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From Ghana Mormon Newsroom

Elder David A. Bednar: Latter-day Saint Apostle Makes First Visit  to Three African Countries

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles emphasized the simple truths taught by Jesus Christ at gatherings of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Senegal, Guinea and Mali from May 21-23, 2017. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

New Mormon Relief Society President Speaks at the UN

Sister Jean B. Bingham, the new general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the United Nations in New York City Thursday on the Church’s humanitarian efforts.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Hosts the 187th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session is the first of six sessions of general conference.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

‘Honour and Remember’ on Relief Society 175th Anniversary

175 years ago today, Joseph Smith, the first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized the Relief Society.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Women of Conscience

The best kind of religious freedom enables women to determine their own beliefs, to speak out when they see shortfalls in the practice of their faith traditions, to choose a different religion and to participate in society. A world where women are empowered to follow their conscience is a world of greater peace and possibility.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Mormon Women Mark the 175th Anniversary of Relief Society

Members of the Relief Society around the world are marking the 175th anniversary of the world’s largest women’s organization. The Relief Society of Nauvoo was organized by early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Illinois on March 17, 1842. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Worldwide Mormon Leaders Cheryl Esplin and Neill Marriott Visit Women and Children in Asia

General officers Neill F. Marriott and Cheryl A. Esplin recently returned from a trip to Hong Kong, Cambodia and Mongolia, where they met with children, young women, women leaders and missionaries.  

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The Spiritual Side of Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is a complex issue with many facets — legal, cultural, institutional and philosophical. It also has a spiritual side. Elder Lance B. Wickman, general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emeritus General Authority Seventy, focused on this topic in a speech at a J. Reuben Clark Law Society event in Philadelphia on February 17, 2017.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Announces BYU–Pathway Worldwide, a Global Higher-Education Organization

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of a global higher-education organization, BYU–Pathway Worldwide (BYU–PW). The institution will have responsibility for all online certificate and degree programs offered by the Church Educational System (CES).

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Temple Square Visitors Help ‘Light the World’ during the Christmas Season

Thousands of people visit Temple Square in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City the day after Thanksgiving for the lighting ceremony every year.