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Elder Neil L. Andersen Throws First Pitch for Dodgers

Elder Neil L. Andersen Throws First Pitch for Dodgers

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family Night at Dodger Stadium was held in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, July 19, 2019. As the Dodgers prepared to face off against the Miami Marlins, thousands of Church members and friends witnessed Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles throw the first pitch. It was caught by …

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6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

According to a news report from local Utah news station KSL, six Latter-day Saint missionaries experienced a harrowing situation Thursday night when a man they were teaching pointed a gun at them and refused to let them leave. The incident occurred in West Valley City, Utah, at approximately 8:30 p.m. The missionaries, who have not been identified, visited 45-year-old Paul …

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Church Releases Statement on Equality Act, Supports Religious Freedom

Church Releases Statement on Equality Act, Supports Religious Freedom

In an official statement, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reacted to the Equality Act, a piece of legislation hoping to expand federal nondiscrimination laws to protect the rights of LGBT Americans while also limiting federal religious freedom protections. The statement reaffirmed the Church’s position in “favoring reasonable measures” ensuring LGBT persons have fair access to housing, employment, …

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Primary General President Offers Prayer at White House

Primary General President Offers Prayer at White House

“Please help us to unite as one nation under God,” said Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during a prayer at the White House in Washington, D.C., Thursday May 2, 2019. The worldwide leader of the Church’s children’s organization joined faith leaders from across the country to offer prayers on …

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Sister Eubank Speaks at UN Conference in Geneva

Sister Eubank Speaks at UN Conference in Geneva

Sister Sharon Eubank, president of LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was among the keynote speakers invited at the Second Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security held at the United Nations in Geneva. The high-level conference, organized by the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty and the United Nations …

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Epic Summer Camp for Latter-day Teens Inspires Change Through Adventure

Epic Summer Camp for Latter-day Teens Inspires Change Through Adventure

After a breakout first year, a summer adventure camp for Latter-day Saints hopes to continue its journey in helping youth come to Christ, discover their divine potential, and have fun. Outdoors for Youth (OFY) was founded in 2018 after the discontinuation of a similar program by BYU-Idaho. OFY President and Camp Director Emily Johansson, with a degree in recreational management …

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Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

Video Surfaces of LDS Volunteers Being Detained in Russia

A video from Ruptly, a news agency funded by the Russian government, has surfaced showing the detainment of two volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Novorossiysk, Russia. According to the reports, David Gaaga and Kole Brodowski were reportedly teaching English without a license. In 2016, Russia passed new legislation, placing tighter restrictions on proselyting …

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New Zealand Latter-day Saints Offer Love and Support to Muslim Friends

New Zealand Latter-day Saints Offer Love and Support to Muslim Friends

Eight-year-old James, from Palmerston North, conveyed the feelings of many other New Zealanders with a poster he created over this past weekend, following Friday’s mass shootings in Christchurch. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across New Zealand, like James, are reaching out in love and support to Muslim friends and neighbors in many different ways. Last night …

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New Book Illuminates the Creation, Symbolism Behind Rome Italy Temple Stained Glass

Before thousands rejoiced at the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple this past week, a decade’s worth of excitement and work went into creating the magnificent structure and surrounding grounds. One of the most talked about features is the stunning and twenty-by-seven foot stained glass window in the Vistors’ Center, created by Tom Holdman and his associates at Holdman Studios. …

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Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

Latter-day Saint Volunteers Detained in Russia to Be Deported

A Russian lawyer has released a statement that the two Latter-day Saint volunteers (missionaries) detained in the country will be deported late next week. Sergey Gliznutsa told CBS News the young men, serving volunteer missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had been in a Krasnodar court Thursday, though the exact nature for their arrest still remains …

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