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President Nelson Releases Statement on the Name of the Church

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made the following statement regarding the name of the Church: The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in …

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Latter-day Saint Women Leaders Visit America’s Heartland

Latter-day Saint Women Leaders Visit America’s Heartland

Several women leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled to four states in the Midwest in August to meet with community leaders and local members. The region of the United States, known as “America’s Heartland,” is also part of the historic Mormon Trail that took pioneers west to Utah from 1846 to 1868. Brigham Young was sustained as …

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LDS Church Responds to Bishop’s Hunger Strike & Youth Interviews

LDS Church Responds to Bishop's Hunger Strike & Youth Interviews

On Sunday, a former bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attracted media attention when he and other like-minded members went on a hunger strike. Sam Young, the founder of ProtectLDSChildren.org, started the campaign in 2017 when we learned his granddaughter had been asked sexually explicit questions in her youth interviews with her church leaders. The goal of …

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LDS Church Expands Collaboration With NAACP

LDS Church Expands Collaboration With NAACP

Elder Jack N. Gerard, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced expanded collaboration between the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Church at the organization’s 109th annual national meetings held in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday evening, July 15, 2018. “Local members of each organization are cosponsoring an education and employment …

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First Presidency Releases New Guidelines for Interviewing Youth

First Presidency Releases New Guidelines for Interviewing Youth

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter to General Authorities; Area Seventies; General Auxiliary Presidencies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents; and Stake and Ward Young Women and Young Men Presidencies. Dear Brothers and Sisters: Guidelines for Interviewing Youth Bishops have a sacred responsibility to lead, teach, and inspire …

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LDS Church “Deeply Troubled” By Forced Separation of Immigrant Families

The spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Eric Hawkins issued a statement on the forced separation of immigrant families at U.S. borders: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long expressed its position that immigration reform should strengthen families and keep them together.” “The forced separation of children from their parents now occurring at the …

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LDS Church to Make Significant Changes to Hymnbook, Children’s Songbook

LDS Church to Make Significant Changes to Hymnbook, Children's Songbook

Two books of sacred music published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are about to undergo significant changes. An official notice has been sent to Church leaders around the world announcing a revision to “Hymns” and the “Children’s Songbook” used in worship services. “Along with prayer and the scriptures, hymns invite the Spirit into our hearts and strengthen our …

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President Nelson Delivers Apostolic Blessing to Saints in Alberta

President Nelson Delivers Apostolic Blessing to Saints in Alberta

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alberta, Canada, were recently privileged to hear from Church President Russell M. Nelson. President Nelson and his wife, Wendy W. Nelson, were joined by senior church leader Elder Ronald A. Rasband and his wife, Melanie T. Rasband. Church leaders spoke in three locations — Edmonton, Calgary and Raymond — …

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158 Remaining LDS Missionaries Transferred Out of Nicaragua

158 Remaining LDS Missionaries Transferred Out of Nicaragua

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement about the transfer of all of its missionaries out of Nicaragua: In light of continued violence and deteriorating conditions in Nicaragua, the Church has decided to transfer the remaining 158 missionaries out of that country. Those missionaries are being moved to temporary assignments in North America, South America, the Caribbean …

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