(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...
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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.
Guest blogger Mette Harrison, whose college-age son has decided not to serve a mission at this time, says we are in danger of throwing away a group of young Mormon men who do not go on missions, making them feel like second-class citizens or worse.
In this month's LDS youth magazine, one article tries to include young women in the exercise of priesthood, while the very next article excludes them. Guest blogger EmJen says we need better ways to teach girls about a priesthood they do not hold.
Why has Mormon growth slowed so much since the heady gains of the 1980s and 1990s, and why is this numeric stagnation considered a step forward?
They imagine they help the LDS Church by abusing its teachings and covering their unethical verbal assaults by feigning prayerful affection. They're wrong.
The hospitalization of three Mormon missionaries in Brussels prods me to remember: *Every* victim of terrorism could be my child, my sister, or my parent.
Six things that Mette Harrison wishes her child's seminary teacher would do -- or stop doing -- to make the Mormon church a more hospitable place for teens.
A new study shows that Mormon men are leaving the fold in greater numbers, but it's particularly noticeable in Utah. Why is this happening, and what are the long-term ramifications?
SALT LAKE CITY – Male Mormon proselytizers, known as "elders," who toil to find converts in scorching, humid regions like Kenya, Indonesia, and Thailand will no longer be required to bring a coat with them on their two-year volunteer service.
Mormon missionary Craig Harline was sure he'd be able to convert 84 people on his mission to Belgium in the 1970s. The reality was more like zero.
"The number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is going up steadily as a result of lower age limits for both men and women who want to serve as missionaries."
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Ten Mormon missionaries have died so far in 2013, far above typical levels. And while church officials insist the spike doesn’t represent a trend, it has raised anew the question: Is missionary work safe?
ROVO, Utah (RNS) It’s no “Animal House,” with raucous frats, food fights and binge drinking. This is Mormonism’s premier Missionary Training Center, where young Latter-day Saints are molded and mentored. It’s the place they are built up and...
(RNS) Mormon apostle L. Tom Perry announced last week that the Utah-based missionary force -- more than 70,000 strong -- will tap online tools to help them connect with and teach people interested in joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...