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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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Elder Christofferson Uses Family as Example of Harmony Between Church, Gays

Elder Christofferson LDS Uses Family as an Example of Harmony Between Church, Gays

Reported by Rod Decker and Doug G. Ware of KUTV: A high-ranking member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said he would like to see additional legal steps taken to protect religious freedom, and stamp out discrimination against gays — whose history with the church has been complex one. Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of …

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#DiscovertheBook: Selfies, Social Media, and the Book of Mormon

#DiscovertheBook

Humans of New York has raised over one million dollars for a disadvantage school in Brooklyn. #JeSuisCharlie connected us as a human family in the wake of a terrible tragedy. Time and time again, the power of social media has proven itself as one of the most effective tools to support a cause in the 21st century. Now, a small …

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“Today, We Do Have Something to Say.” – LDS Church Reaffirms Religious Rights in News Conference

LDS Church News Conference

RECAP: The conference was held by Elders D. Todd Christofferson, Dallin H. Oaks, and Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Sister Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidencey. While Elder Christofferson affirmed that not doctrine or policy change was “apparent,” the news conference was meant to suggest a way forward. He …

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LDS Seminary Class Challenge Reaches Youths Around the World

LDS seminary class challenge reaches youths around the world By Jennifer Autry, KSL.com Contributor January 25th, 2015 @ 9:02am MONROE, Ga. — Seminary teacher Rachel Murphy’s armor of God challenge started with just one LDS seminary class, but now, it has unified seminary students in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world. Last October, Murphy read …

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Elder Christofferson

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles celebrates his 69th birthday today. To celebrate, we’ve gathered five fun facts about Elder Christofferson that you probably didn’t know. 1. For two summers of his youth, Elder Christofferson performed in Palmyra’s Hill Cumorah Pagaent. 2. Elder Christofferson often speaks of the surgery his mother underwent as part of her …

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How To Measure a Missionary

“For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul.” (Doctrine and Covenants 4:4) When President Monson announced the change in missionary age limits in October 20121, it drastically changed Mormon culture. Suddenly every …

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Inmates Use FamilySearch to Index Names

SALT LAKE CITY — Inside county jails across Utah, Arizona and Idaho, nearly 2,300 inmates voluntarily meet as family history indexing teams to help organize genealogical records around the world. Using FamilySearch.org, the inmates view digital images of the genealogical records and enter the data into a document, which is then compiled into a searchable index and made available for …

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11 New Mormon Missions Officially Announced

11 New Mormon Missions Announced

Early in December, leaked reports from missionaries and their families foreshadowed the creation of multiple new LDS missions. Today, the Church has official announced the creation of 11 new missions, as well as the 2015 mission president assignments. The new missions are both completely new missions and consolidated missions. The new missions created are: -Utah Logan (New) -Utah Salt Lake …

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Church Responds to Questions Regarding Upcoming TLC Program

My Husband's Not Gay TLC

The Church released an official statement today regarding the much talked about reality TV show coming this month to TLC: A new program on the TLC cable channel to air later this month, titled “My Husband’s Not Gay,” has generated significant news media coverage this week. Several journalists have asked the Church questions about the program because it features three …

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