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Elder Holland speaks to BSA National Executive Board

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was the keynote speaker at the Boy Scouts of America Duty to God Breakfast.

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Book review: 'The Hero Doctrine' aims to inspire readers to greatness

"The Hero Doctrine" invites readers to realize their destiny as spiritual heroes by drawing upon the common fantasy symbols of the mirror, the sword and the shield as metaphors for aspects of the... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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New Harmony: A biography of Jesus titled 'The Mormon Jesus' important for church members

When a book features the word “Harvard” on its spine, expect an important book. When the other words are “The Mormon Jesus,” expect an important book for members of The... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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UTubers: Marie Osmond releases music video for new song, 'Music Is Medicine'

Marie Osmond released a music video for the title track of her new album, "Music Is Medicine." The album comes out Friday. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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David Archuleta tells Time Out for Women attendees what makes women beautiful

At a Time Out For Women event last year, David Archuleta discussed what makes women beautiful. This year, Archuleta is speaking at six Time Out For Women events. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for LDS Durban South Africa Temple

On Saturday, April 9, Elder Carl B. Cook presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Durban South Africa Temple. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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More expansive boundaries, not 'bubbles,' for LDS Church, Otterson says

Kate Kelly asked Michael Otterson about the boundary for talking about women and the priesthood after the LDS Church's managing director of Public Affairs delivered a keynote address on Tuesday at... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Where's the rest of the story?

Ancestor stories often have surprising details. I would like to know "the rest of the story" of my great-grandmother, whose sealing to her first spouse was canceled on the same day she was sealed... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Erin Stewart: The power of a good dad

A father who is present can make all the difference for a child. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Times columnist Ross Douthat says future of religious liberty similar to 19th-century Mormon experience

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat spoke Monday night at Utah Valley University, delivering a combination keynote address for the annual Mormon Studies Conference and Religious Freedom Symposium. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Unexpected blessings in a bookstore

The elderly gentleman in front of me paid for his books, turned around, then slowly shuffled toward me, smiling. But before I could speak, he stretched out a frail arm and, with shaky hands, firmly... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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UTubers: LDS violinist Rob Landes releases cover of Lukas Graham's '7 Years'

In a YouTube video uploaded Friday, violinist Rob Landes covers "7 Years" by Lukas Graham. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Redesigned general conference section of lds.org offers new search options, study tools

A newly redesigned general conference section of lds.org offers new features such as the ability to search by speaker or topic, an "Answers to Personal Questions" page and more. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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UVU to host conference on Mormon boundaries with Michael Otterson, Ross Douthat

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Michael Otterson, managing director of LDS Church Public Affairs, headline the UVU Mormon Studies conference, "Mormonism and the Art of Boundary... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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President Uchtdorf, German ambassador discuss needs of refugees at BYU

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the LDS Church met with the German ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig, prior to the ambassador's speech at BYU. They found more... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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LDS actress portrays Amish woman in 'Love Finds You in Charm'

Actress Danielle Chuchran may play an Amish character in her new movie, “Love Finds You in Charm,” but her real-life LDS roots help her to choose roles that reflect her wholesome family... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Temple Square Chorale, Orchestra at Temple Square Spring Concert tickets available Tuesday

Tickets for the Orchestra at Temple Square and Temple Square Chorale’s Spring Concert will be available Tuesday, April 12, at 10. a.m. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Book review: 'Light of the Candle' puts a romantic twist on Old Testament story of Daniel

Two young Jews, separated by conquering Babylonians, learn about life and love in “Light of the Candle,” a historical fiction novel about Daniel from the Bible. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Book review: Well-drawn secondary characters steal the show in 'Summer Queen'

"Summer Queen" is the second installment of the Fairy Queens series by author Amber Argyle, but it also reads well as a standalone novel. Argyle creates a rich fantasy world, but her... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: The surprising story of a Book of Mormon in the Harvard library

The Book of Mormon is the most literarily beautiful, doctrinally truthful and everlastingly applicable book I’ve ever encountered. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Important days

Be our celebrations large or small, it’s good to take time to remember, reflect and rejoice. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Still in Belgium, Elder Norby has an infection, is recovering slowly from Brussels bombing injuries

Elder Richard Norby, 66, is still in a Belgian ICU recovering from an infection and the serious shrapnel wounds he sustained March 22 in the Brussels airport terrorist bombing. His family said... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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UTubers: David Archuleta performs with ‘American Idol’ contestants during finale

During the Thursday night series finale of "American Idol," former contestant David Archuleta joined with other past and present contestants to perform "One Voice." Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: LDS Olympian sealed in temple; Elder Stevenson makes Twitter debut; Tanner Mangum shares conference thoughts

Posts on social media with a connection to the LDS Church included an Olympian sharing photos from her sealing, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve posting on Twitter for the first time and a BYU... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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4 things I wish parents understood about protecting their children from pornography

As societies across the globe become more and more accepting of immorality, it can sometimes feel like protecting our families from the onslaught of pornography is an insurmountable task. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Surviving missionaries celebrate 70th anniversary of reopened French Mission

Surviving missionaries celebrated the 70th anniversary of the French mission's reopening on March 30. The mission had closed because of WWII. Reunion attendees shared their uplifting mission... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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LDS woman returns to conquer cliff that left her paralyzed

It was dark the first time Brittany Fisher and a friend decided to rappel from St. George’s Cougar Cliffs. It was so dark that she had no idea just how high the cliff’s edge was from... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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UTubers: BYU Vocal Point celebrates 25th anniversary with music video that combines over 25 songs

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, BYU Vocal Point released a music video that features over 25 songs and more than 60 Vocal Point alumni and members. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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New book celebrates Lloyd Newell's 25 years as announcer of 'Music and the Spoken Word'

Lloyd D. Newell has served as the voice of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly program, "Music and the Spoken Word," for 25 years. More than 150 of his weekly messages have been compiled into a... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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New York collector of antique maps claims to have original plat of Salt Lake City

New York antique map collector Paul Cohen says he has the original plat map of Salt Lake City. The map will be on exhibition at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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How Belgian Mormons rallied together in the minutes, hours and days after the Brussels bombings

When the four wounded LDS missionaries vanished for hours after the Brussels attack, Mormons in Belgium set out first to find them, then to support and comfort them. They banded together and lived... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Angel Moroni statue to be placed atop Star Valley Wyoming Temple on April 25

The angel Moroni statue will be placed atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple on April 25. The temple will be dedicated Oct. 30. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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UTubers: Student writes song about stereotypes surrounding BYU's dating scene

Katie Wishart, a junior at Brigham Young University, wrote a song about the stereotypes surrounding the dating scene at BYU. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Text of LDS general conference talks now available on lds.org

The official text of the talks given during the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now available in English on lds.org. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Religion at war — violence and the peaceable kingdom

Destroying religion will not abolish violence in the name of God. Only understanding and a return to our ideals can change the current tide of global terrorism. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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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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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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