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VIDEO: Mormonism Is a Christ-Centered, Global Faith

Video — 24 January 2014

Did you know that Mormons are guided by basic tenets, such as a belief in Jesus Christ and a focus on family? This new video from the Church lists these facts and more for those not familiar with the faith.

Church Says Existing Alcohol Laws Benefit Utah

News Release — 21 January 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today released the following information that includes a video interview with Elder D. Todd Christofferson and a whiteboard animation which explain the Church's position on existing Utah alcohol laws.

Evangelical and Mormon Leaders
Gather in Tabernacle to
Promote Faith and Religious Freedom

News Story — 21 January 2014

Evangelist Dr. Ravi Zacharias addressed topics of faith, family and religious freedom during a gathering on Temple Square. “We must build our lives on things that are eternal,” he said.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 17 January

Blog Post — 17 January 2014

Mormonnewsroom.org pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to serve the communities in which they live.

Arizona Governor Brewer Visits Gilbert Temple

Blog Post — 17 January 2014

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the new Gilbert Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with legislators, local government and religious leaders, and educators. She visited the temple during an open house and luncheon with Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy.

New Mormon Mission Presidents for 2014

Blog Post — 16 January 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced 122 new mission presidents who will begin serving in July.

Gilbert Arizona Temple Opens for Visitors

News Release — 15 January 2014

The Gilbert Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours on Saturday, January 18 through Saturday, 15 February 2014.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Mormons Mobilise After Devastating Cyclone Hits Tonga

News Release — 14 January 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is rushing emergency supplies from Tongatapu to the island group of Ha’apai following the weekend’s devastating cyclone.

Iowa Governor Declares 16 January Religious Freedom Day in His State

Blog Post — 14 January 2014

Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined Catholic, Hindi and Presbyterian leaders in Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s office last week as he signed a proclamation that declares 16 January as Religious Freedom Day in his state. In the proclamation, Governor Branstad notes that Iowa has a “long history of welcoming and protecting people of divergent faiths by allowing them to live according to their own beliefs.”

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced

News Release — 13 January 2014

The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Instructs Leaders on Same-Sex Marriage

Official Statement — 10 January 2014

Following recent court actions bearing on same-sex marriage, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles today sent the following instructions and guidance to congregational leaders throughout the United States. Leaders were asked to share this information with their members in appropriate settings.

Church Historian Receives Prestigious History Award

News Release — 7 January 2014

Richard E. Turley, Jr., assistant historian and recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has received national recognition for his contributions to public history. The 2013 Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association (AHA) was given to Turley during the association’s 128th annual meeting, 2-5 January 2014, in Washington, D.C

Church Community Helps Refugees in Utah

Featured Story — 3 January 2014

After wandering, of running, of confinement in refugee camps and of escaping, some very fortunate asylum seekers receive their first gift in Salt Lake City, Utah — a bed, complete with a mattress and a hand-tied quilt, as a symbolic beginning to their resettlement in the United States of America.

Dramatic Increase in the Number
of Church Missionaries
Highlights 2013

Photo Essay — 30 December 2013

The announcement by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the October 2012 general conference forever impacted missionary work worldwide.

Church Missionaries Provide Cleanup of Historic Site in Cambodia

News Story — 27 December 2013

More than 100 Mormon missionaries participated in a Christmas service project to help clean the grounds of the Choeung Ek Memorial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The missionaries from six countries donated 200 service hours.

Nativities around the World

Photo Essay — 23 December 2013

Latter-day Saint congregations in the United States and overseas hosted thousands of nativity displays during the Christmas season depicting biblical accounts of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The nativities from around the world bear testimony of the divinity of the Savior's birth.

Church Statement on Court Ruling
Regarding Same-Sex Marriage in Utah

Official Statement — 20 December 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the court ruling on same-sex marriage in Utah.


Elder David Archuleta Shares Musical Talents in Christmas Concert in South America

Blog Post — 18 December 2013

One of the more well-known members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who is serving a mission, Elder David Archuleta, sang in the recent Santiago Chile Temple Christmas Concert.

Mormon Newsroom Is Now on Instagram

Blog Post — 18 December 2013

Mormon Newsroom is now on Instagram, a social media photo and video sharing site. One of the page’s first videos, embedded below, provides a glimpse of this year’s Christmas lighting ceremony at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Washington D.C. Temple. 

VIDEO: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Examines Mormon Missionary Expansion

Blog Post — 16 December 2013

A new video report from Religion and Ethics Newsweekly examines the growth of the ranks of Mormon missionaries — from 58,000 in October 2012 to 82,000 today — since the age requirements to serve were lowered. Young men can now serve at 18 instead of 19, and young women can serve at 19 instead of 21.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square Host Annual Christmas Concert

News Release — 13 December 2013

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square welcomed American soprano Deborah Voigt and British actor John Rhys-Davies for their annual Christmas concerts in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Mormon Leaders Encourage a Christ-Centered Christmas

News Release — 10 December 2013

“Giving, not getting, brings to full bloom the Christmas spirit,” said Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Church’s annual Christmas devotional in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, 8 December 2013.

Visitors’ Center Reopens at Mexico City Temple

News Release — 9 December 2013

More than 20,000 guests have visited The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Mexico City Temple Visitors’ Center since it reopened to the public on 23 November 2013.

Latin America Christmas Program on Temple Square Celebrates Birth of Christ

News Release — 9 December 2013

Nearly 1,000 cast and crew members performed in the annual Latin Christmas program in the historic Tabernacle on Temple Square to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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