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Thousands Gather at BYU for Annual Women’s Conference

Blog Post — 1 May 2015

Mormon women gathered on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, on April 30 and May 1, 2015, for the BYU Women’s Conference. The annual two-day event attracts an estimated 15,000 women.

Open House and Rededication Dates Announced for Montreal Quebec Temple

News Release — 30 April 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and rededication dates for the Montreal Quebec Temple. The temple is being renovated.

Apostle Speaks at Historic Religious Freedom Event in Brazil

News Story — 29 April 2015

Elder D. Todd Christofferson told an interfaith group in Brazil — a country recognized by the Pew Research Center as a global leader in religious liberty protections — that "religious freedom is the cornerstone of peace in a world with many competing philosophies."

Church Approves Electronic Method to Submit Tithes and Other Charitable Donations

News Release — 29 April 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has approved an electronic method for members in the United States to pay tithing and submit other charitable donations.  

Elder Richard G. Scott Released from Hospital

News Release — 28 April 2015

Elder Richard G. Scott, who was recently hospitalized with gastrointestinal bleeding, has been released from the hospital this afternoon

Church Provides Donation to Children’s Justice Center in Utah

News Story — 28 April 2015

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints toured the Children’s Justice Center in Salt Lake City and provided the facility with a donation to help families affected by child abuse.

Major Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Church Statement — 25 April 2015

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in Nepal impacted by Saturday’s earthquake and particularly those who have lost loved ones," Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said today.

Ground Broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

News Release — 25 April 2015

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community leaders in Star Valley, Wyoming, on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to break ground for the first temple in Wyoming.

President Uchtdorf Speaks at Religious Symposium at USC

News Story — 24 April 2015

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Harriett, joined religious scholars and leaders of other faiths at the University of Southern California.

In Argentina, Apostle Says Religious Freedom Is Everyone's Concern

News Story — 23 April 2015

A leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) today that religious freedom is not just the concern of religious persons.

In An Open Letter, Faith Leaders Reaffirm Commitment To Marriage And Religious Freedom

News Story — 23 April 2015

More than 30 religious leaders in the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment to marriage and religious freedom in an open letter.

Payson Utah Temple Opens Doors to the Public

News Release — 21 April 2015

The public is invited to visit the newly completed Payson Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house will begin on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Mormons Practice 100 Years of Family Home Evening

News Story — 21 April 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints practice a weekly meeting called family home evening, which has been held throughout the Church for 100 years.

New Mormon Institute of Religion Building Dedicated on Arizona Campus

News Story — 20 April 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and visitors have a new institute of religion and meetinghouse to gather in on the campus at Arizona State University.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 20, 2015

Blog Post — 20 April 2015

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.

Public Invited to Tour Córdoba Argentina Temple

News Release — 14 April 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has invited the public to see inside the faith’s newest temple in Argentina.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 14, 2015

Blog Post — 14 April 2015

This edition of "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features a Salt Lake Tribune report on Latter-day Saint congregations for the hearing impaired, as well as a Washington Post dispatch that details the behind-the-scenes efforts that achieved fairness for all in Utah in regard to religious liberty and LGBT rights.

Religious Freedom and Fairness for All

Commentary — 13 April 2015

A diverse coalition of faith communities, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court to lend its voice on the coming same-sex marriage case. This article explains why the Church has joined the brief.

Open House Tickets for Payson Utah Temple Now Available

Blog Post — 13 April 2015

The Payson Utah Temple opens its doors to the public Friday, April 24 – Saturday, May 23, 2015. Reservations for free open house tickets  are now available.

"Because He Lives" Initiative Spreads Easter Message to Millions

News Release — 8 April 2015

The Church's latest initiative to spread hope through the teachings of Jesus Christ saw significant success during Easter 2015.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 6 April 2015 

Blog Post — 6 April 2015

This weekend thousands shared their online thoughts about their experiences with the five sessions of general conference held on April 4th and 5th.

New Temples Announced: Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire); Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Bangkok, Thailand

News Release — 5 April 2015

President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build new temples in Bangkok, Thailand, Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Photos of the Speakers From the 185th Annual General Conference

News Release — 4 April 2015

News media and bloggers will find high-resolution, downloadable photos of the speakers at the 185th Annual General Conference of the Church on this page. This page will be updated throughout the conference.

New General Authorities, Young Men Presidency and Primary Presidency Changes Announced

News Release — 4 April 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced five new general authorities, a new Young Men general presidency, a new counselor in the Primary general presidency and 53 Area Seventies.

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 185th Annual General Conference

News Release — 4 April 2015

Information regarding the 185th Annual General Conference will be updated on this page throughout the week and weekend. See the links below for news releases, blog posts and photos covering the conference.

2014 Statistical Report for 2015 April General Conference

News Release — 4 April 2015

The First Presidency has issued the following statistical report of the Church as of 31 December 2014.

 

First Presidency 2015 Easter Message

News Story — 3 April 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued its annual Easter message.

President Obama Notes Mormon Efforts with Religious Freedom Laws

News Release — 2 April 2015

President Barack Obama met with Church leaders Thursday night in Salt Lake City and expressed his appreciation for the Church’s leadership role in seeking a balance between religious freedom and nondiscrimination.

In News Interview, Primary Leaders Reflect on Five Years of Service

Blog Post — 2 April 2015

The three women who have led the Primary children for the past five years reflected on their service in a recent interview with the Deseret News.

Faith-Based Media Experiences Revival, Finds New Audiences

Blog Post — 2 April 2015

Hollywood executives are responding to audience demand for more faith-based media, including television shows and movies. 

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 31 March 2015

Blog Post — 31 March 2015

The first session of the 185th Annual General Conference took place on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Thousands of tweets, posts and comments were shared online as women from around the world gathered to listen to Church leaders.

Church Leaders Focus on Family and Service at General Women's Session

News Story — 28 March 2015

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discussed the importance of women’s roles in the home and family and serving others on March 28, 2015. 

Two Faiths Find Common Ground at Vancouver, Washington Easter Concert

News Story — 27 March 2015

On Saturday, March 21 two faith groups joined together in Vancouver, Washington to worship Christ through music. The special two-show concert included a gospel band from Tennessee and the Community AME Zion Choir.

In Post-Storm Vanuatu,
Mormons Quick to Rebuild

News Story — 27 March 2015

Ten days after Cyclone Pam —which uprooted many trees and destroyed up to 90 percent of all buildings in the hardest-hit areas of Vanuatu—local Latter-day Saints had already rebuilt more than 20 indigenous-style homes in their community.  

In a Game of Total Victory
We All Lose

Commentary — 27 March 2015

It has been two months since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called publicly for legislators to pass laws that safeguard religious freedoms while also extending protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. 

Church Shares 'Because He Lives'
Easter Initiative

News Story — 27 March 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched an Easter initiative focusing on the teachings of Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 28, 2015. 

Annual General Conference
Reaches Global Audience

News Story — 26 March 2015

Sessions of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast live from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Unity in Diversity

Commentary — 25 March 2015

Can a church be unified and diverse at the same time? In a global world like ours, where people exchange ideas and culture easier than ever, the better question may be “How can a church survive without unity and diversity?” 

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words |
25 March 2015

Blog Post — 25 March 2015

This week Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words discusses International Women's Day, the Relief Society's birthday and Women's History month.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 24, 2015

Blog Post — 24 March 2015

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.

Church Leaders Visit Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Blog Post — 20 March 2015

While leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were in Japan recently, they met with Caroline Kennedy, United States Ambassador to Japan, at the American Embassy in Tokyo.

Women of the Church Honored in March

News Story — 17 March 2015

Women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being highlighted on Church websites and social media channels in March as part of National Women’s History Month.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Cyclone Pam Update

News Release — 16 March 2015

Latter-day Saint leaders in Port Vila purchased 5,000 personal care kits today to be distributed to the people of Vanuatu.

Brookings Institution Panels Discuss Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination

News Release — 16 March 2015

The Brookings Institution and the Deseret News hosted a forum on Monday, March 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C. to discuss religious liberty and anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community. 

Late 2015 Opening for New Temples

News Release — 13 March 2015

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, celebration and dedication dates for the Mexico City Mexico and Tijuana Mexico Temples.

Explaining Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights

News Release — 12 March 2015

A non-legal explanation gives Latter-day Saints and others a better understanding of decisions behind passing the 2015 Utah bill on religious liberty and LGBT rights.

Church Donates 'Meet the Mormons' Proceeds to the American Red Cross

News Release — 12 March 2015

LDS Charities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave a $1.8 million donation to the American Red Cross Thursday from the proceeds of “Meet the Mormons,” a film the Church released last October.

Church Applauds Passage of Utah Senate Bill 296

News Release — 12 March 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today regarding the passage of Utah Senate Bill 296.

VIDEO: New Mormon Message Focuses on the Ten Commandments

Blog Post — 11 March 2015

The Mormon Channel, which produces video and audio materials primarily for Latter-day Saints, today released a new video, titled “Obedience to the Ten Commandments.” This production is based on an April 2013 general conference talk by Elder L. Tom Perry of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 

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