Construction is beginning on the new Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR) in the historic heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due in part to a gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The $1.5 million donation from the Church was presented to H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman of the museum, on Thursday, 24 April 2014.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working with religious and community organizations in Ogden, Utah to improve living conditions for homeless families. In addition to the Church’s donation, the state of Utah has contributed along with several foundations.
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A weeklong social media effort by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share the Easter story and to give hope through Jesus Christ received worldwide attention. The initiative, titled “Because of Him,” included a YouTube video released in 20 languages. It was viewed more than 5.2 million times since it was posted on Palm Sunday.
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MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its 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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A summer 2015 concert tour has been announced by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The 360-voice world-renowned choir will be accompanied by the 68 member Orchestra at Temple Square.
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Fans of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will enjoy a new video recently posted online that celebrates the life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter season. The video features the choir singing “He Is Risen,” and includes portions of Church-produced Bible videos that portray Christ’s life.
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Religious freedom is not only a “precious value to the individual,” but also “an important public good that strengthens all of society.” That’s the message from Von G. Keetch, the Chief Outside Legal Counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in a blogging panel at religion news website Patheos.com. His essay is featured alongside several others in a Patheos Public Square debate about the vitality of religious freedom in the United States.
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This Getting It Right features Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple coverage and a Real Clear Religion essay about how Mormonism is a multicultural and inclusive faith.
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In a very rare performance, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will present Handel’s Messiah in its entirety. The Easter performance will coincide with Good Friday, 18 April, and Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle and will also be the first time in 10 years that the full choir and orchestra will perform at the Easter concert. Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will conduct the event.
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