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Charitable Projects Bubble Up From Grassroots

News Story — 15 April 2008

In addition to the humanitarian and charitable efforts initiated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world, individual Mormons, independent of Church programs, are also identifying needs and organizing projects to provide relief.

Reports of Polygamy Story Vary Across the World

News Story — 10 April 2008

The public affairs office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today complimented U.S. media outlets for being careful to distinguish between the 13-million-member international Church and a small polygamous sect raided by Texas state officers late last week.

Extrabiblical Scriptures Are Not Barrier to Christianity

Commentary — 10 April 2008

Twice in the past six months an has used the world of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to address one of the most common questions asked by the public about the Church in the past two years: Are Mormons Christian? The highest priesthood office in the Church. Apostles serve for life and are “special witnesses” of Jesus Christ to the world. They fill the highest governing bodies of the Church. Three apostles form the First Presidency. Twelve more make up the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Mormon Grandmother Helps Australian Prime Minister Say “Sorry”

News Story — 8 April 2008

As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd gave a historic apology to indigenous Australians earlier this year, Latter-day Saint woman Lorna Fejo watched the televised speech with great interest. In what has been called the “sorry speech,” Mr. Rudd apologized to individuals affected by earlier governments’ policies that led to Aboriginal children being forcibly removed from their families. These policies were based partly on the belief that the children would be given better opportunities if raised in white families.

Speakers Share Messages of Hope and Faith

News Story — 6 April 2008

Speakers at this weekend’s general conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints focused on subjects such as faith, strengthening families and fostering righteous traditions.

Desire to Serve Others Motivates New Apostle

News Story — 6 April 2008

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, announced yesterday as the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, spoke to media in the Church Office Building Saturday afternoon.

First Presidency Sustained, New Apostle and Other Leaders Named

News Story — 5 April 2008

Thomas S. Monson was sustained today as prophet, seer, revelator and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a solemn assembly of Church members worldwide. Henry B. Eyring was sustained as first counselor and Dieter F. Uchtdorf as second counselor in the First Presidency – the highest governing body of the Church.

New Church President Serves in Public and Private Settings

News Story — 4 April 2008

The first session of the 178th annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be held this Saturday will begin just as conferences before. There will, however, be a notable exception: Thomas S. Monson will be leading the proceedings and speaking to millions gathered in Salt Lake City and around the world as president of the Church.

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