Education

By  Emily Abel
November 10, 2021 02:05 PM MST
Paris Thomas is determined to learn how to improve the suffering and disparity he witnessed growing up.
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September 20, 2021 07:00 AM MDT
Of all the places 12-year-old Karin slept when the sun slipped beneath the horizon at night, the Oakland California Temple grounds were her favorite.
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By  LDS Living
September 25, 2019 03:50 PM MDT
As a BYU history professor and director of the Maxwell Institute, Spencer Fluhman is the go-to guy of sorts for students with questions about the Church, according to an article by KUER.
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August 23, 2019 08:55 AM MDT
It's that time of year again. We wanted to help those who are pursuing their education to get back into the swing of things by finding some classic quotes from past and modern-day prophets and apostles to motivate you as you continue your education—in whatever way, shape or form that may be. Enjoy!
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By  LDS Living
May 19, 2019 06:00 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints across Samoa are preparing for President Russell M. Nelson's visit to their nation during his Pacific ministry tour. With 82,000 Latter-day Saints (approximately 40 percent of the population) in Samoa, there's no doubt The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made an impact on this island nation.
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December 22, 2018 02:00 PM MST
Recently, the Church announced a new approach to worship, with an emphasis on making gospel learning more self-reliant and family-focused. As with any change, we can become overwhelmed at first. So to help make this change just a little easier, here are a few techniques on how to be a self-reliant learner.
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By  LDS Living
November 27, 2018 04:41 PM MST
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland took to Facebook and Instagram this week to remind parents and youth why home-centered, Church-supported gospel learning is so important.
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October 17, 2018 01:20 PM MDT
“For me, looking backward from the future is a remembrance of things to come,” Elder Gong said. “It is an invitation to prepare now for a future that will be here tomorrow."
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October 06, 2018 06:44 PM MDT
A curriculum and teaching style introduced five years ago will now play an important role in the newly announced, shortened Sunday worship schedule.
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By  LDS Living
August 13, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
The concept of priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unique. A portion of God's power is delegated to "individuals who He knows perfectly well are imperfect." How does that work? As authors, Dale and Ruth Renlund ask, "How is it conceivable that His awesome, delicate power could be used by both an illiterate farmer and a rocket scientist—to equal effect—in the salvation of humankind?" Understanding the doctrine of the priesthood and the principles that govern its use is a pursuit worth of any member of the Church, but one that should be of special concern to those who hold or are preparing to hold the Melchizedek Priesthood. This careful explanation offers a perfect way to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of priesthood power and how to use it.
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By  LDS Living
August 02, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Start Each Day Plaque
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July 16, 2018 11:25 AM MDT
"This is the very same training our church has used for years for our own members with good results," Elder Gerard said about a historic initiative that will be based on the Church's global reliance program. "We will work in harmony and learn from each other to significantly increase opportunity among our brothers and sisters whom we identify and invite together at the local level."
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Fun
June 09, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
Sitting in Sunday School a few weeks ago, we were talking about scripture study and how we needed to be reading with our families. While I’m sure that most of us could be doing better at this, it can be difficult to find motivation and creativity every day. This can easily lead to us skipping the reading and missing out on the spirit. These are a few ideas to help your scripture reading be a joy!
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May 30, 2018 10:27 PM MDT
With the Church's special worldwide event on June 1to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 revelation on the priesthood, now is the perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the priesthood and temple ban with their children. We hope the following article will help facilitate this important discussion in LDS homes.
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May 25, 2018 09:01 AM MDT
Recently, I was reminded of the struggles we all face when trying to complete tasks that seem too great for our abilities. In the musical Dear Evan Hansen, a wonderful song entitled “So Big, So Small” tells the story of a single mother and her feelings of inadequacy about having to raise her son alone. As she reflects on her efforts, she sings, “I knew there would be moments that I’d miss, and I knew there would be space I couldn’t fill, and I knew I’d come up short a billion different ways; and I did, and I do, and I will.”
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By  LDS Living
March 20, 2018 06:37 PM MDT
BYU students killed it at the ANDY Awards with their hilarious and slightly morbid "Pests Do Not Mess with the Orkin Man" ad, taking home first place in the student category.
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By  LDS Living
March 16, 2018 01:48 PM MDT
In a recent Facebook post, President Dallin H. Oaks answered a question he was recently asked and that is constantly on the minds of many women as they try to follow prophetic counsel and live a fulfilling, balanced life.
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January 10, 2018 10:14 PM MST
TED Talks have become increasingly popular over the past few years, sharing new, powerful, or unique ideas in short video segments. TED speakers come from all walks of life, and locally sponsored TEDx conferences appear in cities and college campuses all over the country.
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November 07, 2017 12:08 PM MST
Our prayers are with ChenWei's family at this time.
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October 13, 2017 05:04 PM MDT
When 29-year-old Danny Steenhoek went to urgent care on July 3, he had no idea he was about to be diagnosed with cancer and enter the long, painful treatment phase that included chemotherapy. But during this difficult time, he gained 10 profound lessons we should all take to heart.
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September 15, 2017 04:59 PM MDT
According to police, six BYU-Idaho students are "very, very lucky" after a rollover crash left them hospitalized.
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By  LDS Living
August 09, 2017 12:00 PM MDT
Education is an important part of seeking truth in the world. In fact, as President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, “For members of the Church, education is not merely a good idea—it’s a commandment."
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June 13, 2017 01:06 PM MDT
With the Church's new Pathway Program providing students around the world with reduced-cost online education, it may impact the Perpetual Education Fund.
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May 23, 2017 07:14 PM MDT
Congratulations to BYU animation students for their work on "Taijitu," which was recently nominated for a student Emmy award.
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April 26, 2017 02:57 PM MDT
Does a college education hinder or help your faith? Find out how Mormons are proving the stereotypical way of thinking wrong.
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April 04, 2017 01:27 PM MDT
"We are a religion based on a book. . . . Do we have a moral responsibility to make sure people can read?" Richard Culatta asks. But the LDS Church has launched incredible new programs to do just that.
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March 17, 2017 05:44 PM MDT
Luke Despain believes that music has power—the kind of power with the “potential to change mood, to shift an atmosphere.” To inspire the youth and people of West Africa for good, he plans to support them by helping raise funds to bring a school of music to the community of Makeni, the largest city in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone, West Africa.
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Fun
March 01, 2017 10:00 PM MST
His words make us giggle, his words make us cry. There's no place for doubt, he's one terrific guy. But whether you're a Who or a Jiggle Micpuff, his words mean much more than the regular stuff. They help us to see worlds out way far into space and remind us of principles from a heavenly place. So, we hope you enjoy and we hope you will grow from that famous Dr. Seuss who says much more than you know.
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February 13, 2017 06:25 PM MST
On December 27, 1833, Joseph Smith received the revelation now incorporated in the D&C as section 88. In part, the revelation instructed the Prophet in
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January 20, 2017 10:37 PM MST
A new year, a new opportunity to learn and grow! In 2017, the Relief Society and priesthood manuals will focus on the life and teachings of President Gordon B. Hinckley, who served as the 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 13 years. The teachings in the new course manuals come from his many sermons and articles as he faithfully served in the Church. Because of President Hinckley’s wonderful sense of humor and positive outlook on life, many members have very fond memories of the prophet that can add to our excitement as we dive into a new lesson manual this year.
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By  LDS Living
November 07, 2016 03:30 PM MST
PEW Research recently released an articleranking U.S. religions from most to least educated, basing their results on a survey of 35,000 adults.
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By  LDS Living
September 29, 2016 06:10 PM MDT
The seminary council for the Syracuse High School in Utah had an idea—create a music video focused on this year's seminary theme.
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September 05, 2016 06:13 PM MDT
As Utah Governor Gary Herbert declared pornography a public health crisis and signed a resolution that calls for increased education, prevention, and research to combat pornography—The Counterfeit.org has responded with an online webinar that teaches why a simple music download can lead to pornography and why kids do not need money or credit cards to acquire pornography. Vital information and solutions will be presented from a forensic expert that is a court appointed witness in the fight against this plague. You will learn how to detect, stop, and prevent pornography. This will be never-before-seen information, from the front lines of computer forensics, data recovery, and court cases involving pornography.
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August 27, 2016 01:00 PM MDT
Here are just a few ways kids can head back to school with a perspective that helps them remember what is most important in life.
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By  LDS Living
August 13, 2016 02:30 PM MDT
Ready to grab you backpacks and hit the books as another year of school starts?
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By  LDS Living
July 20, 2016 05:50 PM MDT
Last year, Money Magazine ranked BYU as the 15th best university in the United States. Such a high ranking was a source of pride for the LDS-owned school, which subsidizes its tuition with tithing funds. Money's rankings are based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.
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By  LDS Living
June 22, 2016 03:36 PM MDT
In case you haven't heard yet, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals last week. It was a pretty big deal. The season's over now, and tomorrow, all 30 NBA teams will draft the most impressive collegiate and foreign players in the world. Until then, the biggest name in basketball will be Chad Ford.
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June 22, 2016 03:26 PM MDT
College, graduations, jobs, new majors, dating, marriage, children, renting, buying—there are so many things Mormons need to decide in their 20s and so many decisions that could impact the future. So how do you navigate it all? How do you stay happy and grounded when things can get so overwhelming and confusing?
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June 17, 2016 12:59 PM MDT
A new global initiative in the Church Educational System will bring education to Church members around the world “in the Lord’s way,” announced Elder Kim B. Clark, General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of Church Education, during the 2016 Seminaries and Institutes Annual Training Broadcast held in the Conference Center Little Theater on June 14.
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May 03, 2016 09:24 AM MDT
One night as I was going to sleep all alone in my room, I heard something making a mysterious noise in the cistern. I was frightened. For several nights I got my mom, and then my dad, to come and listen to see if they could hear anything strange. But neither could hear anything unusual—nor could I at those times. After several days (and a large amount of teasing from my brother about my imagination) I coaxed my grandma, who was living with us at the time, to come into my bedroom and sit on my bed with me for quite some time. She tried to comfort me by telling me after quite a lengthy period that she thought she could hear something in the cistern. But at that time, I couldn’t hear the scary sound, and besides, Grandma was very hard of hearing, so that was not much comfort to me. My concern persisted. I knew I had heard something. Just because no one else could hear the sound did not change what I knew I had heard.
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May 02, 2016 03:55 PM MDT
BYU just announced a groundbreaking for a new, $80 million building funded by donations from over 18,000 people.
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April 29, 2016 05:20 PM MDT
Emily Bates had been dating her boyfriend for eight months as she pursued graduate school and a career in medicine. He was a good Mormon boy, she was a good Mormon girl, and things were going well. But one night he told her he couldn’t marry her.
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April 28, 2016 04:00 PM MDT
In speaking of the value of interpersonal connections, Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy declared that the connection that matters most is the one with God.
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March 21, 2016 09:15 AM MDT
—Gospel Standard: I will live now to be worthy to go to the temple, serve a mission, and do my part to have an eternal family (Faith in God guidebooks, back cover).
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Fun
March 03, 2016 07:44 PM MST
Elder Holland took advantage of the popular hashtag #throwbackthursday to reminisce about his life as a young husband. He shared a story of when everything in his life felt overwhelming.
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February 29, 2016 06:42 PM MST
Forbes recently published a list of "The Best College in Every State," and BYU landed the no. 1 spot for Utah. The rankings were based on Forbes' list of "America's Top Colleges" where BYU ranked no. 104. The University of Utah ranked next for Utah schools at no. 193, Utah State University came in at no. 341, Weber State University ranked no. 502, and Utah Valley University was listed as no. 602.
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By  Val Hale
February 10, 2016 10:45 PM MST
There has been a lot of discussion in the media recently about which lives matter and why.
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January 27, 2016 08:30 PM MST
In a devotional at the Salt Lake Institute, Elder Ballard shared with Latter-day students one of his biggest regrets. After Univeristy of Utah president, David Pershing, told students to put getting a degree on their life plan, Elder Ballard added, "His counsel for you to graduate, you ought to do that because I made a mistake. When I was taking business courses from professors here at the University, I’d gotten the crazy idea that I was making more money than the teachers were making. ... I was, I guess, a fairly good salesman, so I got confused and I didn’t finish my last year. I’ve regretted that my whole lifetime. I wish I’d had someone like President Pershing pushing me like he pushed you here tonight.”
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December 16, 2015 10:40 PM MST
Have you ever taught a lesson that was powerful—where you could tell the class was feeling the Spirit, and as you walked away, you knew good was done?
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December 01, 2015 10:00 PM MST
Attention Utah readers! Visit John at the Fort Union Deseret Book store in Murray on Wednesday, December 6th at 7 p.m. for a special book signing and Facebook Live Q&A event!
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Fun
November 23, 2015 08:16 PM MST
You may have noticed an influx in facial hair recently. In case you didn't know, November is also known as "No Shave November" and "Movember." These nicknames and efforts help raise awareness for men's health throughout the month.
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November 19, 2015 06:02 PM MST
MR says: Check out the exciting work this BYU senior is doing building simulations for NASA!
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Fun
November 14, 2015 01:21 PM MST
MR says: Check out this hilarious list of things that only those Cougars out there can truly appreciate!
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November 14, 2015 04:40 AM MST
A BYU student interning in Paris was attending a highly anticipated soccer match between France and Germany on Friday when attacks that claimed at least 120 lives began.
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November 13, 2015 02:10 PM MST
MR says: Yifeng Xu, a BYU student from China, went missing this past Sunday. He was recently found in Provo looking malnourished and cold and was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
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October 28, 2015 07:04 PM MDT
MR says: Elder Cook, an alumni from the Stanford School of Law, spoke to students at convocation about their "faith, accountability to God, and the religious impulse [that] are increasingly being marginalized in a secular world."
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Fun
October 23, 2015 06:40 PM MDT
MR says: It's a rare occasion when inmates at the Utah State Prison, Latter-day Saints, and Halloween all come together. But when they all do, the results are heartwarming and simply incredible!
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August 26, 2015 12:44 PM MDT
It's that time of year again: back-to-school week. But this week marks a special event for Mormons at Harvard--it is the first time that four LDS women will attend Harvard Divinity School at the same time.
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August 03, 2015 04:50 PM MDT
MR says: BYU has made its way into the top spot for a few of the Princeton Review's 2016 rankings. Find out which ones!
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