- General Auxiliary Leaders Begin Their Ministering Visit in South Africa (Church Newsroom)
Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18, Sister Cordon visited Young Women and their leaders in Port Elizabeth, while Sister Harkness visited Primary Children and their leaders in Cape Town.
- The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Announces 2020 Heritage Tour (Church Newsroom)
The world-renowned Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will travel internationally for their upcoming tour. They will perform in six cities in four Nordic countries and the United Kingdom over 22 days from Thursday, June 25, through Thursday, July 16, 2020.
- Love for Family at the Heart of Temple Work, Elder and Sister Duncan Say (Church News)
Recalling the first time she heard her baby’s heartbeat, Sister Nancy Duncan said, “It was his heart I was hearing, but it was my heart that was exploding. Exploding with a feeling of love and joy like nothing I had ever experienced before.”
- This week in Mormon Land: Social media diet pays off, longtime apostle makes first trip to India, church gives $4M to help refugees (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
A Facebook fast. A Pinterest purge. A Twitter quitter.
Thousands upon thousands of Latter-day Saint women know all about the above after accepting President Russell M. Nelson’s invitation last fall to swear off social media for 10 days.
- What we misunderstand about religion's role in the abortion debate (Deseret News - Utah)
Everything you think you know about religion and abortion is wrong.
Well, maybe not wrong. But almost certainly incomplete, according to experts on religion and politics.
Religious beliefs do influence abortion views, but so do other factors.
- Yes, abortion activists use religious language. But it's still about politics (CNN)
When Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed her state's new abortion law, she called it a "powerful testament" to the belief that "every life is a sacred gift from God."
Ivey, a Southern Baptist, was far from alone in viewing the law -- now the country's most restrictive -- in religious terms.
- Mormon GOP official in Utah comes out as gay (The Hill)
A Republican official in Utah who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) on Wednesday revealed that he is gay.
“What I have to say is not easy for me and may not be taken well by everyone who hears it,” Utah County commissioner Nathan Ivie said in a video. “I just hope you’ll hear what I have to say with the same spirit I have to share it with.”