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PRESTON, Idaho – Authorities say two people were killed and four Mormon missionaries were injured after their cars collided in southern Idaho. Idaho State Police say 83-year-old L. Max Richards and 80-year-old Phyllis Richards died at the scene following the crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. ...
The Mormon church says a man supervising young missionaries in Puerto Rico was removed from the post and kicked out of the religion after female ... 2014 after the women said they had been deceived and victimized, said Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Mormon apostle tells graduating BYU students to 'be a ray of light' in world full of corruption, disease and terror ..... of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — told graduates he is counting on them to be “consumed with conviction” to better their lives and the lives of others.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple in Spring has officially reopened after Hurricane Harvey shut its doors due to a substantial amount of damage. The temple was closed for seven months when the nearby Cypress Creek flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The Houston temple serves ...
The piece of art from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints turned up in a front yard near South Town Center Drive and West Desert Inn Road. It may have been dumped by a burglar, giving no care. Khai Vu says he's just trying to do the right thing. “It doesn't belong to me. It's meaningful to someone,” said Khai Vu.

Then I went upstairs to get myself ready for church and began engaging in the well-known ritual among mothers in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I call “Mormon mother guilt.” As I put on my makeup I told myself, “Really? Did you just try to talk your son out of going to church? What is ...
Former YSA bishop and Utah businessman Richard Ostler served a mission in England for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints almost 40 years ... Ostler helped found Listen, Learn & Love, a nonprofit not affiliated with the LDS Church that provides resources for Mormons who want to learn more ...
The selections of Soares and Gong are likely to trigger applause from a contingent of Mormons who were eager to see the faith's global footprint represented in ... Counselor Dallin H. Oaks, left, speaks with Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during the church's ...
Yes, the Mormon founder Joseph Smith allegedly dug up these golden plates from his own backyard! And, yep... Mormons believe God lives on a planet called Kolob. The show doesn't poke fun of the religion, per say. It merely presents the MORMON beliefs just as they are believed by its followers.
The Association for Mormon Letters announced awards for publications and other works across 13 categories at Brigham Young University on March 23 from more than 50 works that are by, for or about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that were named as finalists. The 2017 AML ...
We represent the Mormon Women for Ethical Government, a large and growing nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to the ideals of decency, honor, ... We have been energized by official statements from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which have encouraged lawmakers to take a ...
SALT LAKE CITY — The next time the “Book of Mormon” musical comes through town, patrons won't have to chug their beer before the show starts. Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control confirmed to FOX 13 that a newly passed liquor law makes it possible for people to drink while watching a ...
More and more LDS chaplains are bringing God, not necessarily a Mormon God, to the troops ... “You're not there to serve the Latter-day Saints, in particular, but certainly because you are there, you do serve Latter-day Saints. ... That's why he believes to become a chaplain, Mormons need a push from the Holy Ghost.
MCKINNEY, Texas -- A former church instructor is accused of sexually assaulting children, and police say there may be additional victims. Noel Anderson, 22, told police he sexually assaulted four children between the ages of two and six during the last seven years. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ ...
After the eight days, the missionaries were evacuated, leaving the Caribbean island without full-time missionaries representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two-plus months. Eventually, missionaries have started trickling back — 14 in mid-December, 16 in late January and another 24 ...
There was no bag check or security line before entering the building—it felt like any other stake conference in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was surprised by how moved I was by the whole morning. I am often concerned at Mormons' open displays of devotion to the president of our ...

"I come from a family of 10, there's four brothers and four sisters, so I miss them a lot," says Sister Wolfgram, who was raised in West Valley City, Utah, a majority Mormon state. Her family is originally from Tonga, another heartland for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — home to more Mormons ...
The trio made no mention of single women in the global faith, presidents of the all-female LDS Relief Society, or the armies of women who work at every level of Mormon congregational life no matter their marital status. Nor did the three speak of recent strides by the church toward gender equity or even hint ...
But at the time, Salt Lake City was full of breweries, wineries, and distilleries owned and operated by members of the Mormon Church. Latter Day Saints apostle and church leader Brigham Young owned the city's first saloon and a winery, and it wasn't until 1921 that LDS president Heber J. Grant made ...
He is the keynote speaker at the African American Family History Symposium, on Saturday, March 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Westlake. The plantation bore the surname Wessyngton, rather than Washington, so the story goes, because founder Joseph Washington preferred the ...
But in a 2014 Pew survey, which found that 43 percent of Mormons believed that humans evolved in some way, the majority believed humans evolved due ... A statue of Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stands in the center of Salt Lake City with the Mormon ...
Wife of Mormon founder Joseph Smith speaks, as do other prominent LDS women, in new online volume. Wife of Mormon ... Emma Hale Smith, first wife of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, died nearly 140 years ago, but she is speaking to Latter-day Saints today and reaching a wider audience than ever.
One Muslim woman is looking to the practices of Mormonism to help her children stay spiritually grounded. Asma Uddin, founder and editor-in-chief of altmuslimah.com, recently wrote about her “holy envy” of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its history of religious persecution and teachings ...
Salt Lake City – The man set to become the next Mormon church president is a 93-year-old former heart surgeon whose conservative track record on the religion's leadership panel ... Nelson would become the second-oldest person to be named president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY — CBS's new show "Living Biblically," which premiers Monday, Feb. 26, tells the story of Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson), who is going through something of a crisis after his best friend unexpectedly dies and he finds out his wife is pregnant with their first child. So, he decides to live his life ...
OAKLAND — One of the East Bay's most stunning landmarks, the 170-foot white granite Mormon Temple in the Oakland hills, is closing for about a year for renovations. While the Oakland California Temple, the name formally conferred upon it by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, closed Feb.
There was no law for the Mormons in Tennessee either, after a mob attacked a Sunday morning service in 1884, killing four Latter-day Saints. ... In hundreds of cases of violence against Mormon persons and property in the postbellum South, existing laws did not protect a vulnerable minority from bigotry ...
A Pew Forum poll from a decade ago show that 21 percent of Latter-day Saints agreed with the statement that “evolution is the best explanation for life on ... several books, including “Science the Key to Theology,” was almost gleeful as he addressed the relationship between science and Mormon doctrines.
But there was one difference he didn't mention: the prominence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah, where 55 percent of the ... But political observers say Romney is tapping into a long tradition of Republican Mormons in the Beehive State to offer an alternative to Trump's new breed of ...
His comments to a congregation of Mormon millennials in Las Vegas marked the second time the recently installed LDS leader has weighed in on a major national issue ... Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, declined Friday to expand on or clarify Nelson's remarks.
One of the most recognizable characteristics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the thousands of young missionaries, men and women, ... professions or retirement, to go into the mission field in some 61 different countries where some 64,000 young Mormon missionaries currently serve.
These stories, and other detailed examples of documents and records uncovered by Thiriot, are just part of what makes her research groundbreaking for the black Mormon community. Expressing his surprise for the new research Thiriot revealed during her presentation, Robert Burch, president of the Utah ...
SALT LAKE CITY — The LDS community is mourning and praying for the 33 victims of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, including one Mormon girl who was killed and a second who is on a ventilator in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ...
The event was created by a committee of black women, featuring “black Mormons, speaking about black experiences in the church and black Mormon history,” Williams says. “We hope to help black Latter-day Saints feel connected and to explore how to engage all members in a discussion of our collective ...
An observant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the scion of an influential Mormon political family, Bennett saw parallels between the historical persecution of Mormons, who were driven from state to state by anti-Mormon mobs, and Trump's rhetoric toward Muslims and Hispanic ...
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are urged to speak up and take a stand on important issues of the day, but we acknowledge that we ... Most Mormons find Cotton Mather's viewpoint more palatable than Ulrich's: Righteous women are gentle, mild-mannered, and meek, particularly in the ...
In defending Rob Porter, the disgraced Trump White House staffer who resigned last week amid published reports he had physically abused his two ex-wives, his backers have bizarrely cited his professional resume as a sort of bulwark against the allegations: two degrees from Harvard, a Rhodes ...
Most painful of all was the fact that both women said they had gone to their bishops in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the abuse when it was happening, and both had their abuse minimized or dismissed. One article describes the experiences of Colby Holderness, the first wife:.
Mormon apostle M. Russell Ballard described how after Huntsman's son, Peter, married his daughter, Brynn, the two fathers, who were close friends, would joke about the traits their grandchildren inherited. “I had to remind Jon often that the mischievous genes might be Huntsman genes and the handsome and the spiritual ...
There is a large set of untold stories — call this the Mormon women's section — stories that deserve be put on the same table and examined under the same light as the many thousands of stories from women that continue to come as the result of what we may call the Harvey Weinstein phenomenon.
Megan Seawright, center, uses a megaphone to discuss the importance of voting during a rally outside the historic Utah County Courthouse in Provo on Monday, August 14, 2017. During the rally, sponsored by Mormon Women for Ethical Government and other concerned citizens, participants called ...
Oxborrow noted that many Mormons have supported her work, from state lawmakers to local police who lobby on her behalf. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints honored her coalition just last year. Flake, the Mormonism scholar, said it is fair to question the Mormon church's response to abusive ...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed the temple after torrential rains breached the edifice Aug. 26. Water up to a foot deep poured into the ... Mormon temples, unlike the Utah-based faith's meetinghouses, are open only to members in good standing. Within those walls, sacred ceremonies ...
Mormon bishops told ex-wives of former Hatch, White House staffer to consider his 'career ambitions' when they reported his physical abuse, they say ... Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said Thursday he couldn't speak to the individual circumstances of the ...
Campbell, who said she is a lesbian who is married to a man, is featured in a video on the LDS Church's Mormon and Gay website. Jim Mock has never met the Weeds, but the news was “heartbreaking.” Josh Weed's post in 2012 “meant a lot” to Mock, a Latter-day Saint and a professor at Southern Utah ...
Jack Davis (“When will Mormons finally dump Trump,” Opinion, Feb. 4) was spot on. After pointing out the incongruent “fleeing from basic Mormon tenets,” he states, “The first reaction among Mormons is to claim that an approval of certain policies does not imply an approval of personality or actions.”.
You may have heard by now that Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, has resigned after his ex-wives went public with claims about how he allegedly abused them. (He denies all charges.) Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby told the Daily Mail, in graphic detail, how Porter was abusive.
SALT LAKE CITY — At least five members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will compete in February's 2018 Pyeongchang Games. ... A sixth Mormon, downhill skier Steve Nyman, blew out his knee training in Germany one week after he had qualified for his fourth Olympics and will not ...
HUALIEN, Taiwan — All Mormon missionaries are safe and accounted for following a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed at least seven and injured hundreds more. Meanwhile, Church officials were still working Wednesday to gather information on the status of local Latter-day Saints and Church ...


 

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