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‘On Faith’ Blog: The Real Mormons Behind TV Advertising

Church Public Affairs managing director Michael Otterson uses his Washington Post “On Faith” forum space this week to explain why the "I'm a Mormon" ads are successful.

The Economist: Mormons Are Christians

During the past few weeks there have been many articles and commentaries published regarding what it means to be a Christian. One piece, published in The Economist on Wednesday, states:

It's always been my understanding the necessary and sufficient condition of being a Christian is that you accept Jesus Christ as your lord and saviour....

Deseret News Highlights Church-Service Missionary Program

Many recognize the image of young men and women missionaries riding bikes and wearing name tags as a symbol of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). But these are not the only missionaries giving service and spreading the message.

BYUtv Documentary Details Coming Forth of King James Bible

BYUtv aired the first of a three-part documentary on Sunday, 16 October, titled, Fires of Faith: The Coming Forth of The King James Bible. The sacred text’s impact on religion is detailed in more than 130 reenactments filmed in eight different countries (including actual sites where original events transpired), and 18 international scholars and religious leaders provide insight into the book’s origin.

“On Faith” Blog: How Do Mormons Answer “Not Christian” Claims?

Recent political events have once again brought the “Mormons aren’t Christians,” “Mormons are a cult” epithets into the national spotlight. In his “On Faith” commentary this week, Church Public Affairs managing director Michael Otterson suggests why people make such claims and shares his own experience of being labeled not Christian.

Church Response to "Not Christian" Statement

In response to media calls regarding comments made by a Baptist minister at a political event stating that Mormons are not Christians, the Church issued the following statement today:

We really don’t want to comment on a statement made at a political event, but those who want to understand the centrality of Christ to our faith can learn more about us and what we believe by going to mormon.org.

Elder Hales Thanks Members for Faith and Prayers

Many members and friends of the Church have expressed concern for and interest in Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Hales suffered health challenges earlier this year that affected his mobility and endurance. As a result, he was not able to speak in the April 2011 general conference. His presence at the October general conference is an indication of the improvement he has made since the problems arose.

MSNBC: Hispanics Rely on Church Resources to Find Their Roots

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing people of Hispanic descent a digital index of Mexico's 1930 census. In addition to including the information in the FamilySearch index for names, the Church is providing Ancestry.com with the information as well.

October 2011 World Report

The October 2011 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 (Mormon), is now available.

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