The LDS Church joined a wave of bipartisan and interfaith criticism of the Trump administration's immigration policy of separating children from their parents, calling it "aggressive and insensitive."
Author - Jana Riess
Senior columnist Jana Riess is the author of many books, including "The Prayer Wheel" (2018) and "The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church," which will be published by Oxford University Press in March 2019. She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University.
(RNS) After 33 years and many requests for an update, the LDS Church is revising its hymnal to reflect Mormonism's global membership.
African American, Latinx, and other minority groups are underrepresented in religion publishing and writing. Next week, the Publishing in Color conference in New Jersey sets out to help them get a foot in the door.
The Light & Life exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum gives a glimpse of Mormons unplugged, from all over the world. The photographers say this is what is possible when photos are unstaged: we see people in all their messiness and beauty.
It's been 40 years since Mormons changed their racially based priesthood/temple ban. Yet new research shows that even now, most Mormons think the ban was God's will.
"The Be One celebration is a step in the right direction for the LDS Church," says a young African American Mormon, one of three guest respondents today. But the bigger task is to take its message about countering racism to every single congregation.
June marks the 40th anniversary of the reversal of Mormonism's race-based priesthood/temple restriction, and the month is chock-full of events celebrating the importance of black Mormons.
(RNS) — Wallace Jeffs lost almost everything when he spoke out against polygamous FLDS leaders and his half brother, Warren Jeffs. Now remarried and baptized into the mainstream LDS church, Wallace opens up in a chilling new memoir.
Novelist Richard Paul Evans responds to accusations of sexual harassment by claiming that feminists' "war on men" seeks to wipe out 90% of men, whose situation is as dire as that of Jews in Nazi Germany. What in the world?
Tara Westover grew up in an unusual Mormon survivalist family that stockpiled food for the endtimes and did not formally educate their children. Now the best-selling author of 'Educated' reflects on the Mormonism she left behind.
The LDS Church issued a statement on racism today -- but that statement was not the one that briefly proved a flashpoint of joy, then betrayal, among Mormons on social media.
Mormons have often repeated the Brigham Young statement that a single man over the age of 25 is a menace to society. The problem is that Young never said it.
By dismissing Deborah as a mere sidekick to Barak, the Mormon Gospel Doctrine manual refuses to see her in the way the Bible describes: as a prophet and a judge.
(RNS) — After more than a century of Mormon attention to boys' development through the Boy Scout program, it’s past time to direct our time and money to LDS girls the world over.
In early 2017, some Mormon women began expressing concern about eroding ethical standards in government. Now they're over 6,000 strong and still growing.