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Deseret Industries More Than a Thrift Shop

The Salt Lake Tribune recently profiled a new Deseret Industries store recently built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sugar House, a neighborhood in Salt Lake City. We provided  information about the dedication and opening of the store in June.

FamilySearch YouTube Channel Provides Fun and Inspirational Genealogy Videos

FamilySearch has always used the latest technology to help people learn more about their ancestors. Now, this nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing genealogy-related videos on its FamilySearch YouTube channel.

Four Service Experiences From Latter-day Saints Aboard USNS Comfort

Last week, we reported that 71 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) have served with the USNS Comfort’s Continuing Promise 2011 mission. This blog post looks at two of the 11 volunteers who have been on the ship for the entire five-month journey.

“On Faith” Blog: Mormons - Coming to Terms With Similarities and Differences

Correctly comprehending and respecting similarities and differences is crucial in a diverse society — especially with religion. Church Public Affairs managing director Michael Otterson is using his Washington Post “On Faith” blog space to respectfully begin exploring both the similarities and differences between Mormon belief and what is sometimes referred to as traditional Christianity.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Compliments Church’s Welfare Program

One government leader recently complimented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' welfare program while issuing a day of service proclamation.

Latter-day Saints in United Kingdom and Utah Perform Together in Musical

Two groups that rehearsed 7,000 miles apart from each other have come together to produce a musical in the Conference Center Theater on Temple Square.

Journalists Mostly Getting “Mormon” Usage Right

The majority of news outlets covering the trial and sentencing of polygamist Warren Jeffs have been very clear to point out that neither Jeffs nor his church are connected to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We appreciate their efforts and remind those unfamiliar with the issue to review previous material on the Newsroom site for clarification.

“On Faith” Blog: Mormons - Not Necessarily Who You Think They Are

Although many people think of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as Caucasians from Utah, the reality is that the Church’s membership profile is changing rapidly as it expands worldwide.

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