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Church Clarifies Record on Plaza Incident

Commentary — 17 July 2009

There has been a good deal of publicity surrounding an incident where two men were cited for trespassing because of belligerent and profane behavior on the Church Plaza, which is an extension of the Salt Lake City Temple grounds and Church headquarters. 

Family Food Supply Part of Being Prepared for Tough Times

News Story — 8 July 2009

A recent story in the Washington Post tells of one woman’s experience of using one of the home storage centers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) to prepare a reserve of dry-packed food for her family. For decades leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have encouraged Mormons to have a reasonable supply of food on hand for unforeseen times of need and emergencies. The Church operates over 100 storage centers to help facilitate this.

Hospital Ship Staffed by Hundreds of Volunteer Medical Professionals Provides “Comfort” in Seven Countries

News Story — 1 July 2009

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are working alongside the United States Navy and other relief organizations as part of a humanitarian and medical training mission that is blessing the lives of thousands.

News Coverage of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2009 Summer Tour

News Story — 30 June 2009

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square enter the final weekend of their summer tour. A cast of 500 musicians, performers and support personnel have put on a show to remember for thousands — in venues from Cincinnati to Kansas City.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Launches 2009 Summer Tour

News Story — 18 June 2009

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square began their summer tour Thursday with a performance in Cincinnati, Ohio. (A regularly updated list of news coverage from the tour can be found here)

Media Sees Rare Historical Treasures at Tour of New Church History Library

News Release — 11 June 2009

After 15 years of planning, four years of construction and a million artifacts moved, Elder Marlin K. Jensen from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints placed the last historical item on the shelf in the new Church History Library in front of local media.

“A Record Kept”: Constructing Collective Memory

Commentary — 11 June 2009

From the earliest moments of the Church’s founding, Latter-day Saints have kept a record of their history. The principle behind this practice stems from a scriptural mandate: “There shall be a record kept among you” intended for the “good of the church” and “the rising generations.”

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