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Strength of Latter-day Saint Congregations Celebrated

News Story — 6 June 2008

Those not familiar with terms frequently used by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be confused by some of them. For example, a common phrase is “I’m going to the stake center.” Without more information, that may sound like someone is going to a restaurant. A Latter-day Saint stake, however, is a group of local congregations (called wards and branches) in a geographical area.

Social Media Tools Added to Newsroom

News Story — 6 June 2008

Social media sharing tools were added to the Newsroom Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints yesterday. They enable visitors to the site to easily share Newsroom content on other sites like Digg, Delic.io.us, Facebook, Reddit, Newsvine, Google Bookmarks, and StumbleUpon.

Australian Mormons Donate Four Tons of Food to Needy Families

News Story — 4 June 2008

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints collected grocery items recently for the St Vincent de Paul Society to distribute to families going through hard times. The effort was tied to this year’s Australian National Families Week in May.

Mormons Make Their Voices Heard — Digitally

News Story — 3 June 2008

In an age when the Internet has become a primary way that people communicate, three young Latter-day Saint women endeavor to discuss their faith. They don’t do it in their Sunday best sitting in a church house; they do it sitting in front of a Web cam with a high-speed connection.

President Uchtdorf Meets With European Latter-day Saints in Three Cities

News Story — 2 June 2008

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met with members of the Church and guests last week in Versailles.

Fifth Latter-day Saint Temple in Brazil Dedicated

News Story — 2 June 2008

KSL-NBC Television reported last night on Sunday's dedication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' fifth temple in Brazil. Church president, Thomas S. Monson, and other Church leaders attended the services.

The Religious Experience of Mormonism

Commentary — 1 June 2008

The religious experience of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is based on a spiritual witness from God that inspires both heart and mind, creating an interpersonal relationship directly with the divine.

Hong Kong Mormons Aid Earthquake Victims

News Story — 30 May 2008

Within days of the massive earthquake that rocked the Chinese province of Sichuan earlier this month, over 600 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Hong Kong traveled to a factory in Shenzhen, China, to assemble 10,000 emergency kits for victims.

President Bush Meets With First Presidency

News Story — 29 May 2008

President George W. Bush met with the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this morning at the Church’s headquarters in Salt Lake City.

When National and Faith Leaders Meet

Commentary — 29 May 2008

The first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to meet with an American president was Joseph Smith, in 1839. Smith traveled to the nation’s capital to meet with President Martin Van Buren.

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