LDS Church

Latest stories

17h
Deseret News
Doug Robinson: What would LaVell Edwards do in this era?program. When Edwards took over the program, many college coaches often discour
Doug Robinson: What would LaVell Edwards do in this era?
Deseret News / Posted 17 hours ago
program. When Edwards took over the program, many college coaches often discouraged players from serving two-year LDS church missions because they believed it put their team at a disadvantage — players came home out of shape or... Read more
1d
Deseret News
Time capsule from 1914 recovered from Capitol, set to be opened Mondaythe commission's paperwork and at least one edition of the Latter-day Saint Bio
Time capsule from 1914 recovered from Capitol, set to be opened Monday
Deseret News / Posted yesterday
the commission's paperwork and at least one edition of the Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia authored by assistant LDS Church historian Andrew Jenson. It's possible items that were not documented are also inside the capsule, Gamble added.... Read more
1d
Boston Herald
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing churchof the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot str
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
of the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot structure will be the 155th temple of the LDS church but only the second in New England. The building is steeped in the history of the church and the local area, with... Read more
13 related stories
1d
Deseret News
Shaking up Sunday School: 'Revolution' in LDS teaching seeks to activate learnersPROVO, Utah — Pay attention now, class. A major transformation is underway with
Shaking up Sunday School: 'Revolution' in LDS teaching seeks to activate learners
Deseret News / Posted yesterday
PROVO, Utah — Pay attention now, class. A major transformation is underway within the LDS Church, reshaping all teaching and learning from Sunday School courses to the priesthood. The shake up is radical, but members of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more
2d
NBC Connecticut
State's 1st Mormon Temple to Serve Thousands of Worshippersthe executive director of the Church's temple department. The 32,000-square-fo
State's 1st Mormon Temple to Serve Thousands of Worshippers
NBC Connecticut / Posted 2 days ago
the executive director of the Church's temple department. The 32,000-square-foot structure will be the 155th temple of the LDS church, but only the second in New England. Outside, the steeple and spire are topped by the Angel Maroni, a central... Read more
13 related stories
2d
MyMotherLode.com
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing churchof the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot str
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 2 days ago
of the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot structure will be the 155th temple of the LDS church, but only the second in New England. The building is steeped in the history of the church and the local area, with... Read more
13 related stories
2d
FOX News
Connecticut's 1St Mormon Temple To Serve Growing Churchof the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot str
Connecticut's 1St Mormon Temple To Serve Growing Church
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
of the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot structure will be the 155th temple of the LDS church, but only the second in New England. The building is steeped in the history of the church and the local area, with... Read more
2 related stories
2d
WCAX-TV Vermont
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing churchof the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot str
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 2 days ago
of the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot structure will be the 155th temple of the LDS church, but only the second in New England. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may... Read more
13 related stories
2d
Brandon Sun
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing churchof the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot str
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church
Brandon Sun / Posted 2 days ago
of the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot structure will be the 155th temple of the LDS church, but only the second in New England. The building is steeped in the history of the church and the local area, with... Read more
2 related stories
2d
ABC 6 Providence
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing churchof the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot str
Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
of the church's fourth president, Wilford Woodruff. The 32,000-square-foot structure will be the 155th temple of the LDS church, but only the second in New England. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may... Read more
13 related stories
2d
Salon.com
Connecticut’s 1st Mormon temple to serve growing churchMaldonado, a member of the church who lives in Bridgeport, said the new temple
Connecticut’s 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
Maldonado, a member of the church who lives in Bridgeport, said the new temple will increase the local presence of the LDS church. She has been commuting to the Boston temple every Saturday. “Now I’m very excited that there is a temple right... Read more
2 related stories
2d
Deseret News
Perpetual Education Fund's success led to massive expansion of LDS effort to lift the poorSALT LAKE CITY — The announcement electrified an increasingly global LDS Church
Perpetual Education Fund's success led to massive expansion of LDS effort to lift the poor
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — The announcement electrified an increasingly global LDS Church. The announcement was a bombshell. The fund is a triumph. It has provided revolving loans for the vocational or higher education of 83,260 members of The Church of Jesus... Read more
2d
Raw Story
Mormon feminists celebrate after LDS church stops forcing girls to recite rape-shaming versemost dear and precious above all things, which is chastity and virtue…” Writer
Mormon feminists celebrate after LDS church stops forcing girls to recite rape-shaming verse
Raw Story / Posted 2 days ago
most dear and precious above all things, which is chastity and virtue…” Writer Kristine Haglund waged a war against the LDS church to have the passage removed because “the chastity in which the Lord delights (Jacob 2) is not merely virginity,... Read more
2d
CBS 6 Richmond
Mormon voters favor Republicans, but what about Donald Trump?who are here illegally, many Mormons have a problem with,” Burbank said. “At le
Mormon voters favor Republicans, but what about Donald Trump?
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 2 days ago
who are here illegally, many Mormons have a problem with,” Burbank said. “At least many Mormons in Utah that follow the LDS church think ‘Yes, illegal immigration is important, but so is family.’ And breaking up families is not something many... Read more
3d
Mashable
How the ex-Mormon community has found a home on Reddita website for recovering addicts called overcomingpornography.org. In fact, th
How the ex-Mormon community has found a home on Reddit
Mashable / Posted 3 days ago
a website for recovering addicts called overcomingpornography.org. In fact, the church itself brushed off the leak. LDS church spokesman Eric Hawkins called it a collection of “procedural manuals, work plans and memos with very little... Read more
5d
Mashable
How the ex-Mormon community is blowing up onlineand they're as hilariously boring as you'd expect https://t.co/PRBoc18xZS In f
How the ex-Mormon community is blowing up online
Mashable / Posted 5 days ago
and they're as hilariously boring as you'd expect https://t.co/PRBoc18xZS In fact, the church itself brushed off the leak. LDS church spokesman Eric Hawkins called it a collection of "procedural manuals, work plans and memos with very little... Read more
6d
Deseret News
Volunteers swarm neighborhoods hit by stormWashington Terrace Community Center asking how they could help. Hundreds of oth
Volunteers swarm neighborhoods hit by storm
Deseret News / Posted 6 days ago
Washington Terrace Community Center asking how they could help. Hundreds of other volunteers organized themselves through LDS Church wards. Washington Terrace ward members John Moss and Forrest Holden said they didn't think twice before starting... Read more
7d
FOX 13 Utah
Allegedly secret LDS Church documents leakedto "segments A-D", which is an apparent letter-grade system used to categorize
Allegedly secret LDS Church documents leaked
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 7 days ago
to "segments A-D", which is an apparent letter-grade system used to categorize a member's relative commitment to the LDS Church. The documents have been leaked by a Reddit user posting as "mormondocuments" on various subreddits, including... Read more
7d
The Lovell Chronicle
Memorial service for Baird SaturdayAnn, was injured in the same crash and died in Billings on Aug. 23. Her service
Memorial service for Baird Saturday
The Lovell Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
Ann, was injured in the same crash and died in Billings on Aug. 23. Her services were held Monday, Aug. 29, at the Lovell LDS Church. Graveside services for Bob Baird with military honors were held Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Lovell Cemetery. The... Read more
8d
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers
Bruce Louis Aldercontinually attributed his happiness and humble successes to the teachings of J
Bruce Louis Alder
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers / Posted 8 days ago
continually attributed his happiness and humble successes to the teachings of Jesus Christ and direction provided by the LDS Church. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Clair and Marie, his brother Wayne, and his brother-in law Denis... Read more
8d
Salt Lake City Weekly
Mormon Civ 101In the 1970s, the LDS Church planned a 16-volume publication of its history to
Mormon Civ 101
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
In the 1970s, the LDS Church planned a 16-volume publication of its history to be printed in 1980. But when it withdrew the commitment, there was no outlet for that story to be published, and, one year later, Signature Books was born. "In those days,... Read more
9d
Salt Lake City Weekly
Out of the Shadowsup. In 2015, for the first time, he went to church for help. "I'd never though
Out of the Shadows
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
up. In 2015, for the first time, he went to church for help. "I'd never thought we'd have to take welfare money from the LDS Church," he says. With his bishop, he obtained a storehouse form to request what they needed, but when he took it home,... Read more
9d
Melfort Journal
Vocal Borealis is looking for membersthe community to join as well.” The group is hoping to grow to 30 members or m
Vocal Borealis is looking for members
Melfort Journal / Posted 9 days ago
the community to join as well.” The group is hoping to grow to 30 members or more. To sign up, interested participants can contact Sorsdahl at (306)-920-8132. They can also attend a rehearsal Tuesday evenings at the LDS Church starting September... Read more
9d
FOX 13 Utah
FLDS member insists religious beliefs are ‘sincere’ in food stamp fraud caseSALT LAKE CITY — A member of the Fundamentalist LDS Church accused of food stam
FLDS member insists religious beliefs are ‘sincere’ in food stamp fraud case
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 9 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — A member of the Fundamentalist LDS Church accused of food stamp fraud is insisting he has “sincere religious beliefs” protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In a court filing on Monday, John Wayman described how the... Read more
10d
Deseret News
Doug Robinson: Utah doctor an advocate for a longer — and better — lifethe school’s basketball team anyway and continued his aspirations to become a s
Doug Robinson: Utah doctor an advocate for a longer — and better — life
Deseret News / Posted 10 days ago
the school’s basketball team anyway and continued his aspirations to become a surgeon. After serving a Chinese-speaking LDS Church mission in New York, he took an undergrad degree in Chinese at BYU and studied medicine at Johns Hopkins... Read more
10d
Deseret News
Man arrested after bomb threat forces evacuation of Eagle Valley Elementaryit outside the school Monday evening. Shortly after the incident, parents were
Man arrested after bomb threat forces evacuation of Eagle Valley Elementary
Deseret News / Posted 10 days ago
it outside the school Monday evening. Shortly after the incident, parents were asked to pick up their children at the LDS Church meetinghouse on Ira Hodges Parkway, where the students were bused in. Cannon praised Eagle Valley Elementary's... Read more
10d
Deseret News
S.L. diocese asks Utah Catholics to urge repeal of death penaltythe Salt Lake diocese push for repeal will make much difference among state law
S.L. diocese asks Utah Catholics to urge repeal of death penalty
Deseret News / Posted 10 days ago
the Salt Lake diocese push for repeal will make much difference among state lawmakers. "I know where I am. Even if the LDS Church were to come out and say, 'We oppose it,' it wouldn't move my needle at all," said Ray, a Mormon. The Church of... Read more
10d
Pincher Creek Echo
Junction sells goods to raise funds for foodbe nice to have an easier way to sustain and meet the needs year round,” Frith
Junction sells goods to raise funds for food
Pincher Creek Echo / Posted 10 days ago
be nice to have an easier way to sustain and meet the needs year round,” Frith said. Murfin made mention of a one-day food drive scheduled for this Saturday where people from the LDS Church will pick up bags of items left on doorsteps for collecti... Read more
11d
FOX 13 Utah
3 Questions with Bob Evans: Senator Jim Dabakis on politics, religiongo? Bill Evans, formerly of LDS Public Affairs and now on the board of Affirma
3 Questions with Bob Evans: Senator Jim Dabakis on politics, religion
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 11 days ago
go? Bill Evans, formerly of LDS Public Affairs and now on the board of Affirmation, describes the relationship between the LDS Church and the LGBT community as a warm and working relationship, how you would you characterize it? A recent Pew... Read more
13d
FOX 13 Utah
Residents in 18 units displaced for night after 2-alarm fire at SLC apartmentare displaced for the night, fire officials said. They estimate 30-40 people to
Residents in 18 units displaced for night after 2-alarm fire at SLC apartment
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 13 days ago
are displaced for the night, fire officials said. They estimate 30-40 people total live in the 18 impacted units. A nearby LDS Church has opened their doors for anyone who needs a place to go. When crews arrived on scene, there was heavy smoke,... Read more
13d
FOX 13 Utah
Judge to decide punishment for FLDS-linked company’s child labor violationswhat punishment should be handed down against a southern Utah company accused o
Judge to decide punishment for FLDS-linked company’s child labor violations
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 13 days ago
what punishment should be handed down against a southern Utah company accused of using children from the Fundamentalist LDS Church as labor in work projects. U.S. District Court Judge Tena Campbell heard arguments Friday from the U.S.... Read more
14d
FOX 13 Utah
Dividing lines between FLDS, non-members may be fading in Hildalemore than a border. Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., have been divided
Dividing lines between FLDS, non-members may be fading in Hildale
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 14 days ago
more than a border. Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., have been divided along lines of those in the Fundamentalist LDS Church and those outside. Entire families have even been split apart. But in the year since devastating flash floods... Read more
14d
People Magazine
Utah Cheerleaders Feel "Body Shamed" After Male Classmate Complains That Their Skirts Led to 'Impure' ThoughtsBut this often leads to "body shaming," says Kate Kelly, the founder of Ordain
Utah Cheerleaders Feel "Body Shamed" After Male Classmate Complains That Their Skirts Led to 'Impure' Thoughts
People Magazine / Posted 14 days ago
But this often leads to "body shaming," says Kate Kelly, the founder of Ordain Women who was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 2014 for advocating female entry into the all-male Mormon priesthood. "In a culture where females are... Read more
14d
NorthWest Cable News
Young girl found wandering near Twin Falls churcha Twin Falls church this morning. Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury twee
Young girl found wandering near Twin Falls church
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 14 days ago
a Twin Falls church this morning. Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury tweeted that the girl was seen walking near the LDS church at Maplewood Street and Maurice Street North in Twin Falls. She was wearing pink pants and a tank top with... Read more
14d
KTVB Boise
Young girl found wandering near Twin Falls churchof a young girl who was found walking alone near a Twin Falls church Thursday m
Young girl found wandering near Twin Falls church
KTVB Boise / Posted 14 days ago
of a young girl who was found walking alone near a Twin Falls church Thursday morning. Police say seen walking near the LDS church at Maplewood Street and Maurice Street North in Twin Falls. She was wearing pink pants and a tank top with... Read more
15d
Deseret News
Elder Holland shares the Mormon refugee experience at Windsor Castlethem and offered food, shelter and clothing. “Without the generous aid of thos
Elder Holland shares the Mormon refugee experience at Windsor Castle
Deseret News / Posted 15 days ago
them and offered food, shelter and clothing. “Without the generous aid of those not of their faith, members of the LDS Church would have found themselves in much more difficult circumstances,” he said. Similarly, “in the communities where... Read more
15d
Deseret News
Hildale residents commemorate 13 lives lost in flash flooding 1 year agowater like that come down this canyon," Jessop said Wednesday. The town of Hil
Hildale residents commemorate 13 lives lost in flash flooding 1 year ago
Deseret News / Posted 15 days ago
water like that come down this canyon," Jessop said Wednesday. The town of Hildale, the headquarters of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, has since received more than $2.2 million in state funding for disaster cleanup and upgrades to local... Read more
15d
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
�Hillbilly Elegy�: Best-selling author J.D. Vance on faith in Appalachiaup should do more to help people escape poverty? A: I definitely do. A few mon
�Hillbilly Elegy�: Best-selling author J.D. Vance on faith in Appalachia
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
up should do more to help people escape poverty? A: I definitely do. A few months ago, I told a friend that I think the LDS Church in Utah is a really good model for how Christian churches should exist in communities like mine. In Utah, the... Read more
16d
Deseret News
Three Payson teens arrested in vandalism of Elk Ridge churchELK RIDGE, Utah County — Three teenage boys were arrested after an LDS Church m
Three Payson teens arrested in vandalism of Elk Ridge church
Deseret News / Posted 16 days ago
ELK RIDGE, Utah County — Three teenage boys were arrested after an LDS Church meetinghouse was vandalized Sunday night, police said. Two brothers, ages 13 and 14, and another 14-year-old boy were booked into the Slate Canyon Youth Detention Center... Read more
16d
Deseret News
NCAA ruling in Carolina could tie to BYUThe NCAA has shown it can set whatever standards it wants on its members. The
NCAA ruling in Carolina could tie to BYU
Deseret News / Posted 16 days ago
The NCAA has shown it can set whatever standards it wants on its members. The Utah legislature, with the support of the LDS Church, enacted anti-discrimination legislation regarding housing and jobs. Meanwhile, BYU has no restrictions on LGBT... Read more
16d
Deseret News
Elder Oaks urges BYU students to support religious, academic freedom and vote despite 'ugly' electionprovided eight examples of those threats, most of them related to higher educat
Elder Oaks urges BYU students to support religious, academic freedom and vote despite 'ugly' election
Deseret News / Posted 16 days ago
provided eight examples of those threats, most of them related to higher education. He also quoted Elder Kim B. Clark, the LDS Church's commissioner of education, who said in a recent speech that BYU and its values are under attack. While Elder... Read more
18d
Deseret News
Elder Oaks leads special Mormon regional conference on 'defining issue' of religious freedomCOLLEYVILLE, Texas — The concerns of senior LDS Church leadership over a diluti
Elder Oaks leads special Mormon regional conference on 'defining issue' of religious freedom
Deseret News / Posted 18 days ago
COLLEYVILLE, Texas — The concerns of senior LDS Church leadership over a dilution of support for religious liberty culminated Saturday night in a special conference for 25 Mormon stakes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. "We hope that what we say here... Read more
19d
The Daily Sentinel
Let's build bridges, not fences, to deal with homelessness in our communitythe state moved quickly, propelled by the combined moral authority, business pr
Let's build bridges, not fences, to deal with homelessness in our community
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
the state moved quickly, propelled by the combined moral authority, business pragmatism and political leverage of the LDS Church. Those forces in Mesa County are not so powerful and well aligned. How will we move forward to solutions? The... Read more
19d
Deseret News
Restoration of the rivalry: BYU visits Utahstandout Harvey Langi returns to the Hill for the first time since deciding to
Restoration of the rivalry: BYU visits Utah
Deseret News / Posted 19 days ago
standout Harvey Langi returns to the Hill for the first time since deciding to transfer from Utah after serving an LDS Church mission in 2014. — Since 2008, Utah has a commanding 25-8 edge in takeaways. EXTRA POINTS: The schools disagree... Read more
12 related stories
21d
Deseret News
Making memories at the Utah State FairWebb said. "My daughter has had a blast." As Webb and hundreds of others atten
Making memories at the Utah State Fair
Deseret News / Posted 21 days ago
Webb said. "My daughter has had a blast." As Webb and hundreds of others attended the festivities, state, county and LDS Church leaders met for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Utah State Fairpark arena. The $17 million facility is... Read more
21d
Deseret News
Church donates $2 million in ongoing refugee aidin their initial months of resettlement in 29 cities across the nation. “I am
Church donates $2 million in ongoing refugee aid
Deseret News / Posted 21 days ago
in their initial months of resettlement in 29 cities across the nation. “I am extremely grateful to Bishop Waddell and the LDS Church for the support of Migration & Refugee Services,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and... Read more
21d
Deseret News
LDS Church launches 'Preventing Suicide' website during National Suicide Prevention WeekSALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The LDS Church launched a new "Preventing Suicide" webpa
LDS Church launches 'Preventing Suicide' website during National Suicide Prevention Week
Deseret News / Posted 21 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The LDS Church launched a new "Preventing Suicide" webpage on Thursday to provide resources for those who struggle with thoughts of suicide and give assistance to their friends and families. "Preventingsuicide.lds.org provides... Read more
23d
FOX 13 Utah
FLDS leader Warren Jeffs accused in conspiracy to commit food stamp fraudfraud case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah made that accusation in a cour
FLDS leader Warren Jeffs accused in conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 23 days ago
fraud case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah made that accusation in a court filing, seeking to use the Fundamentalist LDS Church leader’s own words against 11 people charged with food stamp fraud and money laundering when they go on trial next... Read more
23d
Deseret News
Church leaders visit God's 'helping hands' who are relieving suffering in LouisianaWard command center, Anna Luke came to the meetinghouse from the New Beginnings
Church leaders visit God's 'helping hands' who are relieving suffering in Louisiana
Deseret News / Posted 23 days ago
Ward command center, Anna Luke came to the meetinghouse from the New Beginnings Church of God next door. She saw three LDS Church members outside preparing lunch for workers and said, “I didn’t know y’all had your own food.” She had come, she... Read more
24d
FOX 13 Utah
30 LDS missionaries reassigned after Russia changes law on public proselytinghave to really step up in Russia and they really have to fulfill their part," L
30 LDS missionaries reassigned after Russia changes law on public proselyting
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 24 days ago
have to really step up in Russia and they really have to fulfill their part," Leblow said. Since the change in law, the LDS Church has reassigned 30 volunteers who were originally called to serve in Russia. However, 47 volunteers are still... Read more
More

People in this news