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.”
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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) — One of every 15 Mormons is from Brazil and there are congregations in China as well. Now the Mormon leadership is strengthening local congregations.
(RNS) A former president of the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, is accused of sexual misconduct, which he appears to admit in a leaked interview. Meanwhile, his family points to the accuser's own checkered history of alleged fraud and run...
(RNS) — The starting bid was $1, but the final 15 minutes of the weeklong auction were punctuated by rapidly rising bids in mostly $500 increments.
(RNS) — I’ve never seen credible evidence that abuse is unusually common in Mormon families, but I've definitely seen that our bishops aren't trained to deal with it, as the Rob Porter case shows.
A creator of "Despicable Me" and "The Secret Life of Pets" has three wishes for Mormonism in its new era -- and no, it's not that the Minions be put in charge. Today, a guest post from screenwriter Cinco Paul.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Asked about his approach to LGBT issues, Russell M. Nelson said that God loves his children regardless of "their challenges."
(RNS) — The site is intended to allow people to anonymously submit documents that shed light on three main areas: congregational finances, church policies and procedures and documents related to sex abuse settlements.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Printouts and screenshots from ex-Mormon Helen Radkey's latest research show that despite church rules in the past five years proxy baptisms were performed on at least 20 Holocaust victims.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In 1994, he was chosen as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a high-level governing body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dallin H. Oaks told members of the nearly 16-million member faith watching around the world that the religion's 1995 document — "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" — won't change.
SALT LAKE CITY — A year ago this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a stringent anti-terrorism law that severely limited outreach of youthful Mormons serving across the country.
SALT LAKE CITY — Meditation groups may not be unique, but this active Mormon who is also trained in Buddhist mindfulness, is pushing the boundaries of traditional religious practice in an effort to attract younger people.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the largest employer in the Beehive State — is providing short-term disability benefits and has loosened its dress code to include colored shirts for men and dress pants for women.