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Mormons Mark 170th Anniversary of the Church in the South Pacific

News Release — 23 May 2014

This weekend [23-24 May] members and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Mormons] in French Polynesia will celebrate the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the faith’s first missionaries in the South Pacific.  

Elder Oaks Discusses Religious Freedom
with KSL 5 NewsRadio

News Story — 23 May 2014

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently discussed the importance of religious freedom with Grant Nielsen and Amanda Dixon of KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City.

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Helping Hands Aid Fire Victims in Chile

Photo Essay — 23 May 2014

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are providing ongoing cleanup efforts following a devastating wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in Valparaiso, Chile.

Why Religion Matters: The Ground We Walk On

Commentary — 22 May 2014

Every day we walk on ground we seldom notice. It’s just there, underneath us, supporting our feet as we go about our days learning, working and worshiping. Though often unseen, the ground of our lives is full of religious meaning.

Online Collections of Civil War Records Updated for Memorial Day

News Story — 22 May 2014

If you have an ancestor who served in the American Civil War, it may now be easier to find information about that relative online with newly released Civil War historic records collections.

FamilySearch Unveils New
Photo-Scanning System

News Story — 19 May 2014

“I want to tell the stories of my mother’s family,” explained Jackie Zhang, a native of China. Zhang utilized the services of the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to begin her family organization online.

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Helping Hands in the Philippines Volunteer for a Day of Service

Photo Essay — 16 May 2014

“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from Mormonnewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos from the Philippines National Day of Service.

Mormon Apostle Joins Faith Leaders to Honor Rabbi Sacks

Blog Post — 16 May 2014

Elder D. Todd Christofferson joined several prominent religious leaders Thursday night in New York City to pay tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who received the prestigious Canterbury Medal from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 14 May 2014

Blog Post — 14 May 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its 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 better the communities in which they live.

Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers
Participate in Arkansas Tornado Cleanup

News Story — 13 May 2014

Jason Rowland owns a tree service in central Arkansas and was among other Mormon volunteers who showed up in western Pulaski County over the weekend to clean up debris from a devastating tornado that hit the region on 27 April 2014. 

Church Continues to Monitor Mormon Missionary Safety in Ukraine

News Release — 9 May 2014

Due to ongoing uncertainty in Ukraine, 67 missionaries formerly serving in the Ukraine Donetsk Mission who had previously been transferred to other areas within Ukraine will be reassigned to missions within their home countries to complete the remainder of their service.

#ItWasMom: New Church Video
Honors Mothers

News Story — 8 May 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a Mother’s Day initiative Wednesday to celebrate the divine calling of mothers and women around the world. The initiative includes a YouTube video titled “It Was Mom,” which depicts all that a mother does for her children.

Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World

Blog Post — 7 May 2014

The Church has maintained official Facebook and Google+ pages on the behalf of Church leaders for some time now. Some senior Church leaders will now be using those channels and Twitter to personally share their words, thoughts and teachings.

Church Dedicates Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, 143rd in the World

News Release — 4 May 2014

The Church’s 143rd temple and Florida’s second was dedicated on Sunday, 4 May 2014. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided over the dedicatory services.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 2 May

Blog Post — 2 May 2014

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its 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 better the communities in which they live.

Elder Holland Surprises Mormon Youth Preparing for Cultural Event in Fort Lauderdale

Blog Post — 1 May 2014

During a trip to Florida last week, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in Plantation to make a surprise visit to more than 1,200 Latter-day Saint youth. The young men and young women, ages 12 to 18, were at the Fort Lauderdale Stake Center on Saturday, 26 April 2014, to rehearse for the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple cultural celebration.

The Process of Building a Mormon Temple

Background Feature — 30 April 2014

The process of building a Mormon temple is much like the construction of any other building, but it is also unique in many ways because of the significant role temples play in Latter-day Saint theology. This article is about the construction of Mormon temples, of which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates more than 140 across the globe.

Mormon and Seventh-day Adventist Leaders Discuss Faith, Family and Religious Freedom

Blog Post — 30 April 2014

On Thursday, 24 April, Elder L. Tom Perry and Elder Ronald A. Rasband met with senior leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at their worldwide headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Elder Perry and Elder Rasband were warmly received, enjoyed a tour of the faith’s headquarters facilities and discussed opportunities for partnering on religious freedom initiatives.

Bay Area Interfaith Group Honoring
Christ Through Song and Service

News Story — 29 April 2014

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are joining fellow Christians in the Bay Area for a fourth-straight year to honor Jesus Christ through song and service.

Church Releases Preliminary Plans for
Provo MTC Expansion

News Release — 28 April 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing new details on its plans to expand the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah. 

Why Religion Matters: The Salt of Society

Commentary — 24 April 2014

Religion seasons the interactions between strangers, adds flavor to our civic relations and preserves the dear things of our common existence. To be the salt of society means to savor its success.

Church Provides Gift to New American Revolution Museum

Blog Post — 24 April 2014

Construction is beginning on the new Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR) in the historic heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due in part to a gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The $1.5 million donation from the Church was presented to H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman of the museum, on Thursday, 24 April 2014.

Church Partners to Help the Homeless

Blog Post — 23 April 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working with religious and community organizations in Ogden, Utah to improve living conditions for homeless families. In addition to the Church’s donation, the state of Utah has contributed along with several foundations.

Florida Governor Visits Fort Lauderdale Temple

News Story — 22 April 2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott toured the new Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with members of Florida’s congressional delegation, American Jewish Committee leaders in south Florida and local religious leaders.

Church “Because of Him” Easter Message Reaches Millions

Blog Post — 22 April 2014

A weeklong social media effort by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share the Easter story and to give hope through Jesus Christ received worldwide attention. The initiative, titled “Because of Him,” included a YouTube video released in 20 languages. It was viewed more than 5.2 million times since it was posted on Palm Sunday.

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