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Missionaries Help Neighbors Save Homes From Fires

News Story — 20 May 2008

Four Mormon missionaries helped save homes in their neighborhood when fires threatened the area last week.

Church Aid Sent to Myanmar

News Story — 19 May 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the United Parcel Service, and Atlanta-based CARE International shipped 142,000 pounds of medical and other supplies to Myanmar yesterday, to aid those affected by a recent cyclone.

Church Responds to California Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Commentary — 16 May 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recognizes that can be an emotional and divisive issue.  However, the Church teaches that between a man and a woman is and that the family is the basic unit of society. Yesterday’s California Supreme Court decision is unfortunate.

How Mormons Deal With Fame

News Story — 15 May 2008

Seventeen-year-old Utah Mormon David Archuleta, one of two finalists in the singing contest  American Idol, is experiencing what many other Latter-day Saint celebrities have faced before him.The Osmonds, golfing great Johnny Miller, singer Gladys Knight, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, snowboarder Torah Bright, author Stephenie Meyer and other high-profile Mormons have all had to deal with questions about their faith and their fame. How do they reconcile the two?

Genealogy Web Site Publishes Civil War Records, Adds Web 2.0 Enhancements

News Story — 15 May 2008

FamilySearch, a genealogy Web site maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced yesterday its agreement with Footnote.com to publish two Civil War-era databases online — the 1860 U.S. Census and the Civil War Pensions Index. The two collections will provide free online access to millions of names of individuals from 1860 to 1865 in the United States.

Newspaper Profiles Latter-day Saint Women

News Story — 13 May 2008

The Salt Lake Tribune recently profiled several women who are leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other female Church members with leading roles in their communities.

Mormons Speak Up to Define Themselves, Their Faith

News Story — 13 May 2008

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tiring of having their religion misunderstood and sometimes confused with other groups, are increasingly speaking up. Cydne Horrocks Watterson, who describes herself as “a Mormon transplant in the Bible Belt,” today shared her experience as a Latter-day Saint living in North Carolina, on WFAE 90.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate station in Charlotte.

Scholars Provide Clarity on Polygamy Story

Commentary — 13 May 2008

There’s a hint of clarity in relation to the news about polygamy.  Two observers — both university professors — see a limit to the confusion about “FLDS” and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Strength of Church in Brazil Celebrated as Curitiba Temple Opens Doors to Public

News Story — 8 May 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had its beginnings in this country in a small German community called Joinville. The handful of early members in the congregation couldn’t have imagined that nearly three-quarters of a century later a Latter-day Saint temple would be constructed less than 100 miles away in the city of Curitiba.

Mormon Students Approach Lifelong Learning

News Story — 7 May 2008

Adam Ruri, the newly elected student body president at Brigham Young University, tried to keep a straight face as he poured a jug of water onto the head of the eighth-grade volunteer standing in front of his peers. 

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