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LDS Temple News & Updates – Week of Jan 31

Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we …

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President Barack Obama References History of Mormon Persecution in Speech to Islamic Society of Baltimore

President Barack Obama References History of Mormon Persecution

Yesterday, the Church’s organization Support Religious Freedom, a social media page dedicated to news and information about religious freedom, shared an article from ABC News about President Barack Obama’s first visit to a US mosque during his presidency. The president made the trip to take a stand “for the constitutional right of religious freedom while also confronting the debate over …

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Al Fox Carraway Shares Her Sparkling, Moving Testimony at Southern Virginia University

Al Fox Carraway Shares Her Sparkling, Moving Testimony at Southern Virginia University

Popular LDS blogger and motivational speaker Al Fox Carraway spoke last week at Southern Virginia University, a private LDS school. In the special devotional, Carraway shared her conversion story which included side-splitting stories of allowing the missionaries to teach her if they brought steak, her awkward first prayer in the Sacred Grove, and yelling at the missionaries in the middle …

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LDS Temple News & Updates – Week of Jan 24

Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we …

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President Uchtdorf Celebrates Aviation with Harrison Ford, Gail Halvorsen

President Uchtdorf Celebrates Aviation with Harrison Ford, Gail Halvorsen

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, was able to join fellow aviation lovers recently at an event for Living Legends of Aviation. Officially an award, President Uchtdorf has been designated a Living Legend of Aviation. According to the official website for the group, “the ‘Living Legends of Aviation’ are admirable people of remarkable accomplishment in aviation, …

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Special Haka for LDS Couple’s Wedding Makes Bride Cry, Goes Viral

Special Haka for LDS Couple's Wedding Goes Viral

LDS members Aaliyah and Benjamin Armstrong enjoyed a powerful and moving Maori haka at their wedding reception in New Zealand this month. Little did they know the rest of the world would soon enjoy the moment as well. With more than 3 million views and counting, the video, uploaded onto a I’m Proud to Be Tongan Facebook page, shows the …

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Here’s What Donald Trump Had to Say About Mormons

Here's What Donald Trump Had to Say About Mormons

LDS New York Times reporter McKay Coppins recently wrote an opinion article about Donald Trump and religion that has been gaining some traction. Within the article, Coppins mentioned an interview he had with the presidential candidate back in 2014—one where a discussion about Mitt Romney inevitably turned to talk about Mormons. In sharing what he thought about Mormons, Trump gave some …

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LDS Church Honors National Religious Freedom Day

LDS Church Honors National Religious Freedom Day

Support Religious Freedom is an educational Facebook page run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The goal of the page is to provide news and information about religious freedom. To honor Religious Freedom Day, celebrated in America on January 16, the page shared a new video explaining why religious freedom is so important and should be protected. …

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Prince Andrew, Royal Family Thank Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers

Prince Andrew, Royal Family Thank Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom.  HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, met with Mormon Helping Hands volunteers in York (January 7) as part of a gathering of community workers and emergency service personnel following the serious flooding to hit the historic city in recent weeks. The Prince praised the efforts of Mormon volunteers and other local groups and underlined the …

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Mitt Romney “harangued” at Church to Run For President

Despite losing presidential bids in 2012 and 2008, Mitt Romney is still getting asked to run for president in 2016 according to an article published by the Washington Post. Despite strong encouragement from friends, ward members, and even a current presidential candidate, Mitt still says he’s not interested. In the article, Mitt stated, “I go to church, I get harangued at …

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