News Releases

Church Recognized at California Mormon History Day

An inaugural event celebrating California Mormon History Day was held May 21 at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California. 

Civil Society: The Art of Human Connection

By encouraging people to get outside themselves, civil society guards against isolation. No culture, regardless of how advanced, can prosper without cultivating trust and cooperation among its citizens. The wealth of a society is measured by its social capital — the human connections that bridge differences and enable understanding.

HISTORY® Partners With FamilySearch on Freedmen's Bureau Project

FamilySearch International, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is partnering with HISTORY® to give its Freedmen’s Bureau Project a final push. 

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visits Childhood Home in Czech Republic

President Dieter F.  Uchtdorf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ First Presidency and his wife, Harriet, recently visited President Uchtdorf’s childhood home in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Missionary Dress Guidelines Revised to Help Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Dress guidelines for missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been revised for men and women serving in areas around the world impacted by mosquito-borne viral diseases.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | May 19, 2016

“Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right” presents several recent news articles, blog posts or videos that provide accurate and fair reporting on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as those that misrepresent the faith to readers.

President Uchtdorf Creates First Stake in Czech Republic

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints returned to the country of his birth on May 15, 2016, to create the first stake (a collection of local congregations) in the Czech Republic.

VIDEO: Reaching Out to Refugees—Be a Sincere Friend

LDS Charities has published video vignettes for its "Give Back" series that show how some members are already reaching out to refugees.

Bishop Waddell Gives Comfort Following Massive Earthquake in Ecuador

“It looks like a war zone,” said Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after looking at the effects of a recent earthquake in Ecuador.

New Volume of ‘The Joseph Smith Papers’ Released by Church