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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.

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