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First Presidency Announces Adjustments in Temple Ceremonial Clothing

Church Offers Condolences After Mexico Massacre

Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing inside temples as part of the most sacred ordinances, or ceremonies, of their faith. In a letter released Friday, The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable, and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons. This change does not alter the sacred nature of …

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Salt Lake Temple Officially Under Construction as Decommissioning Begins

Salt Lake Temple Officially Under Construction as Decommissioning Begins

Within hours of the closure of the Salt Lake Temple for an extensive renovation, workers got busy transitioning the sacred structure from a working temple to a construction site. This process, known as decommissioning, takes several weeks. It is an important first step in the yearslong project that will restore and refresh the historic temple and help strengthen it against …

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Decade in Review: Important LDS News Stories from 2010-2019

The last decade has been one of unprecedented growth for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the “Mormon Moment” of 2011 ushered in by political turmoil to the firm removal of “Mormon” from the Church’s vernacular, the period between 2010-2019 will never be forgotten. Take a look back on some of the biggest news moments of the …

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The 10 Biggest Church News Stories from 2019

President Nelson Meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

As another year draws to an end, we’re taking a moment to look back on the biggest news stories of 2019. From temple dedications and policy changes to exciting events yet to come, these headlines about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped light the world all year long. January 2, 2019 – First Presidency Releases Statement on …

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Young Women General Presidency Featured in New Church Podcast

Young Women General Presidency Featured in New Church Podcast

Members of the Young Women general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are featured in the latest episode of the Latter-day Saint Women podcast. In the nearly 40-minute podcast titled “Hearing the Voice of the Lord,” the leaders discuss recent changes to the Young Women program, including the recently revised theme. Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, and her counselors, Michelle …

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FamilySearch Now Lets You Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

FamilySearch Now Lets You Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

FamilySearch is one of the world’s largest collections of genealogical data, drawn from civil, ecclesiastical and other sources to be assessed for their genealogical value by each researcher. As announced in a news release, FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document same-sex family relationships. Consistent with the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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The Church of Jesus Christ Supports the Federal Fairness for All Act

The Church of Jesus Christ Supports the Federal Fairness for All Act

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed support Friday for the federal Fairness for All Act introduced at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., this morning by nine members of Congress from seven states. The Church joins a broad coalition of bill supporters, including the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the 1st Amendment Partnership, the American Unity Fund, the Council for Christian Colleges …

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Primary General President Speaks at the UN in Geneva

Primary General President Speaks at the UN in Geneva

Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed an international audience at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. “I am so delighted to be in attendance representing the Primary, one of the largest children’s organizations in the world, and speaking [on] behalf of Latter-day Saint Charities,” said Sister Jones, who joined …

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New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

Additional renderings showing the planned renovation of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been released. The new renderings focus on the renovated endowment rooms. In advance of the temple’s closure at the end of December, Church representatives briefed members of the media Wednesday, December 4, 2019, about the initial phase of construction …

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First Presidency Releases Statement on Refugees

First Presidency Releases Statement on Refugees

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued this statement on refugees following recent media inquiries: As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are deeply committed to living the two great commandments to love God and love our neighbor. We feel tremendous joy in helping all of God’s children, …

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