(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.
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police Chief Kevin Gehman said it does not appear that the gunman was targeting the church but that he instead was focused on an individual victim.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Construction of a temple — a setting for key Mormon blessings allowed nowhere else — is a sign that the church has established strong roots in a region.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Romney's pitch reflects a Mormon tradition of polite politics and reservedness about one's faith that differs from other American religious conservatives, in particular evangelicals.
(RNS) — The new leadership 'conveyed the image of their increasingly diverse and far-flung communion about as well as a convention of retired Midwestern pharmacists, c. 1955.'
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) — Thomas S. Monson, considered a prophet by the 16-million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Jan. 2 at age 90 after months of declining health.
(RNS) — History shows that the transition to a new leader can mean significant change for a global faith still defining its relationship with the wider world. (Commentary)
(RNS) — Monson served in leadership roles for half a century for the world's 16 million Mormons.
(RNS) — If the Mormons baptize my dead grandparents, I will go totally postal.
(RNS) — 'Separation from the BSA will allow the church to continue distinct programs for boys and girls, each designed to train the next generation in their designated gender roles,' writes Benjamin Park.
LAS VEGAS (RNS) — For almost two weeks now, Brian Scroggins has spent upward of 12 hours a day walking the Las Vegas Convention Center — hugging the anxious, praying with the distressed and crying with those in mourning.
(RNS) — For $35 million, the LDS church gets a handwritten copy of its founding text, while the Community of Christ gets a much-needed boost to its bottom line.
(RNS) — In the 1950s, the school’s dining services decided not to sell caffeinated soft drinks and that practice held until Thursday.
(Salt Lake Tribune) — Denver Snuffer’s Remnant movement, which plans to canonize a new set of scriptures in Boise this week, is drawing away Mormons with the mantra: 'God can talk to you, too.' But will these freewheeling fellowships last?
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (RNS) — From Jerusalem to Ayodhya, the world has no shortage of contested religious sites. But here in the U.S., the three largest Mormon denominations have found a way to peacefully share places that all of them hold sacred.