LDS http://kuer.org en LDS Church Will No Longer Operate Adoption Agency http://kuer.org/post/lds-church-will-no-longer-operate-adoption-agency <p></p><p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that it will no longer operate a full-service adoption agency. LDS Family Services will instead shift resources toward counseling for unmarried, expectant parents.</p><p>LDS Family Services Adoption Manager David McConkie says the Church will still be working to promote adoption.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:12:31 +0000 Andrea Smardon 47954 at http://kuer.org LDS Church Will No Longer Operate Adoption Agency LDS Church Moves More Missionaries Out of Ukraine http://kuer.org/post/lds-church-moves-more-missionaries-out-ukraine <p>Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are worried about the safety of their missionaries in Ukraine, and some are being pulled out of that country.</p><p>67 missionaries who’ve been serving in the Ukraine Donetsk mission are being transferred back to their home countries to finish their service.&nbsp;Donetsk is in an area where pro-Russian militias have occupied buildings and confronted Ukrainian government troops.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:45:16 +0000 Dan Bammes 46065 at http://kuer.org LDS Church Moves More Missionaries Out of Ukraine Group Aimed at Helping Mormons Overcome Homosexual Behavior Shuts Down http://kuer.org/post/group-aimed-helping-mormons-overcome-homosexual-behavior-shuts-down <p></p><p>A group that once helped gay Mormons attempt to eliminate their same-sex attractions has closed its doors. Salt Lake City-based Evergreen International is turning over its resources and mailing list to an organization for gay Latter Day Saints called <a href="http://northstarlds.org/">North Star International</a>. The merger makes North Star the biggest group in the world that deals with LDS teachings and same-sex attraction.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:12:54 +0000 Andrea Smardon 40379 at http://kuer.org Group Aimed at Helping Mormons Overcome Homosexual Behavior Shuts Down LDS Missionary Killed In Colombia http://kuer.org/post/lds-missionary-killed-colombia <p>A missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died in Cali, Colombia.Elder Jose Daniel Encarnacion Montero died on Saturday from what appears to be a stray bullet. He was with three other missionaries at the time of the incident.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:40:36 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34814 at http://kuer.org LDS Missionary Killed In Colombia KUER News Pod: Thursday June 27, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-june-27-2013 <p>Local religious leaders and marriage equality advocates react to the Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage. We find out what the rulings mean for Utah, and the state education task force wonders if they should be pushing kids toward certain careers.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F98706975&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:29:37 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31572 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday June 27, 2013 KUER News Pod: Monday June 10, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-june-10-2013 <p>The effort to pump water from Utah to Las Vegas heads to court, the University of Utah names a new dean of graduate studies, and the number of Mormon missionaries reaches an all-time high.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F96295451&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:33:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 30682 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday June 10, 2013 KUER News Pod: Friday May 24, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-may-24-2013 <p>A long awaited report shows that Utah could save millions of dollars by expanding Medicaid, the Boy Scouts of America vote to include gay youth, and Latter-day Saints remember the life of Frances Monson.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F93733425&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:52:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29821 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday May 24, 2013 LDS Groups Plan Bigger Role in Utah Pride Parade http://kuer.org/post/lds-groups-plan-bigger-role-utah-pride-parade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mormons marching in their Sunday best were a big part of last year’s Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.&nbsp; This year, even more could turn out to support the LGBT community.</p><p>The group <a href="http://mormonsbuildingbridges.org/">Mormons Building Bridges</a> will be joined by the group <a href="http://www.mormonsforequality.org/">Mormons for Equality</a>.&nbsp; In all, Corey Howard with Mormons Building Bridges expects as many as five hundred marchers.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 20:23:43 +0000 Dan Bammes 29569 at http://kuer.org LDS Groups Plan Bigger Role in Utah Pride Parade KUER News Pod: Friday May 17, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-may-17-2013 <p>The wife of LDS President Thomas Monson passes away, the University of Utah receives a grant to research child asthma, and some members of the Utah Republican party propose a change to the delegate system.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92667830&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:35:49 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29454 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday May 17, 2013 KUER News Pod: Monday April 8, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-april-8-2013 <p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds its annual general conference, a group of LDS women seek the priesthood, and the Utah State Office of Education questions what type of student data should be public.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F86965722&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:07:15 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27473 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday April 8, 2013 KUER News Pod: Thursday February 7, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-february-7-2013 <p>Utahns crowd into Governor Herbert’s Capitol office demanding clean air, the LDS church weighs in on boy Scouts and gays, and local political and environmental leaders give their take on President Obama’s new Secretary of the Interior appointment.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F78267422&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:03:46 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24695 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday February 7, 2013 Shoshone Mark 150 Years Since Bear River Massacre http://kuer.org/post/shoshone-mark-150-years-bear-river-massacre <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The story of the Bear River Massacre isn’t well known outside Utah and Idaho.&nbsp; For many years, the complete story was only told by the descendants of the few who survived the attack on a Shoshone camp in 1863. &nbsp;Members of the <a href="http://www.nwbshoshone-nsn.gov/">Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation</a> gathered at the site January&nbsp;29th&nbsp;to mark the&nbsp;150th&nbsp;anniversary.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 24321 at http://kuer.org Shoshone Mark 150 Years Since Bear River Massacre KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 26, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-december-26-2012 <p>Winter weather causes chaos on Utah’s roads, a top leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tells missionaries to stop spreading rumors, and Utah’s birth rate continues to fall.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F72634965&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:59:22 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22805 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 26, 2012 Tabernacle Choir Launches YouTube Channel http://kuer.org/post/tabernacle-choir-launches-youtube-channel <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">The Mormon Tabernacle Choir launched<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/mormontabchoir?feature=results_main"> its new YouTube channel</a> on Tuesday, October 30th. &nbsp;The new channel includes performances of traditional hymns that you'd expect from the Tabernacle Choir, but also a new music video featuring soloist Alex </span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">Boy</span>é, shot in what was once a slave trade fortress on the coast of Ghana.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:11:10 +0000 Dan Bammes 20356 at http://kuer.org Tabernacle Choir Launches YouTube Channel KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 4, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-september-4-2012 LDS Democrats prepare to use the National Convention to grow their caucus, Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson is staying home, and the Red Cross tries to make emergency food taste better. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F58688242&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:47:19 +0000 Brian Grimmett 17728 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 4, 2012 New LDS Temple Reflects Brigham City History http://kuer.org/post/new-lds-temple-reflects-brigham-city-history <p>Brigham City's Main Street is shaded by dozens of huge sycamore trees that are close to a century old. &nbsp;But as you approach 300 South and Main, the trees suddenly open up to reveal a spectacular three-story white building with towers on either end -- and a statue of Moroni on the tallest one.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:23:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 16667 at http://kuer.org New LDS Temple Reflects Brigham City History