Mormons in America

16 Mormon pop culture moments from 2014-15

From reality TV alums and pop stars David Archuleta, Lexi Walker and Dinah Jane Hansen of girl group Fifth Harmony to five Super Bowl stars to up-and-coming high fashion model Lucky Blue Smith,... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015


'First Freedom' to show in Brigham's Playhouse

The play "First Freedom" to debut at Brigham's Playhouse in Washington City. Producer Larry Sidwell and Director Jamie Young talk about the importance the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014


LDS Jabari Parker thriving in first year at Duke (+videos)

Jabari Parker, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is off to a fast start as a freshman with the Duke basketball team. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2013


Utah composer Lisle Moore the mind behind ESPN NBA, World Cup theme songs, others

You may not have heard this composer, but you've definitely heard his music. A Utah native is behind some of the sporting world's most well-known tracks. Meet Lisle Moore. Read more »

May 30, 2013


Native American tribe buries remains, 150 years after massacre

Though the ceremony was conducted "old-school," consisting of ancient Native American customs, the entire tribe subscribes to beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

May 25, 2013


Reactions to 'I'm a Mormon' campaign in UK (+video)

Commuters react to pictures of smiling people on bright backgrounds and the phrase 'I'm a Mormon,' which have come to many transportation spots in the U.K. and Ireland. Read more »

April 29, 2013


Tabernacle Choir returns to Mormon roots for 2013 tour

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will return to the roots of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints next summer for a six-city tour that will include stops in... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2012

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LDS volunteers bring healing and hope to patients on U.S. Naval ship Mercy

For nearly four months, hundreds of volunteers, including members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with ties to Utah, provided medical care in poverty-stricken countries. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2012

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Jimmer Fredette to accompany new book at Deseret Book

NBA and former BYU basketball player, Jimmer Fredette will be at Deseret Book in Downtown Salt Lake City as his biography is released. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2012

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Utah mother reunites with 4 children together for first time in 40 years

Back in 1972 in Lanús, a small town in Argentina, Maria Roseto — the second oldest of four siblings — said goodbye to her family to go to America. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2012


Teenager's key to success: Prepare and work hard

You won't catch this teenage girl wasting time. A 4.00 GPA, a perfect score in the math portion of her SAT, near perfect on the ACT and a No. 1 ranking in her class of 465 is just the beginning. Read more »

July 21, 2012

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Jeff Benedict: Deseret News exclusive: Watching Katie Couric's interview with Jabari Parker at New York Mormon meetinghouse

Behind the scenes of Katie Couric's interview with high school basketball star Jabari Parker. Read more »

June 13, 2012


Prince Charles and the Book of Mormon

A simple challenge from a Mormon ward mission leader turned into a memorable brush with royalty. Read more »

April 23, 2012


Seeking to unite GOP base, Romney will deliver Liberty commencement

Mitt Romney will speak next month at Liberty University's commencement ceremony, a move pundits hail as an effort by Romney to unite Republicans at the end of 'the party's long, bruising primary.' Read more »

April 21, 2012


New Mormon leader Echo Hawk fostered new era in tribal, U.S. relations

Larry Echo Hawk resigns from the BIA after after accepting a call to the First Quorum of the Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

April 10, 2012


MTV or MTC? Choosing between good and best

For a young man, seeking to make a career in music is good, but putting it on the back burner to serve the Lord is better. Sometimes in life, we have to decide between a good decision and the best... Read more »

April 9, 2012


Sister Patricia T. Holland to receive LDS Business College's Alumnus Award at historic 125th commencement

Patricia T. Holland, an alumna of LDS Business College, will receive the college's highest honor, the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award, at the college's commencement April 13. Read more »

March 30, 2012


Virginia Mormon woman recognized for service as state Mother of the Year

Sharlet Rowley Bouchelle, of the Rockbridge Ward, Buena Vista Virginia Stake, is the Virginia Mother of the Year and was recently commended by the General Assembly of Virginia. Read more »

March 25, 2012


Study rates Latter-day Saints high for 'prosocial behavior'

According to a recent academic study, active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “are the most prosocial members of American society." Read more »

March 19, 2012


The ultimate cheerleader: Kyle Whittingham talks about his mother

Coach Kyle Whittingham talks about the influence his mother had on his life, both on the football field and off. Read more »

March 19, 2012


Odds and Ends: Y. alumna a rising food star

Two different news outlets have featured former BYU student Kelsey Nixon, who is attracting younger viewers to her cooking show. Read more »

March 12, 2012


Genesis members, others respond to LDS racism statement

During a recent worship service, members of the Genesis Group for black Mormons expressed gratitude for the priesthood and last week's LDS statement condemning racism "inside and outside the... Read more »

March 6, 2012


NPR reports on what the IRS could learn from Mormons

NPR's Robert Smith tells of what the IRS could learn from Mormons and their belief in paying tithing, or 10 percent of their income, to the church. Read more »

March 6, 2012


Race, folklore and Mormon doctrine

By now the notion that we are in the midst of a Mormon moment is cliched, although if Rick Santorum continues to threaten Mitt Romney in the GOP primaries, the public focus on the Latter-day Saints... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2012


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