(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)
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.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) His hospitalization on Monday, a day after the church’s 187th annual General Conference weekend meetings, sparked concern over his health.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Thomas Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is considered a prophet by the world’s 16 million Mormons.
Only 44% of Millennial Mormons say they have watched General Conference in the last six months -- more than a thirty-point drop from the habits of the oldest Mormons. Why are so many young adults tuning out? (P.S. Sadly, this is not an April Fool's post.)
The LDS Church is on a journey, just as we are. Let’s give it the space it needs to be true and living, not just true and dead.
People often ask Mormon novelist Mette Harrison why she sticks with the LDS Church even if she has some problems with it. "I believe in the principle of conversation and compromise," she says.
The way Pope Francis has re-energized the Roman Catholic Church in just eight months is nothing short of astonishing. What might Mormon leaders learn from this example?