Mormons in America

Recalling the Mormon who tried to save Anne Frank

A noted Jewish scholar recalls the efforts of Utah Sen. William H. King, at the time America's most politically powerful Mormon, in trying to save Jewish victims of Nazi oppression — possibly... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2012


Live video stream: At the Crossroads, Again: Mormon and Protestant Encounters in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries

Join us for a live video stream of a conference that will engage the challenge and promise of dialogue between two religious traditions whose historical intersections have at times been characterized by misunderstanding and even... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2012


'Why I'm a Mormon': Steve Young

This is an excerpt from "Why I'm a Mormon" edited by Joseph A. Cannon, which includes the testimonies of 53 influential members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2012


'Why I'm a Mormon': Cecilie 'CC' Lundgreen

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from "Why I'm a Mormon" edited by Joseph A. Cannon, which includes the testimonies of 53 influential members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2012


'Why I'm a Mormon': Stephanie Nielson

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from "Why I'm a Mormon" edited by Joseph A. Cannon, which includes the testimonies of 53 influential members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Read more »

Feb. 8, 2012


Notable Latter-day Saints share 'Why I'm a Mormon'

The book “Why I’m a Mormon” is intended to give readers a glimpse into the LDS Church through the individual experiences of members from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2012


D.C. Mormons and the never-ending Mormon moment

Politico looks at D.C. Mormons and their reaction to the "Mormon moment." Read more »

Feb. 3, 2012


LDS Church opens bishops' storehouse to help 'poor and needy'

A new 570,391-square-foot welfare facility built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will help the organization respond to disasters and take care of those in need. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2012


Writer carefully tackles question of sacred LDS undergarment

BuzzFeed campaign reporter McKay Coppins tackles "perhaps the most awkward question of the 2012 (election) cycle" in a blog post that explains the sacred undergarment worn by many observant LDS men... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2012


Mormon tithing under national media microscope after Mitt Romney releases his financial data

Several nationally prominent news outlets have taken advantage of the recent release of two years worth of Mitt Romney's tax documents to take a close look at LDS tithing doctrine, policy and... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2012


'Anti-Mormon slime machine' kicks into gear

"Brace yourself for the anti-Mormon slime machine!" That's the warning from Kyle-Anne Shiver, a frequent contributor to the American Thinker blog. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2012


Mitt Romney hopes millions he tithes to LDS Church isn't politicized

With the release of Mitt Romney's tax records on Tuesday, the world now knows what was previously known only by a select few: Mitt and Ann Romney pay 10 percent of their income in tithing to their... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2012


Is LDS polygamy history relevant to 2012 campaign?

A Washington Post editorial writer believes the history of conflict between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the United States of America over the issue of polygamy is relevant... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2012


Amy Choate-Nielsen: Mormons say polygamy morally wrong, Pew poll shows

Ironically, the practice that's most linked to Mormons is a practice most Mormons oppose, according to a groundbreaking new study of Mormons in America. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2012


Mormons' immigration attitudes set them apart

The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life's survey of Mormons released this past week confirms that U.S. Mormons are more conservative (66 percent) compared to the general public... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2012


LDS religious commitment high, Pew survey finds

For the 1,019 self-identified Mormons who participated in the Pew survey, their theological position is clear: Mormons believe in Jesus Christ, and they consider themselves to be Christian. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2012


Other newspapers report on 'Mormons in America' poll by Pew Center

Thursday's release of a new Pew Forum Survey of "Mormons in America" created headlines in newspapers and online journals all around the world. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2012


New Pew survey reinforces Mormons' top goals of family, marriage

Eighty-one percent of Mormons say being a good parent is "one of the most important things in life," according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2012


'Mormons in America' Pew survey explores beliefs, attitudes of LDS Church members

As the "Mormon moment" extends into 2012, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life Thursday releases a groundbreaking new survey, the first ever published by a non-LDS research... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2012


2011 positive Mormon media highlights

For its 2011 annual retrospective, Time magazine named Mormonism the Religion of the Year, accompanied with an obligatory photo from the Book of Mormon Musical. The distinction isn't offered every... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2012


Journalists urged to allow Mormons to define themselves

News reporters and editors from around the country were urged to allow members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to define themselves rather than to exclusively look to sources... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2011


Philanthropists eye LDS model of self-reliance

They may seem drastically different: a nonprofit that helps children build lemonade stands, an organization that encourages character building through sports and The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2011


LDS Christianity: Differences that matter

They gather twice each year — once on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University and once at the Fuller Theological Seminary main campus in Pasadena, Calif. Evangelical Christians... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2011


A student of leadership: Former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley never forgot his roots

Jim Quigley is an oddity in the corporate world of high finance. His peers tend to be graduates of leafy old Ivy League schools – Wharton, Yale, Harvard, et al. Then there's Quigley. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2011


Reactions to Brandon Flowers' Mormon.org video

The Killers front man Brandon Flowers is a Mormon. Surprised? Most people aren't. But there's definitely quite a bit of buzz about his new video and profile on Mormon.org. Read more »

Oct. 19, 2011


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