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New Primary general presidency speaks during BYU Women's Conference

Speaking in the Marriott Center, the three shared ways individuals can help strengthen their families.

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Videos highlight Elder Ballard with European refugees, Sister Marriott and Sister Esplin in Asia, Elder Bednar in Liberia

As part of the April 2016 World Report, Mormon Newsroom featured videos detailing Elder Ballard's visit with European refugees, Sister Marriott and Sister Esplin's travels in Asia, and Elder... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Picturing history: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs, Iowa, ended the Mormon trek across Iowa and served as a site for many to prepare to finish the journey to Utah the following year. The Mormon Battalion began its famous march here. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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What's new: 'Approaching Antiquity' delves into Joseph Smith's fascination with the past

“Approaching Antiquity” is a historical examination with a history of its own, a contribution to the present and an invitation to the future. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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BYU graduation speaker will be Elder L. Whitney Clayton, senior president of Seventy

More than 5,000 students will receive BYU bachelor's degrees at commencement exercises April 21, and nearly 900 more will receive graduate degrees. The speaker will be Elder L. Whitney Clayton,... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Videos highlight LDS temple groundbreakings, cultural celebrations, dedications and announcements

Three videos from Mormon Newsroom highlight temple events that occurred during the last six months, including temple announcements, groundbreakings, cultural celebrations and dedications. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Lindsey Stirling discusses mental health and her journey to find happiness

Lindsey Stirling, an LDS musician known for dancing while she plays the violin, shared her experience with anorexia and depression in a post on Mogul. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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LDS general authorities reflect on conference through social media posts

General authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared posts on Facebook about their conference addresses. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Yippee! (with caveats)

In my quest to become a family historian, I have been able to retrieve my first family name that now can be taken to the temple for ordinance work. It happened because I had a great deal of help. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Zimbabwean general authority, future mission president in Peru and others share reaction, thoughts on temple announcements

A general authority and future mission president are among those who shared their reactions to the announcement of four new temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Wright Words: An outfit 7 sizes too big and an opportunity to grow

Last month, I was given a new church assignment for which I feel completely inadequate, unqualified and ill-prepared. Which is appropriate, because when it was extended to me, I actually felt ill. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Top photos from the 186th Annual General Conference of the LDS Church

Here are photos from every session of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Mormon volunteers channel aid to refugees near ISIS war zone and on resettlement frontlines

Elder Bruce Carlson and senior Mormon missionaries who have been on the tip of the LDS Church's refuge response work in Europe and the Middle East described their efforts Monday at the annual... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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BYU sees dramatic jump in number of returned missionaries

The number of returned sister missionaries at BYU has tripled in three years, President Kevin J Worthen said on Monday. Today, nearly two-thirds of BYU students are returned LDS missionaries, up... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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186th Annual General Conference talk summaries and photos

Read summaries of the talks, and see photos from the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Choose the harder right, LDS leaders say on Sunday; if you stumble, choose to rebuild

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson and other leaders counseled members of the faith to choose to follow Jesus Christ, and encouraged those who feel broken to rebuild through him. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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President Monson announces 4 new temples at Sunday morning session

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced four new temples in the Sunday Morning Session of the 186th Annual General Conference. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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180 years ago today in the Kirtland Temple, visits by Jesus Christ, Moses, Elijah and Elias

Six LDS historians and experts, including Robert L. Millet and Chad S. Hawkins, offer historical perspectives and personal reflections on what the visitations meant to a young church then and what... Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Book review: 'Shattered Hearts' is a raw, emotional and informative read

Utah author Stacy Lynn Carroll opens a discussion on pornography addiction and how it affects marriages with her fictional tale of shattered-but-healing hearts. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Infection slows Sister Clain's recovery from Brussels bombing, but she is determined to finish her LDS mission

Shrapnel from the Brussels bombs caused an infection in her blood, but Sister Fanny Clain, a tiny bundle of positivity from a small island east of Madagascar, is adamant she will heal and travel to... Read more »

April 3, 2016

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LDS leaders urge members to be sensitive to and help all of the church's families

The need to support and encourage modern families that may be diverse and complex was among the themes Saturday at three sessions of the LDS Church's worldwide general conference, where the faith's... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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LDS Church announces 11 new general authorities, other leadership changes

The First Presidency of the LDS Church announced the calling of several new general authorities during the Saturday afternoon session of the faith's 186th Annual General Conference. Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Nonprofits inundated after LDS Church urges women to serve refugees

In the week since leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged LDS women worldwide to help refugees, phones have rung off the hook and email boxes have been flooded at local... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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LDS Church now has 15.6 million members, 74,000 missionaries, church announces

There were 11,000 fewer Mormon missionaries at the end of 2015 then there were at the end of 2014, but the church leaders say that was expected at the end of the surge caused by the missionary age... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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New LDS Church Primary general presidency announced, sustained

Primary children worldwide will look to new leadership following the announcement of a new Primary general presidency, by the LDS Church’s First Presidency in the Saturday afternoon session... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Mormon missionary surge ends, but numbers will grow again gradually, church says

The LDS Church has now had 1.3 million missionaries in its history, with 230,000 of them completing their missions in the past five years, which includes the missionary surge that gave the church a... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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How to attend, watch or listen to April 2016 LDS general conference

Schedules and other facts for the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which will be held in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Book review: ‘The Other Side of Quiet’ is a powerful story about murder and secrets in a small Utah town

On the hunt to catch a murderer, an English teacher enters the private lives of her students when she’s given the task of reading their personal journals in "The Other Side of Quiet." Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: What love is

Sometimes, we come to know what something is by understanding what it is not. Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Photos: Springlike weather to greet LDS conferencegoers

Bright blue skies and white blossoms frame the Salt Lake Temple on Temple Square Friday. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Steve Eaton: Man tricked into thinking he had died and gone to heaven, found humiliated, standing in bushes

April 1 gets me thinking about pranks and the time someone made me think I had died and gone to heaven. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Wounded missionary's father to other Mormon parents: Don't be afraid

The father of one of the LDS missionaries hurt in the Brussels airport bombings made an impassioned plea to Mormon parents during a press conference on Thursday: He's completely comfortable and... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Snapchat features general conference filter; Elder Renlund shares experience from visiting a prison

Posts from social media this week included Elder Dale G. Renlund sharing his experience of visiting a prison on Easter Sunday and La Toya Jackson, sister of Michael Jackson, praising a new video... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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South America celebrates 50th anniversary of first stake

The LDS Church's 1966 decision to organize a stake in Sao Paulo, Brazil, forever changed the church in Brazil and South America. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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UTubers: New time-lapse video captures 19 months of construction on the Provo City Center Temple

A time-lapse video shows the construction progress of the Provo City Center Temple between February 2014 and October 2015. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: From 'Hampsterdance' to hallelujah: Primary songs save the day one car ride at a time

I’ve thought about how my boys can learn songs so fast, and they are often singing them word for word. How much of a positive impact do the words in “Scripture Power" have on their day? Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Inspired by the Osmond family, LDS grandmother swims 250 miles to support deaf children

Linda Carlo is swimming 250 miles and donating the money she raises to The Hearing Fund UK. In 2015, Justin Osmond, the director of The Hearing Fund UK, ran 250 miles to raise funds to buy hearing... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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New Scott Sterling sketch from ‘Studio C’ making national, international headlines

On Monday, BYUtv's sketch comedy show "Studio C" released a Scott Sterling sequel. The video has been shared internationally. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Empey, Wells healing quickly, but recovery will take months, doctors say

An impassioned defense of missionary work by one father was a highlight of a press conference Thursday morning with the parents and doctors of two of the four Mormon missionaries badly injured... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Deseret Book hosting authors, musicians general conference weekend

The Deseret Book tradition of the conference weekend “Ladies’ Night” events during the priesthood session continues at stores in Utah, Arizona and California. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Editing out the 'bad grammar' in the Book of Mormon

Was the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon marred by bad English grammar reflecting Joseph Smith's uneducated rural dialect? Recent linguistic research puts the "nonstandard English" of the... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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What's new: President Nelson shares insight on relying on God to do more in 'Accomplishing the Impossible'

President Russell M. Nelson takes readers on a journey to improve their faith in what God can do with their abilities. His conclusion is that if individuals rely on God, he can help them accomplish... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Elder Oaks visits injured missionary Wells in hospital

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Mason Wells, one of four LDS missionaries wounded in the Brussels airport terrorist attack on March 22, in his room at the... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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A week after Brussels attack, 2 injured LDS missionaries return to the United States

Elders Joseph Empey and Mason Wells have returned from Belgium, where they suffered serious injuries a week ago in the Brussels airport terrorist attack. They are now at University Hospital in Salt... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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'I Was a Stranger' website for Mormon women helping refugees now in Chinese, 9 other languages

The LDS Church's new website iwasastranger.lds.org is available in 10 languages to support the invitation by church leaders to women and girls in Relief Society, Young Women and Primary reach out... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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TRAX service increased for LDS conference, gymnastics meet

The Utah Transit Authority has announced it will increase TRAX service on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, to accommodate crowds attending several activities in downtown Salt Lake City. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Holding on to memories of the Jordan River Temple

As the Jordan River LDS Temple is closed for renovation, church leaders and patrons hold on to memories of serving within its sacred walls since its dedication in 1981. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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New Harmony: The organ-sized heart of Alexander Schreiner

“… with Alexander Schreiner at the organ.” Many baby boomer Utahns heard those words a hundred times growing up. The phrase had a musical quality. And the name, for many of us, was... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Picturing history: Presidio Park, San Diego, California

Statuary and monuments honoring the presence of the Mormon Battalion are situated in Presidio Park overlooking Old Town in San Diego, California. With its proximity to the Mormon Battalion Historic... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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LDS rugby player Will Hopoate announces he will not play or train on Sundays

Will Hopoate, a rugby player for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, announced he will not play or train on Sundays because of his desire to observe the Sabbath day. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Progress in building temples reflects growth of the LDS Church

As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered the decade of the 1980s, it would have been fairly easy for members to list or even memorize the names of about 20 temples around the... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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