinary Emma Smith,” said Sister Burton. Smith was the wife of Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the Church.
To see the full article as well as the facebook posts from the General Presidency of the Relief Society, click here.