(RNS) We asked Max Perry Mueller, author of "Race and the Making of the Mormon People," to consider what 2018 will mean for religion.
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.
Guest blogger Mette Harrison says Mormons spend too much time talking about appropriate dress, particularly for young women. All this attention to clothing makes church feel more like an exclusive country club than a faith dedicated to Christ's example.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Taking up arms goes beyond what the religion teaches, say scholars.
SALT LAKE CITY – Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary F. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund were named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
(Reuters) The death of Richard G. Scott leaves three empty seats on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and "a leadership void not experienced in Mormonism in more than a century."
(RNS) For now, a state considered as one of the most conservative in the nation, has joined the likes of California and New York where same-sex couples can legally wed. Legal experts say that even if a judge halts the weddings, the licenses that have already been issued will likely still be valid.
The LDS Church has anathematized racist justifications that once propped up a ban barring African Americans from priesthood ordination and temple endowments. However, the Church stopped short of a formal apology.
Why is the story of one Mormon bishop disguising himself as a homeless man for an hour or two captivating the public imagination?
(RNS) The Mormon church is lashing back at a business magazine that parodied their prophet’s mission and portrayed the church as lucratively rich but miserly with charitable donations. By Daniel Burke.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) The way many members of the Mormon Church treat gay and lesbian people people is in many cases not in keeping with what I feel is the doctrine of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon bishop, and I believe this must change. by Donald Fletcher.