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Historical Treasures on Display During Conference Weekend

Unique historical artifacts from the archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be on display to the public during general conference weekend. The Church History Library will host a “Treasures of the Collection” open house on Friday, April 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Church Celebrates Milestone in Slovenia

March marks the 20-year anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Slovenia. TV Slovenia aired a story this month highlighting the Church's two-decade-long presence in the south central European country on its program Duhovni utrip (Spiritual beat).

More Than Peanuts for the Hungry in Houston

A jar of peanut butter may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference to someone who is hungry. That’s why The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints runs a cannery in Houston, Texas, that produces peanut butter. And now, the recently renovated facility is capable of producing over a million jars a year.

New Zealand Helping Hands Ready to Work

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anticipate donating 15,000 to 20,000 hours of service Saturday, 26 March 2011 as part of the annual Helping Hands clean-up.

World Record Feeds Many

People in need in Durham County, North Carolina, are the beneficiaries of a recent world record. Nearly 560,000 pounds of food was collected in one day on Saturday, 5 March 2011, with the help of many community organizations, including local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The world record eclipsed an earlier record reached last year in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, of 509,000 pounds of food collected by Latter-day Saints.

MSNBC Recounts Mormon Missionary’s Survival of Japan Quake

A second story in as many days, filed by senior reporter Kari Huus, appeared on MSNBC.com featuring a full-time Mormon missionary serving near Sendai, Japan. He was one of many caught in the devastating 11 March earthquake and tsunami.

Catholic Marriage Champion and Public Policy Adviser
Receive UK Family Values Awards

Two prominent men in Britain have received the 2011 UK Family Values Award from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSNBC Covers Church Efforts to Locate Missionaries, Provide Aid in Japan

In a story that appeared on the front page of MSNBC.com senior reporter Kari Huus covered the ability of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to quickly locate and account for its missionaries and to a larger extent, its membersand provide for those in need.

A Principle-Based Approach to Immigration

A recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the fact that the Church’s Presiding Bishop, H. David Burton, attended the signing of a comprehensive set of immigration reform bills passed by the Utah legislature. The article said: “One thing is clear: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has abandoned its claims to neutrality on these bills.”

Missionary in Japan Shares Experience With Quake

Elder Conan Grames, a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving with his wife Cindy in Tokyo, spoke with Utah and national journalists today about his experience during the recent earthquake in Japan.

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