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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 20 June

Blog Post — 20 June 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

Mormonism in Pictures:
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour 2013 | 20 June

Photo Essay — 20 June 2013

In today's Mormonism in Pictures, we go behind the scenes of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 2013 tour, which concludes tonight in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The choir has performed five concerts in Upper Midwest cities over the past nine days.

Social Media Gives New Twist to Tabernacle Choir’s 2013 Tour

Blog Post — 17 June 2013

Even though the roots of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir go back 165 years, the world-famous group is keeping up with 21st century technology. The choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are currently in the middle of a 10-day tour of the Midwest United States, and for the first time ever, the audience gets to choose the show’s encore by texting or tweeting. The contest is just one aspect of the venerable institution’s effort to connect with a younger generation through social media.

Concern Over Changes to
Home Storage Centers Unnecessary

News Release — 17 June 2013

Over the past several weeks, misinformation and unnecessary concern has been circulating on blogs, over social media channels and by email regarding changes in operations at the Church’s home storage centers, which are located in the U.S. and Canada.

Mormonism in Pictures: Temple Square Attracts Millions of Visitors | 14 June 2013

Featured Story — 14 June 2013

“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 related to Temple Square and the Church campus in downtown Salt Lake City.

Father's Day Video: Remember What It Takes to Be a Good Father

Blog Post — 12 June 2013

This nondenominational video, which celebrates a father's influence in a child's life, invites viewers to "remember the men who've taught you what it takes to be a good father." 

VIDEO: Moore, Oklahoma, Woman Leaves For Mormon Mission in Wake of Tornado

Blog Post — 6 June 2013

The Orr Family Farm, a farm-themed amusement park and horse stables, attracted thousands of visitors each year from Oklahoma and beyond. But when a powerful tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, the Orr Family Farm was decimated. Amid the chaos and cleanup, family member Shelby Orr is leaving for 18 months of missionary service.

Church Providing Relief After Most
Recent Oklahoma Tornadoes

News Release — 6 June 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing relief supplies and volunteers to support communities in Oklahoma affected by five tornadoes that struck near Oklahoma City on Friday, 31 May.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 5 June

Blog Post — 5 June 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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 Tabernacle Choir to Donate Wisconsin Historical Marker

Blog Post — 5 June 2013

As part of its upcoming tour, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will stop in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, on 19 June to honor the history of Mormon loggers in the area. Choir members donated the funds to erect a commemorative historical marker.

"On Faith" Column: Scouts Policy Should Be Seen for What It Is: A Reaffirmation of Core Values

Blog Post — 31 May 2013

Writing in the Washington Post "On Faith" column this week, Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, explained how the Church viewed the Boy Scouts of America decision.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 30 May 2013

Blog Post — 30 May 2013

Today's "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features stories about the Church's statement on the Boy Scouts of America policy decision; an article about one missionary finding comfort in faith following a stroke; and a report that fails to fully explain the core purpose of the Church's Deseret Industries.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces James Taylor, Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco for Summer Concerts

News Release — 30 May 2013

Music lovers have much to anticipate this summer, as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir partners with three very diverse artists for two remarkable concerts. 

Mormons, Other Groups Work Together on Oklahoma Tornado Cleanup

News Story — 29 May 2013

An estimated 2,500 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers assisted their neighbors over the Memorial Day weekend, working an estimated 15,000 hours.

Mormon Actions Driven by Foundational Beliefs, Student Tells New York Times Magazine

Blog Post — 29 May 2013

Describing the excellent work that has come from BYU’s computer-animation program, New York Times Magazine reporter Jon Mooallem points out some of the reasons behind that great work, including the moral lives BYU students seek to lead. One comment toward the end of the article deserves amplification. Morgan Strong, a senior in the program, tells Mooallem that “a really strong message” of Mormonism “is that everyone’s a child of God — that they’re a sacred individual."

Mormonism in Pictures: Oklahoma Tornado Cleanup

Photo Essay — 28 May 2013

In today's Mormonism in Pictures, we feature photos from Moore, Oklahoma, following last week's EF-5 tornado. Church volunteers are working with local agencies and other volunteer groups to assist in disaster relief efforts across the affected areas.

Family and Church Leaders Eulogize Frances J. Monson as One Who “Deeply Loved”

News Story — 23 May 2013

Describing Frances J. Monson as a woman who left a “legacy of humility, service, faithfulness and love,” Ann M. Dibb, daughter of Frances J. Monson and Church President Thomas S. Monson, eulogized her mother today at Sister Monson's funeral in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Duty to God Is Fundamental to Scouting, Church Leader Says

News Release — 23 May 2013

“Duty to God” is the heart of Scouting and is a foundational principle as old as the organization itself, Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told over 1,500 Scout leaders this morning.

Church Responds to Boy Scouts Policy Vote

News Release — 23 May 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded to the Boy Scouts of America vote on its membership policy.

Bible Brought to Life on Ancient Jerusalem Set

News Story — 22 May 2013

This week marks the end of production for the New Testament series on the Church’s ancient Jerusalem set near Goshen. To date, the Church has produced 49 Bible videos focusing on the life and teachings of Christ in the New Testament, and will release more throughout this year.

Church Working With Oklahoma Officials to Provide Support in Wake of Tornadoes

News Release — 21 May 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expresses condolences to those affected by Monday’s destructive tornadoes that hit five states, the most devastating of which occurred in Moore, Oklahoma.

Funeral Services for Frances J. Monson Announced

News Release — 20 May 2013

The funeral of Frances J. Monson, wife of Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle at noon on Thursday, 23 May.  The public is invited to the funeral service. There will be no public viewing.   

Frances J. Monson, Wife of President Thomas S. Monson, Passes Away

News Release — 17 May 2013

Frances J. Monson, wife of Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away at 6:35 a.m. this morning in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by family. She had been hospitalized for several weeks and passed away peacefully of causes incident to age. Sister Monson was 85 years old.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks Honored for Championing Religious Freedom

News Release — 16 May 2013

Speaking to what he termed the most influential audience he's ever addressed on the subject, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter­-day Saints, encouraged people of all faiths to unite and “walk shoulder to shoulder on the same path” to strengthen and defend religious freedom.

Rendering of Meridian Idaho
Mormon Temple Now Public

News Release — 15 May 2013

The artist rendering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Meridian Idaho Temple is now public. 

 

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right|
15 May 2013

Blog Post — 15 May 2013

This edition of "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features a column from an Episcopal priest who demonstrates the importance of speaking with Mormons to understand Mormons. We also include a blog post that discusses Mormon beliefs about grace and a story from Kansas about a returned Mormon missionary who describes the purposes of his service.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites |14 May 2013

Blog Post — 14 May 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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 Delegation Encourages Religious Dialogue at International Conference

Blog Post — 14 May 2013

Four delegates of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a worldwide conference on religion and culture held on 10-12 May 2013 in Skopje, Macedonia, and encouraged participants to find common ground with those of different religions and cultures.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | May 9

Blog Post — 9 May 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

Church Donates More Than 1 Million Pounds of Food to Top Hunger-Relief Organization

News Release — 9 May 2013

Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, announced a more than 1 million-pound food donation by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thursday.   

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
8 May 2013

Blog Post — 8 May 2013

This edition of "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features a story from Utah about the Church honoring the Sisters of Saint Benedict in Ogden, an article about the Church in Cincinnati and a report from Missouri about Mormon youth who attend the Church's youth seminary program.

 

Angel Moroni Statue Placed on Ogden Temple

News Release — 7 May 2013

Construction crews placed an angel Moroni statue atop the Ogden Utah temple temple spire Tuesday morning. The 14-foot, 2-inch figure is the same statue that topped the temple before it was closed. The statue was removed at the beginning of the project and completely reconditioned.

Homage to the Home:
Why Society Needs Strong Families

Commentary — 6 May 2013

We hear it all the time: “The family is the basic unit of society.” But do we, as a society, really think about what that means? The bonds between husband and wife, parents and children, are so firmly planted in history and experience that we often take them for granted — until, as happens from time to time, those bonds break down.

Mormons Donating 400,000 Trees to Haiti

News Release — 3 May 2013

It was a perfect pairing: Agriculture Day, Haiti’s national holiday, a time when Haitians are encouraged to do volunteer work, coupled with planting nearly 25,000 trees donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 1,800 Mormons and their neighbors turned out to plant the much-needed resource.

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Donating 400,000 Trees in Haiti

Photo Essay — 3 May 2013

“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 related to the Church's efforts to plant 400,000 trees in Haiti.   

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | May 2

Blog Post — 2 May 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

Students Give Book of Mormon Presentation at Yale Divinity School

Blog Post — 30 April 2013

Two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) gave a presentation on the Book of Mormon to the Yale Divinity School in January.

Mormonism in Pictures: Family History | 30 April 2013

Photo Essay — 30 April 2013

“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 related to family history research.

VIDEO: Mormon-GAVI Alliance Saves Lives With Immunizations

Blog Post — 26 April 2013

As part of World Immunization Week, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) — an organization that has prevented close to six million deaths through immunizations — posted a video about its partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

Church Issues Statement on Boy Scouts of America

News Release — 25 April 2013

For 100 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has enjoyed a strong, rewarding relationship with Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Recently, BSA has been reviewing a possible policy change in its standards for membership and leadership.  Now that BSA has finished its review process and has proposed a resolution for consideration, the Church has issued a statement.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 24

Blog Post — 24 April 2013

Today's Getting It Right includes stories about the importance of interfaith relationships for Mormons and weekly community service for Mormon missionaries.

Church Helps Find Jobs for Thousands Worldwide

News Story — 24 April 2013

LDS Employment Resource Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers multi-faceted support to individuals in need of work. As part of those services, the Church operates 117 employment resource centers that provide training, networking, hands-on experience and encouragement to job seekers.

Apostle Encourages New Zealand Latter-day Saints to Have a Christlike Attitude

Blog Post — 24 April 2013

An apostle and members of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited Mormons in the South Pacific recently.

Family History Volunteers Reach Billion-Record Milestone

News Release — 22 April 2013

In less than seven years, volunteers have added one billion searchable records to the free family history website provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch.org.

VIDEO: Engineering Feat Puts Future Provo City Center Temple on 'Stilts'

News Story — 18 April 2013

For the past several months, Provo, Utah, residents have had a unique sight in their midst: the nearly seven-million-pound exterior of a 112-year-old building standing on 40-foot-high steel stilts. 

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | April 18

Blog Post — 18 April 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

FamilySearch.org Redesign Includes Shareable Photo, Story Options

News Release — 16 April 2013

A new version of FamilySearch.org makes family history research more interactive and conveniently collaborative, with added social media, photo and story elements that create a more personal family history experience for each user.

VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Mormon Missionary in London

Video — 12 April 2013

MormonNewsroom.org has published a video that gives a glimpse into the daily life of missionaries in London and the selfless service they give. Their packed daily schedules include teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, community service, study and exercise.

Serious Discussion on Religious Liberty

Blog Post — 12 April 2013

This week, scholars from across the country gathered at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, for a two-day conference entitled “Religious Liberty in an Age of Change.”  They offered opinions and experiences in debate that exemplified serious and respectful conversation on the topic. 

Mormon Seminary Reaches Enrollment High

News Story — 12 April 2013

Enrollment for seminary, the youth religious education program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has increased some 4 percent in the past year to reach over 390,000—the highest enrollment ever. Seminary is a four-year religious educational program for high school-age students run by the Church.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | April 10

Blog Post — 10 April 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

Mormonism in Pictures: April 2013 General Conference

Photo Essay — 9 April 2013

“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 Church's 183rd Annual General Conference, which took place last Saturday and Sunday in Salt Lake City.

Distinguished Religious Freedom Scholars to Participate in UVU Conference

Blog Post — 8 April 2013

The challenges and erosions of religious freedom are concerns voiced by scholars and shared by many faiths around the world. A religious freedom conference at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, 9 and 10 April will feature some of the United States’ foremost scholars on the topic.

Church Launches “I’m a Mormon” Media Campaign in UK and Ireland

News Release — 8 April 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched an integrated "I'm a Mormon" media campaign in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

New Temples Announced for Cedar City, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

News Release — 6 April 2013

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build temples in Cedar City, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today during the Saturday morning session of the faith’s 183rd Annual General Conference. Exact locations of the temples will be announced at a later date.

New General Authority Callings and Releases Announced

News Release — 6 April 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced eight new General Authorities and 59 Area Seventies, at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church’s 183rd Annual General Conference this weekend.

First Presidency Announces New Young Women General Presidency

News Release — 6 April 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new Young Women General Presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the faith’s 183rd Annual General Conference today.

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 183rd Annual General Conference

News Release — 6 April 2013

General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City and reaching a global audience estimated to be in the millions. 

2012 Statistical Report for 2013 April General Conference

News Release — 6 April 2013

The First Presidency has issued the following statistical report of the Church as of 31 December 2012.

Top Mormon Women Leaders Provide Their Insights into Church Leadership

News Release — 5 April 2013

The general presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently participated in a conversation covering a number of topics relating to women in the Church.

First Presidency Expresses Condolences
At Passing of Patriarch Eldred G. Smith

News Release — 5 April 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today on the passing of Eldred G. Smith, who served as Patriarch to the Church from 1947 to 1979.

Church Adjusts Mission Organization to Implement "Mission Leadership Council"

News Release — 5 April 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making adjustments to the way its 405 missions are organized, to better utilize the skills and abilities of all missionaries in training and leadership.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 4

Blog Post — 4 April 2013

In today's Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right, we include a commentary from one Latter-day Saint who explains the meaning behind the Church's full name (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Pointing to the portion of the Church’s name that says “The Church of Jesus Christ,” this member writes: “Jesus Christ is the central figure of our church. We believe him to be our Savior and the Son of God.”

Mormonism in Pictures:
Young Women of the Church | April 4

Photo Essay — 4 April 2013

“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.

KUTV: Mormon Family of Four Receives Mission Calls on Same Day

Blog Post — 3 April 2013

Since President Thomas S. Monson announced lower age requirements for missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last October, more men and women are applying to serve. Among them is a family of four (a mother and her three children), who, as KUTV in Salt Lake City reports, received their mission calls on the same day.

Church’s 183rd Annual General Conference Approaches

News Release — 3 April 2013

More than 100,000 Church members, friends and invited guests are expected to attend the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions more will watch or listen to conference via television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts. Five sessions will be held Saturday and Sunday, 6 – 7 April 2013, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Mormon Young Women
Counseled to 'Be Not Moved'

News Release — 1 April 2013

At the annual General Young Women Meeting Saturday night, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged young women to remain firm in their beliefs when they encounter difficulty and opposition, to “stand...in holy places, and be not moved” (D&C 87:8).

Mormons Join Other Christians Around The World to Celebrate Easter

News Story — 30 March 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates Easter with the rest of the Christian world this weekend, remembering the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Church’s First Presidency released  this Easter message:

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 30

Blog Post — 30 March 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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 Apostles Make Visits to Japan, Guam, Europe, Haiti, Ivory Coast and Central America

Featured Story — 29 March 2013

Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traverse the globe to meet with Mormons, view Church progress firsthand, train Church leaders, develop relationships with government and civic leaders and, most importantly, to be “special witnesses of the name of Christ in all the world” (D&C 107:23).

Church Secures Use of Additional Buildings for Missionary Training

News Release — 27 March 2013

To better accommodate the recent increase in new missionaries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding its missionary training operations by securing the use of additional buildings near the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC).

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 26

Blog Post — 26 March 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | March 26

Blog Post — 26 March 2013

In this edition of "Getting It Right," we feature a story from Associated Press reporter Brady McCombs, who writes about last week's RootsTech 2013. RootsTech is a family history conference hosted by FamilySearch, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. McCombs correctly notes that “the focus on genealogy by Mormons is rooted in their belief that families should be the focal point of their lives, and that family relationships continue into eternity.”

Church Reaffirms Position on Marriage
Following Supreme Court Hearing

News Release — 26 March 2013

In response to media requests, a statement was issued Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Uchtdorf Meets With Honduras President Porfirio Lobo

Blog Post — 25 March 2013

Two days prior to the dedication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' first temple in Honduras, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the Church's First Presidency, had breakfast with Honduras President Porfirio Lobo.

Family History Conference to Draw Over 5,000 Attendees

News Release — 20 March 2013

Thousands of genealogists will gather in Salt Lake City this week for RootsTech 2013, the largest family history conference in the United States. The conference runs Thursday through Saturday, and is hosted by FamilySearch, a non-profit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 19

Blog Post — 19 March 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple Dedicated

News Release — 17 March 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated its first temple in Honduras, the sixth in Central America and the 141st of the Church on Sunday, 17 March 2013.

New Church Website Will Help Chinese Nationals, Church Leaders Around the World

News Release — 15 March 2013

A new website is being launched that is designed specifically for those from the People’s Republic of China who have joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while living in other nations of the world.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 13

Blog Post — 13 March 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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. 

First Presidency Offers 'Warmest Wishes' to
Newly-Elected Pope Francis

News Release — 13 March 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Wednesday regarding the election of Pope Francis.

 

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | March 12

Blog Post — 12 March 2013

Today we feature stories from the Globe Gazette in Iowa, the Houston Chronicle and the Salt Lake Tribune.

LDS Charities Event at U.N. Discusses Improving Lives of Women Worldwide

News Story — 8 March 2013

Earlier this week, we previewed Wednesday's United Nations side event meeting that would be led by LDS Charities executive director Sharon Eubank and feature discussion about LDS Charities' work to improve women's lives worldwide. In a same-day report, the Deseret News details the meeting's discussion.

United Arab Emirates Is Location of Newest Mormon House of Worship

News Story — 6 March 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has dedicated a new house of worship in the United Arab Emirates.

Top Athletes Head for Next Goal: Missionary Service

News Story — 6 March 2013

When President Thomas S. Monson announced lower age requirements last October for missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he noted that departing for missionary service at an earlier age (18 for men, 19 for women) is an option, not a requirement. Nowhere is this better illustrated than with the Lone Peak High School men’s basketball team.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 6

Blog Post — 6 March 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the 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.

Church Representative Speaks at the U.N.

Blog Post — 6 March 2013

The extensive work by LDS Charities to improve women’s lives worldwide is being discussed in an event at the United Nations in New York City today, 6 March 2013.

Church Recognized for Positive Portrayals of Members With Disabilities

News Release — 6 March 2013

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has honored The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for “outstanding work in mass media which positively change public perceptions and opinions about people with disabilities.” The award recognizes the Church’s representations of members with disabilities on Mormon.org.

Distinguishing Fact From Fiction in a Fast-Paced Digital World

Blog Post — 5 March 2013

It is perhaps one of the great ironies of the information age that, although news and information are more accessible than ever before, it is still difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Because we all participate in the same basic information space, this creates an environment that challenges everyone, including individuals and institutions.

Church Releases 2013 Edition of
English Scriptures in Digital Formats

News Release — 1 March 2013

After nearly eight years of work, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published an updated edition of its English-language scriptures and study aids in digital formats.

Mormon Helping Hands Assists Recovery From Severe Brazilian Rains

Blog Post — 28 February 2013

Heavy rains struck Brazil’s southeast area in Sao Paulo late Friday afternoon 22 February 2013 and forced more than 300 people out of their homes.

Church Responds to Over
100 Disasters in 2012

News Release — 27 February 2013

During 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded to 104 disasters in 52 countries. The Church organized thousands of member volunteers, including approximately 28,000 during Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | February 26

Blog Post — 26 February 2013

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Missions to Be Created to Accommodate
Influx of New Missionaries

News Release — 22 February 2013

Thousands of young prospective missionaries have responded enthusiastically to the October 2012 announcement by President Thomas S. Monson that lowered the age requirement for missionary service.

Women Church Leaders Visit the South Pacific

Blog Post — 21 February 2013

Leaders of the women’s and children’s organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are in the South Pacific visiting and speaking to Mormons this week.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites

Blog Post — 21 February 2013

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what 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 | February 21

Blog Post — 21 February 2013

This "Getting It Right" features stories about Mormons' belief in Christ, why Latter-day Saints serve others and the appropriate use of the word "Mormon."

A Mormon's View on Love

Blog Post — 14 February 2013

In a Valentine’s Day commentary on the Washington Post’s “On Faith” forum, Kathryn Skaggs, a Mormon in California, notes that an eternal view of love is the “lens through which Mormons view their most personal relationships.”

News from Country Newsroom
Websites from Around the World

Blog Post — 13 February 2013

Mormon Newsroom pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what 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 Jeffrey R. Holland Reflects
On Visit to African Nation

Blog Post — 11 February 2013

Elder Holland reflects on his visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone, and speaks about the role of the Church there and the resilience of the members. 

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