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“The Case for Religious Freedom”

Earlier this month in Rome, Harvard professor Mary Ann Glendon made a bold case for religious freedom, saying it “goes to the very heart of what it means to be human.”

Rebounding From Rock Bottom Through Church’s Deseret Industries

Deseret Industries (more commonly known as D.I.) is a nonprofit business enterprise owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, designed to provide employment and to aid in the economic rehabilitation of disadvantaged persons.

"On Faith" Blog: "Where Is God (and the church) in a natural disaster?"

In the Washington Post "On Faith" blog this week, Church Public Affairs managing director, Michael Otterson, discusses the Mormon response to natural disasters and the faith’s emphasis on self-reliance and emergency preparation:

What exactly does Mormon welfare and humanitarian response look like? First and foremost, it’s preparing for hard times before they hit.

Read the full story in the Washington Post "On Faith" blog

Watch Unique Vantage Point of Mormon Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott Tickling the Ivories

Richard Elliott makes beautiful music with a great set of pipes—the Mormon Tabernacle organ pipes—that is.

Church Has Strong Presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

Like many large organizations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints administers several Facebook pages, YouTube channels and Twitter accounts, each of which communicates with different audiences inside and outside the Church.

New Puerto Rico Family History Center Opens

The newest family history center has opened in Puerto Rico, and local television station WAPA-TV provided viewers with a tour of the new facility in a recent news story. The center is located in the law school of the Interamericana University and opens to the public on Saturday, 14 May.

More than 100 Church Logos Represent Membership Diversity

One way to note the growth in Latter-day Saint membership is with different languages in which the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is known.

On Faith Blog: Is This Really a “Mormon Moment”?

On the Washington Post On Faithblog this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Public Affairs managing director, Michael Otterson, addressed the frequently asked question, “Is this the ‘Mormon Moment’?”

Philippine Latter-day Saints Celebrate 50 Years of the Church in the Islands Nation

Thousands of Philippine Latter-day Saints recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being established in the Philippines.

Latter-day Saints Celebrate Motherhood

This Sunday, 8 May 2011, marks Mother’s Day in the United States. Since the beginning of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its leaders have spoken clearly about the significant role of motherhood and the important influence of mothers in instilling Christ-like attributes in their children.

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