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2 years after last new LDS temple was announced, construction rolls ahead

It's been 25 years since the LDS Church last went so long between announcements of new temples.

The latest developments on religious objection laws

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination... Read more »

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Picturing history: Erie Canal lock 52, Port Byron, New York

This lock on the Erie Canal was constructed during Brigham Young’s lifetime, but after he left Port Byron. A historian has located documentation showing payment to Young for services rendered... Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: This Easter, start a plan for knowing Christ better

In the busy, secular world in which we spend our days, a deeper spiritual focus rarely happens without consistent, conscious effort. It doesn’t happen without a plan for coming to know Christ... Read more »

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Battle in the Valley of Dry Bones

When you visit places where your ancestors lived, when you read about the world around them, when you touch objects they touched and read books they read, you help them to live again. Read more »

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Deseret Book hosts musicians, artists, authors for Ladies' Night, other conference events

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

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The challenges and blessings of financing a Mormon mission

Stories and lessons that will help you prepare financially to serve an LDS mission. Read more »

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Son goes through boot camp to earn for mission

My son went into the Army Reserve so he could use the money from basic and specialty training for his LDS mission. It was a far cry from how I prepared for my mission in the 1980s. Read more »

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11 things you should know about the older Mormon YSA crowd

Being a 29-year-old single member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints these days is interesting. Read more »

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LDS mission costs were not always equal

For some families, the LDS Church missionary equalization program was an answer to prayer. For others, missions became more expensive. Read more »

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Where did Indiana law come from? A brief history of religious freedom

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Before this week, few people had heard of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or could even pronounce its acronym, RFRA (Riff-ra), even though there’s a federal version of the law and 20... Read more »

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What Indiana could learn from Utah when it comes to religious liberty laws

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Indiana seems to have landed itself in hot water, and the way out might be found in a Utah law passed a few weeks ago. Read more »

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Anti-Semitism in US spikes after nearly a decade of decline

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WASHINGTON — Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. spiked 21 percent last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, unsettling many American Jews who had thought that hatred of Jews and... Read more »

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Century-old NYC matzo factory faces a high-tech future

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NEW YORK — The last Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side - a neighborhood that's been dubbed the "Jewish Plymouth Rock." Read more »

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'Meet the Mormons' comes to DVD, featuring an additional story

“Meet the Mormons,” the full-length theatrical feature that opened in theaters last October, debuts on DVD today. In this format, viewers will meet one more Mormon. Read more »

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'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic

The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned... Read more »

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Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house. Read more »

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YouTube star Devin Graham releases Holy Land footage overlaid with messages from LDS apostles

Filmmaker Devin Graham, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released footage of his team's trip the Middle East, where they filmed iconic landmarks in the Holy Land. Read more »

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Benefits of equal costs for LDS missions

Widely differing mission costs were standardized in 1990 to make all monthly mission expenses equal. That has made a great difference for missionaries willing to serve anywhere. Read more »

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Teaching kids about finances and preparing them for LDS missions go hand in hand

When it comes to teaching children about finances and preparing them for missions, Randy and Carol Kimball of Layton, Utah, say the two go hand in hand. Read more »

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Taylor Halverson: Learning is becoming more like God

Learning is becoming more like God. Those who seek true learning, to be more like God, fulfill his purposes as set forth in Moses 1:39: “For behold, this is my work and my glory — to... Read more »

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LDS Church celebrates 100 years of family home evening

When Max and Denice Rammell many years ago read the promise from LDS Church President Joseph F. Smith that “great blessings” would result from the holding of family home evening, they... Read more »

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New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

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NEW YORK — Congregations in New York City that rent space in public schools will be able to hold Easter services this Sunday despite a ruling on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting an... Read more »

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In a groundbreaking vote, Latino evangelicals call for end to death penalty

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A leading group of Latino evangelicals has called for an end to state-sanctioned capital punishment, the first national association of evangelicals to do so. Read more »

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: ‘Not going to change’ religious freedom law

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended his state’s new religious freedom law Sunday while refusing to say if it would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Read more »

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