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Social Media Sites To Be Blocked in LDS Meetinghouses

Social Media Sites To Be Blocked in LDS Meetinghouses

As reported by LDS Church News, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer be able to access certain social media and entertainment websites in their meetinghouses. “Non-Church-related internet use in meetinghouses often creates difficulty for those who are trying to use it for Church purposes,” the statement read, which was sent as a notice …

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LDS Church to Celebrate Revelation on the Priesthood

LDS Church to Celebrate Revelation on the Priesthood

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a celebration will be held in Salt Lake City marking the 40th anniversary of the 1978 revelation on the priesthood. Forty years ago, President Spencer W. Kimball announced that the blessings of the priesthood would be extended to all of God’s …

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First Presidency Directs Leaders to Prevent and Respond to Abuse

First Presidency Directs Leaders to Prevent and Respond to Abuse

News Release from Mormon Newsroom In a continuing effort to counsel leaders on how to prevent, identify and respond to abuse, the First Presidency sent a letter and resource document Monday to Church leaders in the United States and Canada. The resource document includes an updated version of guidelines first issued in 2008. The letter and guidelines appear below. Click …

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Updated Statement from LDS Church: “Sexual abuse cannot be tolerated”

LDS Church Responds to Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

In an updated statement, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirm the evils of sexual abuse and commit to bring accountability to those who violate God’s commandments. You can read the original statement here. We share the anger and distress Church members and others feel to learn of incidents where those entrusted with sacred responsibilities violate God’s commandments …

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LDS Church Responds to Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

LDS Church Responds to Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

In response to questions from multiple media outlets about allegations that a former Church mission president committed sexual assault, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Tuesday, March 20, 2018. These allegations are very serious and deeply disturbing. If the allegations of sexual assault are true, it would be a tragic betrayal of our standards …

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LDS Church Announces Major Changes to Mission Boundaries

LDS Church Announces Major Changes to Mission Boundaries

Mormon Newsroom reported in October that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would adjust the number of its 421 missions to better fit the needs of each region of the world. Today, the Church announces boundary realignments for 19 missions, as well as the creation of five new missions. With the changes, there will be 407 missions. The following five missions will open …

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LDS Church Releases Statement Regarding DACA

LDS Church Releases Statement Regarding DACA

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is established in 188 nations around the globe. Issues of immigration and legal status are of concern for many of our members. Most of our early Church …

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New Stretch Cotton Garments for Women Announced

New Stretch Cotton Garments for Women Announced

On February 20, 2018, the Church will release new stretch cotton garments for women. They were designed for increased comfort and a close fit. In a news release from LDS.org, Angie White, garment production manager, said, “The design of the new Stretch Cotton garment is a direct response to customer feedback, and has been tested with more than 1,000 women …

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s New Assignments Announced

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's New Assignments Announced

Following his service in the First Presidency under the late President Thomas S. Monson, Elder Dieter F. Ucthdorf has received several significant assignments in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “The assignments given to Elder Uchtdorf include chair of the Missionary Executive Council, chair of the Correlation Executive Council and the primary contact for the Europe and Europe East Areas,” …

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New LDS First Presidency Holds News Conference

New LDS First Presidency Holds News Conference

News Release from Mormon Newsroom “Though our world is filled with serious challenges, I am optimistic about the future and confident about the fundamental goodness of humankind,” said Russell M. Nelson, the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a news conference this morning.   President Nelson and his counselors fielded questions from the media …

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