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Religious Freedom: A Precious Individual Value and Public Good

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.

Mormonism in the News: Getting it Right |
1 April 2014

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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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Easter Concert to Feature Handel’s Messiah

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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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 7 March

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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Mormon Women Leader Speaks to Church Young Adults Worldwide

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Relief Society general president, Linda K. Burton, spoke to the faith's young adults (ages 18 to 30) Sunday night. Among other things, Sister Burton encouraged her audience to seek to recognize the divinity of Jesus Christ through personal prayer and inspiration. 

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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 
3 March 2014

New York Times: Missions Signal a Growing Role for Mormon Women

After working on the story for several months, The New York Times published a 4,500-word article triggered by the surge in numbers of female missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the minimum age for service for women was dropped from 21 to 19.

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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
26 February 2014

Salt Lake Tribune reporter Matthew Piper's review of a new Gospel Topics resource at LDS.org about the Latter-day Saint belief in becoming like God is notable because it tackles deep Mormon theology with fairness and care.

Mormonism News Getting Right
Mormon Church Leader Speaks About Joseph Smith during Missouri Legal Gathering

Emeritus General Authority and general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Lance B. Wickman, was on the Kansas City campus of the University of Missouri earlier this month to speak at a gathering of the Liberty Missouri Stake of the Church and the Alexander W. Doniphan Community Services and Leadership Foundation on 14 February 2014.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 15 February

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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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 
30 January 2014

This edition of Getting It Right features a Time.com post that neglects key facts about Mormons’ understanding of the Bible, a rabbi’s lessons learned from touring a Mormon temple, a Los Angeles Times feature on a Mormon pursuing an Olympic dream, and the Church bringing relief to wheelchair users in Trinidad and Tobago.

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