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Church Representative Speaks at Poynter Institute

Michael R. Otterson, managing director of public affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed journalists at the Poynter Institute’s conference, “Politics and Religion: Getting It Right in 2012," on 8 December 2011.

'On Faith' Blog: Mormons and the Practice of Tithing

Michael R. Otterson, managing director of public affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), dedicated his On Faith blog post this week to addressing the Latter-day Saint practice of tithing.

Dr. Robert L. Millet: A View on Interfaith Respect

On 12 January 2012 Robert L. Millet, professor of religion and emeritus dean of religious education at Brigham Young University, gave a devotional message about the importance of interfaith outreach. 

Bishop Burton Joins Leaders to Promote Religious Freedom and Marriage

Last Thursday, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, H. David Burton, joined 38 prominent leaders of different faiths in signing a letter advocating traditional marriage and religious freedom.

"On Faith" Blog: Mormons in the Mainstream

On the “On Faith” blog today, Michael Otterson comments on the study on Mormons released today by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life:

Over the years we’ve learned quite a bit from opinion polls about how Americans view Mormons. Clearly, there is a big knowledge gap about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, complicated by a lot of erroneous assumptions.

But this morning we saw something different with the release of an important study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which put questions to Mormons themselves about how they see their place in the religious and secular world, and what they think is important about their own faith. It delivers some fascinating data.

Read the full blog post at the Washington Post here

Read the Church's official news release regarding the Pew study

Church Launches New Hong Kong Newsroom Website

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)has launched the Hong Kong Newsroom website: mormonnewsroom.hk.

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