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“Mormon Studies” and the Value of Education

Commentary — 2 November 2007

Survey research shows that most Americans know little, and understand even less, about the doctrines and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That condition should change as the Church increasingly becomes a topic of scholarly study.

Mormons Continue Helping Neighbors After California Fires

News Story — 1 November 2007

The Riley family, of Brentwood Street in Lake Arrowhead, California, is one among many families who lost their homes to the ravages of recent wildfires. Brentwood was described as a local street that “lost the battle of the blaze,” and now the Rileys and other people in the community are returning to inspect their losses.

Church Hosts Genealogy Event in Hong Kong

News Story — 31 October 2007

“Every family has its unique and interesting stories,” explained Christine Loh, chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Civic Exchange and a participant in the recently held Genealogy and Family History Exhibition at the Hong Kong Central Library.

Thousands of Mormon Volunteers Reach Out to the Community

News Story — 30 October 2007

Now that more fires are contained and many of the evacuees of the California wildfires are able to return to their neighborhoods, thousands of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are reaching out to those who have lost their homes or sustained property damage. 

New Advertising Approach Continues 30-Year Tradition

Commentary — 26 October 2007

Thirty-some years ago, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began airing public service radio and television spots in support of the family. Highly creative, thought-provoking and often with a touch of humor, the spots were an immediate success.

Mormons in California Provide Thousands of Meals for Evacuees, Firefighters and Police

News Story — 25 October 2007

As the winds in Southern California have started to subside and firefighters accelerate their work combating 17 different fires, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined the relief efforts Tuesday by ensuring evacuees and emergency personnel were fed.

NARA and FamilySearch to Place Major Segments of National Archives Documents Online

News Story — 23 October 2007

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the United States and FamilySearch announced a major program that will digitize, index and place major segments of NARA’s vast records collection online in the coming years.

LDS Church Providing Emergency Relief to California Fire Victims

News Story — 23 October 2007

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing immediate emergency aid to victims of the California firestorms. Six semi-trucks have been dispatched to various evacuee shelters carrying a total of more than 28,000 blankets, 26,000 hygiene kits, processed foods, cots and other supplies. In addition to the relief supplies, 13 large church meetinghouses have been designated as shelters for evacuees.

LDS Church Recognizes Community Leaders for Their Commitment to Family

News Story — 19 October 2007

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints honored a Catholic archbishop for his work to protect traditional marriage and an adoption agency for their efforts to help abused, neglected and abandoned children.

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