The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

July 29, 2020 01:23 PM MDT
The laying of the Salt Lake Temple capstone was a seminal event in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One newspaper account describes “the crush, the enthusiasm, and the widespread interest” occurring on Temple Square on April 6, 1892.
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July 23, 2020 02:01 PM MDT
A few simple words directed at your Amazon or Google smart speaker will, beginning July 22, 2020, bring scripture, music, general conference talks, and other important content from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints into your home.
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July 20, 2020 12:23 PM MDT
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message on Monday, July 20, 2020, about changes to the temple endowment ceremony:
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July 10, 2020 04:02 PM MDT
Youth worldwide are invited to participate in the Youth Music Festival, a virtual global concert on July 29, 2020.
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June 30, 2020 03:17 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are commemorating 90 years of the weekly broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word,” with a special worldwide broadcast. The pre-recorded program, “Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting,” will first air on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
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June 24, 2020 12:39 PM MDT
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates for the Orem Utah Temple.
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June 23, 2020 01:08 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the exterior rendering showing the planned design of the Mendoza Argentina Temple.
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June 19, 2020 07:39 PM MDT
Eric Hawkins, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement today about the health of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland:
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June 17, 2020 05:19 PM MDT
Editor's note: The Church released a statement on Friday, June 19, stating Elder Holland had been released from the hospital. Read the updated statement.
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June 17, 2020 01:19 PM MDT
The article below was first published February 27, 2020. On June 15, 2020, the Church announced that, because of concern for the effects of COVID-19, the open house, youth devotional, and rededication of the Washington D.C. Temple are postponed until large public gatherings are deemed safe.
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June 12, 2020 02:10 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced exceptions to the dress standards for young men serving as missionaries.
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June 11, 2020 03:19 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will begin a livestream organ recital series from the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square later this month.
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June 08, 2020 11:23 AM MDT
In a piece published Monday on Medium.com, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and three leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are calling on all Americans to embrace Jesus Christ’s simple but challenging model that can lead to racial peace and harmony. The prophet is joined by Derrick Johnson (NAACP president and CEO), Leon Russell (NAACP chairman of the board) and the Rev. Amos C. Brown (NAACP chairman emeritus of religious affairs).
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June 05, 2020 01:11 PM MDT
Update on September 17, 2020: Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the date of the Salta Argentina Temple groundbreaking has been further postponed and is scheduled to be in November 2020.
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June 04, 2020 01:03 PM MDT
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shared the following letter about the October 2020 general conference with Church members everywhere.
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June 02, 2020 02:39 PM MDT
Deseret Industries, a nonprofit work training business owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will begin reopening some of its stores the week of June 1, 2020. These and additional reopenings in the coming weeks will strictly follow local government safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Customers should visit deseretindustries.org/reopen for the status of each location
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May 30, 2020 12:18 PM MDT
The breathtaking view of the snow-dusted Wasatch mountains to the east was a fitting backdrop to celebrate the beginning stages of a worship space that will stand as a witness to the eternal possibilities of the soul.
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May 25, 2020 07:16 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released exterior renderings showing the planned design of two temples previously announced in 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.
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May 24, 2020 02:32 AM MDT
In response to media inquiries, the following statement is from Irene Caso, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
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May 19, 2020 02:35 PM MDT
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have authorized a phased return to some of the faith’s weekly worship services and activities. A letter sent today to general and local leaders around the world says this can be done only when local government regulations allow and after the faith’s Area Presidencies provide additional guidance to local Church leaders.
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May 17, 2020 12:34 PM MDT
A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away in Georgia. The following statement is from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff:
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May 12, 2020 08:27 PM MDT
The Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University–Hawaii has appointed John “Keoni” Kauwe the university’s 11th president. Kauwe and his wife, Monica, will succeed John S. Tanner and his wife, Susan, who have served since 2015.
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May 11, 2020 02:26 PM MDT
When leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lift the temporary suspension of weekly worship services, Church members around the world will again enjoy the centrality of the meetinghouse to their Sabbath experience.
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May 10, 2020 02:30 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, President Bonnie H. Cordon, and Sister Michelle D. Craig share messages of gratitude, honor, and love for all women in commemoration of Mother’s Day on their social media accounts. The leaders highlight the many unique gifts, talents, and power that women bring to move families, communities, and the world for good. They also express their deep gratitude for all women throughout the world who take part in the many unique and diverse facets of motherhood, noting the challenges that often accompany the divine role.
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