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Church Reemphasizes Political Neutrality

News Story — 6 December 2007

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today re-emphasized its long-standing position of party political neutrality in response to a large number of calls from the news media over the past few days. The statement of political neutrality has been posted on the Church’s Newsroom web site for the past year and has been widely disseminated to journalists.

LDS Church Provides Emergency Relief to Northwest Flood Victims

News Story — 5 December 2007

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing immediate emergency aid to victims of the recent flooding across western Washington and Oregon. Local church leaders are working and coordinating closely with county and state disaster response agencies and with the American Red Cross. Three church buildings in the Centralia, Washington, area are being temporarily used as Red Cross shelters.

Church Organization for Children Serves as Support for Parents

News Story — 5 December 2007

Parents everywhere are competing for the attention of their children with an avalanche of information on television, the Internet and cell phones, sometimes making it even more difficult to teach values, morals and traditions in the home.

First Presidency Sends Christmas Message

News Story — 3 December 2007

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Church’s highest governing body — delivered its traditional Christmas message last night to over 21,000 people at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City and to millions across the globe watching via satellite or on BYU Television.

Brazilian Senate Honors Church and Its Members

News Story — 30 November 2007

At a time when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States faces heightened interest from American media and public forums about its history, beliefs and practices, the Brazilian Senate has just held a special session to honor the 80-year presence of the Church in Brazil.

Temple Square Shines to Commemorate the Birth of Christ

News Story — 27 November 2007

During the Christmas season, 10 acres in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City will sparkle with millions of lights, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing for 100,000 people and a Christmas devotional will be broadcast throughout the world from the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — all to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The New Face of Global Mormonism

News Story — 21 November 2007

An article by Washington Post London bureau Chief Mary Jordan explores the reasons behind the 10% annual growth rate of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nigeria. 

Lifting the Lives of Others on Thanksgiving

News Story — 21 November 2007

 This Thanksgiving when hundreds of homeless and needy people gather at the Salvation Army soup kitchen in Huntsville, Alabama, they will be treated to more than just a hot holiday meal.

Aspirations, Lobbying are Absent From Church Leadership Process

News Story — 19 November 2007

The simplicity of the succession to two of the highest offices in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was highlighted last month with the appointment of President Henry B. Eyring as a counselor in the First Presidency and the naming of Elder Quentin L. Cook as a new apostle.

Of Chapels and Temples: Explaining Mormon Worship Services

News Release — 15 November 2007

Recent research, supported by anecdotal evidence from a variety of sources, including conversations with prominent editorial boards, show that many people know little about what a Mormon worship service looks like. And unfortunately, many think they are not invited or welcome to attend church with the Latter-day Saints, where they could see for themselves how Mormon worship is focused on Jesus Christ.

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