In the past, LDS missionaries were only allowed to call home twice a year, a policy designed to let them focus on their mission, free from distractions. But a new policy will allow them to call or video chat with family once a week.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has changed its temple endowment ceremonies-- including letting Eve speak while recounting the story of the Garden of Eden. The move is likely to please Mormon women, who felt left out of previous ceremonies.
PARADISE, Calif. (RNS) — 'We don’t know how soon we will build a replacement chapel but when we do, it will reflect the important Christian principles of stewardship and respect for creation,' says one church spokesman.
Mormon female missionaries can now wear pants for much of their work, but not to church -- which is in keeping with a long-standing cultural tradition that women still wear dresses and skirts to church.
(RNS) — Charges against a young dealer in Mormon history pointed up the degree to which LDS members' desire for historical artifacts makes them vulnerable to swindles.
President Nelson is right that this "Mormon" name correction is neither cosmetic nor inconsequential. Rather, it may become a defining characteristic of a religion that is anxious to separate the wheat from the chaff in the pluralistic 21st century.
(RNS) — Leaders of the two groups met in Salt Lake City earlier this month to continue hashing out plans for an 'education and employment initiative' to be started in cities from Baltimore to San Francisco.
If a Mormon president is unafraid to boldly (and publicly) challenge a policy of previous church leaders, what other changes may be coming?
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Addressing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City, church president Russell M. Nelson said the church’s name ‘is not negotiable.’
(RNS) — Responding to a request of its sponsor, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the musical group will now be called 'The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.'
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The agreement in such a conservative state underscores the nation's changing attitude toward marijuana.
(AP) — McKenna Denson was ushered away from the podium at the Mormon church shortly after she began talking during a monthly segment in Mormon services when church members are invited to share their testimony.
Yesterday, the church that invested millions in its Meet the Mormons movie and exports its Mormon Tabernacle Choir as its ambassador to the world asked us all to stop using the word “Mormon.”
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The terms 'Mormon,' 'Mormonism' and 'LDS' have been frequently used for decades to refer to the Utah-based faith that counts 16 million members worldwide.
(The Conversation) — Each July on Pioneer Day, Utahans revisit the story of the Mormon settlement of the Salt Lake Valley, an event that still has profound implications for how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thinks about issues from immigration to the Bears Ears National Monument.