Describing the excellent work that has come from BYU’s computer-animation program, New York Times Magazine reporter Jon Mooallem points out some of the reasons behind that great work, including the moral lives BYU students seek to lead. One comment toward the end of the article deserves amplification. Morgan Strong, a senior in the program, tells Mooallem that “a really strong message” of Mormonism “is that everyone’s a child of God — that they’re a sacred individual."
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This edition of "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features a column from an Episcopal priest who demonstrates the importance of speaking with Mormons to understand Mormons. We also include a blog post that discusses Mormon beliefs about grace and a story from Kansas about a returned Mormon missionary who describes the purposes of his service.
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This edition of "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features a story from Utah about the Church honoring the Sisters of Saint Benedict in Ogden, an article about the Church in Cincinnati and a report from Missouri about Mormon youth who attend the Church's youth seminary program.
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In today's Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right, we include a commentary from one Latter-day Saint who explains the meaning behind the Church's full name (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Pointing to the portion of the Church’s name that says “The Church of Jesus Christ,” this member writes: “Jesus Christ is the central figure of our church. We believe him to be our Savior and the Son of God.”
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This "Getting It Right" features stories about Mormons' belief in Christ, why Latter-day Saints serve others and the appropriate use of the word "Mormon."
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In today's Getting It Right: The Deseret News writes that 2012 was more than a Mormon moment; KALW Public Radio has a piece about how Mormon temples differ from regular Mormon meetinghouses; The Post News Group describes how the Church blesses others through welfare services; and a Washington Post article underlines the importance of precise reporting about the Church’s stance on same-sex attraction.
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Today's "Getting It Right" features a New Zealand journalist's account of visiting a Mormon worship service, and San Antonio Magazine asks eight local religious leaders — one of them a Mormon bishop — to talk about their faith and how it is perceived by others.
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Today we feature stories about Temple Square, Mormonism’s history in Palmyra, New York, diversity in Utah congregations and missionaries finding deeper meaning to life through serving others.
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Today we feature stories from several news outlets that explain what Mormon missionaries do, a Wall Street Journal column that provides a glimpse inside a Mormon temple, and an ABC News article that makes it clear that the Church is politically neutral and members have diverse political views.
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Today we feature stories that highlight the Church’s political neutrality (CNN), the importance of learning about the Church from actual Mormons (WCPO-TV in Cincinnati), the role of women in the Church (ABC 50 in New York), the fact that Mormonism is a global faith (RIA Novosti) and the importance of temples for Latter-day Saints (Calgary Herald).
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