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LDS Church Removes Young Volunteers from Turkey Due to Unrest

LDS Church Removes Young Volunteers from Turkey Due to Unrest

Mormon Newsroom released an official statement today about volunteers in Turkey. It is unclear under what capacity these volunteers were serving, whether they were full-time missionaries or other volunteers. The statement reads: The Church has transferred 15 young volunteers serving in Turkey to Germany, where they will continue their service among the Turkish-speaking population of Berlin. We anticipate these volunteers …

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Elder Per G. Malm, LDS General Authority Seventy, Passes Away

Elder Per G. Malm, LDS General Authority Seventy, Passes Away

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Elder Per G. Malm, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday morning at his home in home in Göteborg, Sweden following a courageous battle with cancer. Elder Malm was 67. He is survived by his wife, Agneta, their eight children and 25 grandchildren. “We are deeply saddened by …

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LDS Church Releases Statement on Horrifying Attack in Nice, France

LDS Church Leaders Release Statement on Horrifying Attack in Nice, France

Bastille Day, an important holiday for the people of France commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, is a normally a day of parade and fireworks. Terror, however, rocked the celebrations in Nice, France, when a truck brutally plowed into the crowd and traveled for more than a mile down the crowded beach promenade. Currently, 84 people …

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Russia Passes Law Affecting Missionary Work, LDS Church Responds

Russia Passes Law Affecting Missionary Work, LDS Church Responds

Photo courtesy of Bernt Rostad / Flickr Earlier today, news reports began circulating of new legislation in Russia that would affect LDS missionaries serving there. According to Christianity Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a set of new anti-terrorism laws and regulations that would place tighter restrictions on proselyting and evangelism. His approval was announced by the Kremlin yesterday. Opponents …

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Elder Christofferson Says Religious Freedom Is ‘Under Fire’

Elder Christofferson Says Religious Freedom Is ‘Under Fire’

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “My remarks this evening are about America’s great heritage of religious liberty — and about the need for each of us to defend that heritage before it is too late,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon apostle was the …

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Ground Broken on Scouting Complex Named After President Monson

Ground Broken on Scouting Complex Named After President Monson

“The need for strong, capable leadership is critical today, both in Scouting and in the world generally,” said President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a video greeting recorded for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex in Glen Jean, West Virginia. The event was held Wednesday, June …

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LDS Church Issues Statement on Orlando Massacre

Photo courtsey of NBC News Early Sunday morning, at least 50 people were killed and 53 injured in the largest mass shooting in United States history. The shooting took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and was perpetrated by Omar Mir Seddique Mateen. Terrorism is suspected. The LDS Church released the following statement through Deseret News: “With the rest …

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“Doctrinal Mastery” to Replace “Scripture Mastery” Program

"Doctrinal Mastery" to Replace "Scripture Mastery" Program

Big changes are coming to the LDS Church’s seminary program. After years of using Scripture Mastery to help students memorize and internalize scriptures, a new initiative is currently being rolled out to replace the program. Known as Doctrinal Mastery, the curriculum features ten doctrinal points which students will learn as they study the scriptures, review case studies, and respond to difficult …

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Mormon.org Releases Inspiring and Informative New Video Collection

Mormon.org Releases Inspiring and Informative New Video Collection

Mormon.org, the Church’s official website, is known for producing great content that both inspires members and educates others about our faith. This includes the Church’s many holiday initiatives such Hallelujah and A Savior is Born. Recently, Mormon.org has released a new series of videos providing basic, yet engaging answers to common doctrinal questions. Each of the videos is beautifully animated …

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Elder Neil L. Andersen and other Church Leaders Visit Cook Islands

Elder Neil L. Andersen and other Church Leaders Visit Cook Islands

News Release from Mormon Newsroom Speaking at a conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pacific nation of the Cook Islands on Sunday 22 May, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, counselled Latter-day Saints to “not be afraid to be different.” “The gospel that we proclaim is bold,” Elder Andersen …

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