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#Fairness4All: 5 Tips to Better Understand Religious Freedom

#Fairness4All LDS News

Religious freedom is a hot topic, both within the Church and without. Nothing makes this more clear than the Church’s recent news conference calling for laws to protect religious freedoms that were described as “eroding.” But what does religious freedom mean for you? And how can you support the idea of fairness for all? We have five tips to help you …

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Members in Alaska Attend Church by Phone

Modern conveniences like cellphones and the Internet increasingly make living in rural Alaska less rural and decidedly more intriguing. With small villages scattered across the largest state connected by frozen roads and air travel, Alaskans are innovative in many ways. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are no exception, with the formation in recent years of the …

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2 LDS Temple Dates Announced

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Trujillo Peru and Indianapolis Indiana Temples. Trujillo Peru TempleA free public open house for the Trujillo Peru Temple will begin on Friday, May 8, and go through Saturday, May 30, 2015, and run every day except …

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Mormon Podcaster John Dehlin Facing Excommunication

John Dehlin

UPDATE: Dehlin has provided a press release. Ordain Women has also released a statement supporting Dehlin. – Reported by Laurie Goodstein for the New York Times. Photo Courtesy of Richard Perry of the New York Times.   The Mormon Church has moved to excommunicate the prominent Utah-based founder of an online forum for critical or doubting Mormons, charging him with …

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The Best LDS News Stories of 2014

The Best LDS News Stories of 2014

As 2014 comes to close, we took a look back at some of the biggest moments in LDS news and events. If you enjoyed our list, make sure to check out the list compiled by Mormon Newsroom for their top stories in 2014. The Best LDS News Stories of 2014 January 4, 2014 – Mother of Six Appointed Executive Mayor …

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In Honor of Human Rights Day – Commentary

In Honor of Human Rights

Fourth in a five-part series on why faith matters to society from MormonNewsroom.org “It’s a great affirmation of the possibility of overcoming conflict through reason and good will.” — Mary Ann Glendon[1] Sixty-six years ago today a document graced the world that set new horizons for human relations. It is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was the …

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NCAA Releases New Video Featuring BYU Basketball’s Tyler Haws

Tyler Haws: Man on a Mission

“It was a difficult thing, stepping away from basketball.” Tyler Haws, shooting guard for the BYU Men’s Basketball team, left for two years after his freshman season to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Though it was hard for Haws, “I knew what I was doing was right.” In this new video released …

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President Eyring uses Family Proclamation to address Vatican

PROVO — Where there is selfishness there is division in marriage. That is what President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told a large gathering of religious leaders Tuesday at the Vatican in Rome. Eyring testified of the joy of becoming one with a spouse. In doing so, …

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You’ll Want to Read This Before You Complete the Mormon Gender Issues Survey

If you’ve been on social media the last few days, you’ve probably seen the Mormon Gender Issues Survey being shared on Facebook walls and Twitter feeds. According to the first page of the survey, “This survey is conducted by The Mormon Gender Issues Survey Group. This group is a volunteer association of Mormon academics who have come together for the …

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