(RNS) — ‘Murder Among the Mormons’ is a gripping docuseries, and largely free of Mormon-bashing. If anything, it lets the Church off the hook a little too easily.
The donation is the single-largest gift from any private organization so far in UNICEF’s efforts to fight the pandemic.
(RNS) — I hunger greatly for deeper connections at church, a frank acknowledgment that most of us are the walking wounded.
(RNS) — With an average age of 90, top Mormon leaders are unlikely to be named in headlines about religious sex scandals. The cost of gerontocracy, though, is that they are also resistant to needed social change.
Kristin Swenson wants to give readers space to understand that the Bible is weird, and a box full of tools to deal with that weirdness.
(RNS) — Members of various Mormon traditions are being asked to upload their stories, photos and social media posts about what life was like during COVID-19.
(RNS) — Author Patrick Mason says Latter-day Saints’ focus on being the ‘one true church’ may be missing the larger purpose of the restoration.
(RNS) — What’s at stake when conservative Latter-day Saints begin to see following the prophet as a matter of individual conscience on an issue-by-issue basis?
Card takes a sensible and open approach to those elements of the temple experience Latter-day Saints are permitted to discuss—which, as she points out, is actually most of it.
Some members are not happy that the LDS Church is taking a very public stand in favor of Covid-19 vaccinations.
The problem is that if/when the Church issues a statement condemning the violence and reminding members of President Oaks’s wise counsel about accepting the results of elections, it will do little than reinforce people’s existing ideas.
(RNS) — The domestic terrorist who dangled from the Senate balcony and occupied Mike Pence’s seat is a returned missionary of the LDS Church, to our shame. But Mitt Romney, also a Mormon, showed some of the best qualities our religion is capable of.
Stories like ‘Soul,’ ‘Coco’ and ‘The Good Place’ depict core Mormon ideas that are alive in the popular imagination about the afterlife—and the “before life.”