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Summaries from the women's session of the 185th Annual General Conference

Summaries of talks given by Sister Esplin, Sister Stephens, Sister Oscarson and President Eyring.

How two different crews recreated the Holy Land for 'A.D.,' LDS Bible videos

Producers from "AD: The Bible Continues" and LDS Church Bible videos describe their experiences in attempting to recreate Jerusalem for filmmaking purposes. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Leading female evangelical blazes trails, builds bridges

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An English professor and popular author makes it look cool to be an evangelical Christian. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Marriage is still important to young adults, BYU researchers find

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Marriage is still important to young adults, despite average marriage ages of both men and women rising in the past few years, researchers out of Brigham Young University found. Read more »

March 19, 2015

Final 6 LDS missionaries found safe in Vanuatu 6 days after ferocious Cyclone Pam

After six days without word of the condition of six LDS missionaries on the island of Ambae in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, two zone leaders reached the island by boat Thursday, made... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Quinceanera dress damaged in fire restored in time for celebration

A few days ago, 15-year-old Krystal Bustamante’s quinceanera dress was damaged in a fire. But the celebration she has planned for months will still go forward thanks to a Utah dry cleaning... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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What, exactly, is a Jubilee?

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As part of the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II council, Pope Francis has announced that the Catholic Church will celebrate an “extraordinary Jubilee” starting Dec. 8... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Defending the Faith: Proof, evidence and the need to decide

Decisive public evidence that would settle the biggest questions of life and existence isn't available. But we still have to answer them for ourselves. We can't avoid it. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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The future of the LDS Church in Asia

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Elder M. Russell Ballard and other visiting General Authorities meet with thousands of leaders and members in Asia, an area of the globe that is home to more than half the world's population. Read more »

March 18, 2015

6 LDS missionaries still unaccounted for in Vanuatu; 2 dispatched by boat to find them

Five days after Cyclone Pam careened through Vanuatu, the local LDS Church mission president still is unable to establish contact with six missionaries. On Wednesday, he sent two other missionaries... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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8 LDS young men share how texting prepares them for missions in new Mormon Message

In a new Mormon Messages for Youth video, eight young men preparing to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints explain how they use their phones to uplift and inspire... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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When weddings become protests: the debate over civil marriage in Lebanon

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In most Middle Eastern countries, interfaith marriage is illegal, but couples in Lebanon and elsewhere are changing that, fighting to increase tolerance and find legal standing for civil marriage... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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New Harmony: Revisiting Elder Ballard's sweet little bee book

I know we live in the “Beehive State.” But the other day I was set on my heels when I realized how much my own life is bound up with bees. I’m a “Bee” from Box Elder... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Picturing history: San Xavier del Bac Mission

Less than 10 miles from Tucson, Arizona, is the San Xavier del Bac Mission. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Wright Words: Fidelity starts outside the bedroom

It might just be a popular song on the radio, but its message is dangerous and destructive. Nearly everyone I've known with a broken marriage attributes the death of the relationship to the birth... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Will Pope Francis have a short papacy? Don’t bet on it

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In a wide-ranging interview he gave Friday for the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis touched on a variety of topics, from his concern about bad homilies to his upcoming U.S. visit to... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The 'big tent' of families

As different as people are in their ideologies and worldviews, they are all basically the same when it comes to their families, particularly their hopes, dreams, worries and concerns for their... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Connecticut priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Contact made with 11 LDS missionaries in storm-ravaged Vanuatu

LDS leaders announced Tuesday that they had made contact with 11 missionaries in Vanuatu who rode out Cyclone Pam on the island of Tanna, where communications had been nonexistent since Friday.... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Key facts about Israel and its election system

Answers to key questions about Israel's March 17 general election. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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LDS mother living in China adds Nauvoo Temple to toy brick set

Brick’em Young was started by a mom who was raising her children in an area where there were no temples but who wanted them to recognize the importance of the buildings to members of The... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Are there win-win answers for LGBT rights and religious conscience?

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Utah’s path to combining LGBT rights and religious freedom in newly passed legislation might be more of a template for the nation than the law itself. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Baby announcement elicits tears, smiles for Canadian couple who battled infertility

A couple from Cardston, Canada, who tried to have children with no success for four years film their family's reaction to their baby announcement and receive a happy and tearful response. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Elder Bednar visits LDS Church's Pacific Area, rededicates New Zealand MTC

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As part of his assignments in Australia and New Zealand, Elder David A, Bednar conducted a review of the Church’s Pacific Area; held youth, priesthood and missionary meetings, and... Read more »

March 16, 2015

Can Catholic hospitals continue to serve the poor? One program tries

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ST. LOUIS — In 1836, several French nuns established hospitals and schools here and in California. Today, an effort is afoot to keep the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange alive. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Evangelicals and scientists are closer than many realize

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WASHINGTON — The sociologist who busted myths last year with her study finding that the majority of scientists are religious, not God-denying atheists, is at it again. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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