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Thousands of Reassigned Missionaries Head Out to New Missions

Thousands of Reassigned Missionaries Head Out to New Missions

Thousands of reassigned missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are heading out to new assignments in their home countries following disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Young missionaries across the world returned home from their international assignments in waves this spring, when Church leaders became concerned for their health and safety when the pandemic hit. “We …

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12 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Reopen June 15

12 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Reopen June 15

Another twelve temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will reopen on June 15, 2020. All temples, including those listed below, are in Phase 1. This means only live sealings are performed for previously endowed members. Curitiba Brazil Temple Detroit Michigan Temple Durban South Africa Temple Hartford Connecticut Temple Johannesburg South Africa Temple Kona Hawaii Temple Laie …

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Prophet Joins with NAACP in Call for Racial Harmony

Prophet Joins with NAACP in Call for Racial Harmony

President Russell M. Nelson, the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has released a joint statement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) calling for racial harmony. The statement begins by detailing how the meeting between the two organizations quickly turned into a deep bond of respect. “Our common bond as followers …

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October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shared the following letter about the October 2020 general conference with Church members everywhere. Dear Brothers and Sisters: While some areas of the world continue to experience the effects of a serious pandemic, other areas do not. As a worldwide organization, we have an obligation to be good citizens …

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Church Shares “Be One” Video Centered on Loving One Another

Church Shares "Be One" Video Centered on Loving One Another

Early this morning, the Church shared a video on their Instagram page advocating for members of the Church, as well as the world as a whole, to strive to be more loving and unified. The beautifully made video highlights that emotions such as anger, competitiveness, and other such emotions are important and valid. But with these emotions, we should remember …

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President Nelson Calls for Respect for Human Dignity, Condemns Racism

President Nelson Addresses Reintegration of Church Worship and Activities

In light of recent events, Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared the following message on his social media accounts: We join with many throughout this nation and around the world who are deeply saddened at recent evidences of racism and a blatant disregard for human life. We abhor the reality that some …

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11 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Open on June 8

11 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Open on June 8

The following 11 temples will begin Phase 1 of reopening on June 8, 2020, bringing to date a total of 77 temples reopening. All reopened temples are still at Phase 1, which means only live sealings for previously endowed members are being performed under strict guidelines and safety precautions. Aba Nigeria Temple Accra Ghana Temple Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Indianapolis …

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President & Sister Nelson Share Personal Message about the Sacrament

On President Russell M. Nelson’s social media accounts, President Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson share their feelings of reverence and gratitude for the holy sacrament. They describe their personal experience in partaking of the sacrament in their home during the COVID-19 pandemic and give advice to those who desire to partake of the sacrament but have not been able to …

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Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020

Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020

The Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year. Originally known as the First Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, the Young Women organization was organized on May 27, 1870. President Bonnie H. Cordon, Sister Michelle Craig and Sister Becky Craven of the Young Women general …

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14 More Latter-day Temples Set to Reopen June 1

14 More Latter-day Temples Set to Reopen June 1

The following 14 temples will begin Phase 1 of reopening on June 1, 2020, bringing to date a total of 66 temples reopening. All reopened temples are currently still at Phase 1. Adelaide Australia Temple Albuquerque New Mexico Temple Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Calgary Alberta Temple Fukuoka Japan Temple Melbourne Australia Temple Nauvoo Illinois Temple Perth Australia Temple Raleigh North …

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