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Go Behind the Printing of the First Edition of the Book of Mormon

On March 26, 1830, an announcement in the Wayne Sentinel, a local Palmyra newspaper, announced the first copies of The Book of Mormon were officially on sale in E.B. Grandin’s bookstore. Since that time, over 160 million copies, translated into 110 languages, have been distributed across the globe. But few Church members know the full story behind the first printing. …

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Church Officials Denounce Sex Abuse in Scouting

Church Officials Denounce Sex Abuse in Scouting

Originally reported by Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the largest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, says the church has strong measures in place to prevent the sexual abuse of scouts, as claims have been made it hasn’t done enough. In the first interview about allegations …

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General Women’s Session of Conference to Focus on Families

During a year when the Church is celebrating the 100th anniversary of family home evening and the 20th anniversary of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” general leaders of the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society organizations are looking forward with great anticipation to the general women’s session of general conference. Though no topics were assigned, leaders say they …

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Talking About Your Mission After Your Mission

Talking About Your Mission After Your Mission

A few days ago, I put out a quick survey for one of my classes. The purpose of the assignment was to collect information that we could use to prepare a persuasive speech. The topic I chose concerned the LDS culture and how we talk about missions and unintentionally (hopefully never intentionally) disaffect those who have chosen not to serve …

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10 Beautiful Quotes to Honor The Founding of The Relief Society

On March 17, 1842, women of unrelenting faith and zeal gathered together in the upper room of Joseph Smith’s Red Brick Store as the first organization of the Relief Society was formed. Since its inception, the Relief Society has become one of the largest women’s organization in the world and has given countless hours of service and charity to those …

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2015 Dedication Dates Announced for Two Mexico Temples

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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, celebration and dedication dates for the Mexico City Mexico and Tijuana Mexico Temples. Mexico City Mexico Temple A free public open house for the Mexico City Mexico Temple will begin on Friday, August 14, and go through Saturday, September 5, 2015, and run …

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Church Applauds Passage of Utah Senate Bill 296

Church Applauds Passage of Utah Senate Bill 296

UPDATE: The Church has released a background explanation “to help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others understand the background and the decisions relating to the passage of bills in the 2015 Utah legislative session that bear on important principles of religious liberty and LGBT rights.” View it here. As posted on Mormon Newsroom, The Church of Jesus …

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Church Announces New Adoption Policy

Church Announces New Adoption Policy

LDS Family Services announced a groundbreaking new deal with the world’s largest adoption website, Adoption.com. The details affect every LDS family that is considering adoption. Last June, LDS Family Services made a big change: they announced they would no longer be working as an adoption agency. In the press releases attendant the change, LDS Family Services promised that there would …

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Submit a Missionary Name Tag to Temple Square and Make History

Submit a Missionary Tag to Temple Square and Make HIistory

A new exhibit all about LDS missionaries is being created at Temple Square and you have the chance to be a part of history. Curators of the upcoming, permanent exhibit are asking for 1,200 missionary name tags to put on display. Anyone who served a full-time mission is invited to donate one of their missionary name tags. Name tags will …

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Church Opens First Interactive Family Discover Center

Church Opens First Interactive Family Discovery Center in Salt Lake City

Family history experts are making learning about our ancestors more fun for families, especially youth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its first Family Discovery Center on Temple Square on February 11, 2015. The opening coincides with RootsTech 2015, a family history and technology conference that runs February 12–14 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. …

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