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Young singles attend dedication of new building in Manchester

News Release — 28 March 2014

Sunday afternoon 16th March saw the dedication of the new Young Single Adult Building in Manchester, England by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve. The 5 storey facility was full from the cultural hall on the top floor to the baptismal font area in the basement, bursting with 570 in attendance and around 100 non-member friends of the young adults.

Why Religion Matters: The Twinned Life of Family and Faith

Commentary — 28 March 2014

The fortunes of family and faith will continue to ebb and flow, as they have in various periods throughout history, but experience shows they will do so joining hands. As the one rises or falls, so will the other. But the course of history is not predetermined; it is chosen. And those choices have long trajectories.

Mormon Auxiliary Leaders Prepare for General Women’s Meeting

News Release — 26 March 2014

Women leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the first-ever general women’s meeting at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The general women’s meeting is for women, young women, and girls 8 years old and older.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Mormon Temple
Opens to Visitors

News Release — 26 March 2014

The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours beginning Saturday, 29 March, and extending through 19 April 2014, excluding Sundays.

Judge Describes UK Court Case as "Abuse of Legal System"

News Release — 20 March 2014

A district judge in Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom today dismissed a private prosecution brought against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for alleged fraud and described it as "an abuse of the process of the court."

Missionaries Who Are Not Citizens of Venezuela
Have Transferred Out of Country

News Release — 17 March 2014

Due to the unrest in Venezuela, the Church has transferred missionaries who are not Venezuelan citizens to other missions in South America. However, more than 500 Venezuelan missionaries continue to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in their native country.

Mormon Channel Reaching a Global Audience

Featured Story — 14 March 2014

Efforts are underway to expand the popular Mormon Channel, the official media channel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of listeners and viewers enjoy the content being produced and broadcast in English and Spanish.

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.

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.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 
30 January 2014

Blog Post — 30 January 2014

This edition of Getting It Right features a Time.com post that neglects key facts about Mormons’ understanding of the Bible, a rabbi’s lessons learned from touring a Mormon temple, a Los Angeles Times feature on a Mormon pursuing an Olympic dream, and the Church bringing relief to wheelchair users in Trinidad and Tobago.

VIDEO: Mormonism Is a Christ-Centered, Global Faith

Video — 24 January 2014

Did you know that Mormons are guided by basic tenets, such as a belief in Jesus Christ and a focus on family? This new video from the Church lists these facts and more for those not familiar with the faith.

Church Says Existing Alcohol Laws Benefit Utah

News Release — 21 January 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today released the following information that includes a video interview with Elder D. Todd Christofferson and a whiteboard animation which explain the Church's position on existing Utah alcohol laws.

Evangelical and Mormon Leaders
Gather in Tabernacle to
Promote Faith and Religious Freedom

News Story — 21 January 2014

Evangelist Dr. Ravi Zacharias addressed topics of faith, family and religious freedom during a gathering on Temple Square. “We must build our lives on things that are eternal,” he said.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 17 January

Blog Post — 17 January 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 serve the communities in which they live.

Arizona Governor Brewer Visits Gilbert Temple

Blog Post — 17 January 2014

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the new Gilbert Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with legislators, local government and religious leaders, and educators. She visited the temple during an open house and luncheon with Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy.

New Mormon Mission Presidents for 2014

Blog Post — 16 January 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced 122 new mission presidents who will begin serving in July.

Gilbert Arizona Temple Opens for Visitors

News Release — 15 January 2014

The Gilbert Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open for free public tours on Saturday, January 18 through Saturday, 15 February 2014.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Mormons Mobilise After Devastating Cyclone Hits Tonga

News Release — 14 January 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is rushing emergency supplies from Tongatapu to the island group of Ha’apai following the weekend’s devastating cyclone.

Iowa Governor Declares 16 January Religious Freedom Day in His State

Blog Post — 14 January 2014

Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined Catholic, Hindi and Presbyterian leaders in Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s office last week as he signed a proclamation that declares 16 January as Religious Freedom Day in his state. In the proclamation, Governor Branstad notes that Iowa has a “long history of welcoming and protecting people of divergent faiths by allowing them to live according to their own beliefs.”

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced

News Release — 13 January 2014

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

Church Instructs Leaders on Same-Sex Marriage

Official Statement — 10 January 2014

Following recent court actions bearing on same-sex marriage, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles today sent the following instructions and guidance to congregational leaders throughout the United States. Leaders were asked to share this information with their members in appropriate settings.

Church Historian Receives Prestigious History Award

News Release — 7 January 2014

Richard E. Turley, Jr., assistant historian and recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has received national recognition for his contributions to public history. The 2013 Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association (AHA) was given to Turley during the association’s 128th annual meeting, 2-5 January 2014, in Washington, D.C

Church Community Helps Refugees in Utah

Featured Story — 3 January 2014

After wandering, of running, of confinement in refugee camps and of escaping, some very fortunate asylum seekers receive their first gift in Salt Lake City, Utah — a bed, complete with a mattress and a hand-tied quilt, as a symbolic beginning to their resettlement in the United States of America.

Dramatic Increase in the Number
of Church Missionaries
Highlights 2013

Photo Essay — 30 December 2013

The announcement by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the October 2012 general conference forever impacted missionary work worldwide.

Church Missionaries Provide Cleanup of Historic Site in Cambodia

News Story — 27 December 2013

More than 100 Mormon missionaries participated in a Christmas service project to help clean the grounds of the Choeung Ek Memorial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The missionaries from six countries donated 200 service hours.

Nativities around the World

Photo Essay — 23 December 2013

Latter-day Saint congregations in the United States and overseas hosted thousands of nativity displays during the Christmas season depicting biblical accounts of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The nativities from around the world bear testimony of the divinity of the Savior's birth.

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