News Releases

Elder Christofferson Says Religious Freedom Is ‘Under Fire’

“My remarks this evening are about America’s great heritage of religious liberty — and about the need for each of us to defend that heritage before it is too late,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon apostle was the keynote speaker at the Freedom Festival Patriotic Service in Provo, Utah, Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | June 27, 2016

This edition of Getting It Right features a balanced look back at the Utah Compromise of 2015 and a PBS report on the Church’s welfare program

VIDEO: Helping Refugees — Easy as Riding a Bike

A new video for the LDS Charities’ “Give Back” series shows a Boy Scout troop teaming up with the International Rescue Committee in Arizona to build bikes for refugees in need of better transportation

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites June 22, 2016

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.

Mormon Message: Like a Broken Vessel

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a Mormon Messages video Monday based on an October 2013 general conference talk by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The talk, “Like a Broken Vessel,” addressed depression, something Elder Holland acknowledged he has personally dealt with in his life.

Historic Freedmen's Bureau Project Completed

FamilySearch has announced completion of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project, indexing the names of millions of African Americans collected directly following emancipation. 

It's World Refugee Day 2016—How Have You Helped?

Today is World Refugee Day, in which we pause to consider the upended lives of some 65 million people around the world. 

Ground Broken on Scouting Complex Named After President Monson

Ground was broken on a Scouting complex in Glen Jean, West Virginia, named after Church President Thomas S. Monson. The state-of-the-art facility will provide hands-on training on the principles of leadership.

VIDEO: A Brief History of LDS Charities

Since 1985, LDS Charities (the humanitarian vehicle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has donated billions of dollars in food, commodities and volunteer hours in the wake of natural and man-made disasters. A new video describes the organization’s 30-year history.

Indonesia Eliminates Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, partners with the United Nations Children's Fund to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world. The disease has been eliminated in Indonesia.