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Church Not Neutral When It Comes to Religious Freedom, Statement Says

Church Not Neutral When It Comes to Religious Freedom, Statement Says

According to a statement released today by Mormon Newsroom, the Church’s position is one of support of religious freedom for all religions. Read the full statement below. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in regard to party politics and election campaigns. However, it is not neutral in relation to religious freedom. The following statements by Joseph …

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Church Leaders Share Messages of Hope at Christmas Devotional

Church Leaders Share Messages of Hope at Christmas Devotional

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. Christmas is that rarest of seasons — when we see others with new eyes, when we open our hearts a little more to the beauty around us, and reach out to others with a little more kindness and compassion,” said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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First Presidency 2015 Christmas Message

First Presidency 2015 Christmas Message

From Mormon Newsroom:  The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a 2015 Christmas message: We find the real joy of Christmas when we make the Savior the focus of the season. We can keep Him in our thoughts and in our lives as we go about the work He would have us perform here on …

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks Shares Video of His Family Performing at MTC

Elder Dallin H. Oaks Shares Video of His Family Performing at MTC

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a video today of some of his family members performing at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, over Thanksgiving. Included in the group was his daughter, famous LDS violinist Jenny Oaks Baker. He said: Members of our family living in Utah were thrilled to present a Thanksgiving …

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A Savior Is Born: Church Launches New Christmas Campaign

A Savior Is Born: Church Launches New Christmas Campaign

After multiple successful holiday initiatives, such as Because He Lives from Easter and He is the Gift last Christmas, the Church has doubled their efforts in creating a powerful campaign to help the world understand why we need a Savior.   A Savior is Born is not just a series of videos and memes. It is a living example of members across …

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Watch Elder M. Russell Ballard Meet Syrian Refugees in Europe

Watch Elder M. Russell Ballard Meet with Syrian Refugees in Europe

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is continuing its long-standing partnership with international humanitarian organizations to tend to the dire needs of refugees entering Europe. Support is underway to provide food, shelter, clothing and medical supplies and other life-sustaining necessities. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest …

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MTC Will Return to 3-Week Training for Native Speakers

MTC Will Return to 3-Week Training for Native Speaking Missionaries

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. Beginning March 1, 2016, missionaries assigned to teach in their native languages will again spend three weeks in the missionary training center (MTC). In October 2012, President Thomas S. Monson announced a reduction in the age for missionary service, making missionary service an option for a large number of additional young men and women. To …

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Has a Message for the Suffering

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Has a Message for the Suffering

On his official Facebook page, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared photos from an event he attended yesterday to honor the German National Day of Remembrance, or Volkstrauertag. Volkstrauertag, President Uchtdorf wrote, “is a day to mourn those who were victims of war and violent oppression because of race, religion, or conviction. It is a day to illustrate the tragedy of …

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First Presidency Expresses Love, Support for French People

First Presidency Expresses Love, Support for French People

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom.  Saturday, November 14, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris: “With people around the world, we mourn today as we consider the horrific tragedies that have occurred in Paris. We pray for those affected, for their families and loved ones, for …

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