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All LDS Missionaries in Paris Safe Following String of Deadly Terrorist Attacks

All LDS Missionaries in Paris Safe Following String of Deadly Terrorist Attacks

Originally posted on LDS Living.  Following a string of terrorist attacks in Paris that has left at least 150 people dead, the France Paris Mission Babin is reporting that all LDS missionaries are safe and ordered to stay indoors.   In an unprecedented terrorist attack on France–the worst violence the country has experienced since World War II–reports of mass hostage-taking, …

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LDS Mission President’s Wife Dies in Ghana

LDS Mission President's Wife Dies in Ghana

Ryan Hill suspected the worst Sunday morning when his father, an LDS Church mission president in Ghana, phoned and asked him to hold while he added Ryan’s siblings to the call. Ryan thought there may have been a death in the family, but it didn’t cross his mind that it could be his mother, Sister Raelene B. Hill, 64, who …

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LDS Congregation in UK Offers Relief and Support to Refugees

LDS Congregation in UK Offers Relief and Support to Refugees

From Mormon Newsroom.  Members of the Loughborough congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organised by Michelle Richey,  felt a great need to respond to the refugee crisis in Europe.  Michelle sought out an organisation to work through and selected CalAid, as they had an infrastructure set up already to receive and deliver donated goods. Local Church …

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Elder M. Russell Ballard Opens World Congress of Families IX: LDS Theology “Completely Linked to the Traditional Family”

Elder M. Russell Ballard Opens World Congress of Families IX: LDS Theology "Completely Linked to the Traditional Family"

  For the first time in it’s history, the World Congress of Families is being held in the United States of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. The World Congress of Families is “the largest gather of pro-family advocates in the world” and invites parents, youth, lawmakers, scholars, religious leaders, and advocates to affirm and celebrate the family. The World …

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New Essays Address Topics on Women, Priesthood, Mother in Heaven

New Essays Address Topics on Women, Priesthood, Mother in Heaven

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published two new Gospel Topics essays on LDS.org today. One essay outlines the teachings of Church founder and prophet Joseph Smith on women, temple and the priesthood. The second explains Church teachings regarding a Mother in Heaven, which it describes as “a cherished and distinctive belief among Latter-day Saints.” …

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Washington, D.C., group requests that Utah football coaches stop teaching religion classes

Washington, D.C., group requests that Utah football coaches stop teaching religion classes

A Washington, D.C.-based organization has asked the University of Utah to stop the school’s football coaches from teaching an optional LDS religion class for players. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State sent a letter to University of Utah President David W. Pershing dated Oct. 19 requesting that football coaches stop teaching LDS Institute classes to players. “The …

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LDS Teen in Texas Murdered En Route to Church Class

LDS Teen in Texas Murdered En Route to Church Class

A report from the Dallas Morning News and KSL tells of the homicide of an LDS teen on her way to a church class. Zoe Hastings, 18, was headed to her local LDS meetinghouse in Texas on Sunday evening, but never arrived. After notifying the police, Hastings’ body was found Monday morning in a creek along with her crashed Honda Odyssey. The …

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Watch President Uchtdorf’s Wife Fix His “Wardrobe Malfunction”

Watch President Uchtdorf's Wife Fix His "Wardrobe Malfunction"

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the inauguration of Brigham Young University-Idaho’s new president, Clark Gilbert. A humorous moment occurred as President Uchtdorf went to the pulpit, where the left side of his academic robes were slipping. Almost immediately, his wife Harriet went up to …

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Elder Rasband Calls for “Religious Freedom and Fairness for All”

Elder Rasband Calls for "Religious Freedom and Fairness for All"

Originally posted on Mormon Newsroom. Speaking to students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Ronald A. Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said, “Our society has become so blind by its quest to redress wrongful discrimination against one class of people that it is now …

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Mormon Channel Has 40 Ways to Help Refugees in Your Community

40 Ways to Help Refugees in Your Community

In light of recent world events that have highlighted the great need facing refugees worldwide, Mormon Channel has compiled a list of forty ways you can help refugees in your community. Mormon Channel writes: “We hear amazing stories about people going abroad to alleviate some of these needs, but sometimes we forget how much we can do in our own …

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