LDS temple in Nauvoo, Illinois

Baptizing Mom

Two weeks ago, I was baptized for my mother in an LDS temple, and it was one of the most beautiful spiritual experiences I’ve ever had.

Mette Ivie Harrison

My daughter isn’t a Mormon anymore

“I honor my daughter’s choice to become an atheist,” says guest blogger Mette Ivie Harrison. “She has already taught me a lot in her life and I suspect she will teach me still more.”

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12 myths about Mormonism

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) All those stories about Mitt Romney's White House bid and his Mormon faith educated millions of observant Americans about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion continue to be skewed, exaggerated or flat-out wrong. Here are 12 persistent myths about Mormonism. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.

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French Mormons find a less hospitable ‘Mormon moment’

CHESNAY, France (RNS) With 36,000 members and a history stretching back to the1850s, France's Mormon community is among the biggest and oldest in Europe. But while Mormons in the U.S. bask in the so-called “Mormon moment,” French Mormons are facing stiff opposition in their bid to build the country's first Mormon temple. By Elizabeth Bryant.