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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 29

Headlining today’s “Getting It Right” are Rock Center’s evenhanded treatment of Mormonism and an interview with a Mormon scholar that clarifies misconceptions from The Book of Mormon musical. We also include an article from The Daily Beast that notes the Church’s “efficient relief organization” and additional stories that include misleading statements about Church growth (ABC News) and incorrect information about Mormons’ beliefs (The Herald-News).

(VIDEO) Mormon Nurse Finds Joy Helping Cambodian Children Aboard USNS Mercy

The U.S. Navy has posted a second video that features the work of Latter-day Saint Charities volunteers aboard USNS Mercy during Pacific Partnership 2012, a four-month long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance project that ended on 11 August (we blogged about the first video earlier this week).

(VIDEO) Latter-day Saint Charities Assists Abandoned Cambodian Children

As part of Pacific Partnership 2012 (a four-month long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance project that ended on 11 August), the Church donated medical supplies and hygiene, injury and school kits to help the Cambodia Children’s Fund Rescue Center. In this video U.S. Navy video, the president of the Church’s Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission describes the ceremony that marked the arrival of the donations.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 20

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” features a New York Times commentary that notes the Church’s emphasis on thrift, charity and solidarity, a commentary on the four books that Mormons consider scripture, an article about what Mormon missionaries do and a report on the importance of interfaith relations.

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Mormon and Jewish Leaders Tour Brigham City Utah Temple Together

A delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) recently.

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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 10

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” features articles about how Mormon missionaries learn to face adversity and serve others, as well as inaccurate reports about the Book of Mormon and polygamy.

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On Faith: Visit a Mormon Worship Service to Find Out What Makes Mormons Tick

In his Washington Post “On Faith” forum piece this week, Church Public Affairs managing director Michael R. Otterson invites those reporting on the Church to visit a “ward” — the “hub of Mormons’ religious life” — during a Sunday worship service (the public, including journalists, is always invited).

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The Lord’s Prayer: Newest Video on BibleVideos.org

The text of Matthew 6:9-13, known by Christians as “The Lord’s Prayer,” is the subject of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ newest Bible video.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 2

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” features helpful summaries of Mormon beliefs, a story about the Church’s efforts to help fill the South Plains Food Bank in Texas, and an editor who tackles the topic of the founding of Mormonism with only one source.

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