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All CES Employees Must Now Hold Current Temple Recommend

All CES Employees Must Now Hold Current Temple Recommend

The Church Educational System (CES) announces that all new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend. Church members already working at CES institutions will be invited to adopt this standard voluntarily. This aligns with the historical temple recommend standard applicable to …

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A New Pamphlet Urges Understanding Between Muslims and Latter-day Saints

A New Pamphlet Urges Understanding Between Muslims and Latter-day Saints

A new 35-page pamphlet called “Muslims and Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, Values, and Lifestyles” is available at ChurchofJesusChrist.org in these languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Spanish and Turkish. German and Russian will come later. The pamphlet can also be found in these languages on the Gospel Library app by going to “Books and Lessons,” then opening “Interfaith Relations.” The resource was first mentioned by Elders David A. Bednar and Gerrit W. …

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Primary General President Says ‘Stay Securely Bound to the Savior’

Primary General President Says ‘Stay Securely Bound to the Savior’

Sister Camille N. Johnson, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged Brigham Young University students and faculty to improve their relationship with the Savior Jesus Christ during a Tuesday devotional. “The Savior is steady and sure and rock-solid,” said Sister Johnson. “He is an anchor that is never displaced. He is a mooring buoy …

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The Biggest LDS News Stories of 2021

The First Presidency and Apostles Over Age 70 Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

As another year draws to an end, we’re taking a moment to look back on the biggest news stories of 2021.  These headlines about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped light the world all year long. Church Leaders Condemn Violence and Lawless Behavior During Times of Unrest – Read The year began in a state of unrest …

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Church Encourages “Culturally Diverse Music” in Handbook Update

Church Encourages "Culturally Diverse Music" in Handbook Update

After nearly two years, revisions of the General Handbook for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been completed. In the latest update released this week, the final changes were announced. One of the most notable changes encourages more culturally diverse music during church meetings. The new sections, found in Chapter 19, read: Sacred music that is written …

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Church Releases New Guidelines for Leaders Performing Civil Marriages

Church Releases New Guidelines for Leaders Performing Civil Marriages

The First Presidency released a letter on June 30, 2021, announcing new guidelines for Church leaders officiating civil marriages. Church officers may only perform a civil marriage for a man and woman when the following conditions apply: The bride or the groom is a member of the Church Either the bride’s or the groom’s membership record is assigned to the …

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Special Broadcast Encourages Latter-day Saints to “Love, Share, Invite”

Special Broadcast Encourages Latter-day Saints to "Love, Share, Invite"

Like other Christian faiths, faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take seriously Jesus Christ’s commission to share His gospel with others in simple and natural ways. Several apostles taught these principles in a recent global event titled “Love, Share, Invite.”   Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar, and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve …

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Church Increases Wheat Supply Production for Humanitarian Efforts

Church Increases Wheat Supply Production for Humanitarian Efforts

The Deseret Mill and Pasta facility in Northern Utah is increasing its production of more than 30 products to help families increase their food storage during times of emergency and to benefit those in need. The Kaysville plant, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was purchased by the Church in the 1940s as part of the …

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Church Sends Eid Al Fitr Greetings to Muslims around the World

Church Sends Eid Al Fitr Greetings to Muslims around the World

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sends Eid Al Fitr greetings to Muslims throughout the world to mark the end of Ramadan 2021. Elder Anthony D. Perkins, President of the Middle East/Africa North Area, recorded a video message expressing gratitude for their example and devotion. In response to an invitation from His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Elder Perkins …

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New Tunnel Built for Salt Lake City Temple, Other Renovation Updates

Crews have reached the end of a new 180-foot-long (55 meters) tunnel underneath North Temple street that will connect the Conference Center parking lot to the new underground temple entrance. The final work of removing the concrete wall that leads into the Conference Center parking structure will be done later.   The photo below shows the progress of the excavation …

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