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9:50 am
Mon August 13, 2012

LDS Volunteers Join Navy Humanitarian Mission

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy is wrapping up a four-month tour through Southeast Asia called Pacific Partnership.  Among the 1200 military and civilians aboard the ship there are eight volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  They include Nate Leishman, the church's manager of humanitarian disaster response, who says the opportunity to participate began several years ago when the Navy called to say the church could add volunteers to the humanitarian supplies it had donated on previous missions.

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Religion
10:24 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Utah Sikhs Invite Public to Mourn Wisconsin Shooting Victims

Members of the Sikh faith held an interfaith candlelight vigil Wednesday evening at the Sikh Temple of Utah to honor the victims of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting that took place Sunday.

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Religion
4:30 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Italian Government Grants LDS Church Official Status

Aerial rendering of the Rome Italy Temple, Religious and Cultural Center
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After decades of negotiations the Italian Government has finally granted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints official status as a church and partner of the state.

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Religion
3:17 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Sunstone Documentary Looks at First Mormon Candidate

Filmmaker Adam Christing
Dan Bammes

This year's Sunstone Symposium is underway at the University of Utah, drawing scholars of Mormonism from inside and outside the LDS church.  It includes lots of presentations on political topics because of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.  While he's the first Mormon to win a major party nomination, he's certainly not the first to run.

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Religion
5:29 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Pioneer Day: Stripling Warriors

More than two thousand young men dressed as "stripling warriors" marched in the Bountiful Handcart Days Parade.
Dan Bammes

Cory Hanks, the president of the Bountiful South Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, came up with a plan to recreate the story of Helaman and his two thousand stripling warriors in Friday's parade.  For years, Hanks has been playing the character of Helaman, a military leader in the Book of Mormon's account of the long wars between the Nephites and Lamanites.  In the story, Helaman led two thousand young warriors who had never fought before, but who had been taught by their mothers that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.

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Religion
2:42 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Church Asks Members to "Sustain" MTC Project

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are asking their members in the Pleasant View neighborhood of Provo to "sustain" a decision to build a nine-story addition to the Missionary Training Center there.

Lorie Johnson, who's been part of the group opposing the project, says the local stake president told members in a sacrament meeting on July 1st that top church leaders considered this an "ecclesiastical decision."

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