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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.

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.

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