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Members of the media toured the newly expanded Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo on Wednesday. The new facility can house over 3,000 missionaries at a time.

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Speaking to a student audience last month, a professor at Brigham Young University said that Mormon faith should encourage women to seek out education rather than discourage them.

LDS scholar Terryl Givens visited Benchmark Books in South Salt Lake Wednesday evening to discuss his newest book “Feeding the Flock”. Givens, a professor at the University of Richmond in Virginia, is in Utah this summer teaching a seminar at Brigham Young University.

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Female employees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now eligible for six weeks of paid maternity leave. That’s one of a few new benefits announced to church workers this week.

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Here are two faiths you might not normally put together: Mormonism and Buddhism. A growing community called Lower Lights in Salt Lake City is showing that the Mormon culture might also be fertile soil for Buddhist-inspired mindfulness.

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Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs has been captured in South Dakota after a year as a wanted fugitive.

 

A former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), Lyle Jeffs was indicted on food stamp fraud in February of 2016.

 

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Mormon missionaries with their black name tags can be found all over the world, and at times they find themselves in harm's way. For the very first time The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sending out a safety survey to each of its 62,000 young missionaries worldwide to better understand potential dangers to physical safety.

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A spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement Tuesday that President Thomas S. Monson, is no longer attending meetings due to his declining health, a situation that has occurred before in the Church.

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Thomas S. Monson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is scaling back his involvement in church governance.

 

Tabernacle Organ Exhibit Opens At LDS Museum

May 19, 2017
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A new exhibit opened on Friday at The Church History Museum operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has ended its involvement with the Varsity and Venture programs of the Boy Scouts of America. This affects boys ages 14-18 in the church, which makes up about 130,000 of the 2.3 million registered boy scouts in the country.

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Elder Jeremy McCauley from Payson, Utah died the night of Friday, May 5th at age 19. The circumstances of the death remain uncertain. 

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In a statement released Thursday a spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says an executive order signed by President Trump designated to promote religious liberty will have no sway on longstanding policy. 

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George Niederauer, the eighth Roman Catholic bishop of The Diocese Salt Lake City, died on Tuesday at age 80. He’s remembered as a leader with eloquent words and an inclusive worldview.

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A blog run by Mormon thinkers and writers has now launched a new publishing press to encourage diverse voices in the LDS community.

Utah Jewish Congregations Celebrate Passover

Apr 10, 2017
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Passover begins at sunset on Monday. Congregations in Utah are finding ways to apply the messages of the approximately 3,300 year-old holiday in the twenty-first century. 

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Only one woman spoke at last weekend’s General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has sparked a lively discussion online.

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Thomas S. Monson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been released from the hospital after being admitted Monday. 

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The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson, remains in the hospital since being admitted Monday evening.

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Thomas S. Monson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was hospitalized Monday evening. 

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its bi-annual General Conference over the weekend which included messages against bigotry and the announcement of 5 new temples.

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Oscar Solis was installed as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Madeleine.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding its online college courses to reach more students worldwide.

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Over the weekend President Trump’s executive order limiting immigration prompted a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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After more than a year and a half wait, Utah has a new Catholic Bishop. Pope Francis has named Oscar Azarcon Solis as the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

Utahns Celebrate Hanukkah At Capitol

Dec 28, 2016
Erik Neumann

This holiday season, you may have been busy with Christmas and now you’re probably getting ready for New Year's Eve. But this is also a week of Hanukkah celebrations. 

Marriage Rates Of Utah Millenials Lead Nation

Dec 23, 2016
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A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that marriage rates among millennials have dropped sharply around the country over the past decade, but least of all in Utah.

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December 14th will now be known as Freedom of Religion Day for Salt Lake County. The announcement came Tuesday Afternoon from Mayor Ben McAdams who was joined by representatives from different faith communities.

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The Islamic Society of Bosniaks in Utah held their first open house over the weekend to invite community members to pray and eat at their newly renovated mosque in the Fairpark neighborhood.

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Mormon Apostle D. Todd Christofferson will be in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. He will attend an event at the Library of Congress honoring the Book of Mormon and offer the prayer at the Senate's morning meeting.

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