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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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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

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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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