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Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2011 Tour: Behind the Scenes

On the road with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Washington Post “On Faith” Blog: A Mormon Definition of “Retirement”

For many, the word “retirement” means an end to work and the beginning of a life of ease. But this isn’t necessarily the case for Latter-day Saints, who view retirement’s free time as an opportunity for increased service to their Church and their fellow man.

CNN Religion Editor Offers Informative Explanation of Mormonism

As national and worldwide attention is increasingly focused on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the need to clearly explain the Church’s background and core doctrines to curious outsiders becomes more and more important.

Evangelical Scholar Chides 'Book of Mormon' Musical

At the "On Faith" blog last week a discussion ensued about "The Book of Mormon" musical and whether "faith is funny."

Church’s Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Relief Effort Bolstered in Sendai and Watari

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to help rebuild areas of Japan affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck 11 March. Most recently, Presiding Bishop H. David Burton visited Watari, Japan, with a humanitarian donation to a fisherman's cooperative. Also, Church missionaries returned to Sendai to help rebuild the community.

Mormon.org Selected as Winner of Prestigious Web Award

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ mormon.org website was selected as one of Interactive Media Awards (IMA) “Top Ten Websites of the Year” this week. Award judges considered more than 4,000 entries from 53 countries and all 50 U.S. states. According the IMA, 36 nominees represent the sites with the highest-scoring evaluations from among the Best in Class winners. From those 36, IMA judges select the top ten and the winners are determined by popular vote. Other winners included Disney and Zappos.

Church Leader Speaks to Scottish Parliament

Cecil O. Samuelson Jr., president of Brigham Young University and a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was given the honor to address members of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday.

President Samuelson blessed members of parliament and their families and loved ones. “God honors those who serve with integrity and humility,” he said.

“On Faith” Blog: An Open Letter to an Evangelical Critic

On the “On Faith” blog today, Michael Otterson writes an open letter to an evangelical critic of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who suggested that voting for a Mormon – any Mormon – was a less responsible thing to do.

Missionary Policy Changes Give More Seniors Opportunity to Serve

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have approved changes in policies regarding the length of missions and housing costs for senior missionaries. The new changes would provide more opportunity for people to serve full-time missions who would not otherwise have the resources.

New Website Brings Together Genealogy and Technology

Genealogy has been a popular hobby for over a century, but the pursuit of one’s ancestors is now a decidedly technology-intensive endeavor. To help family historians take advantage of the latest technology, FamilySearch has launched a new section on its FamilySearch.org website called FamilySearch TechTips.

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