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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.

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.

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