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Church Gives Statement Opposing Proposed Utah Psychologist Licensing Act Rules

Church Gives Statement Opposing Proposed Utah Psychologist Licensing Act Rules

In response to proposed changes to professional licensing rules for psychologists and other mental health professionals, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a statement opposing the rules as they currently stand. The changes as listed on the “Psychologist Licensing Act” and “Mental Health Professional Practice Act” would basically ban Utah-licensed mental health care professionals from providing …

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Church Updates Security Guidelines, Including Responding to Active Shooters

Church Updates Security Guidelines, Including Responding to Active Shooters

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its guidelines to help its leaders and members remain safe while on Church property. “Changing conditions around the world” are the impetus of this update, the Church’s Presiding Bishopric wrote in a letter to Church leaders. “These guidelines are meant to help educate leaders and members on how to increase …

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Church Launches Protection Training for Leaders of Children and Youth

The scriptures contain many examples of the Savior’s love for His children. His Church does not tolerate abuse of any kind. As part of an ongoing effort to protect children and youth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched an online training course for all adults who interact with children and youth in their Church assignments. The …

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Church Releases Over 60 New Videos Candidly Addressing Pornography

Church Releases Over 60 New Videos Candidly Addressing Pornography

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released over 60 new videos on its official YouTube channel addressing sexuality and pornography. The videos cover topics such as teaching children about pornography, regaining self-worth and opening up about a pornography problem, supporting spouses through an addiction, and relying on Jesus Christ. Members of the Church believe pornography is a …

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President Nelson Meets with King & Queen of Tonga

President Nelson Meets with King & Queen of Tonga

“You are precious to us and to the Lord. We love you. We miss you when we are away from you,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as he visited the Kingdom of Tonga during his nine-day Pacific ministry to seven countries. “[The Lord] has special feelings for the covenant people on …

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Prophet Brings ‘Spirit of Aloha’ to Pacific Ministry Stop in Hawaii

Prophet Brings ‘Spirit of Aloha’ to Pacific Ministry Stop in Hawaii

President Russell M. Nelson, the prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, began his nine-day Pacific ministry with a visit to Kona, Hawaii Thursday. Hundreds of Hawaiian Latter-day Saints greeted President Nelson and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Susan, at a …

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New Sacred Garments for Latter-day Saint Men Released

New Sacred Garments for Latter-day Saint Men Released

After a significant wait period, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced new sacred garment styles for men. The new garment style is Stretch Cotton and features a 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex blend. According to the news release on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, the shorter sleeves, a soft elastic waistband with a lower rise, supportive brief style bottom, …

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Church Releases Statement on Equality Act, Supports Religious Freedom

Church Releases Statement on Equality Act, Supports Religious Freedom

In an official statement, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reacted to the Equality Act, a piece of legislation hoping to expand federal nondiscrimination laws to protect the rights of LGBT Americans while also limiting federal religious freedom protections. The statement reaffirmed the Church’s position in “favoring reasonable measures” ensuring LGBT persons have fair access to housing, employment, …

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Here’s the Most Requested Song for the New Church Hymnbook

Here's The Most Requested Song for the New Church Hymnbook

In June 2018, major upcoming revisions to the official Church hymnbook and Children’s Songbook were announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke of the new music collection, which is set to be created over the next few years. “We recognize the power that sacred music has to unify the members of the …

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Church Removes 1-Year Wait After Civil Marriages

Church Removes 1-Year Wait After Civil Marriages

Featured image by Brenna Hoffman. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that a civil marriage between a man and a woman will no longer necessitate waiting a year for that couple to be to married (or sealed) in a temple. The change means Latter-day Saint couples can look forward to a temple …

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