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Mormon Snowboarding Champ Talks Religion

Torah Bright is one of the world's best female snowboarders, with a string of first-place and top-ten finishes. The young Australian athlete is gearing up for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, next February, where she is expected by some to win gold.

(Video) Andrea Bocelli and David Foster Record with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Capping off an intense week of multiple recording sessions inside the historic Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Andrea Bocelli and David Foster joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a few hours this month.

Reaction to the New Latter-day Saint Spanish Bible

Last week The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a Latter-day Saint edition of the Holy Bible in Spanish. Since the announcement, enthusiastic reactions have come from Spanish-speaking Mormons in various parts of the world.

Elder Bruce C. Hafen Speaks on Same-Sex Attraction

On Saturday, Elder Bruce C. Hafen, a member of the Church's First Quorum of the Seventy, spoke to the Evergreen International Conference in Salt Lake City.

Major Service Day Planned in Brazil

On October 12, Mormons in Brazil will celebrate 10 years of the Mormon Helping Hands program in their country by participating in massive, country-wide service projects. It's expected that over 100,000 Mormons and their friends will work side by side during the National Volunteer Action Day.

Messages of Hope Come From Times of Tragedy

On 11 September 2009, the world remembers the tragic events of eight years ago. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has produced a video that highlights one man's personal journey from the tragic events eight years ago to finding greater hope and purpose in life today.

For Many Mormon Athletes, Sports Careers Give Way to Church Missions

The common practice by Mormon athletes to postpone their collegiate sports careers to serve missions is often covered in the news media. ESPN reporter Gare Joyce found it to be an extraordinary sacrifice and recently chose a BYU football player to tell that story in ESPN The Magazine.

The Church's Unpaid Clergy

Personal sacrifice is vital to the religious faith of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members volunteer their time to serve in various positions in tens of thousands of congregations throughout the world. Their service is critical at the local level because the Church has no full-time paid clergy.

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