The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints never fails to instruct, and thus this week we have before us the case of Denver C. Snuffer, Jr., a lawyer and author who has upset LDS authorities sufficiently to invite an excommunication hearing for apostasy.
ROVO, Utah (RNS) It’s no “Animal House,” with raucous frats, food fights and binge drinking. This is Mormonism’s premier Missionary Training Center, where young Latter-day Saints are molded and mentored. It’s the place they are built up and, sometimes, dressed down.
(RNS) Mormon apostle L. Tom Perry announced last week that the Utah-based missionary force -- more than 70,000 strong -- will tap online tools to help them connect with and teach people interested in joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
(RNS) As we try to make sense of the "Mormon moment," Religion News Service asked MormonVoices to collect the ten best recent stories about their Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
(RNS) Despite Mitt Romney's loss on Tuesday night, fellow Mormons say his candidacy was a win for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By Peggy Fletcher Stack and Daniel Burke.
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.
Photographs of a Mormon service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Lenexa Ward on Sunday June 17, 2012 in Lenexa, Kan. These slideshows were created by Religion News Service to provide our readers with an inside look at various religious services. From a Catholic Mass to prayer at a mosque, these images help understand the culture and diversity of the religious world, as well as how people pray and celebrate their religion. Photos by Sally Morrow / Religion News Service
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Rather than wait for possible excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon blogger David Twede has resigned his membership. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In a surprising move that promises to transform Mormon social and spiritual dynamics, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is lowering the age of full-time missionary service to age 18 for Mormon men (down from 19) and 19 for women (down from 21). By Peggy Fletcher Stack and Lisa Schencker/The Salt Lake Tribune.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A number of Mormons are circulating a request via email that sympathetic Latter-day Saints join them in forgoing food and water on Sunday to help Mitt Romney at the Oct. 3 presidential debate. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) If you suspected the newly released U.S. Religion Census overstated the Mormons' growth rate, you were right. That’s because, this time around, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed the way it reported its membership to the researchers. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
(RNS) Chad's bout with scrupulosity began earnestly enough. An Idaho health-care worker and devout Mormon, Chad (who asked that his real name not be used) began wondering if he was ...
Washington-area Latter-day Saint Rachel Morrissey "You have to be thin and pretty and smart, and you're not allowed to be sad that you're not with someone, because that makes you ...
c. 2005 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The apogee of Protestant plastic arts has come to the National Gallery of Art, in the form of 17 religious paintings and 24 ...
c. 2004 Religion New Service CARY, N.C. _ When people ask Carlos Calderon his religion, the last thing they expect to hear is Mormon. ``They can't make the connection,'' said ...