- Church Hosts Second General Women’s Meeting for Women and Girls (LDS Newsroom)
Hundreds of thousands of women, young women and girls 8 years old and older gathered around the world on Saturday, 27 September 2014, for the second general women’s meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Leaders Hope General Women's Meeting Strengthens Sisterhood (Church News)
Something remarkable happens when Latter-day Saint women gather together, said Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president.
“Women love to gather,” she said. “There is an energy when women gather together.”
- LDS Church leaders share excitement for General Women's Meeting (Deseret News - Utah)
This weekend, women and girls as young as 8 years old will gather for the second semiannual General Women's Meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The first General Women's Meeting took place in April and included speakers from the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidencies, as well as the First Presidency.
- LDS meeting: Feminists seeking change find it in subtle wording (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday night at the general women’s meeting for all LDS females age 8 and older.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf addressed the female audience — sitting in the giant Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City or watching via satellite in LDS chapels across the globe — not just as "sisters" but also as "blessed disciples of Jesus Christ."
- LDS general conference marks 90th, 65th broadcast anniversaries (Deseret News - Utah)
October marks two milestones in the history of general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: the 90th anniversary of conference on the radio and the 65th anniversary of conference on television.
- A Mormon St. Peter’s in Rome (Daily Beast)
On the outskirts of Rome along the ancient Catholic pilgrim route known as the Via Francigena and not far from a giant shopping center featuring a massive IKEA and the French do-it-yourself Mecca called Leroy Merlin, cranes are hoisting giant spires onto the top of a Baroque-revival-style church. But unlike most of the religious edifices erected in Catholic Rome, this Roman temple is being built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) of Italy to accommodate a congregation that has grown from 9,000 to nearly 30,000 followers in less than 30 years.
- LDS Church Raises Requirements for Mormon Seminary (Associated Press)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is raising the bar for high school students enrolled in seminary, adding tests and reading requirements to a program that previously just required attendance.
Church-run seminary classes are geared toward students ages 14 to 18 and overview the Mormon scriptures in 50-minute, daily sessions typically held at a home or LDS meetinghouse in the mornings before regular high school classes begin.
- FamilySearch provides LDS members with free subscriptions to commercial family history websites (Deseret News - Utah)
The day many LDS Church members have been looking forward to has finally arrived.
Last February, FamilySearch International announced that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would soon receive free personal subscriptions to the top three commercial genealogy websites in the world — Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com and MyHeritage.com — accessible from any location.
- Pew: Religion Losing Influence in America (LDS Newsroom)
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that 72 percent of the United States public thinks religion is losing influence in American life, the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past 10 years. Significantly, most of the respondents who say religion's influence is waning describe this as a bad thing.