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Chicago Newspapers Report on Church as Spotlight Continues

News Story — 15 October 2007

Two Chicago daily newspapers have become the latest major media outlets to take a close look at members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as public interest in Mormon beliefs and practices remains high.

Real Differences, Real Similarities and Biblical Christianity

Commentary — 11 October 2007

“Are Mormons Christian?” “Do Mormons believe in a ‘different’ Jesus?” These have been common questions in religious discussions, in the news media and among acquaintances.

10,000 Volunteers Sought to Put Mexican, Other Latin American Family History on Web

News Story — 11 October 2007

FamilySearch - the world's largest repository of genealogical records - is calling for 10,000 volunteers who can read both English and Spanish to help index Mexican, Argentine and other Latin American records for the Internet.

Countrywide Mormon Helping Hands Project Benefits Schools in Brazil

News Story — 9 October 2007

Over 60,000 Brazilians worked together on Brazil's Independence Day under the banner of "Mormon Helping Hands" - a service program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make much-needed repairs at 284 schools throughout the country.

Church President Names New Leaders

News Story — 7 October 2007

The two newest members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of Twelve Apostles spoke publicly at a news conference yesterday of their personal feelings on being asked to serve in the highest governing bodies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New Presidency of the Seventy Sustained

News Story — 6 October 2007

Elder Claudio R.M. Costa, Elder Steven E. Snow and Elder Walter F. Gonzalez were all sustained (affirmed) by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as new members of the Presidency of the Seventy in the Saturday morning session of the 177th Semiannual General Conference.

Church Headquarters Prepares for Worldwide Conference

News Story — 5 October 2007

The headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints becomes a beehive of activity in the days preceding its worldwide general conference.

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.

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