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Newest apostle tells BYU-Hawaii grads: 'Put your hand into the hand of God'

Newest apostle tells BYU-Hawaii grads: 'Put your hand into the hand of God'

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 10:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Elder Patrick Kearon delivered his first talk as an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints early Friday morning to the fall graduating class of BYU-Hawaii.
 Elder Patrick Kearon called to church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Patrick Kearon called to church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 1:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Elder Patrick Kearon was called Friday to be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Siberia or southern Utah? A mission of mercy 'to the cotton farm'

Siberia or southern Utah? A mission of mercy 'to the cotton farm'

Fred Esplin, St. George News  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

In the spring of 1862, George and Betsy Hicks settled affairs in Utah County and made the long journey south to become cotton missionaries at the time when many concocted reasons to be excused, or simply refused to go.
Group calls for Orem to repeal 'In God We Trust' as motto

Group calls for Orem to repeal 'In God We Trust' as motto

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 5:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The city council of Orem recently voted to adopt "In God We Trust" as its official motto.
'Showing light': Southern Utah rabbis speak of Hanukkah's significance during Israel-Hamas War

'Showing light': Southern Utah rabbis speak of Hanukkah's significance during Israel-Hamas War

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

This Hanukkah season is an important holiday for southern Utah's Jewish community during a time of war between Israeli forces and Hamas militants half a world away.
College presidents face blistering criticism from Rep. Burgess Owens, GOP

College presidents face blistering criticism from Rep. Burgess Owens, GOP

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Republican members of the House Education and Workforce Committee upbraided the presidents of Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday over the universities' efforts to address rising antisemitism on their campuses.
Church responds to AP story detailing 2015 Idaho abuse case

Church responds to AP story detailing 2015 Idaho abuse case

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 4 - 7:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded Sunday night to an Associated Press story that detailed allegations about a former church member who allegedly sexually abused his daughter.
Church leaders urge remembrance of Christ this Christmas

Church leaders urge remembrance of Christ this Christmas

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 3 - 7:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

The annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional held at the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marked the beginning of the Christmas season.
Marriage and family are the ultimate source of happiness, experts say

Marriage and family are the ultimate source of happiness, experts say

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 3 - 8:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Brad Wilcox said marriage plays a significant role in determining a person's overall happiness throughout their lifetime.
Church of Jesus Christ invites people to Light the World with display at NYC's Times Square

Church of Jesus Christ invites people to Light the World with display at NYC's Times Square

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 2 - 9:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

On Monday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took over billboards in Times Square in New York City to show scenes of Jesus Christ's birth and the traditional nativity. YouTube videos posted by the church on Friday and Saturday are helping share the experience around the world.
At Mosaic Ministries, helping people 'gather for the winter' starts with a turkey giveaway

At Mosaic Ministries, helping people 'gather for the winter' starts with a turkey giveaway

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

For years, the Mosaic Inter-Faith Ministries has been giving away turkey dinners before Thanksgiving. This year, the demand was exceptionally high.
Thousands march against antisemitism in London following pro-Palestine rallies

Thousands march against antisemitism in London following pro-Palestine rallies

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 2:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tens of thousands of people including former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson have gathered in London for a march against antisemitism.
Meet the former Latter-day Saint missionaries helping a Hindu win over evangelicals

Meet the former Latter-day Saint missionaries helping a Hindu win over evangelicals

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 12:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy needs to win over Iowa evangelicals and he hired two former Latter-day Saint missionaries to help him navigate answering questions on his Hindu faith.
Pope says he has lung inflammation; aide reads message for him

Pope says he has lung inflammation; aide reads message for him

Philip Pullella, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 10:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

Pope Francis, suffering from a "lung inflammation," appeared seated in the chapel of his residence instead of in St. Peter's Square while an aide read the pontiff's Sunday message.
Where will Temple Square Christmas lights be located this year?

Where will Temple Square Christmas lights be located this year?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The lights on Temple Square will be flipped on Friday as usual, but ongoing construction will change where people can view them again this holiday season.
Church implements 'important' landscape pilot program to cut water use

Church implements 'important' landscape pilot program to cut water use

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it is testing out new water-wise landscapes at some Utah meetinghouses as it seeks to move forward with new conservation goals.
Church announces dates for Manti temple open house, St. George temple dedication

Church announces dates for Manti temple open house, St. George temple dedication

Kaigan Mears Bigler, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 5:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The dates for the Manti Utah Temple open house and rededication and the St. George Utah Temple were announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday.
President M. Russell Ballard remembered for his faith, devotion to family

President M. Russell Ballard remembered for his faith, devotion to family

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 17 - 1:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Funeral services for President M. Russell Ballard, former acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were held Friday.
President Jeffrey R. Holland called as acting president of church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

President Jeffrey R. Holland called as acting president of church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 5:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Jeffrey R. Holland was sustained Wednesday as acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday.
Biographer reflects back on the life of President M. Russell Ballard

Biographer reflects back on the life of President M. Russell Ballard

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 1:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

A big loss and an amazing legacy, those are the words from the biographer of M. Russell Ballard, the acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who passed away on Sunday night.
Church of Jesus Christ announces funeral plans for President M. Russell Ballard

Church of Jesus Christ announces funeral plans for President M. Russell Ballard

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 9:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

The funeral for President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be held on Friday in the Tabernacle at Temple Square.
'A lifetime of service': Words of praise for President M. Russell Ballard spread after his death

'A lifetime of service': Words of praise for President M. Russell Ballard spread after his death

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 13 - 1:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Many leaders have shared gratitude for President M. Russell Ballard and his years of service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the community.
President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dies at age 95

President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dies at age 95

KSL.com staff  |  Updated Nov. 13 - 7:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Sunday at age 95.
President Nelson says his health has improved, thanks church members for prayers

President Nelson says his health has improved, thanks church members for prayers

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 7:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Russell M. Nelson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, thanked members of the church for their prayers for his health in a social media post on Friday, and said the Lord has responded to those prayers.
Church of Jesus Christ doubles its Christmas season 'Light the World' giving machines

Church of Jesus Christ doubles its Christmas season 'Light the World' giving machines

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The giving machines program run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of its "Light the World" initiative is expanding this year, as the machines spread to twice as many cities as the previous Christmas season.
Church of Jesus Christ announces global nutrition effort, invites members to get involved

Church of Jesus Christ announces global nutrition effort, invites members to get involved

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a global effort to improve the health of women and children, spearheaded by the church's Relief Society.
Heber Valley Utah Temple approved. See why the church agreed to dim the lighting

Heber Valley Utah Temple approved. See why the church agreed to dim the lighting

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 9:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

The outdoor lighting at the proposed Heber Valley Utah Temple won't be as bright as originally planned, but the lights will turn on after a unanimous late night vote Wednesday.
Judge dismisses lawsuit against church in Arizona sex abuse case, citing clergy-penitent exception

Judge dismisses lawsuit against church in Arizona sex abuse case, citing clergy-penitent exception

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 10:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Arizona judge has granted a motion by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for summary judgment and dismissed a negligence complaint against the church in a child sex abuse case.
Church did not provide tithing records to Tim Ballard, Operation Underground Railroad, spokesman says

Church did not provide tithing records to Tim Ballard, Operation Underground Railroad, spokesman says

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 7:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded Monday to allegations made last week in a lawsuit against Operation Underground Railroad founder Tim Ballard.
President M. Russell Ballard home after hospital stay for respiratory issues

President M. Russell Ballard home after hospital stay for respiratory issues

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 2 - 5:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is home after spending time in the hospital with respiratory issues.
3 men sue church over use of tithing funds, humanitarian donations

3 men sue church over use of tithing funds, humanitarian donations

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 6:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three men allege in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints misrepresented how it used tens of thousands of dollars in donations they made over the past 10 years.
Missionary work expands as Church of Jesus Christ plans to open 36 new missions, 3 in Utah

Missionary work expands as Church of Jesus Christ plans to open 36 new missions, 3 in Utah

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it will be opening 36 missions in July 2024. Each stake in Utah will have its own set of missionaries, church leaders said.
FBI director: Antisemitism reaching 'historic level' in US

FBI director: Antisemitism reaching 'historic level' in US

Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 7:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday antisemitism is reaching "historic levels" in the United States.
60% of religious hate crimes are antisemitic, FBI director tells Romney and Senate committee

60% of religious hate crimes are antisemitic, FBI director tells Romney and Senate committee

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney questioned FBI director Christopher A. Wray Tuesday over antisemitic violence in the U.S. in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war.
Interfaith concert aiming to bring friendship, connection to community

Interfaith concert aiming to bring friendship, connection to community

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Valley Interfaith Choir is hoping to foster connection and friendship during its annual United We Sing! concert.
Wasatch County officials recommend approval of Heber Valley temple, despite community divide

Wasatch County officials recommend approval of Heber Valley temple, despite community divide

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 10:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Wasatch County Planning Commission recommended Wednesday for council approval of updated plans on the proposed Heber Valley Utah Temple.
Orem Utah Temple is ready for visitors; public tours begin Friday

Orem Utah Temple is ready for visitors; public tours begin Friday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 4:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Members of the Orem community talk about their excitement for a temple at a media tour for the Orem Utah Temple, ahead of a public open house beginning on Friday.
Why fewer marriages, lower levels of faith are related

Why fewer marriages, lower levels of faith are related

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A large new survey suggests that as men disappear from living with their children and couples stop marrying or they divorce, Christianity in the U.S. takes a major hit.
German leaders voice outrage and thousands rally in Berlin in reaction to rising antisemitism

German leaders voice outrage and thousands rally in Berlin in reaction to rising antisemitism

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 9:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

German leaders are strongly denouncing a rise in antisemitism in Germany in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war.
Sister Eyring's life cause for 'celestial celebration,' President Nelson says in funeral tribute

Sister Eyring's life cause for 'celestial celebration,' President Nelson says in funeral tribute

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 7:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Most of Sister Kathleen Johnson Eyring's 65 grandchildren and great-grandchildren sang "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" on Saturday during her funeral, a moment a son called a reflection of everything that she loved and invested in.
'We're very excited': Historic Utah meetinghouse turned mosque wins major restoration grant

'We're very excited': Historic Utah meetinghouse turned mosque wins major restoration grant

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 4:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

A historic former Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Utah turned vital Islamic center at risk of disappearing received a national grant that will help pay for much-needed repairs.
Dozens gather in prayer to support Israel, Utah's Jewish community

Dozens gather in prayer to support Israel, Utah's Jewish community

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dozens of people gathered at a community event in Pleasant Grove on Tuesday to pray, write cards for soldiers and commit to good deeds in honor of those fighting in Israel.
Church of Jesus Christ announces dedication, open house dates for Red Cliffs Utah Temple

Church of Jesus Christ announces dedication, open house dates for Red Cliffs Utah Temple

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 11:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' second temple in St. George, the Red Cliffs Utah Temple, will be dedicated in March, following the rededication for the St. George Utah Temple in December.
Humanitarian aid is stuck at Gaza-Egypt border as Israeli siege strains hospitals, water supply

Humanitarian aid is stuck at Gaza-Egypt border as Israeli siege strains hospitals, water supply

Najib Jobain, Samya Kullab and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 11:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Palestinians in besieged Gaza are crowding into hospitals and schools. They are seeking shelter and running low on food and water ahead of an expected Israeli ground offensive following more than a week of punishing airstrikes launched in response to a deadly Hamas rampage.
Kathleen Eyring, wife of President Henry B. Eyring, dies at age 82

Kathleen Eyring, wife of President Henry B. Eyring, dies at age 82

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 2:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kathleen Johnson Eyring, wife of President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Sunday at age 82.
Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to visit Philippines for next stop of 'Hope' world tour

Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to visit Philippines for next stop of 'Hope' world tour

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square announced Friday it will be visiting the Philippines for the first time as the next stop on its world tour.
As war continues, BYU Jerusalem Center students and faculty leaving for Greece

As war continues, BYU Jerusalem Center students and faculty leaving for Greece

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 10:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

After a week of war between Israel and Gaza, the BYU Jerusalem Center is evacuating students and faculty to Greece, where studies will resume, the center announced Friday morning .
'We pray for a peaceful resolution': Latter-day Saint leaders call Middle East violence 'abhorrent'

'We pray for a peaceful resolution': Latter-day Saint leaders call Middle East violence 'abhorrent'

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday shared their sadness about the ongoing violence in the Middle East.
For a Utah rabbi who was in Israel when Hamas fighters attacked, 'This is personal'

For a Utah rabbi who was in Israel when Hamas fighters attacked, 'This is personal'

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 12:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rabbi Chaim Zippel, co-director of Chabad of Utah County, was in Israel for his wife's brother's bar mitzvah last week.
Utah organization shows correlations between mental health and spirituality

Utah organization shows correlations between mental health and spirituality

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Radiant Foundation released a detailed report on faith and wellness Monday, along with research into its mental health app, which includes spirituality as a mental health resource.
Utahn among those killed in Israel attacks, Salt Lake rabbi says

Utahn among those killed in Israel attacks, Salt Lake rabbi says

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 1:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lotan Abir, from Utah, was killed in the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel, according to Salt Lake Rabbi Avremi Zippel.
'Luz de las Naciones' ticket reservations begin Tuesday

'Luz de las Naciones' ticket reservations begin Tuesday

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tickets for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' annual celebration of Latin American culture, "Luz de las Naciones," can be reserved beginning Tuesday.
Already somber Utah Jewish congregations face bomb threats on 'joyful' holiday

Already somber Utah Jewish congregations face bomb threats on 'joyful' holiday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 1:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Multiple Jewish synagogues in Utah received bomb threats Sunday. A Utah rabbi says such threats are not uncommon, but are taken seriously.
'Everybody needed that news': Maui members celebrate announcement of island's first temple

'Everybody needed that news': Maui members celebrate announcement of island's first temple

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 8:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Maui share their feelings about the recent announcement to build a temple on the Hawaiian island.
Tabernacle Choir announces guest artists for Christmas concert from 'Aladdin,' 'Downton Abbey'

Tabernacle Choir announces guest artists for Christmas concert from 'Aladdin,' 'Downton Abbey'

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Michael Maliakel and Lesley Nicol will be joining the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square for its upcoming Christmas concert.
President Nelson announces 20 temples at close of general conference, 2nd most at one time

President Nelson announces 20 temples at close of general conference, 2nd most at one time

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 1 - 4:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday announced 20 new temples the church plans to build around the world.
Sunday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Sunday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Oct. 1 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The latest talk summaries and announcements from the Sunday afternoon session of the October 2023 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference special: Uvalde Angels

General conference special: Uvalde Angels

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Updated Oct. 1 - 2:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

On May 24, 2022, a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. That night, 1,300 miles away in Huntsville, Utah, 78-year-old JR Johansen was watching the news and saw the horrific story. He wondered what could be done for the grieving families.
General conference special: Joseph Smith: A Witness of Jesus Christ

General conference special: Joseph Smith: A Witness of Jesus Christ

Angie Denison, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 1:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

For the past 22 years, a team of historians has dedicated themselves to an unprecedented study of every historical document produced under the direction of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This documentary is an insightful look at the scope of this project and an opportunity to understand the man whose legacy continues to influence millions of people worldwide.