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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.

Public Invited to Tour Boise Idaho Temple

News Release — 10 October 2012

The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Boise Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house begins Saturday, 13 October and continues through 10 November 2012, excluding Sundays.

 

General Authority Releases Announced at General Conference

News Release — 6 October 2012

General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released and received an expression of gratitude for their many years of service during the Saturday afternoon session of the Church’s 182nd Semiannual General Conference 6 October 2012.

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 182nd Semiannual General Conference

News Release — 6 October 2012

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.

Church Lowers Missionary Service Age

News Release — 6 October 2012

In a move to expand the opportunities for young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve full-time missions, Church president Thomas S. Monson announced today that, effective immediately, men may now begin serving at age 18 and women at age 19.

Church Announces New Temples in Arizona and Peru

News Release — 6 October 2012

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build temples in Tucson, Arizona and Arequipa, Peru today during the morning session of the faith’s 182st Semiannual General Conference.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | October 5

Blog Post — 5 October 2012

Today we feature stories that highlight the Church’s political neutrality (CNN), the importance of learning about the Church from actual Mormons (WCPO-TV in Cincinnati), the role of women in the Church (ABC 50 in New York), the fact that Mormonism is a global faith (RIA Novosti) and the importance of temples for Latter-day Saints (Calgary Herald).

Church's 182nd Semiannual General Conference Approaches

News Release — 4 October 2012

More than 100,000 Church members, friends and invited guests are expected to attend the 182nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

East Coast Mormon Helping Hands Work to Stop Hunger

News Story — 3 October 2012

Some people made homemade apple butter or casseroles, others cleared public trails and parks, but the majority of the effort was focused on the battle against hunger in the states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and in the District of Columbia.

Women Gather for Annual General Relief Society Meeting

News Story — 1 October 2012

Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints heard counsel to “care for one another and to teach each other” from President Henry B. Eyring of the Church’s First Presidency.

Relief Society General Meeting

News Release — 29 September 2012

On Saturday, 29 September 2012, the Relief Society organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will convene for its annual general meeting.

Groundbreaking for Indiana’s First Mormon Temple

News Release — 29 September 2012

Church and community leaders broke ground Saturday, 29 September 2012, for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Calgary Alberta Canada Temple To Open for Public Tours

News Release — 26 September 2012

The public is invited to tour the newly completed Calgary Alberta Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the third Mormon temple in Alberta. 

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | September 25

Blog Post — 25 September 2012

Today we feature stories that correctly claim that the Church does not discipline its members for having questions or for expressing a political view.

President Packer Dedicates Brigham City Utah Temple

News Release — 23 September 2012

Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated the newest temple in the Church in Brigham City, Utah.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | September 21

Blog Post — 21 September 2012

Today’s “Getting It Right” features a video from PBS that includes comments that Mormons believe in Christ, the Bible and modern revelation; a brief primer on Mormon beliefs from the Los Angeles Times, and a story from WWLTV in Louisiana about 1,000 Mormons who volunteered to gut homes after Hurricane Isaac.

Catholic Bishop Urges Interfaith Dialogue During Speech at Mormon Institute of Religion

Blog Post — 19 September 2012

Speaking yesterday at an interfaith gathering at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Institute of Religion at Utah Valley University, the Most Reverend John C. Wester, Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City, said Mormons and Catholics share the “mutual desire to stand shoulder-to-shoulder as we give witness to Jesus Christ as His disciples.”

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | September 14

Blog Post — 14 September 2012

Today we feature a Salt Lake Tribune article about one man’s journey out of and back in to the Church, two articles (one from the Boston Globe) about Mormon missionaries, a commentary from The Independent (UK) about the Church’s social media presence and a piece from Colorado’s Craig Daily Press that clears up common misconceptions about Mormons.

Mormon Helping Hands Busy in Africa

News Story — 14 September 2012

Thousands of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers throughout Africa were busy on a Saturday in August cleaning, digging, weeding, filling potholes and mowing lawns — and that’s not all. 

Mormon Apostle Among Prominent Religious Leaders Discussing Faith and Politics at Notre Dame

News Story — 11 September 2012

On 4 September 2012, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), participated in the 2012-13 Notre Dame Forum, “Conviction and Compromise: Being a Person of Faith in a Liberal Democracy.”

Church Apostle Says Life’s Real Tests Come When Facing Challenges

Blog Post — 11 September 2012

Today’s challenges in life sometimes cause people to forget their Christian upbringing, explained Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

Buenos Aires Temple Rededicated

News Release — 10 September 2012

President Henry B. Eyring of the Church’s First Presidency rededicated the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple on Sunday, 9 September, in three sessions. A cultural celebration featuring music and dance was held on 8 September. Elders M. Russell Ballard and D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles joined President Eyring at both events.

Mormon Newsroom Provides Answers to Questions about Mormonism

Blog Post — 7 September 2012

Whether you are a journalist, a blogger, a leader in another church, staff to a member of Congress or simply an interested observer, MormonNewsroom.org is a valuable — and official — resource providing news stories, commentary and insights about issues of public interest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

Genealogy Volunteers Index 1940 U.S. Census in Record Time

News Release — 7 September 2012

Millions of names from the 1940 U.S. Census are now searchable on the Church's FamilySearch website thanks to an army of volunteers who took just four months to convert more than 132 million handwritten names into indexed records.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | September 5

Blog Post — 5 September 2012

Today we feature several articles that note the Church’s longstanding political neutrality statement, a commentary from a local Church leader that corrects Mormon myths, an article from the Palm-Beach Post that correctly describes a variety of aspects of Mormonism and a column in American Thinker that refutes the claim that Mormons are “secretive.” 

Mormon Helping Hands Clean Up From Hurricane Isaac

Blog Post — 5 September 2012

Within days after Hurricane Isaac hit the Gulf Coast near New Orleans, hundreds of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers were in the impacted areas cleaning up.

Church Statement on Hurricane Isaac

News Release — 30 August 2012

Seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast, Hurricane Isaac came ashore along the Louisiana coast. The Church has released a statement.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 29

Blog Post — 29 August 2012

Headlining today’s “Getting It Right” are Rock Center’s evenhanded treatment of Mormonism and an interview with a Mormon scholar that clarifies misconceptions from The Book of Mormon musical. We also include an article from The Daily Beast that notes the Church’s “efficient relief organization” and additional stories that include misleading statements about Church growth (ABC News) and incorrect information about Mormons’ beliefs (The Herald-News).

(VIDEO) Mormon Nurse Finds Joy Helping Cambodian Children Aboard USNS Mercy

Blog Post — 24 August 2012

The U.S. Navy has posted a second video that features the work of Latter-day Saint Charities volunteers aboard USNS Mercy during Pacific Partnership 2012, a four-month long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance project that ended on 11 August (we blogged about the first video earlier this week).

Mormon Lay Ministry: An Opportunity to Serve

Featured Story — 21 August 2012

Virtually every member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) is given an opportunity to offer service in their local congregation, a geographically designated group called a ward or branch.

Thousands Attend Church President’s 85th Birthday Celebration

News Story — 20 August 2012

Memorable and heartwarming moments in the life of the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) were shown during “Golden Days: A Celebration of Life” in the Church’s Conference Center Friday, 17 August 2012.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 20

Blog Post — 20 August 2012

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” features a New York Times commentary that notes the Church’s emphasis on thrift, charity and solidarity, a commentary on the four books that Mormons consider scripture, an article about what Mormon missionaries do and a report on the importance of interfaith relations.

(VIDEO) Latter-day Saint Charities Assists Abandoned Cambodian Children

Blog Post — 20 August 2012

As part of Pacific Partnership 2012 (a four-month long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance project that ended on 11 August), the Church donated medical supplies and hygiene, injury and school kits to help the Cambodia Children’s Fund Rescue Center. In this video U.S. Navy video, the president of the Church’s Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission describes the ceremony that marked the arrival of the donations.

Mormon and Jewish Leaders Tour Brigham City Utah Temple Together

Blog Post — 17 August 2012

A delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) recently.

Mormons Provide Volunteers and Supplies to USNS Mercy’s Pacific Partnership 2012

News Story — 16 August 2012

Latter-day Saint Charities provided 96 volunteer doctors, nurses, dental specialists and medical technicians to Pacific Partnership 2012, a four-month long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance project that brought together U.S. military personnel, host and partner nations, nongovernmental organizations and international agencies.

Mormon Brigham City Utah Temple Opens for Public Tours

News Release — 14 August 2012

The Brigham City Utah Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ (Mormons) 139th temple, will open to the public Saturday, 18 August 2012. The open house will continue through mid-September before the temple is formally dedicated.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 10

Blog Post — 10 August 2012

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” features articles about how Mormon missionaries learn to face adversity and serve others, as well as inaccurate reports about the Book of Mormon and polygamy.

Church Providing Aid After Devastating Flooding in Manila

News Story — 8 August 2012

Torrential rain paralyzed the city of Manila in the Philippines Tuesday, 7 August, sweeping homes from their foundations, stranding residents on rooftops and triggering a landslide. 250,000 people are now homeless.

On Faith: Visit a Mormon Worship Service to Find Out What Makes Mormons Tick

Blog Post — 7 August 2012

In his Washington Post “On Faith” forum piece this week, Church Public Affairs managing director Michael R. Otterson invites those reporting on the Church to visit a “ward” — the “hub of Mormons’ religious life” — during a Sunday worship service (the public, including journalists, is always invited).

The Lord’s Prayer: Newest Video on BibleVideos.org

Blog Post — 3 August 2012

The text of Matthew 6:9-13, known by Christians as “The Lord’s Prayer,” is the subject of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ newest Bible video.

Mormons in Italy Rejoice, Church Granted Country's 'Official' Status

News Release — 3 August 2012

The Italian government has granted The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints official status as a church and “partner of the state.” This legal status gives the Church greater freedom to do more good, both as a church and as a social institution.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 2

Blog Post — 2 August 2012

Today’s edition of “Getting It Right” features helpful summaries of Mormon beliefs, a story about the Church’s efforts to help fill the South Plains Food Bank in Texas, and an editor who tackles the topic of the founding of Mormonism with only one source.

Buenos Aires Argentina Temple Open for Public Tours

News Release — 1 August 2012

The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) is open for public tours.

Guest Artists Announced for Church President’s 85th Birthday Celebration

News Release — 30 July 2012

President Monson's 85th birthday celebration will feature guest artists performing some of his favorite Broadway show tunes.

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