(Reuters) State Rep. Kraig Powell sought to remove the barriers in 2013 and 2014. But his proposals have failed to win enough support in the face of resistance from the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has assembled some of its most treasured historical documents into a single exhibit and is inviting the public to view them.
The Church's "Meet the Mormons" film, which will hit theaters on October 10, appears to take the popular "I'm a Mormon" campaign to a logical extreme, using half a dozen ordinary/extraordinary Latter-day Saints around the world as the calling card for our religion.
(RNS) The “Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham” essay comes on the heels of other recent postings designed to help Latter-day Saints and others better understand sometimes-sticky theological or historical issues in Mormonism.
(RNS) Women’s ordination advocate Kate Kelly said it’s unlikely she will seek rebaptism anytime soon into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which excommunicated her Monday (June 23).
If the point of these pending excommunications is to strike fear in the hearts of other Latter-day Saints who love the Church but do not always agree with it on matters of social justice, then it has already failed. For Zion's sake, and for my own, I will not keep silent.
"The number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is going up steadily as a result of lower age limits for both men and women who want to serve as missionaries."
(RNS) After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, Neon Trees' frontman Tyler Glenn declared proudly that he is gay -- and still a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
(RNS) Just as heaven is often depicted as people sitting on clouds strumming harps, “Latter-day Saints’ doctrine of exaltation is often similarly reduced in media to a cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets,” the statement says.
(RNS) A 1,900-page, two-volume survey of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has just been issued. The almanac is considered unprecedented in its scope and resources.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' new religious freedom resources emphasize interfaith dialogue and cooperation. But where do nonbelievers fit in? And should we be free to criticize others' faiths?
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.