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Measles Vaccinations by Mormons, Others "News Worth Celebrating"

A recent Deseret News article comments on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ (Mormon) role in helping to rid the world of measles. This is in light of an Associated Press story that states measles deaths worldwide dropped dramatically from the years 2000 to 2010.

UNC Newspaper Notes Star Player’s Decision to Be Mormon Missionary

A University of North Carolina freshman basketball player who rose from third-stringer to NCAA tournament starter in 2012, has decided to take a two-year hiatus and be a missionary for the Church.

Episcopal Priest Describes Her Visit to a Mormon Temple

Writing in the Huffington Post about her visit to the Church's Kansas City Missouri Temple open house, Danielle Tumminio, an Episcopal priest and theologian, captures the “why” of belief and religious practice, an element frequently missing in religious news coverage.

“On Faith” Blog: “A Time of Healing” for Mormons, Missourians

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, along with other state leaders, dignitaries and leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were in one of the Kansas City Missouri Temple sealing rooms two weeks ago during the temple’s open house. Before the tour ended, Governor Nixon addressed those gathered, and three times in his remarks he said the temple’s opening symbolizes “a time of healing.”

Mormon Volunteerism Discussed by Scholars at Pew Forum

Mormon volunteerism got the attention of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. The research and survey group hosted an event titled “Mormons and Civic Life,” during which University of Pennsylvania professor Ram Canaan presented recent findings about Mormon volunteerism and charitable giving in the United States. The Pew Forum has now made the full transcript of this event available online.

The New York Times Follows Mormon Missionaries in Uganda

The New York Times has published an in-depth piece about Mormon missionaries in Uganda. The article, written by Josh Kron, explains the transformative effect missions have on the young men and women who serve, meticulously follows the active day in the life of missionaries in Uganda and clarifies common misconceptions people have of Mormons.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right

“Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right” presents several recent news articles, blog posts or videos that, in our view, provide accurate and fair reporting on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as those that misrepresent the faith to readers. Don't forget to discuss these stories on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

Easter Weekend Internet Initiative Invites Testimony of Jesus Christ

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are enthusiastically joining an Internet initiative to express their belief in Jesus Christ and what He means to them. Easter is the time Christians celebrate the Resurrection of the Son of God.

New Easter Video Released: “He Is Risen”

To commemorate Easter, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) has released “He Is Risen,” a new Bible video portraying the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

“On Faith” Blog: Mormon Temples Are Places Apart

Latter-day Saint temples are found in many parts of the world. They are easily recognized from their stately structure and beautiful landscape.

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