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LDS Church Issues Statement on Orlando Massacre

Photo courtsey of NBC News Early Sunday morning, at least 50 people were killed and 53 injured in the largest mass shooting in United States history. The shooting took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and was perpetrated by Omar Mir Seddique Mateen. Terrorism is suspected. The LDS Church released the following statement through Deseret News: “With the rest …

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“Doctrinal Mastery” to Replace “Scripture Mastery” Program

"Doctrinal Mastery" to Replace "Scripture Mastery" Program

Big changes are coming to the LDS Church’s seminary program. After years of using Scripture Mastery to help students memorize and internalize scriptures, a new initiative is currently being rolled out to replace the program. Known as Doctrinal Mastery, the curriculum features ten doctrinal points which students will learn as they study the scriptures, review case studies, and respond to difficult …

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Vietnam Grants Official Recognition to LDS Church

During a historic ceremony on May 31, government leaders in Vietnam granted official recognition to the Church in Vietnam. “On behalf of the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members here in Vietnam and across the world, we express gratitude and appreciation for the official full recognition of The Church of Jesus Christ of …

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Mormon.org Releases Inspiring and Informative New Video Collection

Mormon.org Releases Inspiring and Informative New Video Collection

Mormon.org, the Church’s official website, is known for producing great content that both inspires members and educates others about our faith. This includes the Church’s many holiday initiatives such Hallelujah and A Savior is Born. Recently, Mormon.org has released a new series of videos providing basic, yet engaging answers to common doctrinal questions. Each of the videos is beautifully animated …

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Elder Neil L. Andersen and other Church Leaders Visit Cook Islands

Elder Neil L. Andersen and other Church Leaders Visit Cook Islands

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Speaking at a conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pacific nation of the Cook Islands on Sunday 22 May, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, counselled Latter-day Saints to “not be afraid to be different.” “The gospel that we proclaim is bold,” Elder Andersen …

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LDS Sister Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Pants in Approved Areas

LDS Sister Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Pants in Approved Areas

After hats and sunglasses were added as appropriate parts of the dress and grooming standards for LDS missionaries, another major change has been announced. To prevent disease in certain missions, especially diseases carried by mosquitoes and other insects, sister missionaries are now allowed to wear dress slacks in certain areas. LDS.org states: With the increasing prevalence of serious mosquito-borne diseases …

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President Uchtdorf Shares an Insight from His Patriarchal Blessing While Visiting Childhood Home

President Uchtdorf Shares An Insight from His Patriarchal Blessing While Visiting Childhood Home

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, continues to delight members by uploading videos on his official Facebook page of his recent trip to France and other European countries. In this new video, uploaded today, President Uchtdorf stands outside his childhood home in the Czech Republic with his wife Harriet. He discusses a …

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LDS Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Sunglasses

LDS Missionaries Now Allowed to Wear Sunglasses

UPDATE: Sister missionaries in approve areas are now allowed to wear pants to prevent disease. In the past, the rules regarding sunglasses for missionaries were a bit unclear. Generally, it was accepted that sunglasses were only worn while driving in a car or on preparation day. Now, in order to ensure the protection and health of missionaries (especially in hot …

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LDS Church Weighs in on Obama’s Transgender Directive

President Barack Obama’s administration recently released a series of directives which included telling public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom which matches their gender identity, regardless of what their birth certificate says. The letter, issued from the Departments of Justice and Education, comes in the midst of a heated debate over policies for transgender citizens in public …

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