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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. And when we all have our own say, communities are better for it. Engaging our differences makes life harder, but also more worth living. 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 and ‘Sesame Street’ Muppets™ Headline Christmas Concerts

News Release — 16 October 2014

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have announced their guest artists for their annual Christmas concerts. Broadway star Santino Fontana and the “Sesame Street” Muppets™ will join the choir for several concerts in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on 11, 12 and 13 December 2014.

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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