News Releases

Oakland California and Washington D.C. Temples to Close for Renovation

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of two temples for extensive renovation. 

Mormon Leader Shares Nine New Testament Insights About Christ

A top Mormon leader Friday invited Church educators around the world to see the familiar New Testament symbols of bread and fish in a new way.

Mormon Woman Known as Philippines Pioneer Dies 

A Bridge Between the Strong and the Weak

The code of hospitality found in the Bible holds us accountable to the least among us. And since we are all sojourners in a strange land, if we befriend a stranger we may discover “angels unawares.” Religious freedom only for some is really religious freedom for none.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | February 15, 2017 

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 14, 2017 features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share 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.

RootsTech Conference Hosts Record Crowd in Utah

Family history enthusiasts from 40 countries gathered in Salt Lake City February 8–11 for RootsTech 2017, the world’s largest family history conference. Organizers report more than 13,900 people registered for the event this year, a record crowd for the annual event held at the Salt Palace Convention Center. 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performs Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been performing songs composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein for decades. Some of those classic tunes were featured during a special concert for RootsTech.

Church Announces BYU–Pathway Worldwide, a Global Higher-Education Organization

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of a global higher-education organization, BYU–Pathway Worldwide (BYU–PW). The institution will have responsibility for all online certificate and degree programs offered by the Church Educational System (CES).

Henry J. Eyring Named 17th President of BYU-Idaho

Henry J. Eyring, currently the academic vice president of Brigham Young University–Idaho, will become the institution’s 17th president April 10, 2017.