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Writing News Articles About Temples

In December, the Church announced the open house and dedication dates for three new temples (Vancouver British Columbia Temple, The Gila Valley Arizona Temple, Cebu City Philippines Temple). It is customary for the Church to open the doors of its temples to the public and the media before they are dedicated.

ABC Radio (Australia) Journalist Sings With Mormon Tabernacle Choir

ABC Radio (Australia) journalist Lisa Millar reported on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir last week on the national news and current affairs program, AM.

Temple Square Named "Favorite Place to Catch the Holiday Spirit"

Inspectors from the American Automobile Association recently picked some of the best places to enjoy holiday festivities around the country, and the lights on Temple Square made the list.

Musical Takes Stage in Spanish

Every year at Christmastime, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts a Latino Christmas program in Utah. This year's program consisted of performances of the first act of El Salvador del Mundo, or The Savior of the World , performed entirely in Spanish.

2009 Parliament of World's Religions Gathers in Melbourne

First held in Chicago in 1893, the Parliament of the World's Religions brings together religious and civic leaders from dozens of countries.

Homebuilding Project in Samoa

Breadfruit, guava fruit and poumuli trees were destroyed during a tsunami which hit the South Pacific islands of Samoa, and now the trees are being used to give new life to families in the region.

Rumors That the Salt Lake Temple Will Close Are Unfounded

For some time now a false rumor regarding the closure of the Salt Lake Temple has been circulating. We have confirmed that there is no truth to this rumor.

Philippine Ambassador Participates in Annual Washington DC Christmas Tradition

Wednesday evening at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was joined by 21 ambassadors and other guests to kick off the 32nd Annual Festival of Lights.

First Presidency to Speak Sunday at Annual Christmas Devotional

President Thomas S. Monson and his counselors in the First Presidency, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf will share messages about Christ at the annual Christmas devotional at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, 6 December at 6:00 p.m.

Broadway Star Joins Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Satellite Media Tour

Tony award-winning singer and performer Brian Stokes Mitchell conducted on-camera conversations with media outlets across the United States Tuesday promoting the DVD release of Ring Christmas Bells.

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