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Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Panama and Brazil Temples

News Story — 10 March 2008

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Saturday the dates for public open houses prior to the dedications of new temples in Curitiba, Brazil, and Panama City, Panama.

As Morality in Media Falls, Parents Should Do More, Network Founder Tells NPR

News Story — 10 March 2008

In an interview with National Public Radio recently, philanthropist Sheila Johnson said that moral standards in the media were declining and that parents needed to step up.

Church Releases New Official Portrait of First Presidency

News Story — 7 March 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released today the official portrait of the new First Presidency.

Volunteers Help Restore Town Hit by Earthquake

News Story — 5 March 2008

Over 300 Mormon volunteers endured a whiteout snowstorm on Saturday as they helped residents repair their town following a series of earthquakes. After an initial 6.0 quake 12 days ago, several aftershocks have hit the town, damaging homes and other buildings.

Choir Director Resigns, Interim Director Named

News Story — 4 March 2008

Craig Jessop, renowned music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has resigned from his assignment after over a decade of outstanding service with the choir.

New Web Site Focuses on Life and Teachings of Christ

News Story — 29 February 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new multimedia Web site this week about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The site, JesusChrist.lds.org, was almost a year in the making.

Bishops See National Trend in Mormon Congregations

News Story — 28 February 2008

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a report this week surveying the faith landscape of the United States. Based on interviews with 35,000 Americans, the report finds that religious affiliation in this country is increasingly diverse and fluid.

New Publishing Imprint Set to Boost Mormon Scholarship

News Story — 25 February 2008

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today the establishment of The Church Historian’s Press, a new imprint for publishing works related to the Church’s origin and growth.

Care for the Flock

Commentary — 24 February 2008

Church leaders are always saddened when an individual, whether through his or her actions or personal choices, decides to leave the Church.  A welcoming hand of fellowship is always extended to those who wish to return at anytime. 

Academic Interest in Mormonism Rises

News Story — 22 February 2008

Mormonism as a subject of scholarly interest was for many years explored by Latter-day Saint researchers and a small number of non-Mormon scholars, but now the field is attracting more academic attention.

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