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15 Million Member Milestone Announced at Church's General Conference

News Release — 5 October 2013

President Thomas S. Monson announced that members of the Church now number more than 15 million worldwide. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf offered reasons why the Church may be growing during an “age of waning faith.”

Church President Marks 50 Years of Service

News Story — 4 October 2013

Exactly 50 years ago today, Thomas S. Monson was sustained as the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest presiding body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At age 36, he was the youngest man in 53 years to be called as an apostle.

VIDEO: Impact of the Mormon Missionary
Service Age Change — One Year Later

News Story — 3 October 2013

This week’s general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marks one year since Church President Thomas S. Monson announced lower age requirements for Mormon missionaries. In this video, Elder David F. Evans, executive director of the Church’s Missionary Department, discusses the impact the missionary service age change has had since last October.

Thousands More Mormons Choose Missionary Service

Feature Story — 3 October 2013

Last year's change in mission eligibility ages has impacted the lives of Mormon youth around the world. The number of missionaries serving has swelled to over 80,000.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 3 October

Blog Post — 3 October 2013

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.

Church Leaders Speak About Importance of Keeping Promises to God

News Story — 30 September 2013

Church President Thomas S. Monson and leaders of the Relief Society, the women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke to Mormon women about making and keeping promises to God at the general Relief Society meeting on 28 September.

Mormon Apostle Speaks on
Joseph Smith at Illinois Law Event

News Release — 27 September 2013

Apostle Dallin H. Oaks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said this week that Church founder Joseph Smith’s most lasting contribution to the world is the insight he received in his capacity as a prophet.

Millions to Watch or Hear 183rd Semiannual General Conference

News Release — 24 September 2013

More than 100,000 Church members, friends and invited guests are expected to attend the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Colorado Latter-day Saints Provide Flood Relief

News Story — 24 September 2013

Hundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including missionaries, have been providing help to people impacted by recent flooding in Colorado.

Preparation With Purpose: Life in a
Mormon Missionary Training Center

News Story — 17 September 2013

Each week, young Mormon men and women embark on an 18- to 24-month journey as Mormon missionaries — a global force now numbering a record-high 75,000.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 17 September

Blog Post — 17 September 2013

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.

Polynesian Cultural Center Celebrates 50 Years of Education

Featured Story — 10 September 2013

For 50 years, the Polynesian Cultural Center and BYU-Hawaii have worked hand-in-hand to create a learning environment like no other. Last week, the center welcomed hundreds of former employees back to Laie to celebrate a half-century of culture and education.

Church Launches New Resources on Freedom of Religion

News Release — 10 September 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published new resources today to help people of conscience everywhere understand the importance of protecting religious freedom.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Welcomes James Taylor

News Story — 6 September 2013

This weekend, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcome singer-songwriter James Taylor, the Utah Symphony and thousands of patrons to the Conference Center for the 30th Anniversary Tanner Gift of Music concert series.

Church Publishes Original Documents of
Founder Joseph Smith

News Release — 4 September 2013

This week, the Joseph Smith Papers Project announced the release of the first volume of its Documents series, its eighth published volume overall. The 640-page book features Joseph Smith’s earliest surviving papers, including more than 60 of his revelations.

Church Expresses 'Great Sorrow' with Recent Missionary Deaths

News Release — 4 September 2013

The death of a missionary is felt by every Church member in a deep and personal way, Elder David F. Evans, Executive Director of the Church’s Missionary Department, said today.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 30 August

Blog Post — 30 August 2013

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.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 30 August

Blog Post — 30 August 2013

Today’s “Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right” features a Wall Street Journal article about Church growth and a report out of Alabama about the rising number of Mormon missionaries in that area.

Church Creates 'Introduction to Mormons' Videos

News Release — 28 August 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a series of videos to provide an introduction to the Church, its members, and its various programs and organizations.

Church Leaders Break Ground for a Second Colorado Temple

News Release — 24 August 2013

Ground has been broken for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, one of 171 temples either in operation, under construction or announced in the world.

President Monson Breaks Ground for Mormon Temple in Connecticut

News Release — 17 August 2013

President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined other Mormon and community leaders Saturday to break ground for the Church’s Hartford Connecticut Temple. This temple — Connecticut’s first — will be located on the corner of Farmington Avenue and Melrose Drive in Farmington.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 17 August

Blog Post — 17 August 2013

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.

D.I. Marks 75 Years Serving Workers, Communities

News Story — 16 August 2013

This week, Deseret Industries celebrates 75 years of providing jobs and low-cost goods for those in need. The first location opened 12 August 1938 in downtown Salt Lake City. Take a look back at the organization's roots.

Washington Post Points to Mormon Values of Community Building

Blog Post — 15 August 2013

In a Washington Post opinion piece about social mobility in the United States, columnist Fareed Zakaria says “cities with strong families, civic support groups and a community-service orientation do well on social and economic mobility.” He notes that this is “why Salt Lake City — dominated by Mormons — has mobility levels that compare with” countries in northern Europe that “do better at moving poor people up the ladder than the United States does."

 

 

Mormon Missionary Numbers Reach 75,000 Milestone

News Story — 14 August 2013

Since the October 2012 announcement that men can begin Mormon missionary service at age 18 and women at 19, the ranks of Mormon missionaries have swelled. Prior to the announcement, 58,500 missionaries were serving; as of this week, that number is now 75,000.

D.I. Opens New Utah Store, Celebrates 75 Years

News Release — 14 August 2013

Deseret Industries will celebrate 75 years of operation with the opening of its newest store Thursday.  The Church operates 42 D.I. thrift stores as part of a program to provide employment training to community members.

From United Kingdom Mormon Newsroom

Apostles visit the UK and British Pageant

News Release — 12 August 2013

Three apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with members of the Church in Lancashire to commemorate a rich history of Christianity in the British Isles. Elders Russell M. Nelson, M. Russell Ballard and Jeffrey R. Holland were in the UK to visit with new mission presidents, serving missionaries and Church leaders. 

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 8 August

Blog Post — 8 August 2013

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.

VIDEO: First Groups of Missionaries Complete Training at Mexico Training Center

Video — 7 August 2013

Mormon missionaries will put to use language skills that they learned at the new Mexico Missionary Training Center (MTC) as they head to assigned missions.

Church Opens New Colorado Storehouse, Helping to Feed Hungry

Blog Post — 7 August 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has dedicated an expanded regional bishops’ storehouse in Grand Junction, Colorado. The Church operates over 100 similar storehouses across the United States.

Volunteer Mormon Physicians Help Missionaries Maintain Health

News Story — 1 August 2013

A Salt Lake City-based team of 40 volunteer physicians and mental health professionals work as medical advisers to the ever-increasing numbers of missionaries serving in the 405 worldwide missions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New British Pageant Takes Center Stage

Blog Post — 1 August 2013

A cast and crew of more than 300 volunteers are bringing early Mormon history in England to life in a first-of-its-kind musical production. The British Pageant, "Truth Will Prevail," tells the story of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles.

Mormonism in Pictures: The History of the Church in the British Isles

Photo Essay — 1 August 2013

In today’s Mormonism in Pictures, we feature photos of some significant sites in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 29 July

Blog Post — 29 July 2013

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.

The Relevance of Religion

Commentary — 25 July 2013

The broader questions of religion get lost in narrow cultural divisions. What does religion mean in the actual lives of people? What role does religion play in forming communities? And how do religious beliefs address life’s most difficult problems? Such matters cannot be reduced to mere politics; they are perennial concerns, deeply interwoven in humanity’s rich fabric.

Missionary Injured in Spain Train Accident

News Release — 25 July 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a statement on the condition of a Mormon missionary injured in a train derailment in Spain..

 

Mormonism in Pictures:
Pioneers’ Trek West

Photo Essay — 22 July 2013

This week, as Latter-day Saints and others remember Mormon pioneers' inaugural journey to Utah in July 1847, we feature photos related to that pioneer trek west. Pioneer Day in Utah is held 24 July in honor of the first group of Mormon pioneers who entered the Salt Lake Valley through Emigration Canyon between 22 and 24 July 1847.

Choir Presents Pioneer Day Concert with Stirling, Pacheco

Blog Post — 22 July 2013

Over the weekend, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square presented two concerts held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations in Utah.

Rockwell Exhibit Opens at Church Museum

News Story — 18 July 2013

For the next five months, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will play host to 23 pieces of American cultural history. A free exhibition of oil paintings by famed illustrator Norman Rockwell opens Friday, 19 July, at the Church History Museum.

Church to Host Rockwell Art Exhibit

News Release — 18 July 2013

On Friday, 19 July, a free exhibition of 23 oil paintings by famed illustrator Norman Rockwell will open at the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Live Stream Pioneer Day Concert

Blog Post — 17 July 2013

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will provide a live stream of the Saturday evening edition of its 2013 Pioneer Day concert. Saturday’s show begins at 8:00 p.m. MDT at Motab.org/Pioneer2013; Friday’s show, which will not be aired live, starts at the same time.

Interfaith Choir Holds Concerts for Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado Survivors

Blog Post — 16 July 2013

The Central Saints Chorus, an interfaith choir and orchestra in Oklahoma, held two free concerts over the weekend for victims of the May tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
12 July

Blog Post — 12 July 2013

In this edition of Getting It Right, we include two stories about Mormon missionary work and an article about the volunteer efforts associated with the Church’s Hill Cumorah pageant.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 11 July

Blog Post — 11 July 2013

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.

Mormon Newsroom International Websites Now in 20 Languages

Blog Post — 10 July 2013

Today The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched the Bulgaria Mormon Newsroom, bringing the number of international Mormon Newsroom websites to 58 in 20 languages.

Church Volunteers Assist in Canadian Flood Recovery

Blog Post — 9 July 2013

CTV Lethbridge produced the following story about missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helping with recovery efforts following June’s severe flooding in southern Alberta, Canada.

Detailed Research Key for Church Historic Sites

Featured Story — 3 July 2013

Painstaking research is vital for the dozens of historic sites the Church has developed over the years. Retired historian Don Enders played an integral part in the creation of many of the Church's current sites.

Mormon Apostle Creates
Church’s 100th Stake in Peru

News Release — 2 July 2013

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created the Church’s 100th stake (similar to a Catholic diocese) in Peru on 30 June 2013. The Church has more than 520,000 Mormons in nearly 800 congregations in Peru.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 1 July

Blog Post — 1 July 2013

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.

Church Leader Tosses First Pitch
at Dodgers Game

Blog Post — 1 July 2013

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, threw out the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game Friday night.

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