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Mormon Missionaries Find Family Roots in India

News Release — 25 June 2007

Jordan Matthew Barr and Benjamin Ajay Kwame Reichert had never met prior to their mission, but their assignment to India would take them both back to the country they were born in and where they would discover the parallels of their background.

Mormon Missionaries

News Release — 25 June 2007

Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ voluntarily serve at their own expense for one to two years, responding to a call from the president of the Church to work in any of nearly 350 geographic areas of the world.

Mormon Declines Scholarship to Serve Church Mission

News Release — 25 June 2007

Following his required national service obligation in Singapore, Choo Su Jian declined a government scholarship to Oxford University in order to go on a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

History of Missionary Work in the Church

News Release — 25 June 2007

Missionary teaching methods and preparation expanded under the administration of David O. McKay, president of the Church from 1951 until 1970. A seminar for newly called mission presidents was first held in 1961, while a six-lesson teaching plan and an “every member a missionary” program were implemented that same year.

Church President Turns 97

News Story — 23 June 2007

President Gordon B. Hinckley, the oldest man to ever serve as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, celebrated his 97th birthday today by attending the dedication of a new Brigham Young University building named in his honor.

Choir and Orchestra Begin Tour

News Story — 21 June 2007

All this week, heavily loaded semitrailers and smaller trucks have been heading out of Salt Lake City moving east to Toronto and Cleveland with three wide-body jets following today in order to meet up with 11 large buses as part of a carefully developed logistics plan that has been two years in the making.

The Mountain Meadows Massacre

News Story — 19 June 2007

This year marks the 150th anniversary of a tragedy in southern Utah known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The following article, which will appear in the September issue of the Ensign — an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — is being published in advance on Church Web sites because of significant public interest. Richard E. Turley Jr., the author, has spent many years researching the events surrounding the massacre.

Media Focuses Attention on Mormonism

News Story — 18 June 2007

News media interest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has hit new highs in the past 10 days as major television networks, news agencies, newspapers and even a radio program run by bloggers have tried to answer questions about a religion many people still do not understand.

Positioning Church Doctrine — How Mormons See Themselves

Commentary — 15 June 2007

Covering the nuances of religious belief in the news media is no easy task. But it’s even more difficult when the doctrines of a faith group are reported and compared against some other set of beliefs, often with an overtone of conflict or controversy. In those cases, the very real impact of doctrine as a guidepost in the lives of believers is almost always lost.

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