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General Women's Session: Latter-day Saints urged to be strong in their faith

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 10:29pm

Latter-day Saint women, young women and girls were urged to be strong in their faith during the General Women's Session of the 186th Semiannual General Conference.

Wyoming’s 1st LDS temple to temporarily open to public

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 12:53pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be open for public tours starting Friday.

President Eyring dedicates new Philadelphia LDS temple

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Sep 18th - 9:35pm

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Philadelphia on Sunday to dedicate the faith's newest temple.

At Windsor Castle, Elder Holland says world needs more outrage over refugees' plight

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Sep 12th - 11:16am

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve is taking part in the five-day conference “Religious Persecution: The Driver for Forced Migration" at the home of the Queen of England. He said religious rights are human rights.

Elder Oaks leads special Mormon regional conference on 'defining issue' of religious freedom

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Sep 10th - 8:33pm

During a special meeting Saturday for 25 LDS stakes near Dallas, senior Mormon leaders continued to stress the preservation of religious freedom and presented practical advice to church members about how to defend it.

LDS Church launches 'Preventing Suicide' website during National Suicide Prevention Week

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Sep 8th - 3:37pm

The LDS Church has launched during National Suicide Prevention Month. "Every soul is precious to God and to the church and the loss of life to suicide is heartbreaking," a spokesman said.

New law prompts LDS Church to reassign 30 volunteers initially bound for Russia

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 5:18pm

Thirty of 77 Mormon volunteers who have been learning Russian at the faith's Missionary Training Center have been reassigned to other Russian-speaking countries or different missions within Russia. The move better meets LDS needs in the region.

University of Utah's new Thomas S. Monson Center to be 'embassy' to the state

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:59pm

University officials unveiled the newly renovated Wall Mansion on Wednesday, which will now be known as the Thomas S. Monson Center after the current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormon missionaries, members safe and well after major Italian earthquake

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:58pm

LDS Church officials in Europe invited all to pray for those suffering after a powerful earthquake rocked a swath of mountains 100 miles from Rome, killing at least 38 people.

West Jordan woman dies on LDS youth river rafting trip

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 8:35pm

A West Jordan woman died in a river rafting accident during a youth conference, the LDS Church confirmed on Saturday.

LDS missionary from Utah embraces unique culture of Rio

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Aug 14th - 9:53pm

Elder Muir, one of eight LDS missionaries from Utah in Rio, has embraced the unique culture of the city and its people.

July tour of Utah's LDS temples accomplished via bicycle

Eric Butler, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 9th - 10:34pm

Dalin Earls was inspired by a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples in Indonesia to visit all the Utah temples of his LDS faith. But it was done with a twist — the 1,200-mile voyage was made by Earls on his bike.

Cab driver hands out copies of Book of Mormon to Rio visitors

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 8th - 9:48am

Manoel Bezerra calls himself the cab driving missionary. His customers are sure to get to their destination and get a Book of Mormon. His favorite destination — the site of the future Rio de Janiero LDS temple.

Partial closure set for Draper LDS Temple repairs

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 5:09pm

A condensation problem with windows in the Draper Temple is one of the items on a repair list for a 10-week partial closure that will begin on Sept. 1. The temple will be closed Mondays through Thursdays and be open on Fridays and Saturdays.

LDS temple in Philadelphia to open for public tours

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:45pm

The first LDS temple in Pennsylvania will be open for public tours during its open house from Aug. 10 through Sept. 9.

LDS Church donates $3M to World Food Programme to help refugees

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:47pm

On July 17, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf presented a check of $3 million to the executive director of the World Food Programme. This money will be used specifically to provide food to refugees in Cameroon, Chad and Syria.

Utah man creates religious-themed paintings, video game art

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:02pm

Howard Lyon is a bit of chameleon when it comes to art. You can find him making digital images or large-scale oil paintings, and his subjects vary from fantasy to more religious characters. Regardless, he hopes to achieve beauty.

‘I am not a victim,’ says senior missionary injured in Brussels airport attack

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10pm

One of four LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attack is speaking out for the first time about his harrowing experience and what he's calling a miraculous recovery.

15 LDS volunteers transferred from Turkey

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:45pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transferred 15 of its volunteers from Turkey to Germany, where they will serve Turkish speakers in Berlin, according to the LDS Church.

LDS leader Per G. Malm dies at 67  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:17pm

Elder Per G. Malm, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday morning at his home in Göteborg, Sweden following a battle with cancer.