Latter-Day Saints

A fifth of Mormon college students in the US say they’re LGBQ, new study shows

By Jana Riess — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — Among US Mormon college students, 78% said they were heterosexual and 22% identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or something else.
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On 30 years of Mormon belonging and not-belonging

By Jana Riess — September 11, 2023
(RNS) — I became a Mormon 30 years ago with both eyes open, and that has made all the difference.

One BYU to rule them all … for better or for worse

By Jana Riess — September 1, 2023
(RNS) — A new one-size-fits-all conduct policy seems to be one step forward, one step back.

BYU officially restores honor code ban on ‘same-sex romantic behavior’

By Kathryn Post — August 30, 2023
(RNS) — The change, which adds language prohibiting ‘same-sex romantic behavior’ to the honor code, was already an unwritten rule on campus.

What Mormons can learn from Twitter — I mean X

By Jana Riess — August 28, 2023
(RNS) — If you’re still calling X 'Twitter,' don’t send me hate mail about saying 'Mormon.'

Disobedient women and #churchtoo stand up to sexual abuse in evangelicalism

By Jana Riess — August 17, 2023
(RNS) — A new book shines a light on sexual abuse in evangelical churches, from Bill Gothard and Josh Duggar to the purity culture underneath it all.

From interfaith vegans to inclusive heathens, religious Parliament offers it all

By Bob Smietana — August 16, 2023
(RNS) — The exhibit hall at the Parliament of the World’s Religions brought the diversity of religious practices and spiritual beliefs to life.

Joseph F. Smith: A traumatized and beloved Mormon leader

By Jana Riess — August 14, 2023
(RNS) — Loving, devoted Mormon prophet or rage-prone abuser? Yes to both, says a new biography of Joseph F. Smith.

Mormons behaving badly

By Jana Riess — August 7, 2023
(RNS) — While the church has handled the controversy politely, some individual members have not.

Irish Mormons face dwindling numbers, but researcher finds their community inspirational

By Jana Riess — July 25, 2023
(RNS) — The struggles of Mormonism in a country where to be Irish is to be Catholic.

Vacation Bible School for Mormons could, and probably should, become a thing

By Jana Riess — July 14, 2023
(RNS) — There are few better uses of our time and money in the Church than ramping up our investment in children and youth.

Mormon leaders – whose church is often associated with the GOP – push back against one-party politics

By David Campbell — July 11, 2023
(The Conversation) — The faith’s association with conservative politics has stayed strong for decades, but could become a liability, a political scientist argues.

British Mormons lobby for stricter safeguards against abuse — and succeed

By Jana Riess — June 27, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Somehow they've listened to two women that decided to say, ‘Hey, this is not good enough,’ ’ Sara Delaney said.
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