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Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

“I fear that our society is losing its ability to come together with respect and civility and to find solutions when we see things differently,” said Elder Craig C. Christensen, area president of the Utah Areas, who welcomed the NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee to Temple Square. Church leaders hosted a luncheon Friday, November 2, 2018, for the committee members …

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Pope’s Biographer Interviews President Russell M. Nelson

Pope’s Biographer Interviews President Russell M. Nelson

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was interviewed by the authorized biographer of Pope Francis during his recent trip to Montevideo, Uruguay. Sergio Rubin, an Argentine-based journalist and writer, flew to neighboring Uruguay to sit down with President Nelson on Friday, October 26, 2018, during his South America ministry tour.   “Europe used …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Barranquilla Colombia Temple!

Here's Your First Look Inside the Barranquilla Colombia Temple!

The public is invited to tour the newly completed Barranquilla Colombia Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church’s second temple in Colombia, the first having been completed in Bogota in 1999. The Church’s First Presidency announced that the public open house will begin on Saturday, November 3, and run every day except Sundays through Saturday, …

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Church Offers Statement of Support for the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Church Offers Statement of Support for the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

On October 27, 2018, a gunman opened fire during a Jewish service at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, leaving eleven dead and an entire community shattered. In response to the hate crime, The Church of Jesus Christ has released the following statement: We express our deepest grief and solidarity with our Jewish friends around the world after the heinous …

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Church Discourages Pageants, Hill Cumorah Pageant, Others Respond

UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

Over the weekend, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement regarding local celebrations sponsored by the Church across the country. The statement reads: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing across the earth. As this occurs, local Church leaders and members are encouraged to focus on gospel learning in their homes and to …

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President Nelson Dedicates Concepción Chile Temple

President Nelson Dedicates Concepción Chile Temple

Amidst a morning of low clouds and occasional peeks of sunshine, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated the Concepción Chile Temple on Sunday, October 28, 2018. President Nelson, Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé; Elder Larry Y. Wilson, executive director of the Temple …

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Church Launches New Website for Abuse Victims Focused on Hope & Healing

Church Launches New Website for Abuse Victims Focused on Hope & Healing

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemns any form of abuse and has increased its effort in recent months to create resources to help abuse victims. A new website containing an abundance of resources launched Thursday as a part of that effort. The website is available at https://www.lds.org/get-help/abuse To launch the website, Relief Society President Jean B. Bingham wrote …

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President Nelson, Elder Stevenson Reach Paraguay on South America Tour

President Nelson, Elder Stevenson Reach Paraguay on South America Tour

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered advice to strengthen families as he visited Asunción, Paraguay, Monday, October 22, 2018. This is the third destination in his five-country South America ministry tour, which will culminate with the dedication of the Concepción Chile Temple on Sunday, October 28. Traveling with President Nelson on the …

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President Russell M. Nelson Stops in Bolivia on Global Tour

President Russell M. Nelson Stops in Bolivia on Global Tour

“You’ve come great distances to be here tonight, and so have we,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a stop in El Alto, Bolivia, Sunday, October 21, 2018, the second country on his five-country South America ministry tour. President Nelson spoke in English and Spanish at a devotional at the Polideportivo …

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President Oaks, Other Leaders Visit Hurricane Survivors

President Oaks, Other Leaders Visit Hurricane Survivors

Senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent the weekend visiting and comforting victims of recent hurricanes on the east coast of the United States. President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Kristen, led the delegation on visits to North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the areas hardest hit by …

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