Many have compared the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the exodus of ancient Israel, and not without justice.
The Yearsleys were relatively well off financially and very generous with their means. Their Nauvoo home is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and used for missionary... Read more »
Like George Mallory, we may climb mountains "because they're there." Bred of part folly and part nerve, it is the mountain that changes us. Read more »
"Mentally Tough Teens" is full of tips to help teens be successful in their everyday lives. These tips will motivate, build confidence and give strength to overcome adversity. Read more »
A chalk-drawn tree in Union Square grabbed the attention of passersby last month. Intrigued by the statement "find your family" written on the ground, many stopped to see what the message was about. Read more »
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who worshipped at 30 of the more than 140 LDS temples this week saw a new instructional film, the third released in the past year. Read more »
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Susie Atwood experienced five consecutive years of sending children on LDS missions. When her last son returned, he tackled her to the ground in the airport out of excitement. Read more »
FamilySearch is looking for 50,000 or more indexers and arbitrators to help set a record for the most volunteer indexing participants online in a single day. Read more »
A new approach to ending sacrament meeting on time in this comic that takes a humorous look at Mormon culture. Read more »
The Prophet Joseph Smith said "a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book" (see the Introduction to the Book of Mormon). Read more »
In a series of personal essays, Boyd Jay Petersen delves into LDS faith, culture and family life in his book "Dead Wood and Rushing Water." Read more »
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced Friday that it will be part of a feature-length movie that will tell the story of one woman's journey to join the world-famous choir. Read more »
Events at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in July include musical performances in Spanish and English and firesides. Read more »
“Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis-Deuteronomy” focuses on who wrote the first five books in the Bible. Author David Bokovoy provides insightful evidences relating biblical... Read more »
Tony Collins recently flew a drone over the Washington D.C. Temple, sharing a new perspective on the beloved building. Read more »
On July 2, teenager Max Goddard was involved in an accident in his garage that has left him with third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body. Now a community has rallied around the young man by... Read more »
The annual FairMormon Conference is the largest regular gathering anywhere devoted to defending the claims of the restored church of Jesus Christ. This year's conference will be in Provo on Aug. 7-8. Read more »
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson has asked young LDS college students to make participation in institute a priority after graduating from seminary. Here is some information to assist in that... Read more »
What's new: 'The Missionary Collection' by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square
The recently released “The Missionary Collection” takes four collections of music from the choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square that include music about Joseph Smith, the... Read more »
Arie Van De Graaf is a cartoonist who writes and draws "Mission Daze." The comic strip has been affiliated with deseretnews.com for two years, but now the print edition will include "Mission Daze"... Read more »
The landscape management programs at BYU and BYU-Idaho are among the best in the nation. In 10 of the past 12 years, either BYU or BYU-I has won PLANET's "Student Career Days" competition. Students... Read more »
To borrow Paul's analogy, when it came to church callings, our patriarch was both the "head" of the body and one of the "toes." And in his heart, he saw both as vital, invigorating and worthy of... Read more »
Randy Casto was a Lutheran pastor. His wife, Meredith, was an Episcopal priest. Today, thanks to a courageous member, they belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »
A number of individuals played a significant role in planning and carrying out the final arrest and martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith. One of those was Thomas Coke Sharp of Warsaw, Illinois. Read more »
"The veracity and value of the book of Abraham cannot be settled by scholarly debate concerning the book’s translation and historicity," a new LDS Church essay concludes. The essay is the... Read more »
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir experienced a first last weekend when Santino Fontana, known for his role as Hans in "Frozen," led them in a medley that included Pharell William's song "Happy." Read more »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
The Mormon pioneer mortality rate wasn't much worse than that of the general American population in 1850, a new study shows, though it spiked for the Willie and Martin handcart companies. The... Read more »
The Mormon Moment didn't do much to change the attitude of Americans toward Latter-day Saints, but it also probably isn't over, according to a pair of experts on the perception of Mormons in the... Read more »
The LDS Church will break ground next month on a new temple with an unusual design in Meridian, Idaho. The temple will be the state's fifth and the church's 15th under construction. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
People can begin to reserve free tickets to the Ogden Temple open house on Monday morning. The open house begins Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 6. The temple closed in April 2011 for extensive... Read more »
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 »
A $10 donation will transform a woman's life. Celeste Mergens, of Days for Girls, was helping orphans in Kenya, Africa, and went to bed one night praying to do more. She awoke to a prompting that... Read more »
Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers. Read more »
The annual Pioneer Day Concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features guest artist Santino Fontana and has its concluding performance tonight at the Conference... Read more »
Religious roots: Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, Congregational and other pioneers in Utah started in the late 1800s
Pioneer Day, celebrated every July 24 in Utah, is a day for people to celebrate their pioneer heritage. While the Mormon pioneers are often mentioned on this day, other religious pioneers came to... Read more »
We are seekers of light, because we have the Savior's light within us. We need the light of the sun daily to live. But we also need the light of the Son each and every day. Read more »
Utahns gather Saturday to celebrate the state's heritage in the Days of '47 Youth Parade in Salt Lake City. The event is one of the largest youth parades in the United States and features floats,... Read more »
Author Dean Hughes wraps up his Come to Zion series with “Fresh Courage Take.” As each couple faces the challenges of building Zion in their respective eras, the book shows that it... Read more »
While the Mormon pioneers in the U.S. were migrating west, missionaries continued to preach the gospel around the world. When James and Eliza meet two missionaries in Australia, they know that... Read more »
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