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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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Ground Broken for Temples in Chile and the U.S.

Ground Broken for Temples in Chile and the U.S.

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined community and civic officials to break ground for two new temples. The temples are located in Concepción, Chile, and Tucson, Arizona. The general public was invited to view both of the proceedings live from local meetinghouses. Tucson Arizona Temple President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second …

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New Photo of Quorum of the Twelve Shared on Social Media

New Photo of Quorum of the Twelve Shared on Social Media

  With the calling of three new Apostles last earlier this month, the Quorum of the Twelve has now been reconstituted. Last night and early this morning, many of the brethren updated their social media profiles with a new picture featuring all the Quorum members. Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, and Elder Dale G. Renlund were called …

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Emma Smith’s Copy of the Book of Mormon Discovered

Lynn and Tanya Bascom, an LDS couple from Bountiful, Utah, went on vacation this past June, touring some of the nation’s historical sites in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. At the home of John Quincy Adams, they found an 1841 copy of the Book of Mormon that originally belonged to someone very special in Church history — Emma Smith, wife of …

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Elder Sitati Addresses Race, Church Growth in Africa

Elder Sitati Addresses Race, Self-Reliance and Church Growth in Africa

  In a blog post from Mormon Newsroom highlighting his visit to the “Black, White and Mormon” conference at the University of Utah, Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Seventy discussed race and the growth of the Church in Africa. “Most active adult African Saints who have joined the Church since [the revelation on priesthood for all male members] know …

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First Presidency Announces New Presiding Bishopric

New Presiding Bishopric Announced, Gérald Caussé Presiding Bishop

Originally published on Mormon Newsroom.  Bishop Gérald Caussé is named as the new presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dean M. Davies will serve as first counselor and W. Christopher Waddell as second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. The First Presidency made the announcement Friday, October 9, 2015. The new assignments are effectively immediately, but …

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