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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Helps Jazz Open Home Season

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed the national anthem at the Utah Jazz's home opener with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena. Music director Mack Wilberg led the choir.

Noral Group International Awards Mormon "Swashbucklers" Best PSA

A Washington, D.C., based advertising and marketing firm has recognized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a Public Service Announcement (PSA) produced on the importance of fatherhood.

Two Missionaries Rescue Three Children

The New Zealand Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints details a response by two full-time missionaries to help others when a deadly tsunami hit the Samoa Islands and Tonga on 29 September after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake.

Misuse of "Mormon" in The Times Confuses Readers

During the past few years most journalists in the U.S. have done an excellent job in clarifying the differences between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and small, polygamist, splinter groups that often call themselves "Mormons" but have no connection with the Church.

Heritage Foundation: The Price of Prop 8

The ongoing public debate about California's Proposition 8 has received extensive coverage in the media. A policy research paper posted on the Heritage Foundation Web site provides background on the issue.

"Each Individual Has a Story to Tell"

Darius Gray, a leading black Mormon genealogist, recently spoke at multiple locations in Tennessee, including the National Civil Rights Museum, about African-American genealogy and the importance of preserving and researching family histories. A recent article in the Jackson Sun covered one of the events.

The Autism Council Honors Church Disabilities Web Site

The Autism Council of Utah presented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with an award honoring the Church's Web site for people with disabilities last week.

October 2009 Edition of The World Report

The latest edition of The World Report, a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is now available on YouTube. This latest edition includes a story on Elder Anderson's call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the dedication of the Church History Library, temple updates and many other stories.

Flood Relief Efforts in Georgia Relieve Suffering

While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often provides aid from its headquarters to those in need, many needs are also met locally. The following is a report about the Church's response locally to recent flooding in Georgia. It's written by Karla Brandau, a volunteer public affairs representative for the Church in the southeast United States:

One Weekend, 92 Languages, Millions of Listeners

This weekend, Mormons from all around the globe have gathered to listen to inspired messages from their worldwide leaders in what is called "general conference." The five meetings in the semiannual conference are held in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, which seats 21,000 people during each session.

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