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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | November 26

Blog Post — 26 November 2014

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

The Voice of Religious Conscience

Commentary — 25 November 2014

There seem to be as many opinions and beliefs as there are individuals. And everyone wants to be heard. To voice religious conscience is our birthright as human beings. Without it, our other freedoms have little meaning.

Mormons Join Christians Around the World to Celebrate the Bible

Blog Post — 25 November 2014

Christians around the world are celebrating the International Day of the Bible and International Bible Week, which kicked off Monday, November 24, 2014. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are joining other Christians to share their love for the Bible on social media channels.

Church to Send Email Messages to 
Members Worldwide

News Release — 25 November 2014

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will soon begin receiving an email message from the First Presidency for the first time.

Violin Phenom Lindsey Stirling to Live Chat Online with Mormon Youth

Blog Post — 24 November 2014

Lindsey Stirling, Latter-day Saint returned missionary and widely recognized performer, will anchor the second of four Face to Face live Facebook youth events, Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. MST.

Faith Online: In Your Own Words | 
21 November 2014

Blog Post — 21 November 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 and faith in general. The posts in this series do not necessarily represent the views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor are they meant to be a comprehensive summary of the online conversations about the Church.

Historic Vatican Summit on Strengthening Marriage Concludes

News Release — 19 November 2014

The historic summit that brought together a diverse group of global faith leaders concluded Wednesday. About 30 faith leaders from around the world participated during the event, including President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Moves Forward With Expansion Plans for Provo MTC

News Release — 18 November 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has finalized plans to expand the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo, Utah.

At Vatican Summit, Mormon Leader Calls for “Renaissance” of Happy Marriages

News Release — 18 November 2014

In his address to faith leaders gathered for a summit on marriage at the Vatican, President Henry B. Eyring, said “a man and a woman, united in marriage, have a transcendent power to create happiness for themselves, for their family, and for the people around them.”

'Glorious’ Video Compilation Features Singers Around the World

Blog Post — 18 November 2014

A fan supercut of the music video of “Glorious” recorded by David Archuleta for the movie “Meet the Mormons” has been released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Vatican Summit: Global Faith Leaders 
Discuss Marriage

News Release — 17 November 2014

Religious leaders and scholars representing 14 faith traditions from 23 countries assembled at the Vatican November 17-19, 2014, in a historic gathering hosted by the Catholic Church to discuss how men and women complement each other in marriage.

Pope Francis Addresses Faith Leaders Gathered at Vatican to Discuss Marriage

News Release — 17 November 2014

Opening the historic meeting of religious leaders gathered at the Vatican to discuss the importance of marriage, Pope Francis said, "For most of us, the family provides the principal place where we can aspire to greatness as we strive to realize our full capacity for virtue and charity."

PHOTO: Pope Francis Greets President Eyring 

Photo — 17 November 2014

Following his address, Pope Francis warmly individually greeted and shook hands with several faith leaders including President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Eyring will address the gathering Tuesday. 

Phoenix Arizona Temple Dedicated by
President Thomas S. Monson

News Release — 16 November 2014

The Phoenix Arizona Temple was dedicated Sunday, November 16, 2014, in three sessions by President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple will be the 144th operating temple of the Church worldwide.

 

Church Joins Global Faith Leaders at Vatican Summit on Marriage

News Release — 16 November 2014

This week’s gathering of global religious leaders at the Vatican to discuss the importance of marriage fuses two key beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: the importance of marriage between man and woman, and the importance of interfaith cooperation in common causes for good.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | November 14

Blog Post — 14 November 2014

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

FamilySearch Offers Free Online World War I Military Collections

News Release — 11 November 2014

In commemoration of Veterans Day, FamilySearch.org has announced the addition of three World War I collections containing information on the millions of American and British citizens who served between 1914 and 1920.

Church Provides Context for Recent Media Coverage on Gospel Topics Pages

News Release — 11 November 2014

For many years the Church has had a reference section on its main website for various "gospel topics," listed in alphabetical order. Beginning in November of 2013 the Church began supplementing the material there by publishing in-depth essays on topics of special public interest, including accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, the Book of Mormon translation process and many more (see complete list below).

Catholic Community Services Honors Mormon Apostle and Wife

News Story — 6 November 2014

Catholic Community Services (CCS) of Utah honored Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Barbara, with an award for service to others at the 29th annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner.

Vatican to Host Global Meeting of Faith Leaders to Discuss Marriage

News Release — 3 November 2014

Religious leaders and scholars representing 14 faith traditions from 23 countries will assemble at the Vatican later this month to discuss how men and women complement each other in marriage.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | October 31

Blog Post — 31 October 2014

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

First Presidency Issues Letter Encouraging
Political Participation, Voting

News Release — 29 October 2014

The following letter was issued by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 9, 2014, to be read to Church congregations throughout the United States:

Church Continues to Monitor 
and Respond to Ebola Situation

Official Statement — 29 October 2014

We share in the growing concern across the world about the Ebola virus, and are monitoring the situation carefully.

Freedom of Religion in the Workplace Discussed at the UN

Blog Post — 28 October 2014

Religious freedom in the workplace was the topic of a panel discussion at the United Nations in New York City. The event was co-hosted by the United Kingdom Mission to the U.N. and Brigham Young University’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

Difference and Dignity

Commentary — 24 October 2014

Societies are full of interest groups, political camps, cultural factions and religious organizations advancing their own vision of the good. We find meaning in human connection when we climb out of ourselves and discover the dignity of others, even if we disagree.

Entertainer Donny Osmond to Speak at RootsTech 2015

Blog Post — 23 October 2014

Entertainer Donny Osmond will be part of RootsTech 2015, the largest family history conference in the world. The event, hosted by FamilySearch, will be held on 12-14 February 2015, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

Church Updates Temple Garment Video

Blog Post — 22 October 2014

We’re pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response to the Sacred Temple Clothing video we posted last week. In recent days the video has been shared widely on social media channels and public news media and viewed over a half-million times, helping others better understand the sacred nature of this aspect of our beliefs.

Young Women Leader Shares Message of Faith With Girl Scouts

Blog Post — 22 October 2014

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discussed the impact of faith on the lives of girls with other youth religious leaders during a 90-minute panel discussion at the 2014 Girl Scouts Convention held Thursday, 16 October 2014, in Salt Lake City. The session was titled “Faith in Action: Understand the Impact of Faith on Girls’ Lives and on Their Communities.”

 

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 20 October

Blog Post — 20 October 2014

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

Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Topped With Angel Moroni Statue

Photo Essay — 17 October 2014

A new addition to the under-construction Indianapolis Indiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in place. The 400-pound statue of the angel Moroni was lifted in place Friday morning, 17 October 2014.

Broadway Star Santino Fontana,
‘Sesame Street’ Muppets™
Headline Christmas Concert

News Release — 16 October 2014

Broadway star Santino Fontana and the “Sesame Street” Muppets™ will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform at the annual Christmas concert in Salt Lake City.

Apostle Speaks on 50th Commemoration of
1964 New York World’s Fair

News Release — 15 October 2014

Elder L. Tom Perry was recognized in New York City this week for his work on the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Princeton scholar Robert P. George was also honored by the group of Latter-day Saint professionals at an evening event.

'Meet the Mormons' Pulls in Audiences Nationwide

News Release — 11 October 2014

Response to the theatrical release of "Meet the Mormons" has exceeded all expectations, a Church spokesman said today.

Photo Essay: Prominent Figures Gather for the ‘Meet the Mormons’ Movie Premiere

Photo Essay — 10 October 2014

More than 500 invited guests gathered in Utah this week for the premiere of “Meet the Mormons,” a feature-length documentary produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They included well-known Latter-day Saint and community figures, including business leaders, educators, artists, performers, filmmakers, sports figures and politicians.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 10 October 2014

Blog Post — 10 October 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.

Church Partners With Other Faith Communities in “Faith Counts” Initiative

Blog Post — 10 October 2014

The Church has partnered with Faith Counts, an organization comprised of faith communities representing over 100 million Americans.

Phoenix Arizona Temple
Opens for Public Tours

News Release — 8 October 2014

The Phoenix Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours beginning Friday, 10 October, through Saturday, 1 November 2014, excluding Sundays. Reservations for the open house can be made online.

Feature Film ‘Meet the Mormons’
Makes National Debut

News Release — 8 October 2014

The Utah premiere of “Meet the Mormons” was held in the Salt Lake area on 7 October 2014. The movie will be shown in over 300 theaters across the country beginning Friday, 10 October.

History of Church-Produced Mormon Films

Featured Story — 6 October 2014

In the horse and buggy days of the 1890s, pioneering Mormon artist C.C.A. Christensen created detailed murals depicting events in the fledgling history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rolled the paintings on aspen poles and traveled from western settlement to settlement sharing his portable message and defining what some term the first moving picture in the Church.

Church Responds to Supreme Court Announcement

News Release — 6 October 2014

The succession of federal court decisions in recent months, culminating in today’s announcement by the Supreme Court, will have no effect on the doctrinal position or practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is that only marriage between a man and a woman is acceptable to God.

Releases Announced at October 2014 General Conference

News Release — 4 October 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced leadership changes at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church’s 184th Semiannual General Conference, 4 October 2014.

Photos of the Speakers From the 184th Semiannual General Conference

News Release — 4 October 2014

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

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

News Release — 4 October 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.

David Archuleta Song From Meet the Mormons Captures Audiences on Social Media

Blog Post — 3 October 2014

A new uplifting song recorded by Mormon artist David Archuleta is being enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The single, "Glorious," is from Meet the Mormons, a new feature-length documentary that will be released in more than 200 theaters across the country on October 10 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Many Ways to Tune in to
General Conference

News Release — 2 October 2014

Proceedings of the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will unfold from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, 4-5 October 2014.

VIDEO: Trujillo Family From Ecuador Answers the Call to Serve

Video — 1 October 2014

It has been two years since President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lowered the age for missionary service. Since the announcement, many Mormon families have more than one missionary serving at the same time.

Mormonism in Pictures: Preparing for a 
Worldwide General Conference

Photo Essay — 30 September 2014

It takes several hundred people to prepare the Conference Center for the two-day, five-session conference and keep it maintained to accommodate the thousands of people, both Latter-day Saints and people of other faiths, who will attend.

Church Provides Preview of Historic Site
Under Construction in Pennsylvania

News Release — 29 September 2014

Work is under way by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to renovate historic property located in Oakland Township in northern Pennsylvania's Susquehanna County.

Church Hosts Second General Women’s Meeting for Women and Girls

News Release — 27 September 2014

Hundreds of thousands of women, young women and girls 8 years old and older gathered around the world on Saturday, 27 September 2014, for the second general women’s meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Women leaders of the Church’s worldwide auxiliary organizations hosted the meeting at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pew: Religion Losing Influence in America

Blog Post — 24 September 2014

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that 72 percent of the United States public thinks religion is losing influence in American life, the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past 10 years. Significantly, most of the respondents who say religion's influence is waning describe this as a bad thing.

Exhibit Highlights Women in the Scriptures

Photo Essay — 24 September 2014

Visitors to the Conference Center in Salt Lake City will be able to see 11 new paintings of courageous women from the scriptures. The oil paintings are the works of artist Kathleen Peterson who lives on an 80 acre farm with her husband in central Utah’s rural Spring City.

Church Members Look Forward to Second 
General Women’s Meeting

News Release — 24 September 2014

Millions of women and girls ages 8 years old and older from around the world will come together as part of the second general women’s meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this Saturday, 27 September, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.

Church History Museum Closes for 
Interior Renovation

News Release — 24 September 2014

Thirty years after its opening, the Church History Museum on Temple Square in Salt Lake City will close on 6 October 2014, for one year to complete major interior renovations. 

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 23 September

Blog Post — 23 September 2014

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

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 22 September 2014

Blog Post — 22 September 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, nor are they meant to be a comprehensive summary of the online conversations about the Church. The intent is to highlight social media content from individuals that will help journalists and the public better understand Mormonism.

Ogden Utah Temple Rededicated by President Thomas S. Monson 

News Story — 21 September 2014

The Ogden Utah Temple was rededicated Sunday, 21 September 2014, by President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after undergoing extensive renovation. The temple’s entire exterior was reshaped and new stone and art glass were added.

FamilySearch Initiative Invites People to #MeetMyGrandma

Blog Post — 19 September 2014

If you could share one story about your grandma, what would it be? That’s the question nonprofit FamilySearch International is asking people throughout the world to respond to as part of its worldwide #MeetMyGrandma social media campaign, 20-30 September.

Civil Society and the Church

Commentary — 19 September 2014

Drive through any city and you’ll see steeples or domes aspiring in the skyline. These houses of worship have a way of both standing out and fitting in. They join charities, associations, clubs and other nonprofit organizations in forming the voluntary sphere of life. It’s called a civil society and does a lot of the heavy lifting in communities.

Women Auxiliary Leaders Provide Training in the Southeast

Blog Post — 16 September 2014

Members of the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were in the southeastern section of the United States 11-14 September to meet with local leaders.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 15 September 2014

Blog Post — 15 September 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, nor are they meant to be a comprehensive summary of the online conversations about the Church. The intent is to highlight social media content from individuals that will help journalists and the public better understand Mormonism.

Mormon Temples Currently Under Construction

Infographic — 11 September 2014

In addition to its 140-plus operating temples throughout the world, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also has 15 temples under construction. 

Church Expands Online Resources to Help Individuals Overcome Pornography Addiction

News Release — 11 September 2014

Spouses and other family members carry heavy burdens when a loved one is involved with pornography. To help ease those burdens, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed more online resources for families and those addicted to pornography.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 10 September 2014

Blog Post — 10 September 2014

This "Getting It Right" includes an article in Forbes about lessons leaders can learn from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a commentary from Religion News Service that doesn’t do justice to the Church’s extensive interfaith outreach efforts.

13th BYU President Formally Installed

Blog Post — 9 September 2014

Kevin J Worthen was formally installed as the 13th president of Brigham Young University by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and first vice chairman of the BYU Board of Trustees.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 5 September

Blog Post — 5 September 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.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 5 September 2014

Blog Post — 5 September 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, nor are they meant to be a comprehensive summary of the online conversations about the Church. The intent is to highlight social media content from individuals that will help journalists and the public better understand Mormonism.

Five Faiths Urge Supreme Court to Hear Utah Same-Sex Marriage Case

News Release — 5 September 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has joined four other faiths to file an amicus curiae (Latin for "friend-of-the-court") brief Thursday with the Supreme Court of the United States urges the Court to hear Utah’s same-sex marriage case (Kitchen, et al. v. Herbert, et al.).

Church History Library Hosts
Foundations of Faith Exhibit

News Release — 3 September 2014

An exhibit featuring some of the early documents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be on public display at the Church History Library on Temple Square in Salt Lake City beginning 4 September 2014.

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.

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.

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