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Shoot-out Begins at Arizona LDS Stake Center, Pregnant Woman Injured

Shoot-out Begins at an Arizona LDS Stake Center, Pregnant Woman Injured

An Arizona man is dead and two others injured — including a pregnant woman — after he began shooting at a LDS stake center in Eagar, Arizona, and later at his residence, officials say. According to Richard Guinn of the Apache County Sheriff’s Office, the shooter, identified as Eric Robinson, 40, of Eagar, began firing at the stake center, which …

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Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield Rumble in Salt Lake

Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield Rumble in Salt Lake

Call it the Quake on the Lake. Hopping around shirtless in a pair of red silk trunks, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced off against five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for a boxing match in Salt Lake City on Friday. Few would have predicted the spectacle three years ago, when Romney was looking more presidential and his opponent …

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Mormons: America’s Best Advocates For Freedom Of Speech?

Mormons: America's Best Advocates For Freedom Of Speech?

A worldwide debate has emerged over religion and freedom of speech. And who, by example, has become America’s best advocate for free speech? The surprising answer may be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the years and around the globe, cartoons of the prophet Muhammad have sparked protests among Muslims who believe such depictions insult their religious …

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How to Pray Like a Mormon: Video Featured on Washington Post

How to Pray Like a Mormon: Video Featured on Washington Post

Today is the National Day of Prayer, an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, “when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. Each year since its inception, the president has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.” To commemorate the day, the …

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“Peace for Our City” – Baltimore Stake Invites All to Fast

"Peace for Our City" - Baltimore Stake Invites All to Fast and Pray

Yesterday, leaders of the Baltimore Stake posted the following request on their Facebook page in response to the rioting and protesting: We invite all members of the Baltimore Stake, as well as friends and neighbors who are not of our faith, to join with us in a special fast on Sunday, May 3rd, for peace in our city, and, in …

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Sister Missionaries in Chile Assaulted, Receiving Medical Attention

Sister Missionaries in Chile Assaulted, Receiving Medical Attention

Two sister missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chile Concepcion South Mission were assaulted Thursday morning in Temuco, Chile. LDS.net affiliate LosMormones.org reports that two men barged into the home where four sister missionaries live, threatening the young women with a BB gun, acting as though it was real. Prior to leaving the home …

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Senior Missionaries in Nepal Safe, Relate Harrowing Experience

Senior Missionaries in Nepal Safe, Relate Harrowing Experience

Elder Jim Valentine had gone to the church a little early to meet with some members. His wife, Sister Chris Valentine, stayed at their apartment on the seventh floor of an apartment building. They are serving in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was about that time the 7.8 magnitude earthquake began its violent ground shaking. According to their son, Todd Valentine of …

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Meet the Mormons Star Bishnu Adhikari Working to Help Nepal Quake Victims

Meet the Mormons Star Bishnu Adhikari Working to Help Nepal Quake Victims

After the worst earthquake in 80 years struck Nepal Saturday, Latter-day Saint Bishnu Adhikari along with CHOICE Humanitarian are on the scene to help those affected. Adhikari, whom many will recognize after he was featured on the Church’s documentary Meet the Mormons, is now “working with the Nepal government to unite with them in developing a coordinated response and relief …

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How Mormons Use The Internet To Spread The Good Word

How Mormons Use The Internet To Spread The Good Word

We tend to think of religions as being conservative, stodgy, or lagging when it comes to anything that has to do with technology, and especially online technology. Therefore it may come as a bit of a surprise to find out that at least one religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are commonly known by the …

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Returned Mormon Missionary Wins Ms. Virginia Pageant

Returned Mormon Missionary Wins Ms. Virginia Pageant

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Bekah Pence, 29, didn’t enter the Ms. Virginia United States pageant for the glitz and glam or the 15 minutes of fame. The recently returned LDS missionary saw it as a way to continue sharing her beliefs. “I didn’t get into this pageant because I wanted to. It actually was an opportunity that I felt like, …

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