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A feeling of unity swept over those gathered on Temple Square in celebration of interfaith relationships in Salt Lake City Sunday, 20 February. Utah Governor Gary Herbert proclaimed February “Interfaith Month.”

Share Your Memories of the Hotel Utah/Joseph Smith Memorial Building

If you have ever been to Salt Lake City, chances are you have visited the elegant white building on the corner of Main Street and South Temple. First known as the Hotel Utah and now the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, this landmark will celebrate its 100th anniversary this June and now is your chance to share your memories of this grand old building.

Elder Richard G. Scott Speaks on Technology’s Role in Genealogy

Over 3,000 people are attending the first annual RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City this weekend. The goal of RootsTech is to foster innovation in the world of genealogy technology. In conjunction with the conference, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to Church members and leaders who are involved in family history work. 

Catholic Visitors Sing in Mormon Tabernacle Choir Seats

If you could sit in the seats of the Mormon Tabernacle Choirand ask its leaders one question, what would it be? Those attending the Southwest Liturgical Conferencehad this opportunity 2 February at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

On Faith Blog: Everyday Mormons Increase Understanding of the Church

The Washington Post’s On Faith blog contributors considered this week whether heightened media attention to the Church is “Mormonism’s moment.”

 

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square performed in St. George, Utah, 5 February in honor of Dixie State College’s 100th anniversary and the city’s sesquicentennial anniversary.

Book of Mormon Musical: Church's Official Statement  

In response to news media requests, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the Broadway musical entitled The Book of Mormon:

The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.

To better understand the context of how the Church responds to situations like this, journalists and others may also want to read a popular article on Newsroom posted in March 2009 called “The Publicity Dilemma.”http://mormon.org/book-of-mormon/

First Lady of São Paulo Visits With Church Leaders in Brazil

Maria Lucia Alckmin, the first lady of the state of São Paulo, was a guest of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil recently. 

The Shreveport Times: Church Leadership Positions Strictly Volunteer

Leadership and service positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are unpaid. Chosen through prayer and inspiration, these leaders do not aspire to Church positions but respond to “callings” in a spirit of service. The Shreveport Times spoke with multiple members of the Church about their experiences.

Politics Heightens Interest in the Church

Just moments after Jon M. Huntsman Jr. resigned his post as U.S. Ambassador to China yesterday, the Public Affairs office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City began receiving calls from prominent news organizations speculating about another possible presidential bid by a Mormon and asking for insights about both Ambassador Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

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