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5 Facts About Governor Boggs’ Extermination Order

5 Facts About Governor Boggs' Extermination Order

On October 27, 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued an executive order designed to put a dramatic and swift end to the Mormon-Missouri War of 1838. Here are five facts about the Extermination Order and how it impacted early Latter-day Saint pioneers. ONE While Latter-day Saints know it as the “Extermination Order,” it was officially titled “Missouri Executive Order …

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President Jean B. Bingham Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

President Bingham Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

On Women’s Equality Day, observed today in the United States, Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham expressed her gratitude for the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote 100 years ago. President Bingham celebrated the anniversary by sharing a message on Facebook about the Relief Society’s role in the women’s suffrage movement. She …

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Here’s What Brigham Young Told His Daughter About Gaining a Testimony

Here's What Brigham Young Told His Daughter About Gaining a Testimony

In the latest volume of Saints, a narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, little-known stories of inspiration and truth have been unearthed. One such example gives a closer glimpse into the life of Brigham Young and his daughter, Susie Young Gates, who would go on to become a women’s rights advocate and prolific writer. — Recently …

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Saints: Volume 2 Now Available, Highlights Sacrifice of Early Saints

'Saints' Volume Two to Be Released in February 2020

The second volume of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days is now available for purchase. The digital version is also available for free in the Church History section of the Gospel Library app. Readers will find themselves moved by the volume’s countless stories of sacrifice. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of …

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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

On September 25, 1890, President Wilford Woodruff publshed what is now know as “The Manifesto,” announcing the end of the practice know as plural marriage. The Manifesto would officially be accepted by the Church in a General Conference session on October 6. Here are 10 interesting facts about this turbulent and important time in Church history. ONE. The United States …

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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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