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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites |14 May 2013

Blog Post — 14 May 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 Delegation Encourages Religious Dialogue at International Conference

Blog Post — 14 May 2013

Four delegates of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a worldwide conference on religion and culture held on 10-12 May 2013 in Skopje, Macedonia, and encouraged participants to find common ground with those of different religions and cultures.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | May 9

Blog Post — 9 May 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 Donates More Than 1 Million Pounds of Food to Top Hunger-Relief Organization

News Release — 9 May 2013

Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, announced a more than 1 million-pound food donation by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thursday.   

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right |
8 May 2013

Blog Post — 8 May 2013

This edition of "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right" features a story from Utah about the Church honoring the Sisters of Saint Benedict in Ogden, an article about the Church in Cincinnati and a report from Missouri about Mormon youth who attend the Church's youth seminary program.

 

Angel Moroni Statue Placed on Ogden Temple

News Release — 7 May 2013

Construction crews placed an angel Moroni statue atop the Ogden Utah temple temple spire Tuesday morning. The 14-foot, 2-inch figure is the same statue that topped the temple before it was closed. The statue was removed at the beginning of the project and completely reconditioned.

Homage to the Home:
Why Society Needs Strong Families

Commentary — 6 May 2013

We hear it all the time: “The family is the basic unit of society.” But do we, as a society, really think about what that means? The bonds between husband and wife, parents and children, are so firmly planted in history and experience that we often take them for granted — until, as happens from time to time, those bonds break down.

Mormons Donating 400,000 Trees to Haiti

News Release — 3 May 2013

It was a perfect pairing: Agriculture Day, Haiti’s national holiday, a time when Haitians are encouraged to do volunteer work, coupled with planting nearly 25,000 trees donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 1,800 Mormons and their neighbors turned out to plant the much-needed resource.

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Donating 400,000 Trees in Haiti

Photo Essay — 3 May 2013

“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 related to the Church's efforts to plant 400,000 trees in Haiti.   

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | May 2

Blog Post — 2 May 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.

Students Give Book of Mormon Presentation at Yale Divinity School

Blog Post — 30 April 2013

Two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) gave a presentation on the Book of Mormon to the Yale Divinity School in January.

Mormonism in Pictures: Family History | 30 April 2013

Photo Essay — 30 April 2013

“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 related to family history research.

VIDEO: Mormon-GAVI Alliance Saves Lives With Immunizations

Blog Post — 26 April 2013

As part of World Immunization Week, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) — an organization that has prevented close to six million deaths through immunizations — posted a video about its partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

Church Issues Statement on Boy Scouts of America

News Release — 25 April 2013

For 100 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has enjoyed a strong, rewarding relationship with Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Recently, BSA has been reviewing a possible policy change in its standards for membership and leadership.  Now that BSA has finished its review process and has proposed a resolution for consideration, the Church has issued a statement.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 24

Blog Post — 24 April 2013

Today's Getting It Right includes stories about the importance of interfaith relationships for Mormons and weekly community service for Mormon missionaries.

Church Helps Find Jobs for Thousands Worldwide

News Story — 24 April 2013

LDS Employment Resource Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers multi-faceted support to individuals in need of work. As part of those services, the Church operates 117 employment resource centers that provide training, networking, hands-on experience and encouragement to job seekers.

Apostle Encourages New Zealand Latter-day Saints to Have a Christlike Attitude

Blog Post — 24 April 2013

An apostle and members of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited Mormons in the South Pacific recently.

Family History Volunteers Reach Billion-Record Milestone

News Release — 22 April 2013

In less than seven years, volunteers have added one billion searchable records to the free family history website provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch.org.

VIDEO: Engineering Feat Puts Future Provo City Center Temple on 'Stilts'

News Story — 18 April 2013

For the past several months, Provo, Utah, residents have had a unique sight in their midst: the nearly seven-million-pound exterior of a 112-year-old building standing on 40-foot-high steel stilts. 

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | April 18

Blog Post — 18 April 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.

FamilySearch.org Redesign Includes Shareable Photo, Story Options

News Release — 16 April 2013

A new version of FamilySearch.org makes family history research more interactive and conveniently collaborative, with added social media, photo and story elements that create a more personal family history experience for each user.

VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Mormon Missionary in London

Video — 12 April 2013

MormonNewsroom.org has published a video that gives a glimpse into the daily life of missionaries in London and the selfless service they give. Their packed daily schedules include teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, community service, study and exercise.

Serious Discussion on Religious Liberty

Blog Post — 12 April 2013

This week, scholars from across the country gathered at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, for a two-day conference entitled “Religious Liberty in an Age of Change.”  They offered opinions and experiences in debate that exemplified serious and respectful conversation on the topic. 

Mormon Seminary Reaches Enrollment High

News Story — 12 April 2013

Enrollment for seminary, the youth religious education program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has increased some 4 percent in the past year to reach over 390,000—the highest enrollment ever. Seminary is a four-year religious educational program for high school-age students run by the Church.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | April 10

Blog Post — 10 April 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 Pictures: April 2013 General Conference

Photo Essay — 9 April 2013

“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 Church's 183rd Annual General Conference, which took place last Saturday and Sunday in Salt Lake City.

Distinguished Religious Freedom Scholars to Participate in UVU Conference

Blog Post — 8 April 2013

The challenges and erosions of religious freedom are concerns voiced by scholars and shared by many faiths around the world. A religious freedom conference at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, 9 and 10 April will feature some of the United States’ foremost scholars on the topic.

Church Launches “I’m a Mormon” Media Campaign in UK and Ireland

News Release — 8 April 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched an integrated "I'm a Mormon" media campaign in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

New Temples Announced for Cedar City, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

News Release — 6 April 2013

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build temples in Cedar City, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today during the Saturday morning session of the faith’s 183rd Annual General Conference. Exact locations of the temples will be announced at a later date.

New General Authority Callings and Releases Announced

News Release — 6 April 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced eight new General Authorities and 59 Area Seventies, at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church’s 183rd Annual General Conference this weekend.

First Presidency Announces New Young Women General Presidency

News Release — 6 April 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new Young Women General Presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the faith’s 183rd Annual General Conference today.

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 183rd Annual General Conference

News Release — 6 April 2013

General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City and reaching a global audience estimated to be in the millions. 

2012 Statistical Report for 2013 April General Conference

News Release — 6 April 2013

The First Presidency has issued the following statistical report of the Church as of 31 December 2012.

Top Mormon Women Leaders Provide Their Insights into Church Leadership

News Release — 5 April 2013

The general presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently participated in a conversation covering a number of topics relating to women in the Church.

First Presidency Expresses Condolences
At Passing of Patriarch Eldred G. Smith

News Release — 5 April 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today on the passing of Eldred G. Smith, who served as Patriarch to the Church from 1947 to 1979.

Church Adjusts Mission Organization to Implement "Mission Leadership Council"

News Release — 5 April 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making adjustments to the way its 405 missions are organized, to better utilize the skills and abilities of all missionaries in training and leadership.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 4

Blog Post — 4 April 2013

In today's Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right, we include a commentary from one Latter-day Saint who explains the meaning behind the Church's full name (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Pointing to the portion of the Church’s name that says “The Church of Jesus Christ,” this member writes: “Jesus Christ is the central figure of our church. We believe him to be our Savior and the Son of God.”

Mormonism in Pictures:
Young Women of the Church | April 4

Photo Essay — 4 April 2013

“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.

KUTV: Mormon Family of Four Receives Mission Calls on Same Day

Blog Post — 3 April 2013

Since President Thomas S. Monson announced lower age requirements for missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last October, more men and women are applying to serve. Among them is a family of four (a mother and her three children), who, as KUTV in Salt Lake City reports, received their mission calls on the same day.

Church’s 183rd Annual General Conference Approaches

News Release — 3 April 2013

More than 100,000 Church members, friends and invited guests are expected to attend the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions more will watch or listen to conference via television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts. Five sessions will be held Saturday and Sunday, 6 – 7 April 2013, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Mormon Young Women
Counseled to 'Be Not Moved'

News Release — 1 April 2013

At the annual General Young Women Meeting Saturday night, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged young women to remain firm in their beliefs when they encounter difficulty and opposition, to “stand...in holy places, and be not moved” (D&C 87:8).

Mormons Join Other Christians Around The World to Celebrate Easter

News Story — 30 March 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates Easter with the rest of the Christian world this weekend, remembering the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Church’s First Presidency released  this Easter message:

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 30

Blog Post — 30 March 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 Apostles Make Visits to Japan, Guam, Europe, Haiti, Ivory Coast and Central America

Featured Story — 29 March 2013

Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traverse the globe to meet with Mormons, view Church progress firsthand, train Church leaders, develop relationships with government and civic leaders and, most importantly, to be “special witnesses of the name of Christ in all the world” (D&C 107:23).

Church Secures Use of Additional Buildings for Missionary Training

News Release — 27 March 2013

To better accommodate the recent increase in new missionaries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding its missionary training operations by securing the use of additional buildings near the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC).

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 26

Blog Post — 26 March 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 | March 26

Blog Post — 26 March 2013

In this edition of "Getting It Right," we feature a story from Associated Press reporter Brady McCombs, who writes about last week's RootsTech 2013. RootsTech is a family history conference hosted by FamilySearch, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. McCombs correctly notes that “the focus on genealogy by Mormons is rooted in their belief that families should be the focal point of their lives, and that family relationships continue into eternity.”

Church Reaffirms Position on Marriage
Following Supreme Court Hearing

News Release — 26 March 2013

In response to media requests, a statement was issued Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Uchtdorf Meets With Honduras President Porfirio Lobo

Blog Post — 25 March 2013

Two days prior to the dedication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' first temple in Honduras, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the Church's First Presidency, had breakfast with Honduras President Porfirio Lobo.

Family History Conference to Draw Over 5,000 Attendees

News Release — 20 March 2013

Thousands of genealogists will gather in Salt Lake City this week for RootsTech 2013, the largest family history conference in the United States. The conference runs Thursday through Saturday, and is hosted by FamilySearch, a non-profit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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