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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Easter Concert to Feature Handel’s Messiah

Blog Post — 12 March 2014

In a very rare performance, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will present Handel’s Messiah in its entirety. The Easter performance will coincide with Good Friday, 18 April, and Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle and will also be the first time in 10 years that the full choir and orchestra will perform at the Easter concert. Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will conduct the event.

Kevin J Worthen J.D. Named
Brigham Young University’s 13th President

News Release — 11 March 2014

Kevin J. Worthen JD will become the 13th president of Brigham Young University (BYU), replacing Dr. Cecil O. Samuelson, effective 1 May 2014.  Worthen will replace Dr. Cecil O. Samuelson, who has served as the 12th president of BYU for the past 11 years.

Generations Connect Through
Personal Histories and Life Stories

News Release — 11 March 2014

“In all of us,” wrote Alex Haley, author of the popular novel Roots (based on his own family history), “there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage — to know who we are and where we have come from.”

Why Religion Matters: Making Selves Out of Others

Commentary — 7 March 2014

In this age of falling trust and social disintegration, a return to the sacred commitments of congregations will make our communities more cohesive. When the fabric of society begins to fray, religion with its layered threads of social capital can help bind it together.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 7 March

Blog Post — 7 March 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.

Church History Scholars Meet in Utah to Discuss the Global Reach of Mormonism

News Story — 7 March 2014

Experts on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Utah for a two-day 8th annual Church History Symposium. The event, titled “The Worldwide Church: The Global Reach of Mormonism,” was held at Brigham Young University in Provo and at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Church Issues Statements on Status of Missionaries in Ukraine and Venezuela

News Release — 6 March 2014

The Church has issued statements on the status of missionaries in Ukraine and Venezuela.

VIDEO: New Mormon Message on Bullying
Resonates With Global Audience

Video — 4 March 2014

A new Mormon Messages video that focuses on bullying in the digital age is striking a chord with audiences on the Mormon Channel and on social media channels. The film, produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was posted on the Mormon Channel’s YouTube channel on Friday, 28 February 2014.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 
3 March 2014

Blog Post — 3 March 2014

After working on the story for several months, The New York Times published a 4,500-word article triggered by the surge in numbers of female missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the minimum age for service for women was dropped from 21 to 19.

Mormon Women Leader Speaks to Church Young Adults Worldwide

Blog Post — 3 March 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Relief Society general president, Linda K. Burton, spoke to the faith's young adults (ages 18 to 30) Sunday night. Among other things, Sister Burton encouraged her audience to seek to recognize the divinity of Jesus Christ through personal prayer and inspiration. 

Church Dedicates 142nd Temple

News Release — 2 March 2014

The Church’s 142nd temple and Arizona’s fourth was dedicated on Sunday, 2 March 2014. Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided over the dedicatory services and gave the prayer in the second session.

Mormon Representatives Discuss Church Humanitarian Efforts at the United Nations

News Story — 28 February 2014

Representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed the role of the Church’s global humanitarian outreach efforts at a meeting at the United Nations in New York City on 27 February 2014.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
26 February 2014

Blog Post — 26 February 2014

Salt Lake Tribune reporter Matthew Piper's review of a new Gospel Topics resource at LDS.org about the Latter-day Saint belief in becoming like God is notable because it tackles deep Mormon theology with fairness and care.

Mormon Apostle: Believers Should Join Together to Defend Free Exercise of Faith

News Story — 25 February 2014

In a speech at BYU-Idaho Tuesday, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints suggested three things that Mormons and “all believers everywhere” can do to bolster religion’s role in society.

Mormon Church Leader Speaks About Joseph Smith during Missouri Legal Gathering

Blog Post — 25 February 2014

Emeritus General Authority and general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Lance B. Wickman, was on the Kansas City campus of the University of Missouri earlier this month to speak at a gathering of the Liberty Missouri Stake of the Church and the Alexander W. Doniphan Community Services and Leadership Foundation on 14 February 2014.

Mormon Volunteers Building Homes
for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

News Story — 21 February 2014

Several months after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, relief efforts by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) continue in some of the hardest hit areas of the country.

First Presidency Urges Participation
in Political Process

News Release — 21 February 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) has issued a letter to be read in all Utah congregations, encouraging Latter-day Saints to attend local precinct caucus meetings.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 15 February

Blog Post — 15 February 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 better the communities in which they live.

New Members Announced for
Young Women General Board

News Release — 14 February 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced new members of the Young Women general board, who will help meet the global needs of the organization.

Why Religion Matters: The Longing Within

Commentary — 10 February 2014

Our modern world offers more choices and possibilities than ever before. Science and technology continually expand knowledge, and the diversity of religious worldviews is growing. But in the end we remain the same spiritual creatures. Religion provides a space where purpose and meaning can be sought, found and passed on.

Faiths File Amicus Brief on Marriage Cases
Before Tenth Circuit Court

News Release — 10 February 2014

Five religious organizations, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, filed an amicus ("friend-of-the-court") brief today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Church Making Strides Preserving
African Family Histories

News Story — 8 February 2014

Genealogy experts are experiencing a race against time in Sub-Saharan Africa, an area that spans 36 countries. There is an urgency to collect oral interviews of African genealogy because family historians are aging and some are dying before those family histories can be recorded.

Mormon Women Leaders Announce
International Board Members

News Release — 7 February 2014

Presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announce changes to benefit and unify women's organizations worldwide.

Church's FamilySearch.org Works to Put World’s Historical Records Online in One Generation

News Release — 4 February 2014

RootsTech kicks off this week. FamilySearch.org hosts the worldwide family history event that includes news of a collaborative effort to make available online 5.3 billion historic records.

 

Mormonism in Pictures:
The Gilbert Arizona Temple,
House of the Lord

Photo Essay — 3 February 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 of the newly constructed Gilbert Arizona Temple.

To date, tens of thousands of people from many faiths and walks of life have visited the temple.

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