News Releases

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 21, 2017

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

President Nelson Shows Nebraska Governor His Roots

President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts his personal family history on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

President Monson to Celebrate 90th Birthday

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will celebrate his 90th birthday Monday, August 21, 2017.

Elder Holland Speaks at Book of Mormon Chiasmus Conference

At remarks given at Brigham Young University Wednesday, John Welch, who first identified the ancient writing style chiasmus in the Book of Mormon, said, “The discoveries of chiasmus whether in the Book of Mormon or in the Bible belong to all of us. They belong to me, to you, to Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, and Jews.”

Church Statement on LoveLoud Festival

After receiving media inquiries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided the following statement about the LoveLoud Festival in Orem, Utah, which takes place August 26, 2017.

Elder Christofferson Says Protecting Faith Is Path to Peace

“Recognizing and protecting faith is the path to peace,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pune, India, Monday, August 14, 2017.

Church Issues Statements on Situation in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Sunday, August 13, 2017, addressing the situation in Charlottsville, Virginia.

Tucson Arizona Temple Is Dedicated

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Tucson Arizona Temple on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

In the Ecosystem of Rights, Religious Freedom Is Foundational

Elder D. Todd Christofferson said at Cambridge that religious freedom “is the core right in what might be thought of as an ‘ecosystem’ of freedom. As religious freedom goes, so go many other precious rights.”

Mormon Women Leaders Discuss Need for Stronger Families

Several top women leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled to Oklahoma to discuss the importance of strengthening families.