(RNS) — LDS leaders want doubters to be able to magically know how to do something we’ve never taught believers how to do, which is to understand that we could be very wrong in what we are currently thinking about religion.
The overall idea of translating “Israel” as “let God prevail” ignores the original story, in which Jacob actively refuses to let God prevail.
(RNS) — The 2020 American Values Atlas study from PRRI finds that at least 60% of every U.S. religious group favors laws that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. But religious leaders are another matter.
(RNS) — A prominent former church member filed suit after reading an IRS whistleblower report claiming the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had $100 billion in assets that were not being used for charity.
(RNS) — A peek behind the scenes of a landmark survey of LDS church members reveals the stirrings of possible change.
Something important is lost when we erase history in the name of efficiency and a franchised, on-brand temple experience.
Various studies have argued that one reason for the rapid rise of the “nones” may be a backlash against the actions of the Religious Right. Three political scientists have now proved that there’s a direct connection.
(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.
(RNS) — Mormonism’s flagship university has issued a self-critical report of its own racism and lack of diversity.
(RNS) — People at the first church ‘were so welcoming that it kind of got our project off to a happy start,’ said one photographer.
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.