Disheartened by the vitriol and extreme divisiveness of public discourse during and after the 2016 US election and by the general disintegration of honor and decency in government, a small group of Mormon women decided in January of 2017 to form a nonpartisan organization dedicated to civil discourse and effective political action. They called themselves Mormon Women for Ethical Government, and within just a few weeks had thousands of members. In this slim volume, Mormon Women for Ethical Government presents its Little Purple Book: MWEG Essentials. It includes MWEG's genesis story, explains the purpose and focus of MWEG, offers and expands on its Six Principles of Peacemaking, and shares some of its weekly "Sabbath Devotionals."
Grateful for the chutzpah of their pioneer Mormon foremothers a century before them, MWEG is proud to share its institutional history, inspiration, and a look at the phenomenon of strong women standing up and speaking out for ethics and justice.