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LDS Mission President’s Wife Dies in Ghana

LDS Mission President's Wife Dies in Ghana

Ryan Hill suspected the worst Sunday morning when his father, an LDS Church mission president in Ghana, phoned and asked him to hold while he added Ryan’s siblings to the call. Ryan thought there may have been a death in the family, but it didn’t cross his mind that it could be his mother, Sister Raelene B. Hill, 64, who …

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Check Out Beautiful Photos of LDS Temples Under Construction

Check Out These Beautiful Photos of LDS Temples Under Construction

There are currently fourteen LDS temples under construction, with five undergoing revision and another eleven announced. Here’s a quick peek at some of these beautiful buildings as they are under construction. Provo City Center, Utah Temple The Provo City Center Temple is scheduled to be dedicated on March 20, 2016. The open house will run from January 15 to March …

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Church Provides Context on Handbook Changes

SALT LAKE CITY — In a video interview Friday in Salt Lake City, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the Church’s position on marriage and outlined handbook changes in Church policy affecting same-sex couples and their children. The interview will help Church members, the media …

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Trending Articles in the Discussion of New Church Policies

LDS Church Leaders Mourn Reported Deaths in Mormon LGBT Community

On the evening of November 5, 2015, multiple news organizations began reporting updates to the Church Handbook of Instructions, Handbook 1. The updates, which have been confirmed by Church spokesman Eric Hawkins, lists being in a same-sex marriage under the definition of apostasy and clarifies certain ordinances are not to be performed for children of those in same-sex marriages until they …

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Montreal Quebec Temple Opens for Public Tours

Montreal Quebec Temple Opens for Public Tours

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open the Montreal Quebec Temple to the public and begin guided tours of its interior on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The open house in the newly refurbished temple runs through Saturday, November 14, 2015, except for Sunday, November 8. Free reservations for the open house can be made by visiting www.templeopenhouse.lds.org or …

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LDS Church Issues Urgent Call for Members to Assist Refugees

LDS Church Issues Urgent Call for Members to Assist Refugees

From Mormon Newsroom: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being encouraged to provide assistance to refugees around the world. The First Presidency, the Church’s highest governing body, sent a letter dated October 27, 2015, to Church leaders signed by President Thomas S. Monson and his counselors, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. …

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Construction Service Missionaries Discuss New Provo Temple

Construction Service Missionaries Discuss New Provo Temple

  A great story is making the rounds on social media about a missionary couple and the Provo City Center Temple. The following was posted by the Provo City Center Temple Open House and Dedication Facebook page: When Jay and Sylvia Newitt go to work every morning, they put on work clothes, orange vests, hard hats, and — missionary name …

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Elder M. Russell Ballard Opens World Congress of Families IX: LDS Theology “Completely Linked to the Traditional Family”

Elder M. Russell Ballard Opens World Congress of Families IX: LDS Theology "Completely Linked to the Traditional Family"

  For the first time in it’s history, the World Congress of Families is being held in the United States of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. The World Congress of Families is “the largest gather of pro-family advocates in the world” and invites parents, youth, lawmakers, scholars, religious leaders, and advocates to affirm and celebrate the family. The World …

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New Essays Address Topics on Women, Priesthood, Mother in Heaven

New Essays Address Topics on Women, Priesthood, Mother in Heaven

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published two new Gospel Topics essays on LDS.org today. One essay outlines the teachings of Church founder and prophet Joseph Smith on women, temple and the priesthood. The second explains Church teachings regarding a Mother in Heaven, which it describes as “a cherished and distinctive belief among Latter-day Saints.” …

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks Calls for Balance and Accommodation, Not Culture Wars

Elder Dallin H. Oaks Calls for Balance and Accommodation, Not Culture Wars

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. A leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told a gathering of several hundred lawyers, judges and religious leaders in California today that secularists and religionists with opposing views should seek balance and accommodation with each other rather than total victory for one side only. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum …

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