- Faith, Family and Religious Freedom Subject of Apostle's Speech at California University (LDS Newsroom)
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discussed the issues of faith, family and religious freedom on the campus of Chapman University on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
- Elder and Sister Bednar share marriage advice in Australia (Deseret News - Utah)
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Susan, spoke at a meeting focused on the topic of marriage in Sydney on Saturday.
- Helping parents teach their children about pornography (LDS Church News)
For many parents in the Church, talking to their children about pornography seems like a daunting and difficult task. New resources produced by the Church are meant to help parents — and leaders — talk to young people about sacred and sometimes sensitive topics.
- A new report says that BYU has a better value MBA than Harvard (Business Insider)
A master's in business administration can be an expensive degree, but if you're smart about where you go, it can also be a valuable career investment.
Harvard is often touted for having the best value MBA program in the country as it has a high employment rate after graduation and high starting salaries, but according to a new graduate school credit ratings report by financial firm M7 Financial, it's Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management that comes out on top.
- Philanthropist forges ties with school through YSA bishop, missionary experiences (Deseret News - Utah)
If anyone knows what it's like to be a struggling college student, it’s Leo Beus, who has come a long way from his days of looking for rides from Salt Lake City to Provo.
- Latter-day Saints most likely to believe in afterlife, survey shows (KSL - Utah)
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are most likely among religious Americans to believe in life after death, a new survey shows.
The Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture asked Americans if they thought there was life or “some sort of conscious existence” after death and 72 percent of Americans and 98 percent of Latter-day Saints answered “yes.” The survey results were published in Relationships in America.
- LDS university president receives national attention for shoveling student's driveway (Deseret News - Utah)
Dr. Michael T. Benson — a BYU graduate, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the president of Eastern Kentucky University — recently made headlines for shoveling the driveway of one of his students after the two made a deal over social media.
- BYU basketball: Haws breaks scoring record, Cougars rally for win over Portland (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
On a night when Tyler Haws became the career scoring leader at BYU, it was mostly another Cougar who kept the team's dim NCAA Tournament hopes alive.
Haws scored 21 points, passing Jimmer Fredette's 2,599 points with a layup in the first half, and Skyler Halford scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half as the Cougars overcame an 8-point halftime deficit and rolled past Portland 82-69 at the Chiles Center.
- Boston Celtics general manager explains role of Mormon bishop Read more: Iron County Today - Boston Celtics general manager explains role of Mormon bishop (Iron County Today)
Few responsibilities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are more demanding than that of bishop, the person who leads one of the faith’s 29,000 congregations.
So imagine holding that position while also being general manager of the National Basketball Association’s Boston Celtics.
Read more: Iron County Today - Boston Celtics general manager explains role of Mormon bishop
- Utah basketball: Brandon Miller returns from mission a changed man on a changed team (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
While the Runnin' Utes were going from 15-18 to No. 13 in the nation, 2013 signee Brandon Miller went from Utah to Idaho to Buenos Aires, back to Utah, to the Bronx and Manhattan, and back home.
Miller sat in the Huntsman Center on Thursday night, watching what he'd expected to see when he began racking up frequent flier miles two years ago.
- Mormon church rising in Flushing (Queens Chronicle - New York)
A controversial church building is expected to be completed next year in a mostly residential Flushing neighborhood.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, went through a long and bitter zoning battle with elected officials and area residents in 2012 to get variances for the project at 145-15 33 Ave.
- How much influence can a church have over its members’ political beliefs? A Mormon case study. (Washington Post)
Religious beliefs can be a powerful influence on political beliefs, but there's a limit to how much bishops and pastors can sway their congregations, according to new poll data from Utah shows.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its support last month for LGBT housing and employment nondiscrimination laws as long as religious freedoms are protected. The sponsor of Utah's law, Sen. Stephen Urquhart (R), himself a Mormon, told me at the time the announcement was a "tectonic shift" that would help the bill's passage.
- Mormons Building Bridges brings to Capitol flowers, message: Pass LGBT protections (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Dozens of women with Mormons Building Bridges showed up at the Utah Capitol in a snowstorm Thursday, bringing bouquets of flowers to thank legislators and urging them to adopt a nondiscrimination bill that would protect the state's LGBT community.
They wanted to recognize the lawmakers' "hard work and show our support for the bill, SB100," Bridges co-founder Erika Munson said in an interview.
- Southern Baptists plant gospel in Mormon heartland (BRnow) Editor's Note: an interesting view of how a Southern Baptist perceives the LDS faith
You’ve looked out the front window of your home and seen them coming. Two young males wearing white shirts and black ties are riding bikes in the neighborhood. When they knock on your door, what do you do?
North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionary Travis Kerns would encourage you to love them. That’s what he has learned to do. His love for Mormons grew to the point that he now lives 35 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah and serves as city missionary for NAMB’s Send North America: Salt Lake City.