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Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 4 March 2015

Blog Post — 3 March 2015

This week In Your Own Words shares Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's speech about faith, family and religious freedom at Chapman University.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Perform at Yankee Stadium

Blog Post — 2 March 2015

The New York Yankees announced Monday that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has added a pregame set at Yankee Stadium to their previously announced Atlantic Coast tour schedule this summer.

Church Dedicates Pasta and
Mill Plant in Northern Utah

News Release — 2 March 2015

The new Deseret Mill and Pasta plant, 20 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah, was dedicated Thursday, February 26, 2015. It is a food production facility to provide some of the basic staples of life to those in need.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Inducted Into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame

News Story — 27 February 2015

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
 

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 27, 2015

Blog Post — 27 February 2015

MormonNewsroom.org 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.

Faith, Family and Religious Freedom Subject of Apostle's Speech at California University

News Story — 26 February 2015

Latter-day Saint Apostle Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke about faith, family and religious freedom to a capacity audience on the campus of Chapman University on Thursday, February 26, 2015. 

Groundbreaking Planned for First Wyoming Temple

News Release — 25 February 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Senior Missionaries Answer Call to Serve

Featured Story — 20 February 2015

In the past two years, more seniors have answered the call to serve full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Eight percent or 6,609 of the 83,471 missionaries currently serving are seniors.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 19 February 2015

Blog Post — 19 February 2015

This week In Your Own Words shares the opening of the Family Discovery Center on Temple Square and family history conference RootsTech.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | February 19, 2015

Blog Post — 19 February 2015

This “Getting It Right” includes a Salt Lake Tribune commentary about Utah’s liquor laws, as well as an NBA.com article that explains the role of a Mormon bishop.

Family History Enthusiasts Gather in Utah for RootsTech 2015

News Story — 17 February 2015

More than 21,000 people from the United States and overseas gathered in Salt Lake City February 12-14, 2015, for RootsTech, promoted as the largest family history conference in the world. Attendees came from 49 states and 35 countries.

Seventh-day Adventist Leader Speaks at Brigham Young University

News Story — 13 February 2015

Dr. Ella Smith Simmons, general vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, spoke at Brigham Young University about the importance of education in a just society.

Church Leaders Meet With Government and Community Leaders on South America Visit

News Story — 13 February 2015

Leaders of the young women’s and women’s organizations recently returned from a visit to South America where they met with the first lady-elect of Uruguay, community leaders and members of the Church.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | Feb 11

Blog Post — 11 February 2015

MormonNewsroom.org 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.

Church Opens First Interactive
Family Discovery Center in
Salt Lake City

News Story — 11 February 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its first Family Discovery Center on Temple Square on February 11, 2015.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music? There’s an App for That

Blog Post — 10 February 2015

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir now has an app for Apple mobile devices. People can listen to the choir’s music 24/7; purchase choir Blu-rays, digital music albums, books and DVDs; watch videos; access a performance calendar; and read the choir blog.

From United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom

British Prime Minister Receives Personal Family History from Church

News Release — 10 February 2015

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron received over six generations of his family history, together with detailed historical background, from representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a meeting at the Houses of Parliament (February 4).

Church Responds to John Dehlin’s Public Comments

News Release — 10 February 2015

Holding a disciplinary council for a member of the Church is not something that any local leader takes lightly. Such councils are always held in private, and the member is always invited to be a part of that discussion.

Multi-faith Initiative Viewed by Millions

News Story — 6 February 2015

Faith Counts, a multi-faith initiative that represents more than 100 million Americans, is celebrating the release of a new video. The compelling YouTube video that features kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is the 14th video produced by the group.

‘Meet the Mormons’ Movie to Show on TV Channels, Digital Outlets

News Release — 2 February 2015

To make "Meet the Mormons" more accessible, the film will be distributed Tuesday, February 3 to TV channels and digital providers in the United States. Theaters in visitors’ centers and Church historic sites began showing the film in January, 2015.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words |
30 January 2015

Blog Post — 30 January 2015

This In Your Own Words features social media posts about the Church's news conference on religious freedom and nondiscrimination.

Construction of Rome Italy Temple
to Resume at Normal Pace

Church statement — 29 January 2015

In recent months, progress on the Rome Italy Temple slowed due to contractor difficulties not related to this project. Work will soon resume at a normal pace. No dates have been announced for completion.

Mormon Leaders Call for Laws That Protect Religious Freedom

News Release — 27 January 2015

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Tuesday for legislation across the United States that protects vital religious freedoms.

BYU-Idaho's Board of Trustees
Announces New President

News Release — 27 January 2015

Clark G. Gilbert, currently the CEO of Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media and an executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation, will become the next president of BYU-Idaho effective April 13. 

Reid L. Neilson Named Assistant
Church Historian and Recorder

News Release — 23 January 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today appointed Reid L. Neilson as a new assistant Church historian and recorder. He will serve together with current assistant Church historian and recorder Richard E. Turley Jr.

Catholic Archbishop Delivers Message on Religious Freedom at Brigham Young University

News Story — 23 January 2015

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia shared a message on the importance of preserving religious freedom at Brigham Young University.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | Jan 23

Blog Post — 23 January 2015

MormonNewsroom.org 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.

Mormonism In the News: Getting It Right |
January 22, 2015

Blog Post — 22 January 2015

This "Getting It Right" includes a story from a food blog about the Church's welfare farms and a travel segment on Joseph Smith's birthplace. Local stations also cover the Indianapolis Indiana Temple which will open later this year.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words |
22 January 2015

Blog Post — 22 January 2015

This In Your Own Words features social media posts about Mormonism, the Washington D.C. temple model and Joseph Smith's Smithsonian recognition

The Humanitarian Impulse

Commentary — 21 January 2015

It is hard to count the ways religion benefits society as churches invigorate communities through local associations of support. People of faith contribute to society because of their obligation to God and conscience, not out of privilege, superiority or reward.

Summer 2015 Opening for New Temples

News Release — 16 January 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Trujillo Peru and Indianapolis Indiana Temples.

Service Helps Inmates Look Beyond Themselves

Featured Story — 15 January 2015

Nearly 2,300 inmates in Utah, Idaho and Arizona voluntarily participate in the family history indexing program. Prisoners are invited to digitize images of old records which are compiled into FamilySearch's online searchable index.

Model of Washington D. C. Temple on Public Display

News Story — 10 January 2015

A model of the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now on display. The new temple exhibit opened to the public at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center on Saturday, January 10, 2015. 

New Mormon Missions, Mission Presidents Announced for 2015

Blog Post — 9 January 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of 11 new missions and the mission president assignments for 2015.

Church Responds to Questions
Regarding Upcoming TLC Program

Media Response — 7 January 2015

A new program on the TLC cable channel to air later this month, titled "My Husband's Not Gay," has generated significant news media coverage this week.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 6 January 2015

Blog Post — 6 January 2015

This In Your Own Words features Latter-day Saints sharing the Book of Mormon and participating in Sunday services.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
6 January 2015 

Blog Post — 6 January 2015

This "Getting It Right" includes a story from Missouri about the Church’s lay clergy, a report from Idaho on the charitable work of local Mormon college students, and a video from southern Utah of an interfaith gathering Latter-day Saints took part in.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | December 31

Blog Post — 31 December 2014

MormonNewsroom.org 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.

2014 Year in Review

Interactive Infographic — 29 December 2014

What significant summit took place at the Vatican involving a senior Church leader in 2014? How is a Mormon temple constructed? The process may surprise you. Take a look back at these and other significant Church-related stories and events covered on MormonNewsroom.org in 2014.

'Meet the Mormons' Film to Show in Visitors' Centers

News Release — 29 December 2014

In an effort to make "Meet the Mormons" more accessible to people around the world, all visitors’ centers and historic sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin showing the film on January 1, 2015. The documentary-style movie, designed to dispel common misconceptions people have about Mormons, made its national debut in more than 400 theaters across the United States in October.

Montreal Mormon Flash Mob Musically Shares
Christmas Message

Blog Post — 22 December 2014

More than 230 Montreal, Canada, Latter-day Saints formed a flash mob singing carols of the season in French at the mall Complexe Desjardins.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words |
18 December 2014

Blog Post — 18 December 2014

This post features reaction to #ShareTheGift and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert.

Behind the Scenes at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Blog Post — 18 December 2014

It takes a cast and crew of hundreds to put together the annual Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert. This year it was no exception as the choir welcomed guest artists Broadway star Santino Fontana and the "Sesame Street” Muppets™ to the Conference Center.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | December 17

Blog Post — 17 December 2014

MormonNewsroom.org 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.

Two Temples Scheduled for Renovation in Germany and Idaho

News Release — 16 December 2014

The Freiberg Germany Temple will close in February and the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will close in March 2015 for extensive renovations.

Church Marks Centennial of World War I Christmas Truce

Blog Post — 16 December 2014

This Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014, marks 100 years since a Christmas truce took place in Belgium during World War I. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is commemorating the anniversary by participating in the release of a video in a joint project with other faith groups.

New Temples To Open in 2015

News Release — 12 December 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Córdoba Argentina and Payson Utah Temples.

Mormon Temples Currently Under Construction

Infographic — 12 December 2014

In addition to its 140-plus operating temples throughout the world, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also has 14 temples under construction.

Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015

Blog Post — 12 December 2014

RootsTech 2015, the largest family history conference in the world, announced this week that former first lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speakers during the Friday morning general session on February 13, 2015.

Artist Santino Fontana,
‘Sesame Street’ Muppets™
Bring Holiday Spirit to
Christmas Concert

News Release — 12 December 2014

Guest artists join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concert this year. 

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