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Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some woman candidates for public office, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are worried that a recommended social media break could hurt their campaigns. Russell M. Nelson, the president of the church, challenged women of the faith to take […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans to establish a second temple in Washington County in southwestern Utah, the 20th temple either currently open or planned in the faith’s home state. Establishment of a second temple in Washington County was among 12 new […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints wants members, the media and others to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for Satan.” Addressing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ twice-yearly conference Sunday in Salt […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints general conference begins a day after choir name change

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints general conference begins a day after choir name change

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —The Latest on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints conference in Salt Lake City (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A Mormon leader is calling on church members to embrace the call by the faith’s president to use the religion’s full name. Church president Russell M. […]

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir renamed to drop “Mormon” as church moves to phase out shorthand names for the faith

Mormon Tabernacle Choir renamed to drop “Mormon” as church moves to phase out shorthand names for the faith

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith’s new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the […]

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Mormon president: Don’t use ‘Mormon’ or ‘LDS’ as church name

Mormon president: Don’t use ‘Mormon’ or ‘LDS’ as church name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of the Mormon church wants people to stop using “Mormon” or “LDS” as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Russell M. Nelson said Thursday that the “Lord has impressed upon my mind the […]

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Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church for the first time Wednesday posted the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutiny because sexual questions sometimes arise. Only one of the questions seems directed at finding out […]

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Mormon officials leave Jerusalem due to strike on Syria

Mormon officials leave Jerusalem due to strike on Syria

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S.-led air strikes in Syria have prompted senior Mormon church officials to change their travel plans as they continue a world tour. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church spokesman Doug Anderson said Saturday that delegation led by church President Russell M. Nelson […]

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Changes announced to the LDS Church’s Priesthood quorums

Changes announced to the LDS Church’s Priesthood quorums

President Russell M. Nelson announced two significant organizational changes Saturday night designed to help everyday Latter-day Saints in congregations throughout the world minister more like Jesus Christ. “Tonight we announce a significant restructuring of our Melchizedek Priesthood quorums to accomplish the work of the Lord more effectively,” President Nelson said […]

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