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Commentary on the Redesign of Newsroom and the Diverse Voices of Mormonism

Today, a completely revamped Newsroom went live on the Internet, providing more flexibility and immediacy in presenting news stories, commentary and insights about issues of public interest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Leader Visits Christchurch

Elder Brent H. Nielson, a member of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made a personal visit to the Canterbury earthquake zone to lend support to ongoing efforts for the people in the region.

New Newsroom.lds.org 4.0 Website Beta Version Launched

This week the Church Public Affairs Department launched the beta version of Newsroom.lds.org, the Church's website for news media, opinion leaders and the public.

Herriman Fire Brings Response From Latter-day Saints

A dangerous fire in Utah devoured 3,500 acres, and in the process destroyed three homes and threatened dozens of others.

Church Employees Volunteer in 18th Annual United Way Day of Caring

Employees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered the United Way call again this year, along with thousands of other people, to help make a difference in the lives of many children and young adults.

Mormons Roll Up Sleeves After New Zealand Earthquake

A news story posted on the Church's New Zealand country website covers how Mormons in New Zealand are reaching out to those affected by last Saturday's earthquake:

Thousands to Participate Mormon Helping Hands Project in Idaho

Over 10,000 Church members and other community volunteers are expected to participate in Mormon Helping Hands service projects across southern Idaho. Local Church leaders, partnering with county, city, school district and other community leaders, have planned to beautify city streets, parks, schools and other areas in local Idaho communities on Saturday, 11 September 2010.

Mormons' Political Views Vary

Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez wrote yesterday about how Mormons view the recent news coverage of Glenn Beck and what it means to Mormonism.

Mormon Missionaries Blog about Kyiv Ukraine Temple Dedication

This past Sunday's dedication of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by President Thomas S. Monson was a historic day for the Church. Not only does the Kyiv Ukraine Temple provide a shorter commute to the nearest temple for 31,000 Church members in Eastern Europe, but this temple is also the first of its kind in the former Soviet Union.

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