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LDS Church continues to grow in Cambodia

While celebrating the organization of the first two stakes in Cambodia, former missionaries share stories.

New collaboration helps track pioneer ancestors’ experiences

A new website has been launched as a collaboration between FamilySearch and the Overland Travel website to help researchers find and identify pioneer ancestors. Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Book review: 'Testimony of Luke' paints a portrait of the Savior

Appropriate as a LDS Church seminary, institute or Sunday school study guide, or an incredible tool for personal use, this family friendly commentary, "The Testimony of Luke," is an asset to any... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: Constantine's influence can scarcely be measured

The Roman emperor Constantine the Great was baptized on his deathbed. But his influence on the doctrines, art, architecture, spread and practice of Christianity has been incalculable. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Having trouble understanding the Bible? Campaign to redesign the Good Book could help

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One man's successful Kickstarter campaign promises to turn reading the Bible into an engaging literary experience. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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66,511 volunteers set FamilySearch indexing record

More than 66,500 FamilySearch volunteers around the world helped index and arbitrate records from July 20 at 6 p.m. to July 21 at 5:59 p.m. as part of the Worldwide Indexing Event. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Reba McEntire asks people worldwide to pray for peace

I add my voice to Reba McEntire's and say I also strongly believe in the power of prayer and the miracles it can bring. And I believe in Reba’s song, which she calls an act “of... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Trading places or not?

I wouldn’t want to trade places with Great-Great-Grandfather Henson for anything. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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20 people confess their true feelings about God online

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Whisper, the social media app that allows users to post their beliefs, thoughts and ideas anonymously, has been giving good insight into how Americans feel about God. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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'Be Good' Sister Oscarson tells BYU-Idaho graduates

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson speaks to BYU-Idaho graduates during commencement exercises held on July 23. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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After government topples crosses in China, congregations react with defiance

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Seventh-day Adventist leader calls on family experiences to tackle challenges facing the church

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Leading a million North American Seventh-day Adventists, Dan Jackson must steer through postmodernist shoals to revitalize the domestic side of a church that has 17 million believers outside its... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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What life was like for the Mormon pioneers after entering the Salt Lake Valley

In late July 1847, the Mormon pioneers gazed at the Salt Lake Valley, which would be a home to thousands of the Saints. They built homes, shops, schools and churches, but in only 11 years they were... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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U.S. government may offer compromise for faith-based groups on birth control

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In a federal court filing, the Obama administration said it is working on a way for religious nonprofits to opt out of providing objectionable contraceptives while preserving their conscience,... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Pope meets Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for her faith

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Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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#WeAreN campaign reclaims Arabic letter for Iraq's persecuted Christians

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A global social media campaign is using the Arabic letter Nun to show support for Christians being driven out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. The "N" is the first letter of "Nasrani," or Nazarene, a... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Defending the Faith: Remembering the Exodus — both ancient and modern

Many have compared the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the exodus of ancient Israel, and not without justice. The pioneer migration should be remembered and celebrated, as the ancient one has been. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Iraqis: Jihadis blow up Muslim shrine said to be burial place of Jonah

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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In Our Lovely Deseret: Who were the first 3 women to enter the Salt Lake Valley?

Who were the first women to enter the Salt Lake Valley? Why were they chosen? What were they like? When Brigham Young led the first company of 148, these three women were a boon and a blessing. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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What's new: History of the Saints editors create book about 'The Mormon Wars'

A team of editors have compiled a new book titled, "The Mormon Wars," which contains essays describing the early persecutions of the LDS Church. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Observers uncertain about the impact of Obama's employment orders on faith-based agencies

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President Obama's July 21 executive order adding sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of conditions on which federal contractors may not discriminate when hiring may not impact... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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New Harmony: Why the home teachers won't just let us be

Just as “holy matrimony” involves three people — the husband, the wife and the Lord — Jonathan and David had a “holy friendship,” a friendship involving God. God... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Picturing history: Robert Scott Lorimer

Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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90 Vietnamese Latter-day Saints travel to YSA conference in Cambodia

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More than 90 young single adults attended the YSA conference in Cambodia June 2014. Read more »

July 22, 2014

Researching Family History: It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents

Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and documents to help us record and store information on our family ancestors and... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Wright Words: Why I’m sorry for judging a convenience store clerk

There was just something about the woman behind the counter. She had worried eyes and a tired smile. I suspected the reason her smile was exhausted had nothing to do with using it all the time, it... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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