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Church Releases Short Essay on Book of Mormon Geography

In a new Gospel Topics page on LDS.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clarifies its position on the potential geography of Book of Mormon lands. The short essay begins: The Church takes no position on the specific geographic location of Book of Mormon events in the ancient Americas. Church members are asked not to teach theories about …

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Sister Eubank Shares About Visit to Iraq, “Audible Gasp” at a Female Religious Leader

Sister Eubank Shares About Visit to Iraq, "Audible Gasp" at a Female Religious Leader

In a recent social media post, Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency, discussed her visit to Iraq to discuss religious intolerance. She noted the shock of the audience at seeing a female religious leader and asked followers to share thoughts on ending persecution and violence everywhere. “Recently I traveled to Baghdad, Iraq, to meet with religious leaders …

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Church Announces 4 New Missions, Realigns 12 Others

Church Announces 4 New Missions, Realigns 12 Others

In a statement from the Church’s official Newsroom, changes are coming to multiple missions around the world with four new missions and boundary realignments for 12 others. The following four missions will open in July 2019: Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa East Guatemala Antigua Perú Limatambo Philippines Antipolo The Church will also realign the boundaries for the following 12 …

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First Presidency Releases Statement on Temples, Adjustments to Ordinances

First Presidency Releases Statements on Temples, Adjustments to Ordinances

In an official statement from the Newsroom for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the First Presidency discusses the restoration of temple worship and small details that have been adjusted periodically. The statement reads: “Whenever the Lord has had a people on the earth who will obey His word, they have been commanded to build temples. Scriptures document patterns …

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10 Major Ways the Church Changed in 2018

10 Major Ways the Church Changed in 2018

In 2018, many historic changes occurred for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We took a look back on some of the most memorable news stories of the year. Death of President Thomas S. Monson – Original Article The Church began the year on a somber note when President Thomas S. Monson, 16th President of the Church, died …

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Church Announces Age Changes for Youth Progression, Ordinations

Church Announces Age Changes for Youth Progression, Ordinations

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change Friday designed to strengthen children and youth through increased faith in Jesus Christ, deeper understanding of His gospel, and greater unity with His Church and its members. See the full letter from the First Presidency, as well as an accompanying FAQ, below. A PDF version of the letter …

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UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

At the end of October, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it was discouraging local Church-sponsored pageants across the United States. At that time, it was announced the Hill Cumorah Pageant would end after the 2020 season, with the Nauvoo Pageant continuing. The continuation of the other five pageants was undetermined at that time. On December 4, …

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First Presidency Honors the Life of US President George H. W. Bush

First Presidency Honors the Life of US President George H. W. Bush

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Saturday after the death of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush: We are grateful today for the life and service of President George H. W. Bush. We honor him as a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a man of deep conviction who dedicated …

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Church Leaders Visit Iraq to Discuss Religious Intolerance

Church Leaders Visit Iraq to Discuss Religious Intolerance

Two leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency and Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy, joined more than 200 global religious leaders, politicians and experts in Baghdad, Iraq, November 10–11, 2018, for a conference designed to raise worldwide support to end religious persecution. The conference was …

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British Prime Minister Receives Family History from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

British Prime Minister Receives Family History from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May was presented her personal family history by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a Member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (21 November).  During a meeting at the UK Parliament in London, Elder Holland was joined by his wife Sister Patricia T. Holland and Elder Alan T.  …

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