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.
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.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (RNS) — Teams of Christians — Baptists, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and more — aim to save souls at the Winter Games.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Romney, one of the most famous Mormons, is widely liked and respected in Utah, which is heavily Mormon.
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) — 'I can’t imagine at all anything crazy happening with the switch of a new prophet, just like there hasn’t been in the past,' said Al Carraway, a popular Mormon blogger.
(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) — 'A spate of recent events suggests that LGBT-affirming voices within religious communities are more emboldened and confident than ever,' writes Jacob Lupfer. (COMMENTARY)
(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.
(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?
The LDS Church just reissued its statement on race and Charlottesville, and the 2nd release is a virtual smackdown of the alt-right -- including its Mormon adherents.
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.
(USA Today) — Multiple baptisms aren't uncommon in the American South, where beliefs and practices vary widely, even within various Christian denominations.
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...