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VIDEO: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Examines Mormon Missionary Expansion

A new video report from Religion and Ethics Newsweekly examines the growth of the ranks of Mormon missionaries — from 58,000 in October 2012 to 82,000 today — since the age requirements to serve were lowered. Young men can now serve at 18 instead of 19, and young women can serve at 19 instead of 21.

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Missionaries Serve Those in Need With 350,000 Meals

About 1,800 young men and women at the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, learned firsthand the lessons of faith, charity and giving on Thanksgiving Day by packing up lentils, rice and other hearty ingredients into 350,000 individual meals that will make their way to the Utah Food Bank.

Mormon Channel Recognized for YouTube Success

Last month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received attention when the Touchstorm Video Index listed the Mormon Channel as a “top brand” on YouTube.

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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 6 November

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

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Mormon Apostle Speaks on “Big Issues” of Faith, Family, Religious Freedom

Three issues of paramount importance to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — faith, family and religious freedom — are the subject of an address from Church Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland published in the fall 2013 edition of the Clark Memorandum (the BYU law school magazine).

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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
1 November

Today’s “Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right” features two Religion News Service articles — one about the Church’s interfaith outreach, the other about the service Mormons provide in their communities. We also include an article from the New York Times about how the Church helps transform lives.

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Baptist Leader at BYU: Religious Freedom is Threatened

A Baptist leader spoke at Church-owned Brigham Young University this week about increasing threats to religious freedom.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, said he believes Mormons and Baptists “may go to jail together.”

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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 17 October

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

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Mormon Apostle Celebrates Anniversaries of Church History Sites

Apostle Elder M. Russell Ballard recently spoke at events in Kirtland, Ohio, and Liberty Jail in Missouri. Both sites have special significance in the Church’s early history.

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On Faith: Desire to Follow Jesus Christ Fuels Mormon Missionary Work

In a commentary this week at the Washington Post’s “On Faith” forum, the Church’s Managing Director of Public Affairs explains that Mormons serve missions because they learn from their youngest years to follow Jesus Christ by serving all people everywhere.

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