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The latest edition of The World Report, a biannual compilation of news from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is now available here on Newsroom and on YouTube.
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By  LDS Living
September 10, 2019 02:26 PM MDT
What could compel a 21-year-old college athlete on a full-ride scholarship to put her education, dating life, and basketball career on hold for 18 months?
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By  Emily Abel
July 10, 2019 09:01 AM MDT
It is not uncommon to see the Church and its members in the news. We've compiled a fascinating list of times a unique aspect of the Church has been spoken of positively by news outlets from across the world (organized by year). You may even learn something new about the Church from one of these 18 stories.
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By  LDS Living
March 24, 2019 10:32 PM MDT
"When the messages come during the dark of night, Russell M. Nelson reaches for his lighted pen and takes dictation from the Lord," Daniel Burke from CNN writes.
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March 19, 2019 08:49 AM MDT
Almost a dozen countries around the world have issued postage stamps with Latter-day Saint images on them. Check out these 11 examples of Latter-day Saint–themed postage stamps that really were used to send mail:
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By  LDS Living
February 19, 2019 03:25 PM MST
With more than 50,000 visitors from around the world touring the Rome Italy Temple, this new house of the Lord has generated media attention from major news outlets from CNN to The New York Times.
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September 04, 2018 03:33 PM MDT
"By putting this piece out there, Mormons are demonstrating a willingness to have an open, uncomfortable conversation that some churches in America’s Christian community have been meticulously avoiding," Matthew Faraci writes about the new film Jane and Emma, which focuses on the relationship between Emma Smith and one of the first black converts to the Church, Jane Elizabeth Manning James.
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May 31, 2018 03:04 PM MDT
The funeral potatoes craze on Twitter is not over yet. Several weeks ago Walmart's targeted Facebook ads about the morbidly delicious food began intriguing and scaring people across the nation. And many turned to social media to ask about this bizarrely named food rooted in Mormon culture.
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By  LDS Living
May 23, 2018 01:24 PM MDT
The New York Times recently wrote about President Donald Trump's travel ban after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on it last month and the growing rate at which politicians are attacking Islam in the nation. New York Times opinion writer Asma Uddin writes:
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By  LDS Living
April 01, 2018 04:45 PM MDT
The Church's announcement of two new members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has been making headlines around the country. Here is what major media outlets have to say about these new Church leaders:
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March 29, 2018 04:31 PM MDT
"More than 100 years after family home evening was conceived, it has taken on new relevance in a modern, fast-paced culture," The Atlantic writes. It seems our prophets have yet again anticipated the concerns of our modern world and established teachings and traditions that strengthen its members.
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By  LDS Living
January 17, 2018 02:30 PM MST
On Tuesday, our new prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, announced the Church's new First Presidency, an event noted by news outlets across the nation. Here is a glimpse into what these outlets are saying about our new Church leadership:
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November 16, 2017 11:24 AM MST
It's so wonderful to see others sticking up for our religious freedom and beliefs: "It’s precisely the beliefs of Latter-day Saints that critics dismiss as strange which produce the behaviors those same critics often applaud," Hal Boyd write on The Atlantic.
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November 14, 2017 01:39 PM MST
The following is an article by Kurt Andersen published in The Atlantic. While he does not withhold his criticism of Mormon beliefs (beliefs he explains using terms and examples which are often lacking in their accuracy), it's interesting to note that he does not withhold praise of the way Mormons live those beliefs: "Latter-day Saints were the brave, virtuous avant garde, and as ridiculous as I find their supernatural beliefs, they are in this instance an outpost of true, real-world righteousness in a party in the grip of a terrible Faustian bargain."
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October 24, 2017 02:59 PM MDT
Timothy M. Watabe, bishop of the Dublin 1st Ward in Ohio, died in a rappelling accident in Hocking State Forest on Saturday.
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October 22, 2017 10:32 PM MDT
Rabbi Steinberg pronounced a blessing upon the Latter-day Saints in attendance at a Jewish Shabbat, saying his congregation will dedicate a space in its new synagogue in honor of the Church as a reminder that its “graciousness, hospitality and kindness are a model for all religions.”
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By  LDS Living
October 11, 2017 03:21 PM MDT
Many Mormons know Ryan Gosling was raised as a Latter-day Saint. Before he was performing in blockbuster hits like The Notebook and La La Land, he was performing in dance recitals and even on the stage of his LDS chapel in a ward talent show.
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By  LDS Living
August 17, 2017 01:02 PM MDT
With renovations set to begin in March 2018for the Washington D.C. Temple, East Coast newspapers are already buzzing about the chance to tour the temple during the open house, which is projected to be in 2020.
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June 09, 2017 12:46 PM MDT
“This is something I love. I don’t see it as a sacrifice,” Michela Banchin told USA Today about her membership in the Church. “We have a different way of living our lives.”
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June 07, 2017 03:53 PM MDT
"I don't know the process where they find these people and how there could be so many great singers that are not professional in one room because their pitch and their tone, everything is so amazing and their musicality is so incredible. It's impressive," David Foster said in an interview with Forbes.
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By  LDS Living
October 10, 2016 09:16 PM MDT
Editor's Note: While LDS Living does not support one particular candidate, we did find this discussion relevant and interesting to the Mormon community.
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By  LDS Living
October 03, 2016 07:00 PM MDT
Throughout the years, general conference has garnered coverage from major news publications.
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September 29, 2016 04:03 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints pride themselves on putting forth their very best for temples of the Lord, and one visitor took notice.
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January 18, 2016 09:37 AM MST
1. God is no respecter of persons.
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October 30, 2015 09:47 AM MDT
Well friends, I owe you a big thank you. A few months ago I posted this blog “HELP CATHOLIC DAD SEE MORMON FILM,” about how you can help the nationwide expansion of the acclaimed movie Once I Was a Beehive. And now, on October 30th, my dad will be in the theatre watching the movie near his home in Chicago (AMC RIVER EAST Theater).
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October 17, 2015 02:56 PM MDT
The hilarious notes are compiled on his Instagram account, @latenotes, and are providing plenty of laughts for his kids' teachers, as well as the general public.
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June 11, 2015 04:00 PM MDT
There are probably few, if any, missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who haven’t encountered the argument, usually advanced by evangelical Protestants, that the Book of Mormon and the other revelations given through Joseph Smith are illegitimate because the Bible forbids post-biblical scripture.
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June 10, 2015 02:10 PM MDT
D. Michael Kingsford sat on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, a matchbook stuck in the band of his fedora and a slight glint both on — and behind — his intellectual spectacles.
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June 09, 2015 05:01 PM MDT
Like “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza” was slow to rise in the ratings, failing to make the top 30 its first year. But Season 2 rose to No. 17, and in its third season, "Bonanza" climbed into the top 10, where it stayed for the next decade, including three consecutive seasons in the No. 1 spot.
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May 21, 2015 05:52 PM MDT
While we celebrate the release of Brandon Flowers' second solo album, check out these other acts for whom worship and rock exist hand in hand.
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May 21, 2015 04:34 PM MDT
I continually encounter the confident declaration that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon didn’t really see or touch anything at all and didn’t actually claim to have seen or touched anything. They only “saw” the plates with their “spiritual eyes,” I’m assured, and “spiritual eyes,” to them, meant “in their imaginations.”
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May 19, 2015 02:39 PM MDT
On Friday, Netflix premiered “Granite Flats,” a TV series set in 1960s Colorado during the Cold War where not everyone in town is who they seem. The news here isn’t that the streaming service acquired an existing show to make available for its subscribers, it’s where it came from.
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May 18, 2015 04:58 PM MDT
Though many of those who live in Utah are Mormons, there are more Mormons living outside the United States than within it.
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May 16, 2015 02:15 PM MDT
In Australia alone more than 1,000 young men and women are spreading the word of God according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They're seeking converts wherever they can find them... including the outback. Ginny Stein went along for the ride with two modern missionaries.
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May 14, 2015 06:38 PM MDT
Inside the Women’s Success Center at Utah Valley University, Jessica Erickson is on track to live up to the office’s name.
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May 12, 2015 01:54 PM MDT
Julia Evans loves her parents and her three brothers because they have fun together, support her and all want to be what Mormons call a "forever family."
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May 11, 2015 01:59 PM MDT
A worldwide debate has emerged over religion and freedom of speech. And who, by example, has become America’s best advocate for free speech? The surprising answer may be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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May 05, 2015 08:30 PM MDT
College graduates across the country face the daunting task of transitioning from their education to career endeavors. At such an eventful phase of life, graduates are rarely preoccupied with religion, faith and church attendance.
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April 29, 2015 03:44 PM MDT
Researchers from Canada have proven that something is different about Mormons, and even those who do not subscribe to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can see it.
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April 06, 2015 01:59 PM MDT
During the 2012 presidential election, the LDS Church's public affairs office fielded 50 calls a day.
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April 06, 2015 04:12 AM MDT
We here at Valley Food Storage are proud to announce our new partnership with LDS Living. We are pleased to be associated with such a great family-oriented organization that strives to provide excellent information and insights into today’s world. With many prophetic messages warning us to get prepared and set aside food and resources for any emergency, we decided to found Valley Food Storage to help our own families become prepared. Now, we’re expanding our family to anyone that is interested in healthy, great-tasting, long-lasting food storage.
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March 30, 2015 03:43 PM MDT
When Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) steps down from the Senate in early 2017, Mormonism will lose its highest-ranking elected official -- and the most high-profile example that yes, there is such a thing as a Mormon Democrat.
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March 25, 2015 04:44 AM MDT
I am a descendant of John Tanner who, in 1834, owned several farms and orchards, as well as a hotel in upstate New York. Following an impression that he was needed in Kirtland, Ohio, he sold everything and packed up his family Christmas morning to head 500 miles east to Kirtland. He arrived to find the mortgage on the temple site was due. He loaned money to the temple committee and donated liberally to the cause. There is no record of him every being repaid. Years later, in Nauvoo, he was called at the age of 66 to serve a mission. Leaving his wife and 14 children he was on his way out of town when he passed the prophet. Joseph said, "John, what of the money owed you?" John responded, "It's yours. You are welcome to it." The prophet put his hand on John's shoulder and said, "Bless you, Father Tanner. Your posterity will never beg bread."
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February 26, 2015 09:38 PM MST
Leo Tolstoy was a famous Russian author who wrote a favorite children’s story and was complimentary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its teachings.
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February 26, 2015 05:25 PM MST
Religious beliefs can be a powerful influence on political beliefs, but there's a limit to how much bishops and pastors can sway their congregations, according to new poll data from Utah shows.
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February 19, 2015 07:12 PM MST
A new study out from the famous Gallup research group puts Utah at the #1 spot for weekly church attendance--and you can probably guess the reason for that finding.
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February 10, 2015 06:09 PM MST
Recent BYU research shows that education plays an important role in the level of church activity for LDS members.
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January 29, 2015 06:18 PM MST
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January 16, 2015 04:54 PM MST
A young girl’s voice sings the simplest of lyrics: “I am a child of God.”
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January 13, 2015 08:17 PM MST
At 6:30 a.m., as Mitch Holman and Andrew Johnson roll out of their twin beds in an inexpensive Rapid City apartment, they know it may be another day in which someone yells at them, “Get off my porch!”
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January 11, 2015 05:36 AM MST
Visiting young Joseph Smith on Sept. 1, 1823, the angel Moroni told him God had a work for him to do and prophesied that his name would be “both good and evil spoken of among all people,” an indication of the widespread and lasting historical influence he would have.
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January 08, 2015 08:19 PM MST
In popular culture, religious missionaries are used to having doors slammed in their faces.
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December 16, 2014 07:41 PM MST
Many people outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be familiar with the way LDS members observe Christmas.
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November 18, 2014 06:29 PM MST
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November 12, 2014 04:41 PM MST
Almost everyone’s pouring time and money into smartphones these days. Social networking giants mine them for ad revenue, retail stores use them to reach customers, and credit-card companies want to turn them into wallets. And then there’s the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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October 30, 2014 07:37 PM MDT
A vision of heaven is under construction in southeast Fort Collins.
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October 20, 2014 06:41 PM MDT
The image of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an isolated people who practiced polygamy, had dangerous religious views, felt persecuted, and were an ethnic group unto themselves has changed, a noted Mormon historian says.
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