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Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites June 22, 2016

MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Historic Freedmen's Bureau Project Completed

FamilySearch has announced completion of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project, indexing the names of millions of African Americans collected directly following emancipation. 

Mormon Message: Like a Broken Vessel

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a Mormon Messages video Monday based on an October 2013 general conference talk by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The talk, “Like a Broken Vessel,” addressed depression, something Elder Holland acknowledged he has personally dealt with in his life.

It's World Refugee Day 2016—How Have You Helped?

Today is World Refugee Day, in which we pause to consider the upended lives of some 65 million people around the world. 

Ground Broken on Scouting Complex Named After President Monson

Ground was broken on a Scouting complex in Glen Jean, West Virginia, named after Church President Thomas S. Monson. The state-of-the-art facility will provide hands-on training on the principles of leadership.

VIDEO: A Brief History of LDS Charities

Since 1985, LDS Charities (the humanitarian vehicle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has donated billions of dollars in food, commodities and volunteer hours in the wake of natural and man-made disasters. A new video describes the organization’s 30-year history.

Indonesia Eliminates Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, partners with the United Nations Children's Fund to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world. The disease has been eliminated in Indonesia. 

Tongan Royalty Participate in Polynesian Cultural Center Ceremony

The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), located on the North Shore on the island of Oahu in Laie, Hawaii, welcomed the king and queen of Tonga to honor the country’s heritage and participate in the grand reopening of the Tongan Village.

Why a Spiritual Sabbath Matters for Everyone

A Sabbath sans religion matters because it signals the continued secularization of America, an eventual exhaustion of a people always at work and a creeping disconnection from community.

In Oxford Speech, Elder Oaks Says Governments Should Secure Religious Freedom

“None of us can ignore the importance of religion globally — in politics, conflict resolution, economic development, humanitarian relief, and more,” said Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a lecture Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. Johns College at the University of Oxford.