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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(The Conversation) — Each July on Pioneer Day, Utahans revisit the story of the Mormon settlement of the Salt Lake Valley, an event that still has profound implications for how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thinks about issues from...
(AP) — Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn’t be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he’s a 'religious bigot.'
Mormon growth is down to about one and a half percent around the world -- and half that in the United States. Yet there are bright spots in terms of international retention and member activity.
Why do Mormons bless babies, when children can't be officially baptized until age 8? Historian Jonathan Stapley traces the surprising history of a ritual that has changed a great deal over time.
Former editor for "The Chicago Tribune" compiles evidence to prove miracles. But is it effective to build a logical case for a mystical event?
Mette Harrison's daughter stopped being active in Mormonism years ago, and Mette was at peace with that. So why did it hurt when her daughter decided to formally remove her name from the membership rolls?
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Romney's pitch reflects a Mormon tradition of polite politics and reservedness about one's faith that differs from other American religious conservatives, in particular evangelicals.
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 (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) We asked Max Perry Mueller, author of "Race and the Making of the Mormon People," to consider what 2018 will mean for religion.
(RNS) — Here are 10 memoirs that blend the spiritual or religious with politics, mental health, death and dying, marriage, motherhood, divorce, academia and founding a business.
(RNS) Independence Day marks the 200th anniversary of the Eric Canal, the "psychic highway" that nourished the Mormons, the Adventists, spiritualism, a revived apocalypticism, the Oneida Community, the Amana Colony and the Shakers, among others.
(RNS) The study found that their religious actions were associated with activations in the region of the brain central to the reward circuit as well as the region associated with decision making and attention.
Ellen Painter Dollar went to the Hartford LDS Temple open house on Friday. But because she would not let temple volunteers "put" her in a wheelchair, she never did get to see the inside of the temple. Mormon hospitality Epic Fail.