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Scholars call for understanding on both sides of LDS proxy baptism debate

by Deseret News | Everything Else

At the end of a week of media coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the church's ...

Washington Post: What baptism for the dead means to Mormons

by Washington Post | Opinions & Features

Toward the end of May, 1970, I stood waist high in water in a baptismal font of a temple in Hamilton, New Z...


A Lutheran bishop's perspective on Mormon baptism for the dead

by Deseret News | What They're Saying About "Us" Opinions & Features

The Latter-day Saint practice of vicarious baptism on behalf of the dead is once again a focus of controver...

Church Statement on Violations of Proxy Baptism Policy

by Newsroom | Official Church Info

In response to questions about violations of the Church's proxy baptism policy, the Church issued the follo...


LDS Church toughens stand against 'improper' proxy name submissions

by Deseret News | Official Church Info

The LDS Church is taking a tougher stand against the unauthorized submission of the names of Holocaust vict...


Responding to — and explaining — LDS baptisms for the dead

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor whose name was inappropriately submitted to a genealogical...

Church statement on Jewish names entered in genealogical database

by Newsroom | Official Church Info

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today in response to news me...


Mormon baptism Of Wiesenthal Kin sparks Jewish outrage

by NPR | What They're Saying About "Us" Everything Else

Two decades of anger, apologies and agreements have failed to keep the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Therapy dog goes visiting, home teaching

by Deseret News | Lesson Helps Everything Else

I was home for the weekend to visit with my parents and sisters in September 2007. This particular Saturday...


Mormons and Death: Childhood Pets

by The Exponent | Best of LDS Blogs

My sister and her family recently moved across the country, just a few days after their pet cat gave birth ...