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Elder Neil L. Andersen Speaks at BYU Education Week

Elder Neil L. Andersen Speaks at BYU Education Week

Elder L. Tom Perry was originally scheduled to be the keynote speaker at BYU’s Education Week. Elder Neil L. Andersen stood with quiet compassion as his replacement, after Elder Perry passed away on May 30, 2015. “I’m honored to stand in his place. In the past 90 days, we have witnessed as President Russell M. Nelson likes to say, the …

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No “Private Agendas” in Church’s Public Affairs Department, Director Says

No “Private Agendas” in Church's Public Affairs Department, Director Says

The Public Affairs Department of the Church does not have its own agenda independent from the leaders of the Church, despite assumptions to the contrary expressed by critics on the Internet, the managing director of the department declared August 7. Michael Otterson addressed the annual conference of FairMormon, an organization not affiliated with the Church but dedicated to defending it …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Mexico City Temple Open to Public After Remodel

PHOTO GALLERY: Mexico City Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open the doors of the newly remodeled Mexico City Temple and has invited the public to experience a guided tour of its interior. Guided tours will be offered from August 14 through September 5, 2015. These tours will be available on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays to …

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Joseph Smith Is Not On Trial—We Are

Joseph Smith Is Not On Trial—We Are

He lived two centuries ago. Yet with the animosity and attacks on his character today, you would think he was a modern day public figure, stirring up stagnant religious and political waters. Joseph Smith declared that on the night of September 21, 1823, an angel appeared to him telling him “that his name was Moroni” and “that God had a …

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2016 Curriculum Released for Primary, Other Classes

2016 Curriculum Released for Primary, Other Classes

The Church has released new resources for the Primary, Youth, Relief Society, and Priesthood organizations. Available on LDS.org, the new manuals contain the themes and courses of study for 2016 and will continue to be updated as the new year approaches. According to the new resources, the new Primary theme is “I Know the Scriptures Are True” and the Relief Society …

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Ground Is Broken for the Cedar City Utah Temple

Ground Is Broken for the Cedar City Utah Temple

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined community and civic officials to break ground for Utah’s newest temple in Cedar City in the southern part of the state. Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy presided at the ceremony. He was joined by Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy and executive director …

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Jordan River Utah Temple Will Close for Extensive Renovation

Jordan River Utah Temple Will Close for Extensive Renovation

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of the Jordan River Utah Temple in the Salt Lake Valley. The temple will be closed from February 15, 2016 through the latter part of 2017 to undergo extensive renovation. Following the renovation, the temple will be rededicated. Other temples in the Salt Lake Valley are preparing to …

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Groundbreakings Announced for Tucson and Concepción Temples

Groundbreakings Announced for Tucson and Concepción Temples

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the Tucson Arizona Temple and Concepción Chile Temple groundbreakings. Each will take place October 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Attendance at these ceremonies is by invitation only, with the general public invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses. Tucson Arizona Temple The Tucson Arizona …

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2016 Mutual Theme Announced By General Youth Presidencies

2016 Mutual Theme Announced By General Youth Presidencies

According to a letter given to LDS Living, the Young Women and Young Men General Presidencies have announced the new 2016 mutual theme. The theme is “Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ”, which comes from 2 Nephi 31:20: Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and …

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Church History Department Releases Book of Mormon Printer’s Manuscript in New Book

Church History Department Releases Book of Mormon Printer’s Manuscript

A new volume of “The Joseph Smith Papers Project” featuring the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon was released Tuesday by the Church Historian’s Press, an imprint of the History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Revelations and Translations, Volume 3: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon” is the 11th published volume of the …

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