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Boy Scouts and Church Celebrate a Century of Scouting

News Release — 30 October 2013

The great outdoors came inside the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America celebrated 100 years of Scouting together in a program titled “A Century of Honor.”

Catholic Community Services Honors Presiding Bishopric for Humanitarian Work

News Release — 25 October 2013

On Thursday, 24 October, Catholic Community Services (CCS) honored the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with an award for service to others at CCS’ annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner.

Baptist Leader at BYU: Religious Freedom is Threatened

Blog Post — 22 October 2013

A Baptist leader spoke at Church-owned Brigham Young University this week about increasing threats to religious freedom.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, said he believes Mormons and Baptists “may go to jail together.”

Public Invited to Tour Gilbert Arizona Temple

News Release — 21 October 2013

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

Mormonism in Pictures: The Beauty and Purpose of Mormon Temples

Photo Essay — 21 October 2013

Learn about the role of temples in the lives of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in today’s Mormonism in Pictures.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 17 October

Blog Post — 17 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.

Mormon Apostle Celebrates Anniversaries of Church History Sites

Blog Post — 16 October 2013

Apostle Elder M. Russell Ballard recently spoke at events in Kirtland, Ohio, and Liberty Jail in Missouri. Both sites have special significance in the Church’s early history.

From Philippines Mormon Newsroom

Church Expresses Love and Support Following Earthquake in the Philippines

News Release — 15 October 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today following the earthquake in the Philippines:

“We extend our prayers and love to the people of the Philippines as they seek to assess the damage from the recent earthquake and care for the individuals and families affected by this tragedy. We are especially mindful of those who are injured or who have lost loved ones.

“Church leaders are working with local officials to identify and address local needs. All missionaries of the Church serving in this region are safe and accounted for. Several member homes have been destroyed or damaged, and some Church buildings have sustained minor damage from the quake.”

Mormonism in Pictures: October 2013 General Conference

Photo Essay — 9 October 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 Semiannual General Conference.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces 2013 Christmas Concert Guest Artists

News Release — 8 October 2013

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will welcome American soprano Deborah Voigt and British actor John Rhys-Davies for their annual Christmas concerts on 12, 13, and 14 December 2013.

On Faith: Desire to Follow Jesus Christ Fuels Mormon Missionary Work

Blog Post — 7 October 2013

In a commentary this week at the Washington Post’s “On Faith” forum, the Church’s Managing Director of Public Affairs explains that Mormons serve missions because they learn from their youngest years to follow Jesus Christ by serving all people everywhere.

Releases and Callings Announced at October 2013 General Conference

News Release — 5 October 2013

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced various leadership changes at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church’s 183rd Semiannual General Conference being held this weekend.

Photos of the Speakers from the 183rd Semiannual General Conference

News Release — 5 October 2013

News media and bloggers will find high-resolution, downloadable photos of the speakers at the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of the Church on this page.

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

News Release — 5 October 2013

General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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..

 

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