175th Anniversary of the Relief Society

How will you reflect upon and seek ways to honor and remember this special milestone?

Relief Society Celebrates 175 Years

March 17, 2017, marks 175 years since the organization of Relief Society by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1842. There are many ways we can honor and remember this special milestone.  

Discourses by Mormon Women Released in New Book

Discourses given by Latter-day Saint women over the past 185 years are now available in a new book by Church Historian’s Press.  

General Presidency Reflects on Past and Future of Organization

Many things have changed for women since that spring day. But the work and purpose of the women of the Church has not changed.  

Women Worldwide Share What Relief Society Means to Them

Women from around the world share what it means to belong to “the Lord’s organization for women” and how it blesses their lives.

An Outpouring of the Spirit

Speaking with tenderness and power on this 175th anniversary of Relief Society, the General Presidency shares their feelings, insights, and testimonies with us as Relief Society sisters. See accompanying video.

Relief Society Is “The Gospel in Action,” Says General Presidency

We can help men and women gain a greater vision of the purpose of Relief Society as we understand the history, work, and future of Relief Society.

Society with a Purpose

What have women in Relief Society accomplished during the 175 years of its existence? Through the work of Relief Society, sisters gain spiritual strength, charity, and power to do good.

Women of Conviction

Discover articles written by the Church History Department that highlight stories and accomplishments of faithful women.

The First 50 Years of Relief Society

Explore the most significant documents in the early history of the Relief Society, including the precious minutes of its 1842 founding meetings in this book and companion website.

At the Pulpit

At the Pulpit features 54 talks given by Latter-day Saint women from 1831 to 2016, with selections from every decade since the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.