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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 7 March

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

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Mormon Women Leader Speaks to Church Young Adults Worldwide

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Relief Society general president, Linda K. Burton, spoke to the faith's young adults (ages 18 to 30) Sunday night. Among other things, Sister Burton encouraged her audience to seek to recognize the divinity of Jesus Christ through personal prayer and inspiration. 

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Mormon Church Leader Speaks About Joseph Smith during Missouri Legal Gathering

Emeritus General Authority and general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Lance B. Wickman, was on the Kansas City campus of the University of Missouri earlier this month to speak at a gathering of the Liberty Missouri Stake of the Church and the Alexander W. Doniphan Community Services and Leadership Foundation on 14 February 2014.

Baptist Leader at BYU: Religious Freedom is Threatened

A Baptist leader spoke at Church-owned Brigham Young University this week about increasing threats to religious freedom.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, said he believes Mormons and Baptists “may go to jail together.”

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Mormon Apostle Celebrates Anniversaries of Church History Sites

Apostle Elder M. Russell Ballard recently spoke at events in Kirtland, Ohio, and Liberty Jail in Missouri. Both sites have special significance in the Church’s early history.

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"On Faith" Column: Scouts Policy Should Be Seen for What It Is: A Reaffirmation of Core Values

Writing in the Washington Post "On Faith" column this week, Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, explained how the Church viewed the Boy Scouts of America decision.

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President Uchtdorf Meets With Honduras President Porfirio Lobo

Two days prior to the dedication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' first temple in Honduras, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the Church's First Presidency, had breakfast with Honduras President Porfirio Lobo.

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President Uchtdorf: Seeking Truth Leads to Increased Understanding of Others

The connection between seeking truth and increased understanding of others was one of the messages shared Sunday night by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a worldwide Church Educational System (CES) broadcast.

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Invite Mormons to Tell Their Own Story

In an interview with the Mormon Channel, Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Church’s Presidency of the Seventy gives advice that can be helpful to journalists and others producing content about the Church: invite Latter-day Saints to tell their own story.

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Mormon Apostles’ Most Important Duty: Testify of Jesus Christ

In a commentary on Patheos.com, James Faulconer, a professor of religious understanding at Brigham Young University, explains the role of an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their primary duty, which is outlined in the New Testament and other Latter-day Saint scripture.

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