Jason Swensen
Jason Swensen is a reporter for the Church News and a frequent contributor to the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Church News staff. Swensen covered police and crime, ethnic affairs and city government for the Deseret News. A proud graduate of the University of Utah and lifelong Ute fan, Swensen has filed Church News and Deseret News stories from several Latin American countries, Europe and the South Pacific. He enjoys chronicling the growth of the LDS Church in Mexico, Central and South America.

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a Latter-day Saint apostle, said defending religious freedoms is essential amidst a global spike of secularism.
The Inclusion Center for Community and Justice honors several Utahns, including President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
The LDS Church's Presiding Bishop presented a $1.8 million check to the American Red Cross on Thursday. The money was raised from ticket sales of "Meet the Mormons."
LDS-sponsored conference brings awareness to historic refugee crisis — and explores local ways to assist those resettled in Utah.
Latter-day Saints gather for annual Christmas Devotional that is rich in holiday messages and music.
President Henry B. Eyring declares happiness and progress can be sacred byproducts of marrige between a woman and a man.
Col. Gail Halvorsen, the beloved Berlin Airlift Candy Bomber, shares the lessons he has learned from serving others at a local German Day of Remembrance event.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, a returned missionary and Eagle Scout, wins Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco.
There was a time, not long ago, when my loyalty to one of the two schools on the pitch was clear and absolute. Then things got complicated
Elder Ballard offers "grandfatherly" advice to thousands of Weber State University students as they begin a new school year.