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Church Marks Centennial of World War I Christmas Truce

This Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014, marks 100 years since a Christmas truce took place in Belgium during World War I. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is commemorating the anniversary by participating in the release of a video in a joint project with other faith groups.

Church Partners With Other Faith Communities in “Faith Counts” Initiative

The Church has partnered with Faith Counts, an organization comprised of faith communities representing over 100 million Americans.

Mormon Apostle Joins Faith Leaders to Honor Rabbi Sacks

Elder D. Todd Christofferson joined several prominent religious leaders Thursday night in New York City to pay tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who received the prestigious Canterbury Medal from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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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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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 24

Today's Getting It Right includes stories about the importance of interfaith relationships for Mormons and weekly community service for Mormon missionaries.

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Catholic Bishop Urges Interfaith Dialogue During Speech at Mormon Institute of Religion

Speaking yesterday at an interfaith gathering at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Institute of Religion at Utah Valley University, the Most Reverend John C. Wester, Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City, said Mormons and Catholics share the “mutual desire to stand shoulder-to-shoulder as we give witness to Jesus Christ as His disciples.”

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Mormon Congregation Hosts “Sacred Spaces” Interfaith Event in New York

As part of the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) “Sacred Spaces” initiative, a group of more than 40 people, including pastors, priests, interfaith leaders and New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, visited a congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Westchester, New York, in June.

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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | June 20

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” includes mentions of the Church’s worldwide reach, belief in Christ, missionary service and respect for other faiths. We also include inaccurate reporting about Church leaders weighing in on moral issues and how the Church balances faith and reason.

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Dr. Robert L. Millet: A View on Interfaith Respect

On 12 January 2012 Robert L. Millet, professor of religion and emeritus dean of religious education at Brigham Young University, gave a devotional message about the importance of interfaith outreach. 

"On Faith" Blog: Mormons in the Mainstream

On the “On Faith” blog today, Michael Otterson comments on the study on Mormons released today by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life:

Over the years we’ve learned quite a bit from opinion polls about how Americans view Mormons. Clearly, there is a big knowledge gap about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, complicated by a lot of erroneous assumptions.

But this morning we saw something different with the release of an important study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which put questions to Mormons themselves about how they see their place in the religious and secular world, and what they think is important about their own faith. It delivers some fascinating data.

Read the full blog post at the Washington Post here

Read the Church's official news release regarding the Pew study

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