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Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words 
| 28 August 2014

Blog Post — 28 August 2014

In Your Own Words is a regular sampling of online articles, blog posts and social media that represent some of the current conversations about Mormonism. The posts in this series do not necessarily represent the views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The intent is to highlight social media content from individuals that will help journalists and the public better understand Mormonism.

Fort Lauderdale Temple Named Best Cultural/Worship Project by Top Southeast Contractors

Blog Post — 27 August 2014

Engineering News-Record (ENR) announced that the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the best cultural/worship construction project in the southeast.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 23 August

Blog Post — 23 August 2014

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

Ground Broken for Meridian Idaho Temple

News Release — 23 August 2014

Officials from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community leaders in Meridian, Idaho, on Saturday, 23 August 2014, to break ground for a new temple.

Apostle Calls for Uplifting Social Media Messages to Sweep the Earth

News Release — 19 August 2014

Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called for Mormons to use social media to “sweep the earth” with authentic and uplifting messages.

Mormonism in Pictures:
What Do Mormon Teens Do?

Photo Essay — 14 August 2014

Mormonism in Pictures is a photo essay feature from MormonNewsroom.org depicting the Church and its members around the world.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 13 August 2014

Blog Post — 13 August 2014

This "Getting It Right" includes a three-part series from a journalist in Washington state about the everyday lives of Mormon missionaries and an article about Church growth in Alaska.

“This Is a Woman’s Church,” Says Director of Humanitarian Services and LDS Charities

Blog Post — 12 August 2014

Sharon Eubank, the director of Humanitarian Services and LDS Charities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, received a standing ovation on 8 August during a speech titled “This is a Woman’s Church” during the 2014 FairMormon Conference in Provo, Utah.

Missionary Work:
Experiences Shape the Future

News Story — 11 August 2014

A missionary, called to serve for a period of 18 to 24 months as a representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, returns home with a wealth of experiences useful to the Church and to the individual missionary. 

Public Invited to Tour the
Phoenix Arizona Temple

News Release — 7 August 2014

The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Phoenix Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from Friday, 10 October, through Saturday, 1 November 2014, excluding Sundays.

Missionaries Serving in Two
African Nations are Reassigned

Official Statement — 6 August 2014

All missionaries have safely departed from Sierra Leone and Liberia, and have been reassigned to other locations. Missionaries will be traveling to their new assignments over the next few days. When they arrive they will call their families to update them. All missionaries are safe and in good health.

International Tourism Video to Feature Temple Square

Blog Post — 6 August 2014

Temple Square in Salt Lake City is recognized as an international tourist destination. Brand USA, the destination marketing organization of the United States, will feature Temple Square and other attractions in Salt Lake City and Park City in a new video that is being filmed to promote Utah overseas.

Church Honored for
Humanitarian Work in Bolivia

Blog Post — 5 August 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members were honored last month in La Paz, Bolivia, for many years of humanitarian work throughout the country.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 1 August

Blog Post — 1 August 2014

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

Public Invited to Tour Newly
Remodeled Ogden Utah Temple

News Release — 29 July 2014

The Ogden Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours beginning Friday, 1 August, through Saturday, 6 September 2014, excluding Sundays.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 23 July 2014

Blog Post — 23 July 2014

This “Getting It Right” includes a Deseret News article that gives context to a recent Pew Research Center study, as well as a story from The Journal in Ireland about local Latter-day Saints.

FamilySearch Volunteers Break International Indexing Record

Blog Post — 23 July 2014

FamilySearch indexing volunteers broke a record this week during the first Worldwide Indexing Event. FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, was hoping an unprecedented 50,000 contributors would participate in the 24-hour effort to submit genealogy records.

Mormon Youth in Utah Host
Special Needs Pioneer Trek

Photo Essay — 22 July 2014

Every summer, Mormon youth groups reenact the trek pioneers made with their hand-carts across the Great Plains of the United States to Utah to escape persecution. The Mormon pioneers endured many hardships along the trail.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Santino Fontana Headline Pioneer Day Concerts

News Story — 20 July 2014

Excited, honored and terrified is how actor and singer Santino Fontana described his feelings about the opportunity to headline a summer performance titled "A Summer Celebration of Song" with the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

Groundbreaking Date Announced
for Meridian Idaho Mormon Temple

News Release — 18 July 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that the Meridian Idaho Temple groundbreaking will take place on 23 August 2014 at 11:00 a.m. MDT. 

Ogden Utah Temple Open House:
Tickets Available 21 July

News Release — 17 July 2014

Reservations for tickets to the Ogden Utah Temple open house will be available beginning Monday, 21 July 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be reserved online at templeopenhouse.lds.org.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
15 July 2014

Blog Post — 15 July 2014

This “Getting It Right” includes a Salt Lake Tribune article about the Church’s commitment to downtown Salt Lake City, as well as a Tampa Bay Tribune article about the rising number of female Mormon missionaries.

Mormonism in Pictures: A Look at Members, Missionaries and Temples in Peru

Photo Essay — 14 July 2014

This Mormonism in Pictures takes a look at the Church in Peru. Within the past year, Church membership expanded to create the 100th stake (a group of congregations in a geographical area) and an additional pair of missions to reach a total of 12, a unique milestone among the Latin countries.

Reports Show Alcohol’s Destructive Influence Worldwide

Blog Post — 9 July 2014

Deseret News editorial about the importance of curbing alcohol abuse cites recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that show the destructive influence of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States and around the world.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 9 July

Blog Post — 9 July 2014

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

Church Expands Use of Digital Devices
for Missionary Work

News Story — 2 July 2014

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are expanding the use of mobile devices by missionaries following a successful pilot program.

Apostle Throws Out the First Pitch at Dodgers Game

Blog Post — 1 July 2014

More than 4,500 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, 27 June, 2014, to see the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals during the Annual Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

How and When Were the First Mormon Sister Missionaries Called? This Video Explains

Video — 30 June 2014

A new video produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tells the story of how the first full-time proselytizing female Mormon missionaries came to be called in 1898.

Church Leaders' Message Addresses
Doctrine, Questions

Message from Church Leaders — 28 June 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published the following message today from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The message was posted on LDS.org, the Church's website for its members.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 27 June

Blog Post — 27 June 2014

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

VIDEO: Church Hosts Live Facebook Chat with David Archuleta

Blog Post — 25 June 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a live Facebook video chat on Tuesday, 24 June with David Archuleta, moderated by Young Men general president David L. Beck and Young Women general president Bonnie L. Oscarson.

Church Hopes Nation’s Highest Court
Will Uphold Traditional Marriage

Church Statement — 25 June 2014

In response to news media questions regarding a ruling on marriage laws in Utah decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement:

Mormon Battalion Site Receives California Historian Award

Blog Post — 24 June 2014

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego is being honored with the California Historian of the Year Commercial Award. The award was presented to the historic site at the annual meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies.

In Video Message, Sister Oscarson Encourages Mormon Women to Reach Out

Blog Post — 23 June 2014

Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, posted a video on her Facebook page urging members to follow the example of Jesus Christ in reaching out to those who may be struggling with questions.

Church Says Everyone Welcome,
Room for Questions

Church Statement — 22 June 2014

In response to questions from the news media regarding a Church disciplinary council held in Virginia Sunday evening, Church Spokeswoman Ally Isom made the following statement to the news media in Salt Lake City:

Mormonism in Pictures: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visits Saints in Europe

Photo Essay — 20 June 2014

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Harriet, visited western Europe to celebrate several milestones of the Church. They met with Church members, leaders and dignitaries in Switzerland, Italy and Poland.

Women Auxiliary Leaders Meet With European Members

News Story — 19 June 2014

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, general president of the Primary, and Sister Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, recently traveled to Europe to meet with members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as media.

From United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom

Lord Mayor of Manchester welcomes Young Adult Community Centre

News Release — 19 June 2014

Friday 6th June marked the official community opening of the new Young Single Adult Centre with a brief commemorative programme followed by the official ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the recently installed Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councillor Susan Cooley.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 13 June

Blog Post — 13 June 2014

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

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces
Pioneer Concert Guest

News Story — 13 June 2014

The artist who brought magic to life as Prince Hans in Disney’s blockbuster film Frozen will headline this summer’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Pioneer Day concerts.

Mormon Helping Hands Serving at
2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

News Story — 13 June 2014

At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Mormonism in Pictures: Women Church Leaders Visit South Korea

Photo Essay — 12 June 2014

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

Fatherhood: A Divine Responsibility to Revere

Blog Post — 12 June 2014

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

Religious and European Union Leaders
Gather in Brussels

News Story — 11 June 2014

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

Church Responds to Church Discipline Questions

Church Statement — 11 June 2014

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

How Do Mormon Missionaries Learn Foreign Languages? NPR Explains

Blog Post — 9 June 2014

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

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Celebrates
170 Years in French Polynesia

Photo Essay — 3 June 2014

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

Graduation Ceremonies Held for Newly-trained Filipino Carpenters

News Story — 2 June 2014

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

Church Reaches Milestone in Vietnam

News Release — 30 May 2014

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

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 29 May

Blog Post — 29 May 2014

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

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

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

News Release — 23 May 2014

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

Elder Oaks Discusses Religious Freedom
with KSL 5 NewsRadio

News Story — 23 May 2014

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

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

Photo Essay — 23 May 2014

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

Why Religion Matters: The Ground We Walk On

Commentary — 22 May 2014

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

Online Collections of Civil War Records Updated for Memorial Day

News Story — 22 May 2014

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

FamilySearch Unveils New
Photo-Scanning System

News Story — 19 May 2014

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

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

Photo Essay — 16 May 2014

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

Mormon Apostle Joins Faith Leaders to Honor Rabbi Sacks

Blog Post — 16 May 2014

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

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

Blog Post — 14 May 2014

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

Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers
Participate in Arkansas Tornado Cleanup

News Story — 13 May 2014

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

Church Continues to Monitor Mormon Missionary Safety in Ukraine

News Release — 9 May 2014

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

#ItWasMom: New Church Video
Honors Mothers

News Story — 8 May 2014

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

Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World

Blog Post — 7 May 2014

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

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

News Release — 4 May 2014

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

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 2 May

Blog Post — 2 May 2014

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

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

Blog Post — 1 May 2014

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

The Process of Building a Mormon Temple

Background Feature — 30 April 2014

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

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

Blog Post — 30 April 2014

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

Bay Area Interfaith Group Honoring
Christ Through Song and Service

News Story — 29 April 2014

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

Church Releases Preliminary Plans for
Provo MTC Expansion

News Release — 28 April 2014

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

Why Religion Matters: The Salt of Society

Commentary — 24 April 2014

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

Church Provides Gift to New American Revolution Museum

Blog Post — 24 April 2014

Construction is beginning on the new Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR) in the historic heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due in part to a gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The $1.5 million donation from the Church was presented to H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman of the museum, on Thursday, 24 April 2014.

Church Partners to Help the Homeless

Blog Post — 23 April 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working with religious and community organizations in Ogden, Utah to improve living conditions for homeless families. In addition to the Church’s donation, the state of Utah has contributed along with several foundations.

Florida Governor Visits Fort Lauderdale Temple

News Story — 22 April 2014

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

Church “Because of Him” Easter Message Reaches Millions

Blog Post — 22 April 2014

A weeklong social media effort by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share the Easter story and to give hope through Jesus Christ received worldwide attention. The initiative, titled “Because of Him,” included a YouTube video released in 20 languages. It was viewed more than 5.2 million times since it was posted on Palm Sunday.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 18 April

Blog Post — 18 April 2014

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

Mormon Leader: Resolve Differences
With Mutual Understanding

News Release — 16 April 2014

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

Church Provides Furniture to
Utah Ronald McDonald House

News Story — 16 April 2014

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

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

News Release — 15 April 2014

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

#BecauseofHim: Church Launches Easter Initiative Focused on Jesus Christ

News Release — 13 April 2014

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

New Mormon Tabernacle Choir Video Celebrates Easter Season

Blog Post — 11 April 2014

Fans of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will enjoy a new video recently posted online that celebrates the life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter season. The video features the choir singing “He Is Risen,” and includes portions of Church-produced Bible videos that portray Christ’s life.

Atlantic Coast Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour Announced

Blog Post — 11 April 2014

A summer 2015 concert tour has been announced by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The 360-voice world-renowned choir will be accompanied by the 68 member Orchestra at Temple Square.

Photos of the Speakers From the 184th Annual General Conference

News Release — 5 April 2014

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

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

News Story — 5 April 2014

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

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

News Release — 5 April 2014

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

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

News Release — 5 April 2014

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

2013 Statistical Report for 2014 April General Conference

News Release — 5 April 2014

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

Technology, Social Media Expand 
General Conference Worldwide Reach

News Release — 2 April 2014

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

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

Blog Post — 1 April 2014

This Getting It Right features Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple coverage and a Real Clear Religion essay about how Mormonism is a multicultural and inclusive faith.

Angel Moroni Now Tops
The Provo City Center Temple

Photo Essay — 31 March 2014

Construction workers have placed a 13-foot statue of the angel Moroni on the Provo City Center Temple, marking another milestone for the transformation of the former Provo Tabernacle into a temple. The statue is on the center tower 160 feet from the ground.

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Hosts Inaugural General Women’s Meeting

Photo Essay — 30 March 2014

Hundreds of thousands of women, young women and girls 8 years old and above gathered around the world on Saturday, 29 March 2014, for the inaugural general women’s meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

From United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom

Young singles attend dedication of new building in Manchester

News Release — 28 March 2014

Sunday afternoon 16th March saw the dedication of the new Young Single Adult Building in Manchester, England by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve. The 5 storey facility was full from the cultural hall on the top floor to the baptismal font area in the basement, bursting with 570 in attendance and around 100 non-member friends of the young adults.

Why Religion Matters: The Twinned Life of Family and Faith

Commentary — 28 March 2014

The fortunes of family and faith will continue to ebb and flow, as they have in various periods throughout history, but experience shows they will do so joining hands. As the one rises or falls, so will the other. But the course of history is not predetermined; it is chosen. And those choices have long trajectories.

Mormon Auxiliary Leaders Prepare for General Women’s Meeting

News Release — 26 March 2014

Women leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the first-ever general women’s meeting at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The general women’s meeting is for women, young women, and girls 8 years old and older.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Mormon Temple
Opens to Visitors

News Release — 26 March 2014

The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours beginning Saturday, 29 March, and extending through 19 April 2014, excluding Sundays.

Judge Describes UK Court Case as "Abuse of Legal System"

News Release — 20 March 2014

A district judge in Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom today dismissed a private prosecution brought against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for alleged fraud and described it as "an abuse of the process of the court."

Missionaries Who Are Not Citizens of Venezuela
Have Transferred Out of Country

News Release — 17 March 2014

Due to the unrest in Venezuela, the Church has transferred missionaries who are not Venezuelan citizens to other missions in South America. However, more than 500 Venezuelan missionaries continue to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in their native country.

Mormon Channel Reaching a Global Audience

Featured Story — 14 March 2014

Efforts are underway to expand the popular Mormon Channel, the official media channel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of listeners and viewers enjoy the content being produced and broadcast in English and Spanish.

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