- Elder Andersen Visits Mexican Earthquake Survivors (LDS Newsroom)
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled to Jojutla, Mexico, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, to meet with survivors of last fall’s devastating earthquake.
- Bishop Caussé Shares Heart of Church Welfare and Humanitarian Efforts (LDS Newsroom)
“It is our conviction that no person can truly claim to love God without also reaching out and lifting up God’s children, both through offering spiritual comfort and providing for temporal wants,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Mormon leaders express admiration for Rev. Billy Graham (Deseret News - Utah)
LDS Church leaders shared their admiration for the Rev. Billy Graham on Wednesday, when he died at age 99.
"We express our deepest condolences at the passing of Reverend Billy Graham," the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement.
- ‘He is now with the Lord he loved’ — Utahns, from faith leaders to Mitt Romney, celebrate the life of Billy Graham (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
A Utah evangelical leader lauded him as a “humble farm boy” who helped changed the world. A Baptist pastor, who differed with him over theology, nonetheless recognized him as a trailblazer in the Christian cause. Even a politician, Mitt Romney, whose 2012 meeting with the “Protestant Pope” boosted Mormonism’s stature, saluted “this man of God.”
- Elder Quentin L. Cook: Defend divinely inspired freedoms (LDS Church News)
Elder Quentin L. Cook issued an unwavering charge to lawyers, law students, educators and business professionals who gathered Friday in the Salt Lake Tabernacle: Don’t drop the ball on religious freedom.
- Historic conference in Washington, D.C., discusses the 'legacy of black LDS pioneers' (LDS Church News)
“I learned things here I wish I had known 33 years ago when I joined the LDS Church. They wouldn’t have changed my decision to be baptized — because the gospel is true — but they would have helped me.”
Gloria Smith’s comments echoed the sentiments of many who attended a historic two-day conference entitled “The Legacy of Black LDS Pioneers” at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center on Feb. 17 and 18. As a black Latter-day Saint in the McLean 2nd Ward of the McLean Virginia Stake, Smith felt the day helped her realize she is not alone, she has a voice and she has the opportunity to help correct misunderstandings about the place of black members in Church history and doctrine.
- How a rare LDS bookshop with no windows is still catering to bibliophiles and collectors after 30 years (Deseret News - Utah)
When news broke last September that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had acquired the Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon from the Community of Christ for $35 million, KSL Newsradio's Doug Wright made his first call for an expert opinion to the owner of a local independent book store.