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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 10:00 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.

From United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom

Lord Mayor of Manchester welcomes Young Adult Community Centre

News Release — 19 June 2014

Friday 6th June marked the official community opening of the new Young Single Adult Centre with a brief commemorative programme followed by the official ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the recently installed Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councillor Susan Cooley.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 13 June

Blog Post — 13 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.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces
Pioneer Concert Guest

News Story — 13 June 2014

The artist who brought magic to life as Prince Hans in Disney’s blockbuster film Frozen will headline this summer’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Pioneer Day concerts.

Mormon Helping Hands Serving at
2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

News Story — 13 June 2014

At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Mormonism in Pictures: Women Church Leaders Visit South Korea

Photo Essay — 12 June 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from MormonNewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world.

Fatherhood: A Divine Responsibility to Revere

Blog Post — 12 June 2014

Father's Day will be celebrated this Sunday, 15 June 2014, in the United States and some other countries. Watch a video that teaches that fatherhood is a divine responsibility to be cherished.

Religious and European Union Leaders
Gather in Brussels

News Story — 11 June 2014

Elder José A. Teixeira, president of the Europe Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joined 18 high-level religious leaders in Brussels this week for a meeting with leaders of the European Union (EU). It is the first time a representative of the Church was invited to attend.

Church Responds to Church Discipline Questions

Church Statement — 11 June 2014

The Church issued a statement today in response to questions from the news media regarding Church discipline.

How Do Mormon Missionaries Learn Foreign Languages? NPR Explains

Blog Post — 9 June 2014

A piece from National Public Radio (NPR) details how missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learn languages at the faith’s missionary training center in Provo, Utah.

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Celebrates
170 Years in French Polynesia

Photo Essay — 3 June 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from Mormonnewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world.

Graduation Ceremonies Held for Newly-trained Filipino Carpenters

News Story — 2 June 2014

Graduation exercises were held in the Philippines for 620 carpenters who are building shelters following Typhoon Haiyan, locally called Yolanda. Family members and friends of the trainees attended graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, in Ormoc and Thursday, 29 May, in Tacloban.

Church Reaches Milestone in Vietnam

News Release — 30 May 2014

The Vietnamese government has officially recognized what is known as the Interim Representative Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vietnam. This Interim Representative Committee consists of three Vietnamese Church leaders (the Hanoi district president and the two Ho Chi Minh City branch presidents).

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 29 May

Blog Post — 29 May 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.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Mormons Mark 170th Anniversary of the Church in the South Pacific

News Release — 23 May 2014

This weekend [23-24 May] members and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Mormons] in French Polynesia will celebrate the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the faith’s first missionaries in the South Pacific.  

Elder Oaks Discusses Religious Freedom
with KSL 5 NewsRadio

News Story — 23 May 2014

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently discussed the importance of religious freedom with Grant Nielsen and Amanda Dixon of KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City.

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Helping Hands Aid Fire Victims in Chile

Photo Essay — 23 May 2014

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are providing ongoing cleanup efforts following a devastating wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in Valparaiso, Chile.

Why Religion Matters: The Ground We Walk On

Commentary — 22 May 2014

Every day we walk on ground we seldom notice. It’s just there, underneath us, supporting our feet as we go about our days learning, working and worshiping. Though often unseen, the ground of our lives is full of religious meaning.

Online Collections of Civil War Records Updated for Memorial Day

News Story — 22 May 2014

If you have an ancestor who served in the American Civil War, it may now be easier to find information about that relative online with newly released Civil War historic records collections.

FamilySearch Unveils New
Photo-Scanning System

News Story — 19 May 2014

“I want to tell the stories of my mother’s family,” explained Jackie Zhang, a native of China. Zhang utilized the services of the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to begin her family organization online.

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Helping Hands in the Philippines Volunteer for a Day of Service

Photo Essay — 16 May 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from Mormonnewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos from the Philippines National Day of Service.

Mormon Apostle Joins Faith Leaders to Honor Rabbi Sacks

Blog Post — 16 May 2014

Elder D. Todd Christofferson joined several prominent religious leaders Thursday night in New York City to pay tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who received the prestigious Canterbury Medal from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 14 May 2014

Blog Post — 14 May 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to show 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.

Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers
Participate in Arkansas Tornado Cleanup

News Story — 13 May 2014

Jason Rowland owns a tree service in central Arkansas and was among other Mormon volunteers who showed up in western Pulaski County over the weekend to clean up debris from a devastating tornado that hit the region on 27 April 2014. 

Church Continues to Monitor Mormon Missionary Safety in Ukraine

News Release — 9 May 2014

Due to ongoing uncertainty in Ukraine, 67 missionaries formerly serving in the Ukraine Donetsk Mission who had previously been transferred to other areas within Ukraine will be reassigned to missions within their home countries to complete the remainder of their service.

#ItWasMom: New Church Video
Honors Mothers

News Story — 8 May 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a Mother’s Day initiative Wednesday to celebrate the divine calling of mothers and women around the world. The initiative includes a YouTube video titled “It Was Mom,” which depicts all that a mother does for her children.

Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World

Blog Post — 7 May 2014

The Church has maintained official Facebook and Google+ pages on the behalf of Church leaders for some time now. Some senior Church leaders will now be using those channels and Twitter to personally share their words, thoughts and teachings.

Church Dedicates Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, 143rd in the World

News Release — 4 May 2014

The Church’s 143rd temple and Florida’s second was dedicated on Sunday, 4 May 2014. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided over the dedicatory services.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 2 May

Blog Post — 2 May 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to show 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.

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