News Releases

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites May 4, 2016 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.

Hundreds Gather at First Canadian Black History Summit

Nearly 500 people recently gathered for the inaugural Canadian Black History Summit held in a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Elder Maynes Shares Insights of Church Restoration at Worldwide Broadcast

Elder Richard J. Maynes encouraged Mormon young adults around the world to follow the example of the faith’s first leader and ask questions, seek truth and find purpose for their lives.

Why We Need to Talk About Faith, Reasonably

We generally avoid controversial topics (such as politics, money or religion) at the dinner table. But this can be problematic because if believers aren't talking faith with family and friends — especially with those who aren't religious — we leave the door of misunderstanding wide open.

Elder and Sister Renlund Discuss Charity at BYU Women’s Conference

Elder Renlund and his wife, Ruth, spoke about charity at the 40th annual BYU Women’s Conference Friday, April 29, 2016, in Provo, Utah.

Church Marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse prevention advocates met with the leader of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Thursday, April 28, 2016, to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The group met in the Relief Society building on Temple Square.

Update: Information in Aftermath of Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

Learn more about recent earthquakes that hit Ecuador and Japan and what Mormons in those areas are doing to help in the relief effort.

Richard E. Turley Jr. Appointed as New Managing Director of Church Public Affairs

The First Presidency has appointed Richard E. Turley Jr. as the new managing director of The Church’s Public Affairs Department. Turley replaces Michael Otterson, who had previously announced that he would retire on August 31 of 2016.

Construction Milestone Reached for Star Valley Wyoming Temple

A small crowd gathered near Afton, Wyoming, for the placement of the angel Moroni statue atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is currently under construction. 

Presiding Bishop Caussé Dedicates the Palmyra Bishops’ Storehouse

An area of great significance in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the location of the new Palmyra bishops’ storehouse in Manchester, New York. Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé dedicated the 8,000 square foot facility, Saturday, April 16, 2016.