General Conference April 2020

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August 24, 2021 06:35 PM MDT
Editor's note: This adaptation from Matthew O. Richardson's The Christus Legacy originally ran on LDS Living in 2015. During April 2020 general conference, President Nelson introduced the Church's new symbol, which includes a representation of Thorvaldsen’s marble statue, the Christus. This iconic representation of the Savior is well-known to Latter-day Saints, but it wasn’t always that way. Check out how this statue came about and how it eventually earned its fame in the Latter-day Saint world.
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December 30, 2020 12:00 PM MST
In a year dominated by news and announcements related to COVID-19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not only made announcements and adjustments related to the current pandemic but also announcements and adjustments related to other aspects of worship, administration, and policy.
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October 02, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: This story was originally published by LDS Living in April 2020 and is being shared again in anticipation of October 2020 general conference. Here's how you can watch.
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October 01, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: This story was originally published by LDS Living in April 2020 and is being shared again in anticipation of October 2020 general conference. Here's how you can watch.
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September 30, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: This story was originally published by LDS Living in April 2020 and is being shared again in anticipation of October 2020 general conference. Here's how you can watch.
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September 29, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: This story was originally published by LDS Living in April 2020 and is being shared again in anticipation of October 2020 general conference. Here's how you can watch.
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August 14, 2020 05:02 PM MDT
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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July 31, 2020 03:56 PM MDT
One of the many ways April general conference was "unforgettable" was the introduction of “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.”
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By  LDS Living
July 01, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Without regular Relief Society or elders quorum lessons on the April 2020 general conference messages, are you looking for an additional way to dive into the conference addresses?
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April 28, 2020 06:37 PM MDT
The number of temples worldwide has grown exponentially over President Russell M. Nelson’s lifetime.
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April 27, 2020 09:09 PM MDT
Most of us were surprised to see two teenagers speak in general conference. It had been decades since a young man or a young woman had taken the pulpit so what does an 18-year-old girl do to prepare for a conference talk? Was she nervous at the pulpit when she stood to speak? Laudy Kaouk talked with President Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, about how she prepared for a talk she knew would be watched by millions all around the world.
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April 24, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the Footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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April 17, 2020 07:28 PM MDT
Editor's note: "This Week from the Pulpit" highlights recent messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.
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April 17, 2020 06:42 PM MDT
Leadership assignments for 2020–2021, effective August 1, 2020, have recently been announced by the First Presidency.
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April 16, 2020 07:55 PM MDT
A new video by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shares a message of hope by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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April 16, 2020 07:16 PM MDT
Following April 2020 general conference, commentators shared opinions that the conference failed to address how the religion would provide aid for COVID-19 relief efforts.
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April 14, 2020 02:26 PM MDT
Watching April 2020 general conference at home may have felt normal for many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but for others watching conference at home was not only unusual—it was the first time they had ever been able to do so.
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April 13, 2020 07:53 PM MDT
General conference frequently brings new and exciting changes, and this April’s general conference proved to be no exception! From a brand new Young Men General Presidency to the sustaining of nine new General Authority Seventies, you could certainly say this Conference was truly “unforgettable” for these brethren.
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April 10, 2020 06:04 PM MDT
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the Footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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April 09, 2020 05:23 PM MDT
It was the conclusion of the last session of April 2020 general conference and President Henry B. Eyring announced that the closing song would be a prerecorded version of “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by the Tabernacle Choir and six other choirs from around the world.
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April 09, 2020 04:38 PM MDT
The following article originally ran in April 2020 is brought to you by Gospel Day by Day, a community designed to help parents lead home-centered gospel learning. You can find Gospel Day by Day on Instagram here.
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April 09, 2020 01:00 PM MDT
During Holy Week, Christians around the world reflect on the sacred events of the Savior’s life—and this year I feel as though members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been invited to experience those important events firsthand.
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April 08, 2020 02:20 PM MDT
For many, the typical associations made with general conference include live music performed by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. However, as President Russell M. Nelson promised at the close of the October 2019 general conference, the April 2020 general conference would be anything but typical.
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April 08, 2020 11:59 AM MDT
Text for the April 2020 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now available online and in the Gospel Library app. Now you can listen to, mark up, and review the most recent sessions of general conference as you strive to incorporate the words, promises, invitations, and insights of our prophet and Church leaders.
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April 07, 2020 04:00 PM MDT
I sit and watch location after location flood in:
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By  LDS Living
April 06, 2020 02:32 PM MDT
April 2020 general conference didn't fall short of expectations. During the special evening session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced a new symbol to identify the Church visually as the Church of Jesus Christ in addition to announcing a worldwide fast on Good Friday, (April 11, 2020) to help alleviate suffering due to COVID-19. A new proclamation was also issued by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in conjunction with doing a Hosanna Shout, and eight new temple announcements.
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April 05, 2020 08:05 PM MDT
At the conclusion of the final session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced eight new temples to be built in the following locations:
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April 05, 2020 04:13 PM MDT
On April 5, 2020, President Russell M. Nelson introduced a new proclamation, “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.”
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April 05, 2020 04:00 PM MDT
During the Sunday morning session of April 2020 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced a new proclamation, "The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World." Read the new proclamation in its entirety below.
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April 05, 2020 03:29 PM MDT
In his Sunday morning address, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quroum of the Twelve Apostles shared interesting numbers regarding temples, including how the number of temples has grown during President Russell M. Nelson's lifetime.
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April 04, 2020 11:46 PM MDT
As part of the Saturday evening session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced a second worldwide fast and unveiled a new symbol for the Church.
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April 04, 2020 10:23 PM MDT
On Saturday evening, Church members were surprised when two youth, Sister Laudy R. Kaouk and Brother Enzo S. Petelo, were announced as speakers during the special session of general conference. You may have asked, like us, if this was the first time a teenager has spoken in general conference. The answer? No.
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April 04, 2020 07:40 PM MDT
In the Saturday afternoon session of general conference,President Dallin H. Oaks announced:
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April 04, 2020 06:20 PM MDT
President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calls of nine new General Authority Seventies and 58 Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2020 general conference. He also announced a new Young Men General Presidency to replace Brother Stephen W. Owen, Brother Douglas D. Holmes and Brother M. Joseph Brough, who have served as a presidency for five years. Brother Steven J. Lund is the new president, with Brother Ahmad Corbitt and Brother Bradley (Brad) R. Wilcox as his counselors.
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April 04, 2020 04:36 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statistical report online during the Saturday afternoon session of April 2020 general conference.
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April 04, 2020 02:30 PM MDT
Waving a white handkerchief and shouting “hosanna” may not be something many people expect to do at a temple dedication. But when we take the time to understand the deep historic and religious significance behind it, it becomes less unusual and more sacred.
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April 04, 2020 02:17 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Saturday morning, April 4, 2020, that a portion of the Sunday morning session of general conference will become a worldwide solemn assembly when he leads the Saints in the Hosanna Shout.
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January 01, 2020 01:43 PM MST
To start out the New Year, President Russell M. Nelson shared a post on social media about what to do to prepare for April 2020 general conference.
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