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Mormonism in Pictures: Women Church Leaders Visit South Korea

Photo Essay — 12 June 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from MormonNewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world.

Fatherhood: A Divine Responsibility to Revere

Blog Post — 12 June 2014

Father's Day will be celebrated this Sunday, 15 June 2014, in the United States and some other countries. Watch a video that teaches that fatherhood is a divine responsibility to be cherished.

Religious and European Union Leaders
Gather in Brussels

News Story — 11 June 2014

Elder José A. Teixeira, president of the Europe Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined 18 high-level religious leaders in Brussels this week for a meeting with leaders of the European Union (EU). It is the first time a representative of the Church was invited to attend.

Church Responds to Church Discipline Questions

Church Statement — 11 June 2014

The Church issued a statement today in response to questions from the news media regarding Church discipline.

How Do Mormon Missionaries Learn Foreign Languages? NPR Explains

Blog Post — 9 June 2014

A piece from National Public Radio (NPR) details how missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learn languages at the faith’s missionary training center in Provo, Utah.

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Celebrates
170 Years in French Polynesia

Photo Essay — 3 June 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from Mormonnewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world.

Graduation Ceremonies Held for Newly-trained Filipino Carpenters

News Story — 2 June 2014

Graduation exercises were held in the Philippines for 620 carpenters who are building shelters following Typhoon Haiyan, locally called Yolanda. Family members and friends of the trainees attended graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, in Ormoc and Thursday, 29 May, in Tacloban.

Church Reaches Milestone in Vietnam

News Release — 30 May 2014

The Vietnamese government has officially recognized what is known as the Interim Representative Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vietnam. This Interim Representative Committee consists of three Vietnamese Church leaders (the Hanoi district president and the two Ho Chi Minh City branch presidents).

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 29 May

Blog Post — 29 May 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls 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.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Mormons Mark 170th Anniversary of the Church in the South Pacific

News Release — 23 May 2014

This weekend [23-24 May] members and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Mormons] in French Polynesia will celebrate the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the faith’s first missionaries in the South Pacific.  

Elder Oaks Discusses Religious Freedom
with KSL 5 NewsRadio

News Story — 23 May 2014

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently discussed the importance of religious freedom with Grant Nielsen and Amanda Dixon of KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City.

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Helping Hands Aid Fire Victims in Chile

Photo Essay — 23 May 2014

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are providing ongoing cleanup efforts following a devastating wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in Valparaiso, Chile.

Why Religion Matters: The Ground We Walk On

Commentary — 22 May 2014

Every day we walk on ground we seldom notice. It’s just there, underneath us, supporting our feet as we go about our days learning, working and worshiping. Though often unseen, the ground of our lives is full of religious meaning.

Online Collections of Civil War Records Updated for Memorial Day

News Story — 22 May 2014

If you have an ancestor who served in the American Civil War, it may now be easier to find information about that relative online with newly released Civil War historic records collections.

FamilySearch Unveils New
Photo-Scanning System

News Story — 19 May 2014

“I want to tell the stories of my mother’s family,” explained Jackie Zhang, a native of China. Zhang utilized the services of the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to begin her family organization online.

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Helping Hands in the Philippines Volunteer for a Day of Service

Photo Essay — 16 May 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from Mormonnewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos from the Philippines National Day of Service.

Mormon Apostle Joins Faith Leaders to Honor Rabbi Sacks

Blog Post — 16 May 2014

Elder D. Todd Christofferson joined several prominent religious leaders Thursday night in New York City to pay tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who received the prestigious Canterbury Medal from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 14 May 2014

Blog Post — 14 May 2014

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.

Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers
Participate in Arkansas Tornado Cleanup

News Story — 13 May 2014

Jason Rowland owns a tree service in central Arkansas and was among other Mormon volunteers who showed up in western Pulaski County over the weekend to clean up debris from a devastating tornado that hit the region on 27 April 2014. 

Church Continues to Monitor Mormon Missionary Safety in Ukraine

News Release — 9 May 2014

Due to ongoing uncertainty in Ukraine, 67 missionaries formerly serving in the Ukraine Donetsk Mission who had previously been transferred to other areas within Ukraine will be reassigned to missions within their home countries to complete the remainder of their service.

#ItWasMom: New Church Video
Honors Mothers

News Story — 8 May 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a Mother’s Day initiative Wednesday to celebrate the divine calling of mothers and women around the world. The initiative includes a YouTube video titled “It Was Mom,” which depicts all that a mother does for her children.

Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World

Blog Post — 7 May 2014

The Church has maintained official Facebook and Google+ pages on the behalf of Church leaders for some time now. Some senior Church leaders will now be using those channels and Twitter to personally share their words, thoughts and teachings.

Church Dedicates Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, 143rd in the World

News Release — 4 May 2014

The Church’s 143rd temple and Florida’s second was dedicated on Sunday, 4 May 2014. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided over the dedicatory services.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 2 May

Blog Post — 2 May 2014

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.

Elder Holland Surprises Mormon Youth Preparing for Cultural Event in Fort Lauderdale

Blog Post — 1 May 2014

During a trip to Florida last week, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in Plantation to make a surprise visit to more than 1,200 Latter-day Saint youth. The young men and young women, ages 12 to 18, were at the Fort Lauderdale Stake Center on Saturday, 26 April 2014, to rehearse for the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple cultural celebration.

The Process of Building a Mormon Temple

Background Feature — 30 April 2014

The process of building a Mormon temple is much like the construction of any other building, but it is also unique in many ways because of the significant role temples play in Latter-day Saint theology. This article is about the construction of Mormon temples, of which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates more than 140 across the globe.

Mormon and Seventh-day Adventist Leaders Discuss Faith, Family and Religious Freedom

Blog Post — 30 April 2014

On Thursday, 24 April, Elder L. Tom Perry and Elder Ronald A. Rasband met with senior leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at their worldwide headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Elder Perry and Elder Rasband were warmly received, enjoyed a tour of the faith’s headquarters facilities and discussed opportunities for partnering on religious freedom initiatives.

Bay Area Interfaith Group Honoring
Christ Through Song and Service

News Story — 29 April 2014

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are joining fellow Christians in the Bay Area for a fourth-straight year to honor Jesus Christ through song and service.

Church Releases Preliminary Plans for
Provo MTC Expansion

News Release — 28 April 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing new details on its plans to expand the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah. 

Why Religion Matters: The Salt of Society

Commentary — 24 April 2014

Religion seasons the interactions between strangers, adds flavor to our civic relations and preserves the dear things of our common existence. To be the salt of society means to savor its success.

Church Provides Gift to New American Revolution Museum

Blog Post — 24 April 2014

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.

Church Partners to Help the Homeless

Blog Post — 23 April 2014

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.

Florida Governor Visits Fort Lauderdale Temple

News Story — 22 April 2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott toured the new Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with members of Florida’s congressional delegation, American Jewish Committee leaders in south Florida and local religious leaders.

Church “Because of Him” Easter Message Reaches Millions

Blog Post — 22 April 2014

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.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 18 April

Blog Post — 18 April 2014

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.

Mormon Leader: Resolve Differences
With Mutual Understanding

News Release — 16 April 2014

Elder Dallin H. Oaks told an audience at Utah Valley University that when religious freedom and nondiscrimination interests collide, we should seek “effective ways to resolve differences without anger or contention.” 

Church Provides Furniture to
Utah Ronald McDonald House

News Story — 16 April 2014

Humanitarian outreach by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is benefitting many people throughout the country through dozens of non-profit organizations in Utah and surrounding states. 

President Uchtdorf, Other Faith Leaders
Meet With President Obama on Immigration

News Release — 15 April 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform. 

#BecauseofHim: Church Launches Easter Initiative Focused on Jesus Christ

News Release — 13 April 2014

A week-long Easter social media initiative titled “Because of Him” begins today (Palm Sunday) in which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims its belief in Jesus Christ as the divine Son of God.

New Mormon Tabernacle Choir Video Celebrates Easter Season

Blog Post — 11 April 2014

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.

Atlantic Coast Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour Announced

Blog Post — 11 April 2014

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.

Photos of the Speakers From the 184th Annual General Conference

News Release — 5 April 2014

News media and bloggers will find high-resolution, downloadable photos of the speakers at the 184th  Annual General Conference of the Church on this page.

Newly Called Sunday School President Emphasizes Christ’s Pattern for Teaching 

News Story — 5 April 2014

The Sunday School general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has new leadership. The reorganization was announced by the First Presidency during general conference Saturday, 5 April 2014. Tad R. Callister, formerly of the Presidency of the Seventy, was sustained as the general Sunday School president, with John S. Tanner as first counselor and Devin G. Durrant as second counselor.

Leadership Change, New General Authorities and New Sunday School General Presidency Announced

News Release — 5 April 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new member of the Presidency of the Seventy, four new General Authorities, a new Sunday School general presidency and 42 Area Seventies at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church’s 184th Annual General Conference being held here this weekend.

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 184th Annual General Conference

News Release — 5 April 2014

General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2013 Statistical Report for 2014 April General Conference

News Release — 5 April 2014

The First Presidency has issued the following statistical report of the Church as of 31 December 2013.

Technology, Social Media Expand 
General Conference Worldwide Reach

News Release — 2 April 2014

While more than 100,000 individuals are anticipated in the live audience in the Conference Center for the 184th Annual General Conference this weekend, millions will view or listen to the five scheduled conference sessions in 94 languages via television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts.

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

Blog Post — 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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