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.
ROME (RNS) The LDS church has an estimated 26,000 members in Italy; its members are young and they're growing.
SALT LAKE CITY — The survey contains questions about whether missionaries have experienced or observed physical harm, such as being punched, kicked, choked, restrained, bitten by a dog or in any other way injured.
SALT LAKE CITY (SLT) This marks a public change from what Mormon officials reported last fall, stating then that their prophet-leader went to the office every day and attended top-level church meetings in which he led the discussions and made decisions.
(RNS) The announcement that the LDS church is reducing its association with the Boy Scouts is part of a larger pattern of retrenching in its own programs when it's concerned about its youth.
Elder Dallin Oaks yesterday spoke of the problem of Mormons leaving the fold, especially young people. But instead of the usual tactic of immediate seek-and-rescue, he advocated listening. Which should not be as revolutionary as it is.
Research shows that the second-most-common reason people leave the LDS Church is that they didn't trust Church leaders to tell the truth about controversial issues.
Elder Bednar says that many former Mormons left the fold because they chose to be offended by something. New research raises the question: Does this explanation hold water?
(RNS) Where others displayed an awareness of Mormon religious identity and concerns, his Deseret News column shows the opposite. Grading on a curve, I give it a C.
One year after the Obergefell decision, many are still suffering the aftershocks of the LDS Church's resistance to LGBT equality.
I still doubt that Utah will go for Hillary Clinton in the general election. But the fact that it’s even on the table as a point of discussion is a remarkable first in this election of remarkable firsts.
(RNS) California's law expands access to aid in dying to 1 in 6 terminally ill Americans, cheering advocates and horrifying opponents who see danger ahead for the elderly and vulnerable.
SALT LAKE CITY — 'The family is ordained of God and marriage between man and woman is essential to his eternal plan,' said the letter, reaffirming the Mormons' longstanding stance against gay unions.