News Releases

Defender of Religious Liberty Receives Award

Dr. Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, was given the Thomas L. Kane Religious Freedom Award by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Brigham Young University) recently in Philadelphia.

The Spiritual Side of Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is a complex issue with many facets — legal, cultural, institutional and philosophical. It also has a spiritual side. Elder Lance B. Wickman, general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emeritus General Authority Seventy, focused on this topic in a speech at a J. Reuben Clark Law Society event in Philadelphia on February 17, 2017.

Youth Broadcast to Feature Two Apostles at Church Historic Site

Mormon youth will ask two apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints questions during a live Face to Face event in Palmyra, New York, where Church founder Joseph Smith experienced what is commonly referred to as the First Vision. 

Oakland California and Washington D.C. Temples to Close for Renovation

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of two temples for extensive renovation. 

Mormon Leader Shares Nine New Testament Insights About Christ

A top Mormon leader Friday invited Church educators around the world to see the familiar New Testament symbols of bread and fish in a new way.

Mormon Woman Known as Philippines Pioneer Dies 

A Bridge Between the Strong and the Weak

The code of hospitality found in the Bible holds us accountable to the least among us. And since we are all sojourners in a strange land, if we befriend a stranger we may discover “angels unawares.” Religious freedom only for some is really religious freedom for none.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | February 15, 2017 

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 14, 2017

MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share 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.

RootsTech Conference Hosts Record Crowd in Utah

Family history enthusiasts from 40 countries gathered in Salt Lake City February 8–11 for RootsTech 2017, the world’s largest family history conference. Organizers report more than 13,900 people registered for the event this year, a record crowd for the annual event held at the Salt Palace Convention Center.