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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | May 31

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” includes stories about political neutrality, questions that help journalists get at the heart of Mormonism, the Church’s global reach, the complex operation required to broadcast Church messages across the world, the Church’s youth seminary program and an unfortunate remark about Latter-day Saint temple garments.

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Patheos Post Says It’s Time to “Revise Stereotypes”

Drawing on the anecdotes of Mark Twain, the intellect of Jorge Luis Borges and the wit of funnyman Conan O’Brien, the Church’s director of media relations, Michael Purdy, has written a column on Patheos.com.

Religious Leaders Consider Vital Need for Religious Freedom

Religious, political and academic leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., Thursday to discuss the importance of protecting religious freedom at the American Religious Freedom Program conference.

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Mormon Helping Hands Assist in Maryland Park Cleanup (Photo Essay)

Approximately 300 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers joined community members and elected officials to clean up Parkville, Maryland's Double Rock Park on 12 May. The following photo essay shows these volunteers in action.

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Faith Leaders Gather in Pacific Over Freedom of Religion

Elder James J. Hamula joined Samoa’s head of state and leaders of other faiths last week in the first “Managing Religious and Cultural Diversity in the Pacific” conference at the National University of Samoa in Apia.

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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | May 21

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” includes stories about Mormons’ view of the Trinity, lay leadership, youth Church service and political neutrality. Other stories contain inaccuracies about polygamy and who can enter Latter-day Saint meetinghouses.

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Church Honored in Spain for Blood Drive Promotion

The Spanish Federation of Blood Donors in Spain is honoring The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) for its positive contribution to improve people’s lives through the donation of blood.

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Mormon Leaders Discuss Helping Hands Efforts With Connecticut Governor

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in Connecticut recently presented the state’s governor, Dannel P. Malloy, with a photo book of service done by Mormon Helping Hands volunteers in the state in 2011.

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Like Jabari Parker, Thousands of Mormon Youth Attend Seminary

This week’s Sports Illustrated cover story features Jabari Parker, a 17-year-old basketball player from Chicago who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

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Pacific Mormon Helping Hands Come to the Aid of Their Neighbors

Residents of New Caledonia continue to suffer the effects of last December’s torrential rains. The island’s small communities of Houaïlou and Yaté have been the grateful recipients of aid from Mormon Helping Handsvolunteers.

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