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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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Sister Joy Jones and Sister Bonnie Cordon Get to Know the People of the Pacific

Sister Joy Jones and Sister Bonnie Cordon Get to Know the People of the Pacific

Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, are visiting four nations in the South Pacific this month—Australia, Vanuatu, Tonga and New Zealand. They are being accompanied by their respective husbands, Robert Jones, and Derek Cordon, as well as members of the Pacific …

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First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Join Instagram

First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Join Instagram

All senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have Instagram accounts to help them “share the light of Jesus Christ and personal experiences that have taught them more about the principles of the gospel.” By joining the social media platform, which now has over 1 billion users worldwide, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, including prophet and …

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Church Responds to Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Church Responds to Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Yesterday, Utah voters to have medical marijuana legalized in the state, passing Proposition 2 at the polls. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with other medical experts, law enforcement, and clergy members, opposed Proposition 2 on the basis that it did not provide enough “proper controls” to regulate the use medical marijuana. In a statement in August, …

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Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

“I fear that our society is losing its ability to come together with respect and civility and to find solutions when we see things differently,” said Elder Craig C. Christensen, area president of the Utah Areas, who welcomed the NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee to Temple Square. Church leaders hosted a luncheon Friday, November 2, 2018, for the committee members …

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Church Discourages Pageants, Hill Cumorah Pageant, Others Respond

UPDATE: Church Announces the Fate of All Pageants

Over the weekend, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement regarding local celebrations sponsored by the Church across the country. The statement reads: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing across the earth. As this occurs, local Church leaders and members are encouraged to focus on gospel learning in their homes and to …

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Church Launches New Website for Abuse Victims Focused on Hope & Healing

Church Launches New Website for Abuse Victims Focused on Hope & Healing

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemns any form of abuse and has increased its effort in recent months to create resources to help abuse victims. A new website containing an abundance of resources launched Thursday as a part of that effort. The website is available at https://www.lds.org/get-help/abuse To launch the website, Relief Society President Jean B. Bingham wrote …

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