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Thousands of Youth Wear Sunday Best to Honor Leader

News Story — 30 January 2008

Preparing for school on Monday morning took a different turn for thousands of teenage Mormon students who, some 12 hours earlier, had learned of the death of their Church president, Gordon B. Hinckley.

New Venue for President Hinckley’s Viewing Announced

News Story — 30 January 2008

The venue for President Gordon B. Hinckley’s viewing on Thursday, 31 January, and Friday, 1 February, has been changed to the Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Conference Center doors will open at 9 a.m. for the viewing and will close at 7 p.m. both days.

Rexburg Temple Dedication Postponed

News Story — 29 January 2008

Due to the planned funeral services for President Gordon B. Hinckley, all events related to the dedication of the Rexburg Idaho Temple will be postponed by one week. This includes the cultural celebration and all dedicatory sessions. All issued tickets will still be valid for the specified event and time indicated.

Beloved Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, Dies at 97

News Story — 27 January 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97.

Mormon Missions Have Lifelong Impact

News Story — 25 January 2008

Instantly recognizable and seemingly ubiquitous, Mormon missionaries are hard to miss. In their neat business attire with name tags and enthusiastic smiles, they are seen in neighborhoods around the world.

Reverence for the Bible

Commentary — 25 January 2008

During the past several years, scholars, religious leaders, journalists and the general public have steadily shown an increased interest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Much of this attention has been focused on the question of whether it is a Christian faith. Central to this inquiry is the Church’s relationship with the Bible. Many have wondered whether Latter-day Saints believe in the Bible at all. Still others have supposed that the Church uses the Bible only when convenient, while shrugging it off as an inessential part of scriptural canon. With so many conflicting voices participating in this discussion, it may seem difficult to know where the Church stands on this issue.

Media Lessons From Slovenia

News Story — 22 January 2008

Twenty-year-old Reggie Cavalier nervously adjusts his tie as he prepares to be interviewed for the Slovenian television network Pop TV. Cavalier, from Pennsylvania, is in the middle of a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His interview for the news program 24 Hours aired nationally last week.

Utah Membership

News Story — 17 January 2008

The net growth in Utah among members of the Church is growing steadily, approaching 1.8 million or 72 percent of the population according to end-of-year 2006 statistics.

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