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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. 

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | February 8
 

Blog Post — 8 February 2013

Misinterpretation of Church’s statements on Scouting decision

The Church posted two statements Wednesday in response to different media inquiries about the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to delay a vote to change its membership policy. Writing about the separate statements, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Peg McEntee claims that in the second statement the Church “scrapped the reference to a ‘moral issue’” which is contained in the first statement.
 

Tegucigalpa Temple Opens Doors to Public

News Release — 6 February 2013

The public is invited to tour the recently constructed Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Kenyan Man Enjoying Life as a Member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Blog Post — 6 February 2013

Amran Musungu is one of the first Africans to become a member of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He began singing in the choir in the mid-2000s after the choir’s music director invited Musungu to audition. And, as they say, the rest is history.

Church Statement on BSA Decision to Postpone Vote

Official Statement — 6 February 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Wednesday regarding the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to postpone a vote on membership standards.

Church Cautions Against Speculation
On Scouting Decision

News Release — 6 February 2013

For 100 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has enjoyed a strong, rewarding relationship with Boy Scouts of America as both organizations have worked to build and strengthen the moral character and leadership skills of young men.

Mormons Share Their Stories in Mormon.org Profiles

Blog Post — 4 February 2013

It’s been two and a half years since Mormon.org 4.0 launched with 2,000 profiles. Today, over 120,000 Mormons have created profiles, with another 100,000 in process, sharing why they are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormon Leaders Speaking to Youth in Their Language: Technology

News Story — 1 February 2013

For Mormon youth in the Church, religion is not a Sunday-only affair, but part of who they are. So when Church leaders determined it was time to revamp the lessons taught to youth on Sundays, they knew they needed to provide the tools for them to integrate their faith into their digital lives.

New Missionary Training Center to Open in Mexico

News Release — 31 January 2013

The Church announced that it will close its Benemerito de las Americas high school in Mexico City and reopen it as a missionary training center.

Mormon-Made Quilts Reach the Needy in Ukraine

Blog Post — 30 January 2013

Thousands of quilts made by Mormons were recently delivered to those in need in southeastern Ukraine and the Republic of Crimea with the help of International Relief & Development, Inc.

What Drives Mormon Humanitarian Work?

Blog Post — 28 January 2013

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ on a daily basis. One of those teachings is doing just what the Savior did when He was on the earth, and that was to help people in need.

Capturing the Spiritual in Public Religious Discussion

Blog Post — 28 January 2013

Efforts to dissect, analyze and understand the Mormon faith meet with varied success. Religion — including the cultures, peoples, histories, practices and beliefs that come with it — is complex and multifaceted.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | January 22

Blog Post — 22 January 2013

Deseret News: Mormons are politically diverse
 

Latter-day Saints in Brazil Participate in Volunteer Fair

Blog Post — 22 January 2013

Latter-day Saints and their neighbors in São Paulo were invited to participate in a fair in December 2012 with several volunteer organizations.

Service With a Smile

Blog Post — 18 January 2013

Latter-day Saint volunteer service missionaries Elder Roger Roth and his wife, Julie, are bringing dental care to families displaced from their homes since last month's Cyclone Evan.

Church Participates With Volunteers of America

Blog Post — 17 January 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided a $200,000 challenge grant to the Volunteers of America's Adult Detoxification Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mormons Respond to Typhoon Pablo With Relief Supplies, Service

Blog Post — 16 January 2013

Since Typhoon Pablo slammed into the southern Philippines on 4 December 2012, killing more than 1,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands more, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has responded with relief supplies and volunteer service.

A Day to Honor Religious Freedom

Blog Post — 16 January 2013

More than two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson drafted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. On 16 January 1786, the Virginia General Assembly passed the bill, laying the groundwork for the First Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights that establishes the protection of religious freedom.

President Uchtdorf: Seeking Truth Leads to Increased Understanding of Others

Blog Post — 14 January 2013

The connection between seeking truth and increased understanding of others was one of the messages shared Sunday night by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a worldwide Church Educational System (CES) broadcast.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | January 12

Blog Post — 12 January 2013

In today's Getting It Right: The Deseret News writes that 2012 was more than a Mormon moment; KALW Public Radio has a piece about how Mormon temples differ from regular Mormon meetinghouses; The Post News Group describes how the Church blesses others through welfare services; and a Washington Post article underlines the importance of precise reporting about the Church’s stance on same-sex attraction.

Response to Mormon Missionary Age Announcement Remains Enthusiastic and Unprecedented

News Release — 7 January 2013

The decision to drop everything is not easy for any young man or woman in the Church. Nevertheless, the response to the 6 October announcement of lower missionary age requirements remains enthusiastic as unprecedented numbers of young men and women continue to fill out missionary applications.  

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | January 4

Blog Post — 4 January 2013

Today's "Getting It Right" features a New Zealand journalist's account of visiting a Mormon worship service, and San Antonio Magazine asks eight local religious leaders — one of them a Mormon bishop — to talk about their faith and how it is perceived by others.

Mormons Continue Aid for Neighbors of Sandy Disaster Into New Year

News Release — 27 December 2012

Mormon Helping Hands (MHH) volunteers have made a significant dent in the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy in late October.

Church Leader Visits Those Affected by Cyclone Evan in Samoa

News Story — 27 December 2012

Elder F. Michael Watson of the Seventy and his wife, Jolene, spent three days before Christmas (22-24 December) comforting victims of Cyclone Evan in Samoa. The 13 December storm was one of the most powerful to hit Samoa and American Samoa in 20 years.

PBS Documentary on Religious Freedom

Blog Post — 20 December 2012

A documentary on religious freedom was aired Tuesday, 18 December, on PBS. The show is called First Freedom and explores the importance of religious freedom as framed by the founders of the United States.

Australian Latter-day Saint Temple Draws Visitors to Christmas Lights

News Release — 19 December 2012

Thousands of lights adorn the grounds of the Sydney Australia Temple during the holiday season. Similar to lighting displays at other temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the presentation also features life-size nativity characters and an art show.

Christmas Carols, Stories and Surprises

News Release — 15 December 2012

A moment of silence was given at the commencement of the annual Christmas concert on Temple Square Friday to remember the children and teachers who lost their lives in a tragic school shooting in Connecticut that morning. 

First Presidency Expresses Condolences in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

News Release — 14 December 2012

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Friday. 

Church Statement Regarding Cyclone Evan 

News Release — 14 December 2012

Cyclone Evan, one of the most powerful storms to hit Samoa and American Samoa in 20 years, battered the islands with wind gusts up to 130 mph, heavy rain, and pounding surf Thursday

Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple Open House, Dedication Dates Announced

News Release — 11 December 2012

The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Church's Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple. The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from Saturday, 9 February, through 2 March 2013, excluding Sundays.

New Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans Say Religion Is an Important Part of Their Lives

Blog Post — 6 December 2012

A recent survey conducted by Gallup concludes that religion is still very much an important part of America’s social fabric.

New Church Website on Same-Sex Attraction Offers Love, Understanding and Hope

News Release — 6 December 2012

In an effort to encourage understanding and civil conversation about same-sex attraction, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched the website “Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction.”  

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | December 5

Blog Post — 5 December 2012

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” features stories that detail how Mormons continue to help Hurricane Sandy victims, and a news segment that says Mormons welcome opportunities to explain their faith to the public.

Church Partners With Piano Guys to Produce Christmas Video

Blog Post — 4 December 2012

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has collaborated with the musical group The Piano Guys to produce a video celebrating the birth and life of Jesus Christ. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Creates 3,000th Stake

Blog Post — 3 December 2012

On Sunday, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles organized the 3,000th worldwide stake (similar to a diocese) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.      

First Presidency Christmas Devotional Sets Tone for the Season: "Focus on Jesus Christ"

News Release — 3 December 2012

The true joy of Christmas comes when we focus on Jesus Christ, said Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

First Presidency 2012 Christmas Message: Always Remember the Savior and His Gifts to Us

News Release — 3 December 2012

The spirit of Christmas creates in our hearts a desire to give joy to others and to serve them. At this time of year we feel a spirit of giving and of gratitude for what we have been given. 

Two Congregations of Different Faiths Forge Friendship in the Wake of Devastation

Featured Story — 30 November 2012

As government agencies, churches and other nonprofit organizations work to help residents recover from Hurricane Sandy, an interfaith bond forged in the aftermath of another storm is an example of the good that can come from difficult circumstances.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir YouTube Channel Strikes Chord Internationally

Blog Post — 30 November 2012

In just a couple of weeks, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will fill the Conference Center at Temple Square for its nationally renowned Christmas concert known for its pageantry, storytelling and, of course, resplendent music. Over the course of three nights, more than 75,000 people will attend the free concert, which has become the hottest ticket in town.

Thousands of Mormon Volunteers Turn Out to Help Victims of Sandy Over Thanksgiving Weekend

News Story — 27 November 2012

More than 6,500 Mormons answered the call to serve their communities by cleaning out flood-damaged homes and treating them against mold.

Church Shares Christmas Messages on New York Billboards, Taxis, Buses

News Story — 27 November 2012

This Christmas season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sharing messages celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in New York City and through web-based materials.

Thanksgiving a Time to Find Gratitude Amid Difficulty

Blog Post — 20 November 2012

Many across the nation and world, including members of the Church, currently face weighty challenges in their lives. In difficult periods of the past, leaders have recognized the collective need to give thanks amid turmoil and to turn to God.

Boise Idaho Temple Rededicated After Extensive Renovation

News Release — 19 November 2012

The Boise Idaho Temple was rededicated Sunday, 18 November 2012 by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after receiving significant upgrades and modernizations.

UPDATE: Mormon Volunteers Give More Than 140,000 Hours of Service to Hurricane Sandy Victims

News Story — 14 November 2012

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are continuing efforts to help East Coast residents recover from Hurricane Sandy. Local leaders cancelled or abbreviated worship services to give members more time to serve.

1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site

News Release — 14 November 2012

The earliest known baptistry of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah County, located 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, was discovered recently on the new Provo City Center Temple site. 

(VIDEO) Filmmaker Shows Why Mormons Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Blog Post — 13 November 2012

As relief efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are joining forces to assist those affected by the devastation. A Church member in the New York area made a video to document the relief efforts and to encourage more volunteers to help.

On Faith Blog: What Lies Ahead for the Mormons?

Blog Post — 8 November 2012

Although the 2012 election is over, journalists continue to call The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Public Affairs office with questions: What did this period mean for the Mormons? Has it helped bring the Church into “the mainstream”? What happens next?

New Round of Mormon Helping Hands Sandy Cleanup Projects Scheduled 

News Release — 7 November 2012

Members and missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along the East Coast are organizing projects to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Congratulate President on Election Win

News Release — 6 November 2012

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday.

Mormon Helping Hands Cleanup After Sandy

News Release — 4 November 2012

Members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided assistance this weekend to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Local Church leaders are planning significant disaster assistance efforts, organized on both a local and regional level in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | October 31

Blog Post — 31 October 2012

Today we feature stories about Temple Square, Mormonism’s history in Palmyra, New York, diversity in Utah congregations and missionaries finding deeper meaning to life through serving others.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music Accessible On Demand

Blog Post — 31 October 2012

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s music, including the popular Music and the Spoken Word weekly broadcast (the oldest continuing nationwide network broadcast in America), is now available on demand and archived on the choir’s new YouTube channel.

Mormon Missionaries Help With Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Effort

News Story — 31 October 2012

Local missionaries and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent Wednesday giving aid to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Local Church leaders dispatched hundreds of missionaries, including more than 500 in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to storm-damaged neighborhoods to help residents.

Church Issues Statement on Sandy: Local Mormons Stand Ready to Assist in Aftermath

News Release — 30 October 2012

The Church stands ready to assist affected communities. Emergency Response resources have been pre-positioned in Bishops Storehouses in the area. These resources include items such as food, water, blankets, hygiene supplies, tarps, cleaning supplies, chain saws and shovels.   

Church President Dedicates 140th Temple

News Release — 28 October 2012

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Calgary Alberta Temple, the 140th temple in the Church.

Calgary Alberta Temple to be Dedicated After 100,000+ Take Public Tours

News Release — 26 October 2012

Sunday, 28 October, the newly constructed Calgary Alberta Temple will be the 140th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be dedicated.

President Thomas S. Monson will offer the dedicatory prayer after the ceremonial setting of the cornerstone.

The Bells on Temple Square to Present “Winter Festival of Sound”

Blog Post — 24 October 2012

Salt Lake City — Audiences will thrill to the visually fascinating Bells on Temple Square during its annual winter concert on Friday, 16 November, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. The concert, titled Winter Festival of Sound, will feature wintry holiday hymns and American folk songs.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces 2013 Tour

News Release — 24 October 2012

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will visit six cities in America’s heartland next summer — their first visit to the upper Midwest since 2009.

Church Statement Regarding Increase in Missionary Service Interest

Blog Post — 23 October 2012

In response to news inquiries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today: 

President Monson Visits Church Members in Germany

News Story — 21 October 2012

“Deutschland, ich liebe dich!” (“Germany, I love you!”) was the greeting from Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to the German members recently.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | October 19

Blog Post — 19 October 2012

Today we feature stories that highlight charitable giving, volunteerism and military service from several news outlets.

The Mormon Ethic of Community

Commentary — 16 October 2012

A characteristic commonly attributed to Latter-day Saints is that they take care of their own. Though generally accepted as a compliment, this tells only half the story. Mormons look outward as well. The practice of cooperation among the Mormon people is being extended to larger communities and faith groups.

Rendering of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple Released

News Release — 16 October 2012

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the rendering of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | October 11

Blog Post — 11 October 2012

Today we feature stories from several news outlets that explain what Mormon missionaries do, a Wall Street Journal column that provides a glimpse inside a Mormon temple, and an ABC News article that makes it clear that the Church is politically neutral and members have diverse political views.

Mormon Welfare and Humanitarian Aid: “A System That Works”

Blog Post — 11 October 2012

 

In the Fall 2012 issue of Philanthropy Magazine, Naomi Schaefer Riley (a former Wall Street Journal religion reporter) accurately describes the inspiration for the Church’s welfare and humanitarian aid programs, what the programs do, whom they serve and how Mormons fund these vast operations.

Award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw and Renowned Tenor Alfie Boe Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Annual Christmas Concert

News Release — 11 October 2012

Peabody Award-winning news journalist Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe will be the featured guest artists at this year’s Christmas concerts by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square on 13, 14 and 15 December in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

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