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LDS Church leaders speak at RootsTech Family Discovery Day

RootsTech 2016 ended with a suite of sessions and classes focused toward members of the LDS Church.

Erin Stewart: On loan from heaven — saying goodbye to a child

I tied pink ribbons around trees with my two little girls to honor another little girl who returned to heaven this week. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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LDS apostle visits Samoa, New Zealand, Solomon Islands

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited LDS Church members, government officials and missionaries in the Pacific... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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LDS.org launches 14-day 'Love One Another' challenge

LDS.org launched a 14-day challenge Friday to spread love, but the challenge does not limit itself to romantic love. Instead, it focuses on emulating the love of Christ. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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AME Church founder honored with postage stamp

Richard Allen, the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be honored with a U.S. postage stamp commemorating his leadership of the historically black denomination founded 200... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Trump puts cash in Communion plate

Donald Trump put a couple of bills in the Communion plate. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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David Bowie's ashes to be scattered in a Buddhist ritual

David Bowie’s will asks that his ashes be scattered in Bali, an island that is part of Indonesia. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Elder Andersen addresses USU students about the Book of Mormon — 'the keystone of your faith'

Speaking Sunday evening to young adults from throughout Cache Valley, Elder Neil L. Andersen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints declared the Book of Mormon to be “the keystone... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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UVU assistant basketball coach reflects on LDS missionary service in the Philippines

Caitlyn Sears was the fifth all-time leading scorer at Southern Utah University, recording 1,216 total points in her four-year college career. After graduating, Sears immediately joined the... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Reader voices: Food storage for hunter-gatherers

My wife has been trying to follow the counsel of church leaders to prepare for troubled times by having a basic supply of food and water. I decided to check on our progress. What I discovered were... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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What's new: 'Mormon Guitar: Tune My Heart' shares diverse arrangements yet fails to define itself

A little more time, thought and selectivity would have done "Tune My Heart" good, but if the popularity of the original "Mormon Guitar" is any indicator of how the second album will sell, Howington... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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In latest fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like progeny

Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? "Child angel" dolls, the latest craze in Thailand. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Nauvoo missionaries enjoy being tourists at Richardson's Point, Iowa

Missionary tour guides from historic Nauvoo become the tourists as they discovered the spirit of Richardson's Point on April 19, 2015, and gained a new appreciation for people of other faiths who... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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8 new mission presidents called

LDS Church News

Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

Cows and vows in the Colorado hills

Along Highway 287 toward Fort Collins, Wyoming, you'll come across a marvel: a ranch owned and operated by 20 Benedictine nuns. Something about pitching hay between prayers apparently appeals to a... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'Life as we would like it to be'

American artist Norman Rockwell was known as the artist of the common man and of common places. Something about his art reminded critics of the goodness in life. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Michael McLean's 'Encountering Jesus' CD spins a musical historical-fiction view of Christ's ministry

Michael McLean's newest album, "Encountering Jesus," uses historically based stories to teach about the life of Christ through the eyes of those around him. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Facts and details to enhance your experience at the Provo City Center Temple

Those going to the Provo City Center Temple open house will be able to see original artwork, craftsmanship and artifacts, among many other interesting things. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS members in South Africa see answer to their prayers with new branch

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ilovu, South Africa, now have their own branch. Before, they were attending church in Amanzimtoti. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Interfaith Month in Utah offers chance to explore other faiths, 'get out of comfort zones'

From a tour of a Hindu temple to a Wiccan full moon rite, Interfaith Month gives Utahns an opportunity to learn about other faith traditions and 'get out of their comfort zones,' says Janet Healy,... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Trump is a huge 'loser' with GOP Protestant pastors

Donald Trump, who loves to call others “losers,” is a big one himself in a new survey of U.S. Protestant pastors. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Netflix introduces televangelist shows

Alongside programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 2 LDS contestants sing One Direction song together on ‘American Idol’

Jenn Blosil and Bri Ray, two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed together during the Thursday night group round on “American Idol.” Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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RootsTech: 5 reasons to watch Family Discovery Day 2016

LDS Church News

The 2016 Rootstech Family Discovery Day is Feb. 6, 2016. Watch the live stream on LDS.org for inspirational stories and insightful tips for strengthening your family connections and discovering... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 Family Discovery Day

LDS Church News

If you and your family have been interested in learning more about family history, you can find inspiration and instructions for getting started during the 2016 Family Discovery Day, which will be... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio greets pope in Italian, discusses environment

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brushed up his Italian to greet Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS Church provides instructions to missionaries for avoiding Zika virus outbreak in Western Hemisphere

LDS mission presidents will instruct Mormon missionaries how to prevent mosquito bites to avoid the Zika virus, which jumped to the Western Hemisphere last year, a church spokesman said Friday. The... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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3 ways religious teachings could combat religious violence

A recent study highlights the value of religious teachings on self-control and compassion toward others. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Friday Minute: Ways to combat becoming a Sunday-only Mormon

When churchgoers take a casual Sunday-only approach to membership, they can become spiritually slothful and developmentally hardened to service and sacrifice. Such crust on our character is... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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'American Idol’ Hollywood Week begins; some LDS contestants continue to next round

Amber Lynn Stoppel, Bri Ray, Jenn Blosil and John Wayne Schulz have made it on to the second round of Hollywood Week. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Nevada high court rejects Mormon church appeal in water case

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a Mormon church appeal Thursday on a narrow legal question in a broad water rights dispute surrounding a proposal to pump groundwater from arid valleys along the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Elder and Sister Bednar share lessons, advice on finding a spouse, making marriage work at BYU-Idaho

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, shared lessons they've learned in their marriage and in overcoming difficulties, answered a few... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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NFL violence and high school prayers OK with fans

For all the headlines about football violence, concussions and player injuries, watching football is not a “guilty pleasure” for many Americans. It’s just a pleasure, a new survey... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Honoring heroes of the Holocaust, Obama warns of growing anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — President Obama warned of growing anti-Semitism in the United States and the world as he honored two Americans and two Poles who helped save Jewish lives duringWorld War II. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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LDS Church leaders mourn reported deaths in Mormon LGBT community

The LDS Church responded Thursday to an unverified report about suicide deaths among Mormon LGBTs. Experts say families and church members can help by demonstrating understanding and a willingness... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Voters warm to candidates who are not religious

On the growing list of ways the “outsiders” election of 2016 is upsetting conventional political wisdom, here’s a new entry: Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Morocco summit pushes Muslim clerics to improve the lot of religious minorities

MARRAKESH, Morocco -- After the Prophet Muhammad established the first Muslim state, he wrote the Charter of Medina to make sure his subjects lived in harmony, whether they were Muslims, Jews or... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Faithful Viewer: Biopic about black preacher is toast of Sundance

Reserve the hashtag #Oscarssoblack for next year’s awards. That’s because if viewer response is any indication, “The Birth of a Nation,” seems destined for Academy Award... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Rabbi who nurtured evangelical love for Israel courts black churches

The rabbi who has for decades painstakingly and successfully nurtured evangelicals’ love for Israel now extends his hand to African-American churches. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Pres. Uchtdorf posts picture with Han Solo, 'Candy Bomber'; Chick-fil-A gives shout-out to missionaries

From President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency posting a picture with Harrison Ford to Chick-fil-A praising the efforts of local missionaries, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Are smaller families better for kids? Here's what our readers think

The Washington Post recently reported on research that suggests children are better off in smaller families. We asked our readers to share their own reactions, experiences and opinions on the issue. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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New research highlights how Americans view candidates' faith

The analysis of voters' views on the religious backgrounds of presidential candidates revealed that Donald Trump is seen as the least faithful. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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The gap between rich and poor is larger than ever -- or is it?

A new report finds that inequality is growing, with the 62 richest people in the world controlling the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the earth's population. Some free market... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust

As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Elder Neil L. Andersen shares stage with President Michael Crow at ASU

LDS Church News

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared the stage with ASU President Michael Crow in the school’s first LDS Family Education Night on campus Jan. 26. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

RootsTech 2016 features classes, LDS Family Discovery Day, LDS leaders as speakers

The largest family history event in the world will feature keynote speakers, classes and one day designed especially for LDS Church members. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Elder Holland, Sister Stephens and Elder Hallstrom to participate in first Face to Face event for young single adults

Since June 2014, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has hosted live “Face to Face” events for the youth of the church to ask questions to both LDS leaders and fellow... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Tickets again available for Provo City Center Temple open house

The LDS Church has released more free tickets to the Provo City Center Temple open house, and a spokeman said the open house standby option has reasonable lines for those who can't find tickets at... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Holocaust victims honored 71 years after Auschwitz liberated

Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Wright Words: What strangers on a plane can teach about faith, friendship and forgiveness

Can a simple flight from D.C. to SLC change your perspective on faith, friendship and forgiveness? Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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