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Looking Beyond the Surface: A Scholar’s View on Mormonism

Commentary — 5 October 2007

This column has previously pointed out the deficiencies of “sound-bite journalism” in depicting the richness and depth of religious faith. For example, when only glancing at the surface of Latter-day Saint beliefs and the commitment of its members, some people see something curious, different and unusual. But those who look deeper into that very same set of beliefs can find understanding and satisfying explanations.

Church Calls Child Abuse Report Irresponsible

Commentary — 4 October 2007

Yesterday a lawsuit was filed in Oregon charging The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America with ignoring sexual abuses by a former member of the Church.

Church Holds First Online News Conference

News Story — 2 October 2007

Religion writers from around the United States called in or e-mailed questions to Church representatives today in the Church’s first online news conference.

Church Apostle Answers Frequently Asked Questions

News Story — 2 October 2007

A series of video clips in which an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses some of the questions most frequently asked by the news media has been posted on Newsroom today.

Transcript of Interview with Elder M. Russell Ballard

News Release — 2 October 2007

Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — the second highest governing body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — answered questions most frequently asked by the news media.

Church Leader Asks Mormon Women to Study, Pray and Serve

News Story — 1 October 2007

A senior Church leader spoke to millions of women on Saturday at the annual worldwide Relief Society meeting, encouraging them to devote time to study, prayer and service.

Temple in Tonga Open for Public Tours

News Story — 26 September 2007

The doors of the newly refurbished temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, will open to the public on 29 September 2007 and will remain open for tours until 20 October 2007.

Aid Continues to Flow to Peru

News Story — 24 September 2007

Five weeks after an 8.0 earthquake devastated Pisco, Peru, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to work with other organizations to send more relief supplies to the affected area.

New Religion Education Building at ASU

News Story — 19 September 2007

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new 44,000-square- foot building on the campus of Arizona State University — an institute of religion that will serve as a chapel, a classroom and a social center for 4,000 college-age Mormons.

Mormon Athlete Personifies Traits of Mormon Youth

News Story — 17 September 2007

At the age of 20, Australian Torah Bright is a world champion snowboarder and Olympic competitor, finding success in the sport yet avoiding the wild lifestyle that sometimes accompanies the sport. She is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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