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‘Saints’ Volume Two to Be Released in February 2020

'Saints' Volume Two to Be Released in February 2020

The much-anticipated release of the second volume in the ‘Saints’ series has been announced. The entire volume, entitled No Unhallowed Hand, will be published digitally and in print in February 2020. The first chapter is currently available online through the Church’s official website, with a new chapter set to be released each month until the official publication date. In volume two, …

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Elder Cook, Church Historians Answer Questions About Church History

Elder Cook, Church Historians Answer Questions About Church History

With the majestic Nauvoo Illinois Temple as a backdrop, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles hosted an engaging discussion on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a group of more than 250 young adults in a live Face to Face devotional Sunday evening, September 9, 2018, broadcast throughout the …

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This Is The First Miracle Joseph Smith Ever Performed

This Is The First Miracle Joseph Smith Ever Performed

Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days is a remarkable new telling of the Church’s history. Reading like a novel and featuring hundreds of rare stories, The Standard of Truth is the first volume in the 4-part series. One of these rare stories is the prophet Joseph Smith’s first miracle, performed by the power of God in …

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10 Things You May Not Have Known About The Manifesto

10 Things You May Not Have Known About The Manifesto

ONE. The United States government had passed laws to force Latter-day Saints to stop the practice of plural marriage more than twenty years before the Manifesto was received by revelation. From 1862 to 1889, these laws ranged from stating monogamy was the only form of marriage sanctioned by the United States, religious practice was not protected by law, and punishing …

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Interactive Pioneer Trails Exhibit Opens at Church History Museum

Interactive Pioneer Trails Exhibit Opens at Church History Museum

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The Church History Museum has opened a new exhibit called Mormon Trails: Pathways to Zion. The exhibit emphasizes the various trails Mormon pioneers traveled to Salt Lake City between 1846 and 1890. “What we want people to come away with is that there were hundreds of trails people took to get to Salt Lake City, …

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5 Interesting Facts About the Articles of Faith

5 Interesting Facts About the Articles of Faith

First printed in the Nauvoo publication Times and Seasons on March 1, 1842, the Articles of Faith are a concise and beloved summary of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Here are five interesting facts you may not have known about the Articles of Faith. One. The Articles of Faith as were originally written as a response from the Prophet Joseph Smith to John Wentworth, …

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Here’s a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Here's a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Thanks to LDS Women of God and LDS.org for researching these women! On April 21, 1898, Lucy Jane “Jennie” Brimhall and Amanda Inez Knight (pictured above) arrived in Liverpool England to start their missions for the Mormon Church. While this may not seem like something spectacular today, it was at the time. In fact, Inez and Jennie were the first single women formally …

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What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

During the Kirtland era, when the gathering of new converts to northeast Ohio was at a peak, crippling poverty was a serious issue. One of the proposed solutions was to establish a bank, which would allow the Church to raise money and provide credit for the struggling Saints. However, the timing of the venture was not fortuitous. Due to recent legislature, …

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Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon

Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon

News Release from Mormon Newsroom George Q. Cannon was one of the best-known Latter-day Saints in the last half of the 19th century. His record covers half a century, a period in which he served as a Church editor and publisher, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a territorial delegate in Congress and a counselor to Church …

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Tragic Historic Finding Released: Mormon Woman Icon Eliza R. Snow Was Gang-Raped During Missouri Persecution Period

Tragic Historic Finding Released: Mormon Woman Icon Eliza R. Snow Was Gang-Raped During Missouri Persecution Period

By Peggy Fletcher Stack for the Salt Lake Tribune. In the sedate setting of an academic symposium in Provo, a respected LDS scholar delivered this historical bombshell: Eliza R. Snow, one of Mormonism’s “founding mothers,” was gang-raped by eight Missourians during 19th-century tensions between LDS settlers and their Midwestern enemies. “The rape was brutal, and so it made Eliza unable …

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