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Brigham Young University graduates told to 'seek and find a balance' (Deseret News - Utah) (April 26, 2013) - Relevance: 8
For Jesse Cobell and his family, seeing his name printed on the Brigham Young University commencement exercises program is a great sight. It represents years of studying and his undergraduate degree coming to a close. "I took my last final yesterday," Cobell said. "It doesn't feel totally real yet, it feels like I am just finishing another semester." But seeing his name in print is nothing new to Cobell, who is graduating in neuroscience. As an undergraduate he co-authored research about new behavior in cancerous tumors in one of the world's most highly cited scientific journal, Nature. "It was definitely a highlight," he said. "A lot of the highlights I have had in my college experiences have been real world experiences … as we have taken what we've been learning in my classes and then seen how they apply to a real world situation."

Love: 'Joy of the Season' (LDS Church News) (December 7, 2009) - Relevance: 7.7
"Finding the real joy of the season comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done or in the purchasing of obligatory gifts. Real joy comes as we show the love and compassion inspired by the Savior of the World, who said, 'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of have done it unto me'" (Matthew 25:40).

Personal ministries have made Pres. Monson 'pastoral' leader (Deseret News - Utah) (February 7, 2008) - Relevance: 7.3
FOR MANY PEOPLE, President Thomas S. Monson is the LDS leader they can almost imagine addressing by first name. Perhaps that has to do with his stories — stories about real people with real names, people battling real problems in real places.

Real life begins now (LDS Church News) (April 27, 2010) - Relevance: 6.9
Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, told Southern Virginia University students that they are living real life now — even if they think that real life begins after college, missions or marriage.

Mormon Church launches media campaign (USA Today) (October 3, 2011) - Relevance: 6.6
The "I'm a Mormon" campaign — mostly TV spots and billboards — will encourage people to learn about Latter-day Saints by visiting the website, which features video profiles of thousands of Mormons from around the world. "These are real people," said Cindy Packard, the LDS Church spokeswoman for the metropolitan Phoenix area. "There are no scripts, no fake stories, no wardrobe, just real people talking about their lives."

Real science, truth coincide with real Mormon scholarship (Deseret News - Utah) (February 22, 2010) - Relevance: 6.3
Before we get to Book of Mormon geography, archaeology and anachronisms, (as well as related issues such as DNA) we need to take another side-trip to a general topic that relates to the studies of these issues -- Mormonism, science, and truth. Joseph Smith explained that "One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may." "We should gather all the good and true principles in the world and treasure them up," he said another time, "or we shall not come out true Mormons."

The RiverNation Real Top Ten - College Football (CBS Sports - New York) (September 24, 2008) - Relevance: 6.1
10.5 BYU - This team is for real. How can't they be? After their Mormon missions, the average age of this squad is practically pushing 30! It's men against boys, against boys.

Mormon neighbors have taken Shipps on a real trip (Deseret News - Utah) (February 25, 2009) - Relevance: 6
Jan Shipps met her first Mormon in 1961 when she and her husband moved to Cache Valley, Utah. And "it's been a real trip since," she said as she spoke to a full auditorium at Utah State University on Tuesday. Shipps, a non-Mormon who has been described as one of the most trusted scholars of Mormons, shared insights about the Mormon faith and the "spine" of her latest book, "From Peoplehood to Church Membership: The Mormon Trajectory since World War II," which analyzes metaphors within Christianity, and specifically, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was hosted by USU's Religious Studies Program.

Real Differences, Real Similarities and Biblical Christianity (LDS Newsroom) (October 13, 2007) - Relevance: 6
“Are Mormons Christian?” “Do Mormons believe in a ‘different’ Jesus?” These have been common questions in religious discussions, in the news media and among acquaintances.

Biography; Aros Mackey: A man of many beginnings (Standard Journal - Idaho) (April 4, 2009) - Relevance: 5.9
At age 31, this freshman at Brigham Young University-Idaho has seen what some might call a lifetime's worth of adversity. But if Aros Mackey has learned anything from his trials, it's that "you can always start over." In 2007, Mackey was a successful real estate investor -- successful enough that he was bringing in more money on real estate then he was as a general manager at Titan Fuel Tanks, enough money that he resigned his position to focus solely on real estate.

Google Sightseeing (Newsweek) (April 23, 2005) - Relevance: 5.8
“Why Bother Seeing the World for Real?” In just the past few weeks, they have visited the resplendent Mormon temple in Bethesda, Md., experienced the parched Black Rock desert of Nevada...

Orson Scott Card: Forsaking treasures of the world -- and heart (Deseret News - Utah) (April 17, 2008) - Relevance: 5.7
THE STORY OF the rich young man in Matthew 19 is not a parable. He was a real person who came to Jesus to ask what he needed to do to have eternal life.

President Uchtdorf urges Mormons toward “transparency and openness” in their history (Religion News Service) (March 10, 2014) - Relevance: 5.6
Yesterday, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the LDS First Presidency, told Mormons that “learning about the real struggles and real successes of early Church leaders and members is a very faith-promoting process” for him.

Man in temple shooting was involved in real estate fraud (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (December 29, 2010) - Relevance: 5.5
Before police fatally shot Daniel Pogue as he wielded a shotgun outside the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple on Christmas Day, Pogue was the subject of an FBI investigation of a real estate scheme.

Young Mormon Moviegoers Have Faith in Real-Life Pic ‘Saratov Approach’ (Variety) (October 24, 2013) - Relevance: 5.3
Writing its own box office success in the history books, ”The Saratov Approach,” the real-life story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and tortured in Russia, has quietly become a local B.O. hit in heavily Mormon areas throughout Utah, grossing nearly $500,000 in two weeks on only 23 screens.

Sorenson Real Estate Claims No Knowledge of Reported LDS Bluffdale Temple (Press Release) (January 12, 2006) - Relevance: 5.3
The Salt Lake Tribune today published an article stating that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints intends to build a temple on a site in Bluffdale, Utah, currently owned by Sorenson Real Estate.

Real faith, science unafraid (Deseret News - Utah) (June 12, 2008) - Relevance: 5.3
I was 9 years old when I brought home a book about "cave men" from school. It hadn't even crossed my mind that there might be difficulties in putting cave men and Adam and Eve in the same world story. But my parents were alert to the kinds of things that can lead to problems for believers.

‘The guy was full of life’: Family members, colleagues gather at a candlelight vigil to remember slain real estate agent (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 22, 2019) - Relevance: 5.3
Every day, David Stokoe walked into the board room of the real estate company where he worked, took his seat at exactly 9 a.m. — having a penchant for punctuality — and declared to his colleagues: “Today is great because I choose to make it great.”

Real effort of LDS Charities is to build character, leader says (Deseret News - Utah) (May 15, 2015) - Relevance: 5.2
The real, long-term effort of LDS Charities is to build character, said the worldwide leader of the humanitarian organization on Thursday evening.

'Stormin' Mormon' Romney to take on ex-champ for charity (Daily Mail - UK) (May 15, 2015) - Relevance: 5.2
As a former US presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is no stranger to bruising fights, but he's in for a new kind of slugfest in a charity bout with ex-heavyweight world champ Evander Holyfield. "Stormin' Mormon" Romney and the "Real Deal" Holyfield warmed up for their Friday showdown in Salt Lake City, Utah, with some tongue-in-cheek trash talking in a video posted by Charity Vision -- a Utah organization that provides eye surgery and vision care in the developing world.

‘Y’ luminaries (BYU NewsNet - Utah) (May 21, 2009) - Relevance: 5.1
From academia to athletics, from broadcasting to business, BYU has produced some of the most successful people in the world. You probably know about the bigger names: Steve Young, Mitt Romney, and that Jeopardy guy. But there are others we’re pretty sure you haven’t heard of. So here’s a list (compiled without any real methodology whatsoever) of the 14 most successful people you didn’t know went to BYU...

Missionaries lend hand in Africa (Tribune Chronicle - Ohio) (August 27, 2007) - Relevance: 5.1
The Vines are missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have signed up to serve for two years anywhere in the world. That is not an easy task considering most of the students they are assigned to teach have never held a ‘‘real job’’ and ‘‘have lived their entire life growing maize and living in a mud hut in the African veld.’’

Missionaries use 'The Book of Mormon' to recruit (USA Today - reprint from Tennessean) (November 20, 2014) - Relevance: 5.1
Theatergoers here are getting a low-key dose of real proselytizing when they come for the sold-out Broadway tour of The Book of Mormon. Rocky Spiker — Elder Spiker to his colleagues — holds open the door as ticket holders rush to get out of the cold. "You know the book is always better," he tells them, eliciting chuckles. Or, "We're real Mormon missionaries. Come talk to us after the play."

Confronting early Mormonism's critics (Deseret News - Utah) (July 4, 2009) - Relevance: 5
The biggest target of 19th century anti-Mormons was not the Book of Mormon. "The real issue was that Mormonism was a religion that professed to be constantly engaged with the supernatural world," said Christopher James Blythe, a graduate student in the history department at Utah State University.

Church buys prime downtown real estate (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 8, 2010) - Relevance: 5
In an abrupt about-face, the LDS Church has vastly expanded its presence in downtown Salt Lake City with the purchase of 13 acres of prime real estate, including one entire city block.

Countering subversive attacks on Mormon scholarship (Deseret News - Utah) (February 8, 2010) - Relevance: 4.9
I know I said we'd discuss Book of Mormon anachronisms -- and we will -- but I felt it was important to tackle a couple of less-conspicuous (yet primary and subversive) anti-Mormon claims that have direct bearing on many Mormon issues. Critics frequently state, or imply that LDS scholars are not real scholars. "Real" scholars (by which they mean, "non-LDS" scholars) reject LDS scholarship. LDS scholarship is biased.

Mormon church-owned company buys huge swath of Florida land (Orlando Sentinel) (November 8, 2013) - Relevance: 4.9
The Mormon church stands to own nearly 2 percent of Florida by completing a deal to buy most of the real estate of the St. Joe Co. for more than a half-billion dollars. The megapurchase was announced jointly Thursday by a corporate representative of church, which owns the nearly 295,000-acre Deseret Ranches in Central Florida, and by the real-estate and timber business, which has built several communities along the Panhandle coast.

Mormon church general conference broadcast not exactly 'live' (Deseret News - Utah) (October 1, 2010) - Relevance: 4.9
The live or real-time broadcasts of LDS general conference this weekend aren't truly live or real-time. The only place to experience the conference literally as it happens is inside the Conference Center. That's because the quirks of broadcasting and the Internet create noticeable delays, ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes. That might seem odd, in this age of high-tech gadgets and available media, when many expect speed-of-light delivery.

Members Play an Important Role in Sharing Gospel Online (LDS Church News) (November 6, 2010) - Relevance: 4.9
Missionaries across the world have encountered a problem in recent years: after only a visit or two, an investigator who had shown real interest cuts off contact. Researchers have found that most of those investigators have one thing in common: they lose interest after finding negative, inaccurate information about the Church online.

Mormon Channel releases gritty videos of real addicts in recovery process (Deseret News - Utah) (August 31, 2015) - Relevance: 4.9
The real, raw, gritty examples of the challenges and triumphs of drug, alcohol, sex and food addicts are the core of a new video series from the LDS Church. The dozen videos in the series "12 Steps to Change" are part of a broader awareness campaign about the 12-step Addiction Recovery Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Book Review -- The Parenting Breakthrough (August 13, 2005) - Relevance: 4.9
When was the last time your child cooked his own meal, did her own laundry and cleaned his toilet? Does all that sound too good to be true? The Parenting Breakthrough: A Real-Life Plan to Make Your Kids Work, Save Money, and be Truly Independent (Deseret Book, softcover, $15.95) shows that, as with any success, you must develop a plan – a real-life parenting plan – that will teach your children to be truly independent.

Worldwide devotional: Living with purpose and real intent (LDS Church News) (January 13, 2015) - Relevance: 4.9
“The compounding effect of daily disciplines, with purpose and real intent, can make a big difference in all areas of your life,” said Brother Randall L. Ridd, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, during the first Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults. “It can mean the difference between struggling through an ordinary life or being immensely successful and filling the measure of your creation.”

Rise of the executive MP (Times - UK) (May 18, 2010) - Relevance: 4.8
Another former businessman and banker is David Rutley, the new Tory MP for Macclesfield and a Mormon. Although he admits his religion influences his views, he believes what matters most is his mammon experience. “My job is to represent the people of Macclesfield,” he said. “What I found on the doorstep is that people were crying out for [an MP] with real world experience. I’ve got experience in business at Asda, Pepsico and Barclays at a senior level.”

Family History becomes a passion for many (Lake Stevens Journal - Washington) (September 5, 2009) - Relevance: 4.8
Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world today and for good reason– people want to know where they come from. “It received a great boost when Alex Haley wrote Roots back in 1977,” Family History Center volunteer Susie Putnam said. “People want to find out where they came from, and in doing so, they realize the sacrifices made by those who went before them. Their ancestors become real people, not just a name.”

LDS women describe joys of motherhood (Deseret News - Utah) (October 20, 2008) - Relevance: 4.7
"THE MOTHER IN ME: Real-World Reflections on Growing Into Motherhood," edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper, Deseret Book, $19.95 This is a tender collection of essays about motherhood and all its challenges and joys written from the perspective of 29 women who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While their faith is similar, each of their stories is unique.

David McCullough partners with Mormon Tabernacle Choir for annual Christmas concert (Deseret News - Utah) (November 29, 2010) - Relevance: 4.7
Historian and author David McCullough was a boy of 8, growing up in Pittsburgh, when Pearl Harbor was bombed and the United States entered World War II. In 1942, he became a Junior Commando, and went door-to-door with his wagon to collect scrap iron. "We had air-raid drills; my father listened to the radio every night. It was very real."

Mormon church real estate firm plans to bring thousands of new homes to Riverton (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (December 8, 2015) - Relevance: 4.7
One of the LDS Church's real estate companies is moving to develop a 540-acre swath of church-owned farmland on Riverton's west side into residential and mixed-use neighborhoods. The church's Suburban Land Reserve (SLR) has requested city approval of a master plan for a residential and commercial project on several large open parcels between Bangerter Highway and Mountain View Corridor near 13400 South.

Mormon teen's testimony shines in her music (Deseret News - Utah) (December 18, 2013) - Relevance: 4.6
Kira Stone hopes that her music will help make the listener's day better. Stone, 17, hails from San Francisco, and has made a break in the music industry through iTunes. Her first single, “Peter Pan,” was featured in iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” section and made it to the top 50 on the charts in January of last year. “Peter Pan” was her first real venture into the world of songwriting. She didn’t even know her song was such a hit until a friend texted her about it.

LDS Church buys vacant KJZZ building (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (February 1, 2010) - Relevance: 4.6
The LDS Church on Saturday confirmed it has purchased the KJZZ studio building west of the Salt Lake City International Airport, a deal that represents its third noteworthy real estate acquisition in recent weeks. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the vacant KJZZ building at 5181 W. Amelia Earhart Drive from Miller Family Real Estate LLC for an undisclosed price, spokesman Scott Trotter said in a statement.

BYU students impress India VIP with commitment to honor code (Deseret News - Utah) (September 13, 2018) - Relevance: 4.5
BYU's honor code had long interested Rahul Karad, but when he finally got to visit the campus this week, he wanted to know whether it was for real. So Karad, executive president of MIT World Peace University in India, spontaneously stopped separate, random groups of students during his visit and quizzed them whether they follow the honor code.

Growth in the Church: Retaining the spiritual change of heart (LDS Church News) (January 21, 2012) - Relevance: 4.5
Teaching others the doctrine of Christ, inviting them to come unto Him and helping them endure to the end are components of what many of the Brethren are now calling "real growth" in the Church, Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy said in his presentation Jan. 10 at the Seminar for New Missionary Training Center Presidents and Visitors' Center Directors. "For the Church to be built up, we must have real growth," said Elder Evans, executive director of the Missionary Department, who addressed the 21 departing couples in one of the opening sessions at the Provo Missionary Training Center.

LDS author Stephanie Dibb Sorensen invigorates motherhood with practical doctrine (Deseret News - Utah) (April 29, 2013) - Relevance: 4.5
Stephanie Dibb Sorensen is a mother to three children. After starting a blog, Diapers and Divinity online at, several years ago, she discovered a passion for sharing real life stories mixed with real doctrine. From that journey came her book "Covenant Motherhood: Reflecting the Role of Christ in Our Lives" (Covenant Communications, $11.99). Sorensen teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the department of LDS Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University and presents regularly at Especially for Youth.

Family television series making national release (BYU NewsNet) (April 15, 2009) - Relevance: 4.4
The research-based reality television series “Real Families, Real Answers,” a collaboration of the BYU School of Family Life and BYU Broadcasting, is now scheduled to make its national debut on public television stations across the nation. After a positively received television screening, about 61 stations across the United States plan on airing the 13-episode series, which documents experiences of real families alongside family research in themes such as strengthening marriage, managing emotions, single-parenting and parenting teenagers.

Saints rising: a journey into the lives of missionaries (Alligator - Florida) (January 5, 2010) - Relevance: 4.3
Editors’ note: Every year, more than 52,000 Mormon missionaries descend upon the world. This is a four-part series that follows two such messengers. God, Guns and Glory When you’re staring down the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun, the Promised Land can either look very hazy or pretty close — depending on your outlook on life. The only thing standing between James Tate and a round of angry shells tearing through his anatomy was his Book of Mormon and a belief that there was a God and that He had made him fast — real fast. “We got to go,” insisted a hushed voice, carrying traces of urgency.

Get a sneak peek of newly-renovated Mormon temple in Boise! (KIVI TV - Idaho) (October 11, 2012) - Relevance: 4.3
The temple is the most sacred place for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon temple in Boise, which was first built in 1984, has undergone a magnificent renovation. The building has new marble, intricate wooden trimmings and chandeliers made from real Swarovski crystals. The walls are also covered with glittering stained glass art and paintings of Jesus. According to the Mormon elders, the temple is a place for special worship, to get baptized and to take a break from the noisy outside world.

England Stake Stamps out Poverty (Church News and Events) (February 16, 2012) - Relevance: 4.3
In a world where electronic communication has all but replaced “snail mail,” most people relish getting a real letter. The members of the Coventry England Stake are maximizing that treat with an unusual service initiative. Two years ago, Des Waddington was serving as the branch president of the Daventry Branch (now part of the Rugby Ward). He began the “Used Stamp Appeal,” an initiative in which members of the ward collected used stamps to be donated to two charities: Oxfam and Leukaemia Care.

Washington Mormon choir sings at DC United-Real Salt Lake match (Deseret News - Utah) (August 17, 2015) - Relevance: 4.3
The Mormon Choir of Washington sang the national anthem before a crowd of about 15,000 attending a Major League Soccer match between Real Salt Lake and D.C. United on Aug 1. Several members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also helped carry the United States flag onto the field at RFK Stadium. More than 300 church members were in attendance, including members of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the BYU Alumni Association, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Utah State Society and the BYU Washington Seminar.

Movie tells story of young Joseph Smith and Book of Mormon (Deseret News - Utah) (September 2, 2011) - Relevance: 4.2
Real people, real struggles and the quest for salvation. Those are elements that LDS filmmaker Christian Vuissa wanted to portray in his new film, “Joseph Smith, Volume 1: Plates of Gold.” “I’m interested in exploring humanity in everyday situations and experiences,” Vuissa said. The movie, which premieres in Utah theaters Friday, Sept. 2, details the story behind the coming forth of the Book of Mormon amidst the personal hardships and trials in the life of young Joseph Smith. The film also captures the courtship and early years of marriage between Joseph and Emma.

A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney' (NPR) (January 20, 2012) - Relevance: 4.1
In a new biography, two longtime Boston Globe reporters write about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a complicated man who also "loves dichotomies ... strong versus weak, stagnation versus prosperity, leadership versus drift." On their hunt for The Real Romney, Scott Helman and Michael Kranish traced Romney's life from his childhood in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to his career at private equity firm Bain Capital, and then to his work in politics — first as the governor of Massachusetts and then as a presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012. On Thursday's Fresh Air, Helman and Kranish join Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about Romney, whom they portray as a deeply analytical man guided strongly by his Mormon faith.

BYU basketball: ‘Jimmermania’ sweeping the country (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 13, 2011) - Relevance: 4.1
It started to flicker more than a year ago with a 49-point explosion at national power Arizona, grew hotter at last year’s NCAA Tournament after Jimmer Fredette scored 37 against Florida and then re-ignited last week when he dropped 39 on UNLV at the Thomas & Mack Center But Jimmermania took hold of the country and the college basketball world for real on Tuesday night, as BYU’s senior guard dump-trucked rival Utah with 47 dazzling points, including a did-he-just-do-that? halfcourt shot that beat the halftime buzzer, his 30th, 31st and 32nd points of the half.

Mass exodus from Mormonism? LDS stats paint a different picture (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 3, 2016) - Relevance: 4.1
The optics tell a stunning story of Mormon decline — or so many observers insist. Photos of Mormons gathering en masse in a Salt Lake City park to quit their church officially and openly — accompanied by video images spinning around the globe — suggest the LDS Church is enduring an enormous, even unprecedented exodus. The trouble with those visuals, according to church calculations, is that they distort the real picture. While the departures certainly loom large for the individuals involved, their overall numbers remain relatively small in the scope of one of the world's fastest-growing religions.

McEntee: Harsh words about gays rekindle a mother’s anger (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 23, 2010) - Relevance: 4.1
Mike Urrutia wrote his note in the car he’d started in a closed garage. “I’m just tired. Please let me go.” He was Marilyn Smith’s first-born, her only son. He was a tender boy, and she recognized early “that he wasn’t real boyish.” But she’d grown up in a tiny Mormon community in Idaho, where no one ever even thought about people being gay. “I wasn’t exposed to national newspapers,” Marilyn said. “We had the Lincoln County Journal, you know? And I read that for the gossip around town.” And she never developed much interest in the rest of the world until Mike grew up and introduced his mother to the often devastating complexities of growing up gay in a highly conservative state and faith.

The Mormon Who Creates Billions of Fake Identities Every Month (Forbes) (February 4, 2014) - Relevance: 4
Suspicious NSA and FBI agents have contacted Jacob Allred about his websites, and Social Security Administration investigators, waving badges, have showed up at his door. Businesses have cursed him. Some have telephoned to yell at him in the middle of the night, and others have threatened lawsuits. Allred, 28, is the real person behind, a site that creates all aspects of a credible digital person: a name, date of birth, address, email, Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, even a credible-looking credit card number with expiry date and security code. The identities may look real, but are entirely inventions, so are legal, a programmed figment of computer imagination. The original site announced itself as a public service, and required that visitors click to “agree to be responsible for your own actions.”

BYU graduate breaks world record and has fun doing it (BYU Universe) (August 14, 2013) - Relevance: 4
Being surrounded by world-class base jumpers, sky divers and paragliders is just a day on the job For Brigham Dallas, but designing a world record breaking water blob is pretty new for him.

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (April 19, 2012) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

The World Report Available (LDS Newsroom) (April 10, 2013) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (April 19, 2013) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (October 8, 2013) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (October 7, 2014) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (October 13, 2015) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Watch the October 2015 edition.

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (April 3, 2016) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Watch the April 2016 edition.

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (October 3, 2016) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Watch the October 2016 edition.

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (April 3, 2017) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Watch the April 2017 edition.

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (April 2, 2018) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Watch the April 2018 edition below in English and Spanish.

The World Report (LDS Newsroom) (October 8, 2018) - Relevance: 3.9
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Watch the October 2018 edition below in English and Spanish.

Are returned missionaries smarter? (Daily Universe - Utah) (February 2, 2011) - Relevance: 3.9
In 1955, a young man told his mother he wanted to “go to BYU and study business without delay.” His mother, a dedicated Latter-day Saint, replied, “Son, if you serve a mission in the Church, you will learn more about business in those two years than you will ever learn in college.” The young man, eager to prove his mother wrong, was called to serve in the Northern States Mission. Two years later, this same young man enrolled at BYU to study business. More than 50 years later, LeGrand Duce, a multi-million dollar real estate investor in northwestern Washington and graduate of BYU, said it was the skills he learned on his mission that “paved the way for me to have success at BYU, and ultimately, to have success in the business world.”

BYU's Christmas Around the World (Deseret News - Utah) (November 30, 2006) - Relevance: 3.9
In a celebration of the gatherings around the world that bring cultures together, the Brigham Young University International Folk Dance Ensemble will present "The Gathering," the annual performance of "Christmas Around the World" Friday and Saturday.

Looking back at the 'Mormon Pavilion' at the New York World's Fair (Deseret News - Utah) (January 6, 2012) - Relevance: 3.9
We are writing this week's column from New York City, where we have just welcomed our 23rd grandchild into the world. (Hey, if you are a fresh, new spirit going to go down into the world, why not start your life off right in the middle of the Big Apple?)

LDS believe Satan is real, but the stories aren't always (Utah) (July 2, 2005) - Relevance: 3.9
For Mormons, the devil is a fallen angel. He rebelled against God and Christ in a pre-Earth life and persuaded one third of the other spirits in heaven to join with him.

Report Spotlights Church around the World (Church News and Events) (April 9, 2011) - Relevance: 3.8
Between the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions of general conference, The World Report outlined the last six months of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This edition of The World Report highlighted the cultural celebration and rededication of the Laie Hawaii Temple, along with the history of the Church in that area.

The World Needs Builders, President Uchtdorf Tells Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LDS Newsroom) (May 28, 2011) - Relevance: 3.8
The world needs builders, not destroyers, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told 800 community, business and religious leaders attending the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on 26 May 2011.

LDS plans call for tower of 32 stories (Deseret News - Utah) (January 25, 2007) - Relevance: 3.8
If the LDS Church's real-estate planners get their way, a few people in Salt Lake City will be living 400 feet above ground.

Is The World Going To End In September? Mormon Apocalypse 2015 Prediction Has People Stocking Up On Food (International Business Times) (September 15, 2015) - Relevance: 3.8
Sales of freeze-dried food, flashlights, blankets and tents have soared in Utah in recent weeks as some Mormons have begun to prepare for the end of the world. The so-called preppers believe the world is ending this month based on biblical prophecies, the Hebrew calendar, an unstable economy, world politics and astronomical occurrences, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday.

An up-close Peek at real ‘Rain Man’ (The Herald - Pennsylvania) (May 22, 2007) - Relevance: 3.8
He’s unforgettable. During the cocktail hour Saturday night, Kim Peek sauntered around the room.

The World Report (Church Newsroom) (April 4, 2019) - Relevance: 3.8
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Watch the April 2019 edition below in English and Spanish.

Relief Society sister oversees World Cup event in Costa Rica (LDS Church News) (May 2, 2014) - Relevance: 3.8
If soccer is the world’s most popular sport, then the various World Cup soccer tournaments can surely be counted among the globe’s most popular sporting events. Costa Rica recently staged the Women’s Under-17 World Cup, becoming the first Central American nation to host a World Cup tournament. The international competition drew top teams from 32 nations and captured the attention of “futbol” fanatics worldwide.

Bears' Philip has become the real center of attention (California) (December 3, 2004) - Relevance: 3.8
Philip can be irreverent and he can be a straight arrow -- the hip-hop generation and well-scrubbed suburban kid all in a 6-foot-2, 280-pound package.

For Harvard dean, a higher calling (Massachusetts) (July 5, 2005) - Relevance: 3.8
In his 56 years as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kim B. Clark had met the church's president exactly once, and had never had a real conversation with him.

Book of Mormon gets Old World details right (Deseret News - Utah) (May 24, 2010) - Relevance: 3.7
Before we move further into the Book of Mormon's New World setting, where we will discuss geography and archaeology, I'm taking a step back to examine the Lehites in their Old World setting -- in about 600 B.C. -- as they fled Jerusalem for the New World. Because 1 Nephi tells us the Lehites begin from a known city -- Jerusalem -- and traveled a course that ran parallel to another known geographical marker -- the Red Sea -- we can confidently deduce that their flight traveled southward into Southern Arabia.

God’s power is revealed in safe escape from wreck (Star Bulletin - Hawaii) (October 13, 2007) - Relevance: 3.7
Once in a while a life experience shows God's power and love and helps one realize how real God's promises are.

Online role-playing games hurt marital satisfaction, says BYU study (BYU news release) (February 15, 2012) - Relevance: 3.7
Online role playing games negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a new Brigham Young University study to be published February 15th in the Journal of Leisure Research. The study reports that 75 percent of spouses of sword-carrying, avatar-loving gamers wish they would put less effort into their guilds and more effort into their marriage. The researchers, led by graduate student Michelle Ahlstrom, and recreation management professor Neil Lundberg, studied 349 couples to learn how online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft, affect marital satisfaction for both gamers and their spouses. And in some cases, gaming even increased satisfaction.

Now is the season of Jennings' discontent (December 1, 2004) - Relevance: 3.7
The woman who ended "Jeopardy!" whiz Ken Jennings' 74-game winning streak is a California real estate agent whose own 8-year-old daughter asked for his autograph when they met.

Religion gives Olympian Bright a boost (7 news sport - Australia) (February 4, 2006) - Relevance: 3.7
Torah Bright will head to the Winter Olympics a real show of a halfpipe medal after an outstanding past three seasons.

Testimony has become more real (LDS Church News) (April 18, 2009) - Relevance: 3.7
When Elder Neil L. Andersen was ordained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy 16 years ago at the age of 41, he had a firm and true testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel.

Mormonism in the News: Getting it Right (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 2, 2014) - Relevance: 3.7
Today’s Getting It Right features Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple coverage and a Real Clear Religion essay about how Mormonism is a multicultural and inclusive faith.

LDS First Presidency Christmas message: 'May we seek, as did the Wise Men' (LDS Church News) (December 4, 2015) - Relevance: 3.7
We find the real joy of Christmas when we make the Savior the focus of the season. We can keep Him in our thoughts and in our lives as we go about the work He would have us perform here on earth.

A world of Scouting: Close to 40,000 gather for jamboree (LDS Church News) (August 15, 2011) - Relevance: 3.7
Growing up in Utah County, Griffin Bodine is accustomed to being surrounded on all sides by fellow members of the Church. So for this teacher from Lindon, Utah, participating in the World Scout Jamboree with youth from around the world was an eye-opening experience.

LDS get OK to purchase Human Services Complex (Deseret News - Utah) (March 1, 2007) - Relevance: 3.7
Hundreds of downtown state employees may soon be replaced by students and, eventually, cars under a real-estate deal between the state and the LDS Church.

Mitt Romney and Mormon culture (Washington Post) (August 7, 2012) - Relevance: 3.7
Mitt Romney, speaking last week in Jerusalem, shows why religion is and ought to be part of our campaign discourse—not the pointless question of who is more Christian than whom, but the investigation of how the worldviews that religious communities conserve inspire the way that candidates read circumstances. During the primaries, we were so busy trying to figure out if Romney is a real Christian, we didn’t look very closely at what really matters in his religious worldview. If we had, his recent declaration that “culture makes all the difference” in Israel would not have so surprised and bewildered us. Romney’s assessment of the situation in Israel-Palestine is of a piece with what literature scholar Harold Bloom has called the “most work-addicted culture in religious history.” Romney and other Mormons today read their heritage, even their very existence as Mormons, as a demonstration of the triumph of the cooperative strength of hard work and fiscal prudence. Indeed, work and economic care play a much more important role in Mormon theology, such as it is, than the loosely conceived notions that make real Christians choke on their coffee.

The October 2017 World Report (LDS Newsroom) (October 2, 2017) - Relevance: 3.6
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Watch the October 2017 edition below in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Idaho's real-life brothers in arms (CNN) (June 16, 2005) - Relevance: 3.6
As the war in Iraq stretches on, American military families feel a mixture of pride and anxiety that comes with having a loved one in a combat zone. The family of Leon and Tammy Pruett knows those feelings four times over.

Fighting for spiritual South Auckland (Dominion Post - New Zealand) (October 31, 2008) - Relevance: 3.6
The battle for Mangere is being fought in the markets, malls and the churches. There are a handful of candidates but the real contest is between Independent MP Taito Phillip Field and Labour MP Su'a William Sio.

October 2011 World Report (LDS Newsroom) (October 6, 2011) - Relevance: 3.6
The October 2011 edition of The World Report, a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), is now available on the Church’s Public Affairs YouTube channel.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir appears in Disney's 'It's a Small World' 50th Anniversary video (Deseret News - Utah) (March 21, 2014) - Relevance: 3.6
It was 50 years ago at the New York World's Fair that "It's a Small World" — what has since become one of the most iconic of all the attractions at Disney theme parks — debuted as a tribute to the UNICEF's work for children around the world. As a kickoff to a worldwide celebration April 10, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was among groups and individuals from more than 25 countries featured in a video shown Friday in a segment of "Good Morning America" on ABC-TV.

Many GMs Would Still Consider Jabari Parker No. 1 Overall If He Went On Mormon Mission (Real GM) (January 9, 2014) - Relevance: 3.6
Jabari Parker would almost certainly be a top-3 pick if he declares for the 2014 NBA Draft, but it isn't a lock that he leaves Duke after just one season.

Brother Tad R. Callister: Everyone can be 'a teacher come from God' (LDS Church News) (July 21, 2015) - Relevance: 3.6
Have you ever wondered: How can I make a real difference in the lives of those I teach? How can I help change their lives for the better? How can I teach with power and authority from God?

Alleged schemer vows to pay back investors (November 19, 2004) - Relevance: 3.6
To save himself from a crumbling real-estate empire built on at least $140 million in allegedly fraudulent loans, an Alpine man has agreed to spend the next three years repaying hundreds of Utahns who invested in his business.

Why I Love Mormons (Real Clear Religion) (January 8, 2014) - Relevance: 3.6
It was a cold evening and I was limping home. My right hip can't swivel like it should, so I've always walked with what is technically a limp. It's been much worse lately because of a hurt foot. So when the young men on bikes started at me, I was especially unamused. It's easy enough to knock one guy off of a bicycle if it comes down to that, but more than one was going to be a problem.

Orem man 'most romantic in world' (Deseret News - Utah) (April 14, 2008) - Relevance: 3.6
"My husband," says Orem resident Lydia Gibbons, "is the most romantic man in the world." She's only exaggerating a little. Ted Gibbons hasn't officially earned the title "World's Greatest Romantic," but he is one of the five finalists in a national romance contest sponsored by Princess Cruises.

LDS senior humanitarians serve the world (Deseret News - Utah) (February 9, 2009) - Relevance: 3.6
A small group of women living in Orem is changing the lives of thousands of children around the world. The women of the Seville Retirement Home make colorful bibs, blankets, balls and dolls, among many other things. They send them to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Services, where the products are sent out across the world.

Series on polygamy elicits worry in Utah (Deseret News - Utah) (March 13, 2006) - Relevance: 3.6
When the HBO series "Big Love" premieres tonight, "John Brown" (not his real name) will be watching — with his five wives.

FamilySearch Adds New WWI Records for Armistice 100th Anniversary (Church News) (November 9, 2018) - Relevance: 3.6
On Veterans Day 2018 this Sunday, the world will look back a century to the victory of Allied forces and the signing of the Armistice that marked the end of World War I. With that signing, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the world rejoiced.

Junction soon may be heart of west Summit (November 15, 2004) - Relevance: 3.6
Property Reserve Inc., the real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is also planning a 200-acre mixed-use development at Kimball Junction that will come before county planners for approval this month.

Developer denies tipping off temple locale (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 12, 2006) - Relevance: 3.6
Sorenson Real Estate issued a statement Wednesday evening saying the development company has "no knowledge" of an LDS temple planned for Bluffdale.

Area pilot remembered (Whittier Daily News - California) (October 13, 2006) - Relevance: 3.6
To those who knew him, Tyler Stanger was the real deal: An aviation enthusiast who had hung around Brackett Field in La Verne since he was 17 and became both a mechanic and a pilot - an unusual combination.

World Congress of Families Mourns Passing of LDS President (News release) (February 2, 2008) - Relevance: 3.6
World Congress of Families International Secretary Allan Carlson said Gordon B. Hinckley, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – who died on Sunday -- was “a great champion of the natural family.” “Under President Hinckley’s guidance, the LDS Church was resolute in its defense of family values, including traditional marriage,” Carlson noted. “LDS leaders have been active in the World Congress of Families. Church representatives and lay scholars participated in World Congress of Families I (Prague, 1997), WCF II (Geneva, 1999),WCF III (Mexico City, 2004) and World Congress of Families IV (Warsaw, 2007).”

What's new: 'More Amazing Mormon World Records' (Deseret News - Utah) (April 17, 2008) - Relevance: 3.6
Paul B. Skousen continues to chronicle Latter-day super feats. "The Skousen Book of More Amazing Mormon World Records" is a follow-up to 2004's "The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records." The updated version, released earlier this month, furthers Skousen's effort to present "the astonishing, the amazing, and the unbelievable achievements of Latter-day Saints from all around the world," according to a news release.

Pres. Faust offers recipe for esteem (Deseret News - Utah) (May 7, 2007) - Relevance: 3.6
Latter-day Saint young adults who obey God's commandments can find the kind of real self-esteem that escapes those who idolize fame, wealth or worldly success.

A Mormon viewpoint on migrant law (Arizona Central - Arizona) (May 21, 2010) - Relevance: 3.6
Anyone who has gained a real testimony of the gospel from the teachings of the LDS Church would not let the political viewpoints of one man who in no way speaks for, or on behalf of the church, dictate their faith.

BYU gives breath to newborns in developing world (LDS Church News) (May 19, 2014) - Relevance: 3.6
According to the World Health Organization, about 1 million sick or premature newborns in third-world countries die every year due to the lack of oxygen. Mortality rates for infants in developing nations are high because health care workers don’t have the equipment of developed nations.

Need for Foreign Language Speakers Grows in FamilySearch (Church News and Events) (February 7, 2011) - Relevance: 3.6
All over the world, people are searching for their ancestors. And all over the world, other people are making that search possible. FamilySearch indexing, introduced online in 2006 and powered by volunteers around the world, is the process of taking physical records (such as those found on microfilm) and entering the information they contain into a searchable, online database.

Biography shows the real Joseph Smith (Deseret News, Utah) (October 3, 2005) - Relevance: 3.5
Book review of JOSEPH SMITH: ROUGH STONE ROLLING, by Richard Lyman Bushman, Knopf, 730 pages, $35.

Jon Huntsman, a conservative and a Mormon, says legalizing same-sex marriage is the ‘right thing to do’ (MSNBC) (February 22, 2013) - Relevance: 3.5
Former Utah governor and presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is speaking out in favor of marriage equality, arguing that it is a “conservative cause” that the Republican Party should support. In an op-ed for The American Conservative, Huntsman writes about his time as governor of Utah during which he pushed for civil unions and equality for the LGBTQ community, and adds that the GOP now has the opportunity to do more. “Conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry,” Huntsman writes. “There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love… This is both the right thing to do and will better allow us to confront the real choice our country is facing: a choice between the Founders’ vision of a limited government that empowers free markets, with a level playing field giving opportunity to all, and a world of crony capitalism and rent-seeking by the most powerful economic interests.”

Life on a mission (The Shreveport Times - Louisiana) (July 23, 2007) - Relevance: 3.5
Fresh polish hides the work Elder Landon Hasson's shoes have done over the past 18 months. But underneath, faint creases where grooves in the soles used to be reveal the real story of his mission.

Fathers of the prophets (LDS Church News) (June 19, 2015) - Relevance: 3.5
The impact of righteous fathers in the gospel is real. From Christ’s relationship with His own Father to the scripture stories of Lehi and Nephi or Abraham and Isaac, there are principles learned, behaviors modeled and lessons taught.

New generation of historians presenting a better view of Mormonism to the world, speaker says (Deseret News - Utah) (June 9, 2015) - Relevance: 3.5
Thirty years after Mark Hofmann rocked the Mormon history world with his forgeries and subsequent murders, a current generation of historians is presenting to the outside world a more appealing view of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Monson: BYU football at a crossroads (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 28, 2009) - Relevance: 3.5
BYU football is at a crossroads, at the metaphorical intersection of what's real and what's imagined, with only the former authentically leading to what's next for Bronco Mendenhall's program. It is a junction where the Cougars have to face down not just what they want to be, but what they can be and what they are.

Simple Habits Help Us Live with Purpose and Real Intent (Church News) (February 19, 2015) - Relevance: 3.5
It is through living a deliberate, focused life that we will find success and become more like our Heavenly Father, taught Brother Randall L. Ridd, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, during a recent worldwide devotional.

122 temples around the world (Standard-Examiner, Utah) (September 29, 2005) - Relevance: 3.5
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world have more of an opportunity to attend the temple than ever before.

Jeopardy! champ gracious in defeat (editor's note: there were literally hundreds of similar articles) (December 1, 2004) - Relevance: 3.5
The woman who ended Jeopardy! whiz Ken Jennings' 74-game winning streak is a real estate agent whose eight-year-old daughter asked for his autograph when they met.

Covet this: The new rules for 'Religulous' (USA Today) (October 10, 2008) - Relevance: 3.5
Bill Maher says he's actually doing God a favor with Religulous, his globe-trotting takedown of organized religion. "My theory is, if there is a God, he needs a break," says the standup comic and host of HBO's Real Time. "As we say in the movie, we don't know if He exists. But if there is a God, He is very put upon. He wants someone to debunk. Leave Him alone already. Keep the pressure off Him."

Mormon Parents Rejected For Scout Leadership Post (NPR) (October 20, 2010) - Relevance: 3.5
A Presbyterian church was happy to have Jeremy and Jodi Stokes as Cub Scout leaders, at least until officials there found out they are Mormons and told them they would have to step down because the church does not consider them real Christians.

Most hugs given-world record set by Jordan Pearce (World Records Academy) (September 18, 2007) - Relevance: 3.5
Love flowed fast in Provo on Saturday night when 765 people stood in line to hug 18-year-old Jordan Pearce in an attempt to break the world's record for most hugs given to one person in an hour. The event was part of the LDS Church's Edgemont North Stake Super Activity.

This woman is a real Joy ode to joy (Free Lance-Star - Virginia) (January 3, 2008) - Relevance: 3.5
Joy Phelps has the right first name. She bubbles over with enthusiasm, talking a mile a minute about how much she loves children and teenagers, the disabled and the elderly, anyone and everyone. Even teenagers who gather in her home to study the Bible and Mormon scripture say she's hyper, especially at 5:50 in the morning.

Individuals With Addictions Find Hope and Help (LDS Church news release) (August 2, 2008) - Relevance: 3.5
When Jeff (not his real name), an addiction recovery facilitator, sits down with people struggling with addictions, he doesn’t tell them what to do. Instead, he shares what has helped him to recover from his own debilitating addictions and to stay sober one day at a time.

World Peace Prize presented in India to Mormon leader (Deseret News - Utah) (August 15, 2017) - Relevance: 3.5
As the standoff over nuclear weapons continued Monday between the United States and North Korea, a senior LDS Church leader accepted a World Peace Prize in India and called on world leaders to recognize that a failure to accommodate religion results in conflict. White horses led a large procession to honor Elder D. Todd Christofferson, who walked down a green carpet on the street outside the World Peace Center in Pune, India, to the sounds of Indian bagpipers and high-pitched cymbals.

Reid stays real, wins over Philly's fanatics (February 1, 2005) - Relevance: 3.5
On a frigid night six years ago, Butch Buchanico, the security director for the Philadelphia Eagles, was sitting with Andy Reid and his coaches in Frederick's, an Italian restaurant in south Philadelphia.

Chorley hosts song-and-dance history of Mormon arrival in Britain (This Is Lancashire - UK) (August 6, 2013) - Relevance: 3.5
AROUND 300 people took to the stage to perform in the Real Mormon Musical as part of an event to celebrate 175 years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Britain.

The Straw Poll: Give Mitt His Due (CBN News) (August 13, 2007) - Relevance: 3.5
Mitt Romney’s victory in the Iowa Straw Poll was not unexpected but let’s break this down a little so you have a real sense of what’s going on here.

Time for Some Mormon Myth Busting (Real Clear Religion) (June 4, 2013) - Relevance: 3.5
I can still see her out there, the second mission companion in a row I had driven crazy, furiously scrubbing her clothes in the concrete basin serving as washing machine in Brazil of the 1980s. I sat inside, fuming as well after another argument, but gradually embarked on a crucial mental trajectory.

Ask the Tribune: Mormons settled in La Crosse in 1844 (Wisconsin) (May 16, 2005) - Relevance: 3.4
Despite their brief time in what was to become La Crosse County, the Mormons left their name on two important pieces of real estate: Mormon Coulee and Mormon Creek.

Romney's South Carolina hesitation (Seattle PI - Washington) (May 9, 2011) - Relevance: 3.4
The only Mormon in the South Carolina legislature is Alan Clemmons, a real estate lawyer from Myrtle Beach with a shiny bald head, natty suits, and a hyperactive Twitter feed.

Minnesotans Get a Chance to Sing to Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Church News and Events) (July 12, 2013) - Relevance: 3.4
In a real “singing to the choir” moment, that got turned around at a concert in Minneapolis. The audience sang to the choir. Choir members stood and applauded the audience.

Closer to home: Christensen hangs up cleats, joins family business (Deseret News, Utah) (August 31, 2005) - Relevance: 3.4
No one should be surprised that McKay Christensen gave up a professional baseball career in the prime of life so he could take a real job working alongside his father and become something more than a baseball player.

A Response to Marc Shaiman's Musical Against Prop 8 (Real Clear Politics) (December 9, 2008) - Relevance: 3.4
Marc Shaiman, the Tony Award-winning composer of the film and stage musical "Hairspray," has done the country a major, if inadvertent, service.

Who to watch at the World Congress of Families (Deseret News - Utah) (October 26, 2015) - Relevance: 3.4
More than 2,700 attendees and 200 speakers are expected to flock to Salt Lake City for the World Congress of Families IX, which kicks off Tuesday. The four-day conference, which will take place at the Grand America Hotel, is billed as the "largest gathering of pro-family advocates in the world." Scholars, religious leaders and motivational speakers are coming from around the globe to speak on topics as varied as homeschooling to sex trafficking.

BYU show "Real Families" nominated for Rocky Mountain Emmy (BYU news release) (October 1, 2009) - Relevance: 3.4
A research-based BYU reality showinvites viewers into the homes of families of all kinds and watch them deal with a variety of issues: marriage, toddlers, teens, blended families, time, money and more.

Nativity scenes bring 'real spirit of Christmas' to annual festival (The Spectrum - Utah) (December 13, 2005) - Relevance: 3.4
By 7 p.m. Sunday, the start time of the 8th Annual Crèche Festival, a line of people was already out into the hallway from the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canyon View Stake Center.

Did a Kansas lawmaker help launch the Mormon religion? Google says yes! (Idaho Statesman) (February 20, 2018) - Relevance: 3.4
Don’t believe everything you see online. Google the name “John Whitmer” and what pops up is a picture of the current state representative from Wichita, during an emotional moment on the House floor in 2015. From there, it gets strange. Real strange.

BYU coach, players answer questions at fireside (Deseret News - Utah) (September 1, 2014) - Relevance: 3.4
For BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall, perhaps the first real surprise of the season came during Thursday night’s traditional pre-game fireside here prior to Friday’s season-opener against Connecticut.

West's water troubles getting worse (AP article) (April 20, 2005) - Relevance: 3.4
Because of the drought, rent payments and livestock numbers have been reduced on many of the farms and ranches owned by Farm Management Co., the real estate subsidiary of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the West's largest private agricultural landowners.

Overlooking the Mormon Temple, a New Center (The New York Times) (May 13, 2009) - Relevance: 3.4
While the economic crisis has silenced hundreds of real estate projects around the country, 1,100 construction workers are toiling on a 20-acre development here that is springing up across the street from the Mormon Temple in the center of downtown.

Freshman builds first 35 snowmen of year (BYU Universe) (November 14, 2014) - Relevance: 3.4
BYU freshman Greg Sorenson of Hemet, California took advantage of Provo’s first real snowfall of the season Thursday evening by building 35 miniature snowmen on the walkway up from Helamen Halls to the Tanner Building.

TV becoming more 'real' for Mormons (Las Vegas Review-Journal - Nevada) (June 23, 2008) - Relevance: 3.3
The combination seems off, somehow, like pouring chocolate sauce on a bowl of Jell-O. Mormons. And reality TV. Nonetheless, the past TV season has been notable for its confluence of what may be religion's most stereotypically wholesome denomination and the TV genre that thrives on the anything-but-wholesome. That's primarily because of David Archuleta

Getting to know the Mormons: just what are they like? (Examiner) (August 8, 2009) - Relevance: 3.3
Mormons tend to be a "peculiar people." They sometimes like that they're a bit different from the mainstream, that they "stand for something," and that they can live "in the world but not of the world."

October 2009 Edition of The World Report (LDS Church Newsroom Blog) (October 20, 2009) - Relevance: 3.3
The latest edition of The World Report, a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is now available on YouTube. This latest edition includes a story on Elder Anderson's call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the dedication of the Church History Library, temple updates and many other stories.

Mathis Brings Sparks to Checketts's New Team (April 1, 2005) - Relevance: 3.3
It took Dave Checketts about two seconds to answer the question. Checketts used to run the Knicks but now he runs Real Salt Lake, the expansion team that opens its Major League Soccer season against the MetroStars at Giants Stadium tomorrow night.

October 2010 World Report (LDS Church Newsroom) (October 16, 2010) - Relevance: 3.3
The latest edition of The World Report, a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is now available on the Church’s Public Affairs YouTube channel and Facebook page. This latest edition includes a story on Church members in Russia, the launch of the new and the creation of a 1:32 scaled replica of the Salt Lake Temple.

The full text of the Observer's Q&A with Orson Scott Card (North Carolina) (July 25, 2005) - Relevance: 3.3
Q. It was during the recession of the `80s that you took a day job, and chose one in North Carolina. What tipped the balance in favor of North Carolina -- or was it strictly the job? A. Lots of things - it's easy to fall in love with Greensboro. The real question isn't so much why we came as why we stayed ...

Sprawling project near I-75 revived (Florida) (February 5, 2005) - Relevance: 3.3
Suburban Land is a subsidiary of Property Reserve Inc., the Salt Lake City-based commercial real estate arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Property Reserve obtained the original approvals for the project, but never acted on it.

MormonSpeak: Notoriously rebellious (Deseret News - Utah) (November 27, 2007) - Relevance: 3.3
I have a confession to make: I Google “Mormon.” I Google it a lot. It’s sort of an occupational hazard, I guess. When you do what I do for a living, and you’re constantly on the lookout for stories for and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you do a lot of things normal people with real, actual lives wouldn’t do.

Whoops! BYU mistakenly ranked healthiest; real No. 1 little surprise (Deseret News - Utah) (October 31, 2013) - Relevance: 3.3
The Daily Beast released a slide show on its website this week ranking the 20 healthiest colleges and universities in the nation. BYU was listed No. 1. Hold on there, Beast. By your criteria, BYU should be No. 2. Or better yet, No. 1 and No. 2, because the true top school doesn't fall far from the BYU tree.

Is evolution real? Christians should embrace Darwin's theories, Mormon college professor says (Newsweek) (March 2, 2018) - Relevance: 3.3
An evolutionary biologist who teaches at a college owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that Mormons should feel comfortable accepting the theory of evolution, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.

HBO series on Utah polygamy makes it seem 'weirdly normal' (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 14, 2006) - Relevance: 3.3
The creators of a new HBO drama about the domestic life of a Utah polygamous family say they spent 2 1/2 years researching their show, much of it in the state, and believe polygamists and anti-polygamists alike will find it as real as Hollywood can get it.

ZCMI retailers biding time (Deseret News - Utah) (December 28, 2006) - Relevance: 3.3
Clayton Williams, owner of Williams Fine Art gallery, said he was in negotiations with Property Reserve Inc., the real estate investment operation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "We have not reached a decision as to whether we will be here or we'll be moving," he said, "and if we'll be moving, where we'll be moving."

First Presidency Easter Message for 2011 (LDS Church News) (April 16, 2011) - Relevance: 3.3
Among the most cherished thoughts and writings in this world is the divine statement of truth: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Awards honor real teen idol (Daily Bulletin - California) (May 31, 2007) - Relevance: 3.3
Promoting the importance of reading to the community. Working at a Boy Scout camp. Befriending special-ed students through the Best Buddies program. Plus, going to Cajon High School and hanging out with friends snowboarding, surfing or dirtbiking. The list can sound exhausting, but Ammon Becar is not tired.

Producing musical gives satisfaction (Davis Clipper - Utah) (November 24, 2014) - Relevance: 3.3
Producing a show for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is much different than producing a show in the secular world, the producer of “Savior of the World,” said. Jay Clark, a Layton resident, said producing the musical that tells the story of Jesus Christ’s birth and resurrection gives him a satisfaction that working in the secular world doesn’t

‘Mormon Land’: Outside of Utah, ‘there are fewer litmus tests for what makes a ‘real Mormon,’ scholar says (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 18, 2019) - Relevance: 3.3
Latter-day Saints are full of jokes, jabs and judgments about so-called “Utah Mormons” — how church members who live in the heart of the faith are somehow different than those who live elsewhere.

Worldwide Leadership Training Highlights Path to Real Growth (LDS Church News & Events) (February 13, 2012) - Relevance: 3.3
Church leaders explained the significance of “real growth” and how to achieve it during the February 11, 2012, Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting.

Traditional Family Championed at World Congress (Church News and Events) (June 8, 2012) - Relevance: 3.3
The traditional family—father, mother, and children—is in rapid decline, though “children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows,” a Church leader warned at the World Congress of Families held in Madrid on May 25–27 (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2010, 129).

Man off a mission saves Cardinals (Michigan) (August 29, 2005) - Relevance: 3.3
Perhaps Saginaw Valley State University has found its man, again. Sophomore quarterback Chris Dougherty, who spent two years on a Mormon mission in Chile before getting himself back into shape last year, saw his first real-game action in five years on Saturday and pulled off one of the most stunning victories in school history.

Movie follows early days of Mormon church (Nebraska) (April 23, 2005) - Relevance: 3.3
"The Work and the Glory" is an independent film that's part of a movie-making movement within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Based on Gerald N. Lund's novel, it's a period piece that weaves real-life church history into a fictional story.

‘Real Romney’ gets the gist of Mitt (USA Today) (January 17, 2012) - Relevance: 3.3
George Romney, Mitt's headstrong dad, stormed out of the 1964 Republican convention to protest the party's foot-dragging on civil rights. Gaskell Romney, Mitt's self-made grandfather, built one of the finest homes in Salt Lake City.

Do you know the latest statistics of the Church? (LDS Church News) (December 19, 2009) - Relevance: 3.3
Of all the news throughout the world, there is no news like the growth of the Church. For 36 years, the staff of the Church News section of the Deseret News has chronicled the history of the Church since its earliest days of Restoration to its expansion throughout the world. The 624-page 2010 Deseret News Church Almanac is the most complete compilation of facts and statistics that are arranged to tell the greatest story in the world.

Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New Collections Online (Church News) (November 12, 2014) - Relevance: 3.3
Veterans Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago and later ended on November 11, 1918. In commemoration of Veterans Day, has announced the addition of three free World War I collections containing information on the millions of American and British citizens who served and registered for military service between 1914 and 1920.

A world of nativities (California) (December 4, 2004) - Relevance: 3.3
About 500 nativities from 65 countries around the world will be on display this week in Palo Alto during the 17th Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Women work on aid kits for world's needy (Press Enterprise - California) (February 10, 2007) - Relevance: 3.3
More than 300 women from the Riverside and Jurupa area got together Saturday to assemble supplies meant to aid in humanitarian crises throughout the world.

LDS World: Cyclone Ian and lessons from the people of Tonga (Deseret News - Utah) (January 27, 2014) - Relevance: 3.3
I suspect that all the advance warning in the world cannot prepare someone for the experience of being in the path of a viciously destructive Category 5 cyclone.

Time for UCLA's Olson to step up (Real Footall 365) (July 25, 2007) - Relevance: 3.3
t's time for Ben Olson to show UCLA fans why he was once the most sought-after high school football player in the land. It has been a tough road for the redshirt junior. He started at BYU, and after a two-year Mormon mission transferred to UCLA.

BYU and the real Mormon mission advantage (Vanquish the Foe) (September 21, 2015) - Relevance: 3.3
For decades BYU has built a football program around the practice of sending teenage delinquents off on Mormon missions to see them come back as grown men ready to play disciplined football. What exactly are these missionaries doing to get them ready for a grueling season of college football?

Free & Easy (Washington Post) (December 20, 2010) - Relevance: 3.3
The Mormon Temple's annual holiday display is a real spectacle: more than 500,000 lights, 16 Christmas trees and a life-size nativity scene, not to mention twice-nightly musical performances. Performances at 7 and 8 p.m. through Jan. 1. Washington D.C. Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington.

World Record Feeds Many (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 25, 2011) - Relevance: 3.3
People in need in Durham County, North Carolina, are the beneficiaries of a recent world record. Nearly 560,000 pounds of food was collected in one day on Saturday, 5 March 2011, with the help of many community organizations, including local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The world record eclipsed an earlier record reached last year in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, of 509,000 pounds of food collected by Latter-day Saints.

'Savior of the World' Brings Scriptures to Life (BYU NewsNet) (November 17, 2007) - Relevance: 3.3
She's the third angel from the left, a fact she'll eagerly share. In fact, Gina Knighton would be excited to tell you anything about "Savior of the World." The show gives people something to talk about. "Savior of the World," a musical dramatizing the events surrounding Christ's birth and resurrection, opens its eighth season Friday in the LDS Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake. Performances continue through Dec. 29, and tickets are available to buy online or through the Conference Center Ticket Office.

22nd World Scout Jamboree (LDS Church News) (August 6, 2011) - Relevance: 3.3
Almost 40,000 Scouts from across the globe have gathered here for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree. For many, it will be the first time they learn of the Church and its beliefs. For the hundreds of LDS Scouts and their leaders participating in this international event, the Jamboree offers a singular opportunity to enjoy fellowship with other members from scattered parts of the world while sharing their beliefs with Scouts from all corners of the earth.

Love Frames Elder Bednar’s Teachings to Emerging Church in Asia (Church News) (June 11, 2018) - Relevance: 3.3
Church history was happening in real time in Rajahmundry, India—and the people collecting inside the stake center on May 26 likely sensed it. For the first time, a latter-day Apostle was in their city. What would he say, they surely wondered. What counsel would he share? What would we learn?

Facade to be stored and reinstalled (Deseret News - Utah) (October 5, 2007) - Relevance: 3.3
The cast-iron ZCMI facade, a staple of downtown Salt Lake City since the 1870s, is being readied for a careful disassembly, said Dale Bills, spokesman for City Creek Reserve Inc., a real-estate division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormonism in the National Spotlight (My Fox Memphis - Tennessee) (July 8, 2011) - Relevance: 3.3
By far and away, Southern Baptists and Methodists make up the majority of the protestant religious population in the Mid-South. While almost all of the different denominations have an open book policy, very little is known about one faith that has recently stolen headlines. Mormons are best known for their wholesome lifestyle and their mandated missionaries. But, the real tenants of their faith were not widely known, until recently.

Light the World ( (December 5, 2018) - Relevance: 3.3
Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, spent much of His ministry caring for individuals, one by one. Join us this Christmas as we follow His example and find ways to share our time, love, and resources with those in need.

Testimony of President Gordon B. Hinckley (LDS Church news release) (January 28, 2008) - Relevance: 3.3
"I hope that all of you will remember that on this Sabbath day you heard me bear my witness that this is God's holy work. The vision given the Prophet Joseph in the grove of Palmyra was not an imaginary thing. It was real. It occurred in the broad light of day. Both the Father and the Son spoke to the boy. He saw Them standing in the air above him. He heard Their voices. He gave heed to Their instruction.

Checketts: Destined for greatness (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 17, 2006) - Relevance: 3.3
It was a perfectly agreeable afternoon on that day nearly 23 years ago, and Dave Checketts - now the multimillionaire entrepreneur who owns the Real Salt Lake soccer team and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League - had just accepted the job that would launch his wondrous career.

Mormon Missionaries Provide Language, Hosting Assistance at World Games (LDS Church news release) (August 10, 2009) - Relevance: 3.3
Dozens of Mormon missionaries provided language and hosting assistance at the recently concluded 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The World Games are held every four years and feature 35 non-Olympic sports. This year’s Games brought over 4,600 athletes and coaches from 103 countries to Taiwan’s second-largest city.

'Rejoice and Be Merry!' (Deseret News - Utah) (November 28, 2008) - Relevance: 3.3
Combining a world-famous choir and orchestra with the world-renowned King's Singers was both a joy and a challenge for Mormon Tabernacle Choir director Mack Wilberg.

Ambassador explores US-world relations (BYU Newsnet) (March 18, 2010) - Relevance: 3.3
U.S. diplomatic relation resources are spread thin, damaging its image throughout the world, a U.S. ambassador said in a lecture to students. But, significant changes have been made since the Obama administration came to power.

World Cup: Missionaries teach English to Brazilian transportation workers (LDS Church News) (June 23, 2014) - Relevance: 3.3
Missionaries serving in Brazil during the ongoing 2014 World Cup soccer tournament face some unique opportunities and challenges.

At 150, Lion House still as busy as a beehive (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 23, 2006) - Relevance: 3.3
For most Utahns, the Lion House is synonymous with fluffy, buttery dinner rolls. But those melt-in-your-mouth gems have no real connection to Mormon church president Brigham Young, who built the house 150 years ago for his plural wives and children.

Health Care Plan Gives Romney Boost in GOP Field (Real Clear Politics) (April 8, 2006) - Relevance: 3.3
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's chances in the presidential sweepstakes have just gone from "decent" to "excellent." By successfully brokering legislation that promises to "solve" the health care problem in Massachusetts...

Morgan, Utah, primary children hold Easter celebration (LDS Church News) (April 17, 2015) - Relevance: 3.3
“Jesus is real to me.” This line from a Primary song was given life at a recent activity for the Morgan Utah Stake's Primary children.

Mormons celebrate Smith's bicentennial (Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Georgia) (December 17, 2005) - Relevance: 3.2
For centuries, young people have played important roles in the foundation of some of the world's largest religions. The most obvious example being the impact the birth of the baby Jesus 2,000 years ago still has on the world.

Passion for Hill Cumorah comes from near and far (Democrat & Chronicle - New York) (July 9, 2010) - Relevance: 3.2
While soccer fans from much of the rest of the world were trying to make their way to her home country for the latter stages of the World Cup, Kim Brown was traveling from just north of Johannesburg, South Africa, to a hillside between the villages of Manchester and Palmyra.

Celebrating Freedom Around the World (LDS Newsroom) (July 3, 2012) - Relevance: 3.2
People from all over the world mark a special day during the year wherein they celebrate a national day of commemoration. They honor the establishment of rights, privileges and protection afforded citizens of every belief that safeguard the opportunity to live according to the dictates of their faith.

Romney professes pride in Mormon faith despite questions (AP article) (May 18, 2007) - Relevance: 3.2
Despite skirting inquiries about his Mormon faith during the first Bible Belt debate, Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday he will not shrink from any future questions "because I’m real pleased with my faith."

'A Proclamation to the World' Is 20 Years Old (LDS Newsroom Blog) (September 24, 2015) - Relevance: 3.2
Wednesday marks the 20-year anniversary of the release of an important document. In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints put forth a set of principles that would help strengthen families and communities throughout the world. Those time-tested guidelines came in the form of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” Virginia H. Pearce, daughter of late Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, was serving in the Church’s auxiliary leadership at the time. She shares her thoughts on the moment she heard the proclamation and her feelings today.

Leaders Address Importance of Conversion at BYU Women’s Conference (Church News) (May 10, 2017) - Relevance: 3.2
Close to 12,000 women from around the world converged on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, May 4–5, for the largest two-day gathering of LDS women anywhere in the world.

Church Launches “How To” Channel on YouTube (Church News) (February 6, 2018) - Relevance: 3.2
The Church has launched a new channel on YouTube titled simply “How To” that provides simple, practical help for real-life challenges.

Mormon apostle Ballard to keynote next month’s World Congress of Families gathering in Utah (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 2, 2015) - Relevance: 3.2
Mormon apostle M. Russell Ballard will be a keynote speaker at next month's meeting of the World Congress of Families, an international organization billing itself as "the largest gathering of pro-family advocates in the world," the group announced Tuesday.

Tim Pawlenty Calls For Clarity About Religious Beliefs In New Video (Huffington Post) (July 15, 2011) - Relevance: 3.2
Tim Pawlenty may have finally figured out who he wants to be as a candidate. The former Minnesota governor's six-minute video explaining the importance and impact of the Christian faith to him and his wife Mary is something new, and it gives voters a glimpse of something real and substantive about Pawlenty, while drawing contrasts with each of the other Republican candidates in the race.

Church Updates Resources Addressing Same-Sex Attraction (Church News) (October 26, 2016) - Relevance: 3.2
“The hardest part of the journey is the two words gay and Mormon coexisting,” said Roger Sanchez, a member of the Church who began experiencing same-sex attraction at the age of nine. “There were many sleepless nights spent crying to my Heavenly Father for help. … I couldn’t tell anyone because if that ever came out, I would not know how to survive on my own. I assumed I would be alone if they knew the real me.”

Improve the lives of women and watch the world improve as well, says top female Mormon leader (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 13, 2017) - Relevance: 3.2
Want to make the world a better place? Then empower women, says Mormonism’s top female leader, and it will happen. “If all individuals understood that the world improves when the situation of women improves, there would be far less heartache,” Jean B. Bingham, general president of the LDS Church’s all-female Relief Society, told a crowd of scholars and dignitaries Thursday at the European Parliament in Brussels.

New Mormon Temple in Mexico Is 149th Temple in the World (World Religion News) (December 18, 2015) - Relevance: 3.2
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints temple that opened in November in Mexico is the 149th Mormon temple of the world, and the 13th of its kind in Mexico. President Uchtdorf, who was present during the traditional cornerstone ceremony, called on the assistance of local Latter-day Saints and Church leaders to join the ceremonious completion of the temple.

BYU luge star wins World Cup en route to Sochi (Universe - Utah) (January 28, 2014) - Relevance: 3.2
With the promise of being the most watched Olympic games in the history of broadcast television, America and Cougar nation will be on the lookout for BYU student and Olympian Kate Hansen during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Hansen, of La Canada, Calif., earned a place in history winning her first career World Cup luge race on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Sigulda, Latvia, marking the first World Cup singles for USA Luge since 1997.

Jane Austen Connects with Mormon Women, According to Austen Bio Sales ( (February 11, 2011) - Relevance: 3.2
When Editor Howard F. Clarke checked the sales figures of his newly formatted version of "Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters, a Family Record,” he found an odd statistic: the Jane Austen bio is selling more copies in Salt Lake City, Utah than in any other U.S. location… by a ratio of 8 to 1. Why, Clarke wondered? Did this biography get selected by a Salt Lake book club, school, or an Austen group in that region or were there other factors involved? Unsure why this was so--and more intrigued by the puzzle than having any hopes in making marketing advances--he contacted Aspen Anderson, the Utah Regional Director of JASNA--the Jane Austen Society of North America. "A book club becoming active is a possibility," Ms. Anderson says. "But the real reason behind the sales, I think, is likely to be one of morals. “Honestly," Ms. Anderson reveals, "I think the most reasonable explanation would be that Salt Lake City is 60% Mormon. While society has shifted away from the culture and morals of Jane Austen's world, Latter Day Saints still believe in abstinence before marriage and complete fidelity afterwards, as well as the idea that women are inherently different from men--although for us, it is Equal but different.”

World of Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Smith (LDS Church News) (May 28, 2009) - Relevance: 3.2
It is no coincidence that the world of Abraham Lincoln was also the world of Joseph Smith, an expert on Abraham Lincoln said in Nauvoo May 24.

Lisa Kudrow, Vanessa Williams find family roots in 'Who Do You Think You Are?' ( (January 26, 2011) - Relevance: 3.2
When Vanessa L. Williams was growing up, the 1977 miniseries "Roots" had a profound impact on her. Thanks to the reality series "Who Do You Think You Are?," she got to have her own real-life version of "Roots," by discovering things about her family heritage that she did not previously know.

How all of Utah is connected with monument (Deseret News - Utah) (November 6, 2008) - Relevance: 3.2
Almost every piece of property in Utah has a connection to a small obelisk-shaped monument on the southeast corner of Temple Square. "When you think of all the different kinds of sculptures and monuments around the city, this is probably the smallest and the least visually impressive," said Richard Oman, curator of acquisitions at the Museum of Church History and Art. "But ... this is the real thing."

'Mormon' show might ring your bell (Times Online - Pennsylvania) (March 29, 2013) - Relevance: 3.2
Give credit to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which took out a three-page color ad in the middle of the free program handed out to Benedum spectators, touting the real Book of Mormon. “You've seen the read the book,” says one of the ad's smiling Mormons. “The book is always better,” adds another.

Genealogy event helps you find your roots (The Herald - California) (January 21, 2008) - Relevance: 3.2
Deep in the microfilm at a Family History Center, I made my first real breakthrough in researching the elusive family of my father in 1975. I found a federal census record listing his great-grandfather's family — John Cullen Nevin and his wife Martha — living in Lodi in 1880.

When the Russian police arrived, deported American knew his LDS mission ‘would never be the same’ (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (July 1, 2019) - Relevance: 3.2
The three-week detention of two Latter-day Saint volunteers-cum-missionaries in Russia earlier this year may not be ripe for a James Bond action thriller or even a real-life kidnapping saga like “The Saratov Approach,” but the prolonged ordeal was still a quiet drama for the pair and their church.

This is not your typical almanac (Deseret News - Utah) (December 9, 2009) - Relevance: 3.2
Of all the news throughout the world, there is no news like the growth of the Mormon church. In one 624-page volume is the most complete compilation of facts and statistics arranged to tell the greatest story in the world.

This woman is an angel in real life (Deseret News - Utah) (June 19, 2010) - Relevance: 3.2
Carolyn Ruth Anderson isn't your typical Mormon angel. She's calm and at peace, but she doesn't just do good deeds and serve others; she actually shouts Hallelujah from high atop the Manti Temple Hill dressed in a gown of silvery white. She dances and sings praises before an audience of thousands for 10 days every summer.

BYU's Lee Library offers online exhibit of World War II items, stories (BYU News Release - Utah) (May 23, 2008) - Relevance: 3.2
Stories of bravery and images of an iconic war from the collection in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University are now available in an online exhibit at The Web collection, “Remembering World War II: Pearl Harbor and Beyond,” features items and stories selected from the BYU library’s collection of World War II materials. The Web site features a wide range of documents that give insight into the experience of Americans during the War.

It's a Mormon moment in new film about the faith ( - New Jersey) (November 13, 2014) - Relevance: 3.2
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is one of the fastest growing Christian denominations in the world. And while most of the growth is attributable to an ingenious process of missioning young members all over the world, a blockbuster Broadway show keeps the Mormons in the spotlight.

Bishop Davies Dedicates Arizona’s Fourth Deseret Industries (LDS Newsroom) (October 23, 2018) - Relevance: 3.2
In anticipation of the October 23 grand opening of a new Deseret Industries in Gilbert, Arizona, Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reminded the local community of the thrift store’s real value.

World War II exhibit's poignant (Deseret News - Utah) (September 28, 2006) - Relevance: 3.2
A small but poignant exhibit covering the European and the Pacific Theater of World War II is on display at Brigham Young University.

Kirby: Going to hell in a handcart (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (July 26, 2008) - Relevance: 3.2
I didn't go to the Days of '47 parade. I didn't even watch it on TV. What's the point? I'm doing the real Mormon pioneer thing next week. My editor - who has never liked me - assigned me and two other Tribune unfortunates to an LDS handcart trek. On Wednesday, Jessica, Rick and I will be embedded with the Sandy Canyon View Stake as they tramp off into the desert.

Meet the Mormons -- From the Margin to the Mainstream (Commonweal Magazine) (November 6, 2007) - Relevance: 3.2
There’s been a lot of “Mormon talk” in the air lately. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has something to do with that, as do the acclaimed HBO series Big Love (chronicling a fictional polygamist family that splits from its traditionalist Mormon roots) and the real-life trial of polygamist Warren Jeffs. People have the usual questions. What do Mormons believe? Are they really Christians? How many wives do they have, anyway?

Keeping it all in the family (The Oregonian) (December 4, 2008) - Relevance: 3.2
It was 2006, and Southridge had just lost to Jesuit 56-7 in the Class 6A football final. Kirk Werhane, Mitch Mathews and Trevor Harman -- sophomores on the team -- had watched their older brothers play their last game for the Skyhawks. Their playoff run was exhilarating, but the ending was harsh. "I felt real bad for Paul and his friends, having to go out like that," said Kirk Werhane, referring to his brother.

Unlocking secret combinations (BYU Universe) (August 19, 2011) - Relevance: 3.2
In a world growing darker with time, Clyde Williams took a moment to spread a little light on how to recognize the secret combinations, both ancient and modern, of the world.

Global Response for 'Light the World' Service Initiative (LDS Newsroom) (December 19, 2018) - Relevance: 3.2
For the third year, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, together with others around the world, are participating in the “Light the World” service initiative.

'Savior of the World' tickets available starting Oct. 20 (Deseret News - Utah) (October 12, 2009) - Relevance: 3.2
Tickets are available beginning next week for the musical production "Savior of the World."

Obama meets with top Mormon leaders (Washington Post) (April 3, 2015) - Relevance: 3.2
The leader of the free world met Thursday (April 2) with several top leaders of the Mormon world.

Sidebar: The Bible vs. Mormon Beliefs (The Christian Post) (November 24, 2007) - Relevance: 3.2
The Bible • He is the virgin-born Son of God, conceived by the Holy Ghost (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35). Mormonism • Jesus "was born in the same personal, real and literal sense that any mortal son is born to a mortal father" (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, pp. 547, 742).

Saturday finale lets arm wrestler be a world-beater (MK News - UK) (October 5, 2006) - Relevance: 3.2
A city arm wrestler has been crowned world champion. Stephen Kirlew, 25, of Monro Avenue, Crownhill claimed victory at the Professional Armwrestling Conference (PAC) championships in Connecticut, America.

The things people believe (Ottowa Citizen - Canada) (December 15, 2007) - Relevance: 3.2
Mormonism is one of the world's fastest growing religions, yet non-Mormons know little about it. We've all had encounters with young Mormon missionaries who fan out by the thousands across the world, but in my experience these missionaries, at least when you first meet them, aren't always keen to delineate the specifics of their faith.

Family changing the world — one nativity at a time (Deseret News - Utah) (November 29, 2010) - Relevance: 3.2
Garrick Hyde practically stopped his car on the freeway the day God told him he needed to do more to help the world's poverty-stricken artists. "I remember where I was. I remember what I was doing when God spoke to me and said, 'You can do more,'" said the Mormon husband and father.

LDS World: Days for Girls is changing girls' lives around the world (Deseret News - Utah) (July 22, 2014) - Relevance: 3.2
Celeste Mergens has discovered that a $10 contribution, or contributing a few hours time, can infinitely transform a woman’s life and provide her lifelong opportunity and dignity.

LDS Church to make large donation to fight cancer (ABC 4 - Utah) (September 12, 2011) - Relevance: 3.2
The LDS Church is poised to make yet another generous donation to those in need. ABC 4 News has learned that, Tuesday morning, the Church will donate a large and valuable piece of real estate in downtown Salt Lake. The land is on the corner of First South and Fourth East.

Mormon family reaches out to Romania’s forsaken children (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 29, 2011) - Relevance: 3.2
Westerners know little about Romania, save for the nightmarish tale about a night-stalking, blood-sucking villain. In fact, searching for Count Dracula, the fictional figure built from legends about the real-life 15th-century Vlad the Impaler, has become one of the Eastern European nation’s most frequent tourist activities.

Mormonism is global, but is it a 'world religion'? (August 1, 2005) - Relevance: 3.2
Twenty years ago, University of Washington sociologist Rodney Stark observed the phenomenal growth of Mormonism and declare that it would "soon achieve a worldwide following comparable to that of Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and the other dominant world faiths."

Elder Nelson Teaches about Symbols of Christ’s Birth (Church News and Events) (December 23, 2013) - Relevance: 3.2
Members of the Church have the responsibility to help prepare the world for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, said Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Before that can happen, before it will happen, ‘this gospel shall be preached unto every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,’” he said. “And as we do this, each day can become our own day with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Yes, our own spirit of Christmas can be ours each and every day of our lives. We can be part of the solution to problems of the world as we live in accord with the teachings of the Creator of the world.” Elder Nelson spoke December 13 at a Salt Lake hotel during a Christmas luncheon sponsored by the Salt Lake chapter of the BYU Management Society, whose purpose is to promote moral and ethical leadership in the workforce throughout the world.

Modest missus’ demure dress wins real prize (Star Bulletin - Hawaii) (September 15, 2007) - Relevance: 3.2
In November I was asked on a dare to run for Mrs. Hawaii. The thrill seeker in me bought into the idea in a millisecond. The pageant was a difficult task; we met weekly and learned dance numbers and runway walking in gowns and swimsuits, which takes a lot more skill then you'd imagine. I enjoyed the friendships that were forged and continue to watch them flourish.

Tagaloa completes incredible journey to World Cup (New Zealand Herald - New Zealand) (October 24, 2013) - Relevance: 3.2
If not for the rugby league World Cup, Loto Tagaloa would be back home on the Hawaiian coast, educating tourists about the lifestyle of a typical Samoan man.

Landmark for Eternity (News from the Church) (November 17, 2010) - Relevance: 3.1
Walking to work every morning, Karen Zelnick passes some of the most well-known sites in the world-the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Central Park, Broadway. But the landmark that's most important to her is the Manhattan New York Temple. Karen works as an event planner in one of the most event-full places in the world. The demands and pace of her work are intense. The temple is the place where she goes to find peace in a high-pressure world. It is the place where she finds spiritual growth and comfort through serving as an ordinance worker.

Nevada Mom Changing World One Baby at a Time (Church News and Events) (August 2, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1
Montserrat Ventura Wadsworth wanted to change the world. She planned to live an exciting and glamorous life, saving millions by finding cures for the world’s diseases. When Sister Wadsworth found herself raising 10 children on a large farm in Winnemucca, Nevada, she realized that Heavenly Father had a different plan for her. In the speech she gave as Nevada’s Young Mother of the Year at the American Mothers, Inc. convention, Sister Wadsworth explained that she now viewed motherhood as an integral part of God’s plan to change the world. “While battles rage, diseases spread, and evil rears its ugly head, God is working quietly behind the scenes using mothers and babies to change the world.”

Five of the coolest, most successful BYU inventions of this year (BYU news release) (May 18, 2015) - Relevance: 3.1
Be it in the field of chemistry, engineering, or food science, dozens of real-life applications of academic research make it into the marketplace every year from BYU. In fact, per every $1 million of research, BYU is No. 1 in the country in new patent applications, No. 1 in licenses executed and No. 2 in start-up companies started, according to data from the Association of University Technology Managers.

Student may get expelled for list (Utah) (March 9, 2005) - Relevance: 3.1
Although the Alpine School District has said a Pleasant Grove Junior High student's list of names was no real threat to other students, the district is now recommending the list's author be expelled, and police are recommending charges be filed against him.

Forget priesthood — moderate Mormon feminists seek a middle way (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 25, 2014) - Relevance: 3.1
When McBaine, a lifelong Latter-day Saint reared in New York City, accepted an invitation to speak about women’s issues at a Mormon apologists’ meeting two summers ago, she simply wanted to communicate to an orthodox audience that the pain of some women within the Utah-based religion was real — and potent.

'Saratov Approach' captures suspense of real-life missionary abduction drama (Deseret News - Utah) (October 9, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1
"The Saratov Approach" recounts the true story of two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were abducted in Russia in March 1998. It is a successful film for many reasons, but none more impressive than its ability to keep you in suspense when you already know the outcome of the story.

LDS Church members in Dubai participate in interfaith conference about strengthening homes, families (LDS Church News) (February 12, 2016) - Relevance: 3.1
More than 250 delegates gathered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Feb. 3 for the first World Interfaith Harmony Day, held as part of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. Latter-day Saints living in the United Arab Emirates participated in the conference, in which speakers addressed the topic: “Peace at Home Builds Peace in the World.”

'World-famous' Salt Lake Tabernacle organ celebrates 150th anniversary (Deseret News - Utah) (May 22, 2017) - Relevance: 3.1
The world famous Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ has a landmark birthday this year, and the Church History Museum is celebrating with a new exhibit. It was 150 years ago at the 1867 October general conference that the as-yet-unfinished organ made its public debut. Since then, the larger pipes that make up its façade have become a familiar sight worldwide, an “iconic backdrop for meetings and events broadcast throughout the world,” as one of the exhibit titles characterizes it.

Auditions to be held for play, 'Savior of the World' (LDS Church News) (August 20, 2009) - Relevance: 3.1
Latter-day Saint actors and singers are invited to audition for the Church-produced musical "Savior of the World," which will be presented in the Conference Center Theater during the Christmas season.

But Can The Guy Win The Iowa Caucuses? (The Atlantic) (May 6, 2009) - Relevance: 3.1
So Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. is emerging as the choice of the Great Mentioners, the latest of which is Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, who admits that Huntsman seems to understand (gasp!) the real challenges facing the Republican Party. In another time, you'd wonder whether Plouffe was trying to build Huntsman up in order to avoid a tougher opponent, but Plouffe, while occasionally cagey, isn't that cynical.

Orem boy's actions save family from fire (Deseret News - Utah) (February 3, 2009) - Relevance: 3.1
When the smoke detectors went off in his home Saturday afternoon, Garrek Lott did exactly what he'd been taught. "I grabbed my baby sister," the 12-year-old Boy Scout said. "Then I told everyone to get out." By then, a few neighbors had arrived after hearing the screeching detectors. Garrek told one of them to call 911 — this was a real fire, he told them.

Groundbreaking for New Office Building in Downtown Ogden (May 12, 2006) - Relevance: 3.1
Zions Securities Corporation (ZSC), a commercial real estate management company associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday afternoon, 12 May 2006, at 3:00 p.m. in downtown Ogden, Utah, to initiate construction of a new mixed-use office building.

Review: 'Meet the Mormons' shares inspiring stories, but miscalculates its target audience (Daily Herald - Utah) (October 10, 2014) - Relevance: 3.1
About the Mormons, by the Mormons. If “Meet the Mormons” motivates Latter-day Saints to be difference makers in their communities, then, yes, the film will have a real impact. But the film’s firsthand impact will likely be among fellow Mormons, not the non-members that the film is trying to target.

LDS general priesthood meeting to be broadcast live and online for the first time (Deseret News - Utah) (September 25, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1
For the first time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will offer the male-only priesthood session of the upcoming general conference over live broadcast television and in real time over the Internet.

Jerry Earl Johnston: Following Mormon Battalion's footsteps (Deseret News - Utah) (December 16, 2009) - Relevance: 3.1
I never drive to California without thinking of Mormon Battalion boys and their amazing trek. Here in California, of course, the Franciscan monks trudging up the coastline and establishing missions are seen as the real trekkers. But I have to salute the battalion. It's hard to throw a stone in California without hitting an historical marker with their name on it.

General Conference Is Personal (LDS Newsroom) (April 5, 2008) - Relevance: 3.1
General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City and reaching a global audience estimated to be in the millions. But for Mormons, the grand scope and scale of the event is merely backdrop to the real drama taking place in the individual life of each participant.

Real-life Mormons eschew musical satire (St. Louis Dispatch - Missouri) (February 18, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1
Orthodontist Darren Rodabough and his wife, Erin, really enjoy the theater. They took their children to the Fox Theatre for “The Lion King.” The doctor and his partner took their whole office there to see “Wicked.” Erin Rodabough directs annual productions of Shakespeare plays with a cast of children in their Dardenne Prairie neighborhood.

A Need for "Convicted Civility" in our Dialogue (Washington Post - On Faith) (May 3, 2007) - Relevance: 3.1
The history of relations between evangelicals and Mormons is largely characterized by hostile charges and counter-charges. This has begun to change, as our two communities have begun to see each other as potential partners in addressing some of the key moral issues in our society. But dialogue about the very real issues that divide us in understanding our eternal destiny is still a difficult matter.

Most interesting valley graves (Herald Journal - Utah) (May 28, 2007) - Relevance: 3.1
Cache Valley is a beautiful place to live, but it can also be a beautiful place to die. Death can be a sensitive — and for many, sacred — topic. But cemeteries, and more specifically, graves, serve as cultural markers that capture a place’s history and people in real terms. What would Clarkston be without Martin Harris’ obelisk piercing the horizon?

Mormon developer envisions futuristic $5B housing community in Sharon (WPTZ - Vermont) (March 30, 2016) - Relevance: 3.1
For months, a Utah developer has been quietly buying real estate in the hills overlooking Sharon and Royalton. He hopes to build a large housing community near the birthplace and monument honoring the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith.

1856 Fourth sparked fights (Press-Enterprise - California) (July 4, 2009) - Relevance: 3.1
You expect a little bit of fireworks on the Fourth of July. But when the cannons firing the explosives start pointing at each other, it's even more interesting. In the case of San Bernardino, the battle was more figurative than real, but the tension at one of the city's first Independence Day celebrations in the 1850s did lead to a few skirmishes. The 1856 event did not have a lot of precedence. The holiday had only been significantly marked twice before -- one by little more than a protracted lecture -- by the still fledgling community.

Mormon temple opening in Idaho lifts spirits -- and the real estate market, too (Associated Press article) (January 11, 2008) - Relevance: 3.1
After selling houses in this Mormon college town for two decades, Ted Whyte knows what some of his customers want: a home near the new Mormon temple. If only he could use that in his ads. "The federal Fair Housing Act kicks in and calls it discriminatory," said Whyte, who like 92 percent of Rexburg's 31,000 residents is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This Mormon thinks he knows the real reason the Salt Lake church dropped its LDS nickname (Arizona Republic) (August 23, 2018) - Relevance: 3.1
If you’re the Salt Lake Tribune, you never miss a chance to poke a stick in the ribs of the people who built Utah. So the newspaper published this headline over a recent opinion column: “LDS Church wants everyone to stop calling it the LDS Church and drop the word ‘Mormons’”.

Participate in RootsTech Family Discovery Day from Anywhere in World (Church News) (January 11, 2017) - Relevance: 3.1
Are you passionate about family stories? Do you have an interest in learning how to discover your roots? If so, Family Discovery Day 2017 is for you and you can attend or watch live from anywhere in the world.

Participate in RootsTech Family Discovery Day from Anywhere in World (Church News) (February 10, 2017) - Relevance: 3.1
Are you passionate about family stories? Do you have an interest in learning how to discover your roots? If so, Family Discovery Day 2017 is for you and you can attend or watch live from anywhere in the world.

Valerie Phillips: LDS chef Carmell Childs won't compete for $50K on Sunday (Deseret News - Utah) (November 28, 2012) - Relevance: 3.1
After making it all the way to the finals of the World Food Championships held Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas, Carmell Childs of Ferron, Emery County, gave up a chance at the $50,000 grand champion title. The final contest was on a Sunday. "And because I teach my children that the Sabbath is a sacred day, I opted out of the Sunday competition for the $50,000," said Childs, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is the same World Food Championships where Salt Lake City's Lucky 13 Bar and Grill won the World Burger Championship.

Mormons give Hipsterville a good cleaning (The Brooklyn Paper - New York) (September 16, 2009) - Relevance: 3.1
Wake up, Williamsburg! While you were sleeping on Saturday morning there were real live Mormons cleaning up McCarren Park. More than 100 19- to 30-year-old Mormons from across the tri-state area woke up at 7 am, prayed, and trekked to Greenpoint to pick up trash and rake leaves as part of the Church of Latter Day Saints’ annual community service day for young singles.

Sister Amalia's new song speaks of faith, not trials (Deseret News - Utah) (April 23, 2008) - Relevance: 3.1
THIS IS THE song of Sister Amalia -- not a symbolic song like "Song of the South" or "The Song of Bernadette" -- but a real song, a miraculous little song. I went by Sister Amalia's to listen to it last week. She wanted to see if I could find some chords on my guitar to go with it.

Ancestry.Com Is Quietly Transforming Itself Into A Medical Research Juggernaut (World Post) (April 6, 2015) - Relevance: 3.1
Sittner sold the company long ago, but three decades after it began, -- the $1.6 billion Internet company that his magazine evolved into -- is poised to become one of the most unlikely, yet powerful, scientific tools in the world.

2 men make service a real part of lives (Deseret News - Utah) (May 25, 2007) - Relevance: 3.1
They were wide-eyed 21-year-olds fresh off LDS missions to Ukraine when they hit up family, businesses and acquaintances for donations and flew right back to Ukraine to buy food, medicine, clothing, toys and candy for needy orphans. Realists might have passed it off as short-lived idealism. Cynics might have seen it as a nice excuse to return to the old mission field and see friends.

Mormons store, donate food as part of their faith (The Gazette - Colorado) (November 17, 2007) - Relevance: 3.1
John and Susan Leavitt’s Pine Creek home is lovely, the living room graced with a piano and stunning sculptures created by her father. But the real interesting stuff is down the stairs past the family room, in a cramped storage area where the furnace sits amid Christmas boxes and all the other flotsam that families collect.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson invites listeners to measure the vitality of their spiritual hearts (LDS Church News) (December 6, 2017) - Relevance: 3.1
“The real task at Christmas is to etch that Spirit of Christ in our hearts,” Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said during a Christmas luncheon sponsored by the Salt Lake Chapter of the BYU Management Society.

Psychologists: Scrooge’s transformation parallels real life-changing experiences (BYU News Release) (December 19, 2012) - Relevance: 3.1
“Bah, humbug!” is the line most closely associated with Ebenezer Scrooge, the famous miser from “A Christmas Carol.” But the authors of a new study on life-changing experiences give author Charles Dickens high marks for his portrayal of Scrooge’s sudden switch to saintliness.

Inventor, philanthropist James Sorenson, Utah's richest man, dies at 86 (Deseret News - Utah) (January 21, 2008) - Relevance: 3.1
James LeVoy Sorenson, whose success as an entrepreneur, real estate magnate and inventor of numerous medical devices made him Utah's richest man, died of cancer Sunday, Jan. 20, at a Salt Lake hospital.

Dan Peterson: Exploring universal Christian beliefs (Deseret News - Utah) (September 3, 2010) - Relevance: 3.1
Glenn Beck has been in the news lately and, not surprisingly, so has his religion. Some have warned Christians to be wary of Beck, not because of his political views but because of his religious affiliation. He is, they say, not a real Christian. I'm betting, though, that he is. I don't know Mr. Beck personally, but he belongs to the same church I do, and I'm a pretty mainstream member. I'll wager that his beliefs resemble mine.

Opinion: Who says Mormons aren't Christians? (CNN) (October 13, 2011) - Relevance: 3.1
The Rev. Robert Jeffress, a leading evangelical minister, claimed last Friday that Mormons are not Christians. Jeffress went on to declare that Mormonism is "a cult," meaning it's not a "real" religion, and he implored his followers to reject Mitt Romney, a Mormon, as a candidate for president because as Jeffress sees it: "As Christians, we have the duty to prefer and select Christians as our leaders."

'Mormon moment' pops up in Harlem land spat (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 11, 2012) - Relevance: 3.1
In this so-called "Mormon moment," even a minor real estate flap in Harlem makes it into The New York Times. And the story even refers to Mitt Romney – “a Mormon,” as the article notes — but only due to the publicity for the Utah-based faith his presidential campaign has generated.

New reality show follows Mormon missionaries (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 5, 2012) - Relevance: 3.1
When most people think of reality shows, they think of drunken fist fights, profanity laced tirades and sexual escapades. But it’s a pretty safe bet that BYUtv’s new reality show — chronicling the gospel-filled adventures of eight real-life Mormon missionaries — won’t follow that formula.

Mormon Church Scrambles in Romney Spotlight (Newsweek) (June 18, 2012) - Relevance: 3.1
If you thought Team Obama was having a rough time figuring out how best to handle Mitt Romney’s presidential run, consider the plight of the poor Latter-day Saints. Despite the growth and gradual mainstreaming of Mormonism in recent years, the church is still regarded by many as disconcertingly exotic. Now, with the very real possibility that one of its own could wind up in the Oval Office, the LDS finds itself scrambling to adjust to life in the global spotlight.

New Church Website Will Help Chinese Nationals, Church Leaders Around the World (LDS Newsroom) (March 18, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1
A new website is being launched that is designed specifically for those from the People’s Republic of China who have joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while living in other nations of the world.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 21, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | May 9 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 10, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 17 September (LDS Newsroom) (September 18, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 17 October (LDS Newsroom) (October 18, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom Blog) (January 20, 2014) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 29 May (LDS Newsroom Blog) (June 2, 2014) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom Blog) (July 12, 2016) - Relevance: 3.1 features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

After three years of refining its vision of a new downtown, LDS Church unveils a real blockbuster (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 4, 2006) - Relevance: 3.1
The LDS Church unveiled sweeping plans Tuesday to remake - and redefine - downtown Salt Lake City by demolishing nearly 20 acres of cookie-cutter malls and replacing them with a walkable, upscale City Creek Center.

Hooked on family history (Oregon) (December 17, 2004) - Relevance: 3.1
"I believe that the Internet is just really making the world smaller in a way because it's easy to contact people ... all over the world," said Patricia Gausnell, a volunteer at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center in Roseburg, which also offers genealogy resources.

Letter: Good Samaritan a great example of kindness in the world ( - New Jersey) (March 8, 2014) - Relevance: 3.1
When I attempted to give him something for his help, he refused any payment. He said that he was of the Mormon faith and quoted Scripture regarding helping others without recompense. Unfortunately, I did not get this gentleman’s name. He was a truly Good Samaritan and what an example of goodness in the world today. My brother and I felt so blessed.

Sister Oscarson Says Booklet Can Help Missionaries Deal with Stress (Deseret News - Utah) (January 26, 2017) - Relevance: 3.1
Challenges in adjusting to missionary life are real and need to be acknowledged, said Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson as she spoke to new MTC presidents and visitors’ center directors January 11 about the resource booklet Adjusting to Missionary Life.

Mormons hand out 2,400 copies of the real Book of Mormon outside the musical comedy 'The Book of Mormon' (AL - Alabama) (February 24, 2015) - Relevance: 3.1
Although the Broadway musical comedy "The Book of Mormon" spoofs their faith, Alabama members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the best of it during its six-day run in Birmingham that ended Sunday.

Restoring sanity: Is Mitt Romney the real deal? (Market Watch) (October 20, 2010) - Relevance: 3.1
One candidate’s private security team handcuffs a journalist, another candidate slaps the hand of his opponent, and a third candidate refuses to shake his rival’s hand because he’s offended by a negative ad. A hyper-emotional TV personality leads a rally to restore America’s honor, while a funny man organizes one to restore its sanity.

Stop Saying ‘Mormon,’ Church Leader Says. But Is the Real Name Too Long? (New York Times) (August 20, 2018) - Relevance: 3.1
The word “Mormon” is out, says the president of the Utah-based church. But the proper term for what to call the faith and its followers is a mouthful. In an announcement on Thursday, President Russell M. Nelson insisted that Mormons and non-Mormons alike stick to the term “the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites |14 May 2013 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 15, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 5 June (LDS Newsroom Blog) (June 6, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 29 July (LDS Newsroom Blog) (July 31, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 8 August (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 9, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 3 October (LDS Newsroom Blog) (October 4, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 6 November (LDS Newsroom Blog) (November 7, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites July 1, 2017 (LDS Newsroom) (July 3, 2017) - Relevance: 3.1 features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

BYUtv trains microscope on missionary work in 'The District' (Daily Herald - Utah) (October 30, 2012) - Relevance: 3.1
There have been Latter-day Saints on reality television programs — even before the parade of Mormons through “Survivor” on CBS, Julie Stoffer joined MTV’s “The Real World” while still enrolled at Brigham Young University. There have even been former LDS missionaries on reality shows. The producers of “Survivor” enjoyed Heber City resident Tyson Apostol so much that they brought him back for a second season.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 14, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 15, 2016) - Relevance: 3.1
California’s governor has given a service award to members of the Church for their extensive efforts to accommodate, in a multitude of ways, for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles last summer.

Pres. Uchtdorf visits Provo MTC, delivers an Easter message (LDS Church News) (April 23, 2014) - Relevance: 3.1
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – the most remarkable event in the history of the world — created a way for all people to receive eternal life. Also, it transformed a band of frightened, worried disciples into a dynamic group of fearless missionaries who changed the world.

Mormon Leader Encourages Dialogue, Deeper Understanding Among Global Faiths (LDS Newsroom) (June 15, 2015) - Relevance: 3.1
To achieve peace, security and harmony in the world, “we must really mean what we say. We should be sincere about each other’s well-being and in our good intentions towards one another.” That was Elder Jörg Klebingat’s message to a session of the Fifth Congress of Traditional and World Religions convened in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

The Real News Behind The Mormon Gay Rights News Conference (WBUR - Massachusetts) (February 4, 2015) - Relevance: 3.1
In an unprecedented press conference last week, apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outlined its concerns about individual rights, particularly, religious freedom. The presentations were said to signal a softening of the church’s opposition to same sex marriage. After watching the entire conference three times, I must report that it did nothing of the sort. Like Hemingway’s prose, the important messages were what was not said, exactly.

BYU's Jimmer Fredette: The Greatest Mormon Missionary in The World (Bleacher Report) (February 9, 2011) - Relevance: 3.1
Jimmer Fredette mania has taken over the media world. Whether it's ESPN, Sports Illustrated, or Kevin Durant's twitter account, the great Jimmer has captured the attention of millions.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites December 12, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (December 13, 2016) - Relevance: 3.1 features stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Orson Scott Card: Time real, arbitrary (Deseret News - Utah) (January 1, 2009) - Relevance: 3.1
So it's 2009, and I'm not all that impressed so far. Just another day. It has weather. There's some news. But there's always weather and there's always news. When I was a kid, the minutes crawled by. So much time that I had no idea how to fill it. "There's nothing to do." That didn't happen to me very often, because there was always a book. Or plastic American bricks (this was before Legos got to the U.S.), or my HO scale train set, or brothers and sisters who thought Careers or Monopoly or Risk were a good idea.

Church slams gambling (Deseret News - Utah) (February 2, 2007) - Relevance: 3.1
Late Thursday the LDS Church issued a statement saying it supports a bill in the Utah Legislature that makes it clear there can be no gambling at private clubs or beer bars that hold state liquor licenses. HB104 by Rep. Steven Sandstrom, R-Orem, would stop games of chance, even if nothing of real value is at stake, in the state licensed establishments.

Living nativity brings baby Jesus to Southern California (Deseret News) (December 17, 2012) - Relevance: 3.1
The first weekend of December, almost 5,000 people visited Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., to see the living re-creation of the events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. The pageant, shown six times for three nights in a row, featured live actors, including a real baby, live animals and even a flying angel.

Seeking and sorrowing: Sisters of the Prophet Joseph Smith (Deseret News - Utah) (April 17, 2015) - Relevance: 3.1
Faith was a real and vibrant part of life for the three sisters of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Sophronia, born in 1803, had the companionship of two kind, gentle older brothers, Alvin and Hyrum. Her little brother, Joseph, was born two and a half years later on Dec. 23, 1805.

BYU hosts Conference on Teaching Ethics at Universities May 7 (BYU news release) (May 11, 2010) - Relevance: 3.1
A panel consisting of several of the top business ethics professors in the nation will discuss ethics education Friday, May 7, at 4 p.m. at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art Auditorium. "This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear multiple viewpoints on ethics education from some of the real leaders in the field," according to Richard Williams, director of BYU's Wheatley Institution. This event is free and open to the public.

News from Country Newsroom Websites from Around the World (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 14, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1
Mormon Newsroom pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Mormons Join Other Christians Around The World to Celebrate Easter (LDS Newsroom) (April 1, 2013) - Relevance: 3.1
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates Easter with the rest of the Christian world this weekend, remembering the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Resonates with World Audience (Lincoln Tribune - North Carolina) (December 15, 2010) - Relevance: 3
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one of the oldest, largest and most famous choirs in the world. It has sold millions of recordings and enthralled audiences in more than 28 countries.

'#HisDay' initiative encourages all to strengthen their faith (LDS Church News) (May 9, 2016) - Relevance: 3
In an effort to “remind the world what the Lord’s day is all about,” a new invitation from the Church encourages members of all ages and living around the world to share their photos and thoughts as they honor the Sabbath Day — #HisDay.

Why aren't other peoples mentioned in the Book of Mormon? (Deseret News - Utah) (March 8, 2010) - Relevance: 3
Last week it was explained that the Lehites were a small incursion into a larger existing New World population. Such a position raises at least two questions: 1. If the Lehites met "others" in the New World, why are they not mentioned? 2. What about those verses that imply that the Lehites were alone in the Americas?

Q&A: Mormon Missionaries (SLToday - Missouri) (August 9, 2011) - Relevance: 3
At any given time, there are more than 50,000 proselyting and service missionaries scattered throughout the world from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That means during any given month, new, anxious missionaries from all over the world are leaving their homes to serve while others are returning home after their two years of voluntary service.

Families Are Forever—Beginning Today, Say Primary Leaders (Church News) (December 10, 2014) - Relevance: 3
In 2014, Primary children all over the world have spoken and sung about families. It has been thrilling to observe. When we sing the words “Families can be together forever,” we often imagine ourselves with our families after this life, reunited in the spirit world.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 16, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 19, 2018) - Relevance: 3 features stories from its 81 international Newsroom websites as well as those from around the United States to share what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Atrice returns from Mormon mission to Air Force with renewed purpose (Gazette - Colorado) (April 16, 2011) - Relevance: 3
Stephan Atrice was supposed to be spreading the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during his two-year mission, but he was also searching for his own answers. Atrice left the Air Force Academy and its football team a little more than two years ago to go on his mission. He hadn’t planned to go on a mission at all. Then his older brother died without any real cause after a boxing match in Atlanta.

World Class Organist in Salt Lake (January 7, 2005) - Relevance: 3
A celebrated British organist is in Salt Lake to perform in the LDS Conference Center this weekend. Dr. Stephen Cleobury is considered one of the world's finest organists; he is a recording artist, associated with King's College, Cambridge, and the BBC.

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Sets Its Sights on Vision Care Around the World (LDS Newsroom) (July 15, 2015) - Relevance: 3
Nearly 500,000 people in 50 countries have a new look on life. With the help of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, medical communities around the world are setting their sights on making a difference through vision care.

You must apply knowledge to life, Elder Jensen says (Deseret News - Utah) (May 14, 2012) - Relevance: 3
Referring to Joseph Smith as both profoundly normal and divinely inspired, Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Saturday evening that while there is much to be learned through studying the life and teachings of the founding prophet of the LDS Church, the real key is how that knowledge impacts the way we live our lives.

Talking sense will get you nowhere (World News Australia) (August 23, 2011) - Relevance: 3
So Jon Huntsman is the Republican candidate who in a normal world would be most capable of beating President Obama in next year’s election. But this is America we’re talking about so the reality is there’s no way Huntsman will win his party’s nomination. The reason? He talks too much sense.

Mormon teens relive fragments of ancestors anguish, courage (LIVE! - Texas) (March 14, 2007) - Relevance: 3
“All of us are pioneers in one way or another. We don’t necessarily live the way the rest of the world does. All of us can be a pioneer in our own way, carving a niche in our world, like the pioneers did in theirs,” said Elizabeth Moynihan, youth leader in Del Rio’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS).

With Abstentions, Iowa Questions Political Role (The New York Times) (June 11, 2011) - Relevance: 3
For decades, Iowa has served as the official kickoff for the presidential campaign, providing the first real test for candidates hoping to win their way to the White House. But there are signs that its influence on the nominating process could be ebbing and that the nature of the voters who tend to turn out for the Republican caucuses — a heavy concentration of evangelical Christians and ideological conservatives overlaid with parochial interests — is discouraging some candidates from competing there.

Monson: Would BYU-Provo ever drop sports? (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 4, 2014) - Relevance: 3
BYU is dropping sports. It’s shocking, but the school, after building a tradition of competitive teams for decades, is giving NCAA athletics the heave-ho because … well, the mission of the unique religious institution includes more important, more sweeping goals. Its real priorities lie elsewhere, especially as the rigors and costs, maybe the complexities and ramifications of modern college sports ride a rocket to a place BYU’s Board of Trustees no longer wants to go.

Creating the Lord's Way: Photographers around the world share talents (LDS Church News) (August 14, 2015) - Relevance: 3
Many of the projects the Church works on every day require the use of photos, video, music and other forms of media. The need is constant. Media professionals, highly skilled amateurs and missionaries from around the world help the Church create uplifting content.

How Is America Going To End? The Catholic Church helped preserve Roman civilization. Can Mormonism do the same for America? (Slate) (August 8, 2009) - Relevance: 3
When America disappears 100 or 500 or 1,000 years from now, it will be gone but not forgotten. As the world's leading military, economic, and cultural power since World War II, the United States will linger in the global gene pool and influence whatever comes next. But how exactly will Americanness get transmitted to the civilizations that replace us?

February Worldwide Leadership Broadcast to Focus on Priesthood and Families (Church News and Events) (February 7, 2012) - Relevance: 3
A worldwide leadership training broadcast that will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012, will provide instruction to improve real growth in the Church, strengthen families, and better establish priesthood quorums in their important responsibilities.

BYU president cites importance of 'flat world' (Deseret News - Utah) (October 29, 2005) - Relevance: 3
College students living in Utah's relatively isolated mountain region need to be better prepared to compete in the "flat world" of a global marketplace, according to Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson.

Should LDS insulate their children? (Deseret News - Utah) (August 5, 2006) - Relevance: 3
Gary Stewart grew up in Kaysville during the 1950s, a decade he describes as "the time when the LDS Church was most in sync with the popular culture." But of course the 1950s were followed by the 1960s. And every decade since then has proven even more problematic for a church that cautions its members to be "in the world but not of the world."

Returned Missionary Plays in World Series (Church News) (November 10, 2014) - Relevance: 3
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie faced the expected questions leading up to his game 3 start in the World Series. There were, undoubtedly, queries about pitching strategies, batting lineups, and managing the pressure of performing on baseball’s biggest stage.

Individual Stewardship in the Miracle of Millennial Healing (BYU-Hawaii news release) (November 23, 2010) - Relevance: 3
Sister Lupe Piena, director of International Student Services, invited students and faculty to be “in” the world but not “of” the world, at a weekly devotional on November 16. “My talk today is not to burden us with the evils of the world, but rather to remind us of the great blessings we have to look forward to. These blessings associated with literal gathering of Israel and the Second Coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is what I believe we have an opportunity to become participants in—if we choose to do so. This is what I refer to as our ‘Individual stewardship in the Miracle of Millennial Healing,’” said Sister Piena as she introduced her talk.

"The Other Side of Heaven" director addresses Summit Conference (BYU-Hawaii news release) (November 14, 2009) - Relevance: 3
"Whatever Heavenly Father tells you to do, do it. He will help you. Do it with the standpoint of fidelity to your god, spouse, children and you will change the world," said Mitch Davis, keynote speaker of the Leadership Summit Great Ideas Exchange that was held on November 6. Davis (pictured right, receiving a CAMIE, the highest recognition in the entertainment world for entertaining and uplifting motion pictures without offensive content), famed director and screenwriter of the movie The Other Side of Heaven, expressed to his audience that as future leaders, they had the capacity to change the world as President David O. McKay prophesied.

SHe designed for young, Mormon singles (Deseret News - Utah) (November 6, 2009) - Relevance: 3
Singular Humanitarian experience (SHe) is basically a new help-the-world organization designed for young, single Mormons. They will be the ones volunteering and traveling to third world countries to dig ditches, train midwives and build schools. They will also be the ones reaping the rewards that come from selfless service, says one of the founders.

LDS President Monson dedicates Draper Temple (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 21, 2009) - Relevance: 3
A white-suited LDS President Thomas S. Monson joked with hundreds of onlookers Friday as he presided over the traditional mortar ritual at the first dedication ceremony for the Draper Temple. "Those who will use these trowels are not trained," he said of the Mormon officials and temple attendees lining up to press some of the squishy substance into the edges around the cornerstone. "But don't worry. Real professionals will come along later and fix it."

LDS members travel across the world to General Conference (Standard Journal - Idaho) (October 6, 2011) - Relevance: 3
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its 181st Semi-annual General Conference on Saturday and Sunday, with people from countries across the world traveling to attend this meeting inside the LDS Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. General Conference is held the first weekend every April and October, with two sessions on Saturday and two sessions on Sunday for two hours per session. It unites people from all around the world through the addresses from the leadership members of the church.

Scott D. Pierce: ‘Last Word’ host says LDS faith isn’t Mitt’s big problem (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 29, 2011) - Relevance: 3
Lawrence O’Donnell Jr. doesn’t think being Mormon would keep Mitt Romney from being elected president. It might, however, keep him from winning the GOP nomination. The host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” said he thinks Mormons “have a real struggle in the Republican primary electorate” because 20 percent say they won’t vote for a Mormon. A Mormon might have an easier time running as a Democrat.

World's tallest Mormon temple lights up the sky ( (December 6, 2016) - Relevance: 3
It's hard to miss while driving on the Capital Beltway: the tallest Mormon temple in the world. While the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints illuminates every night of the year right outside of Washington, D.C., the month of December brings something extra special.

A 'real Mormon' reviews 'The Book of Mormon' musical (Daily Herald - Utah) (August 4, 2017) - Relevance: 3
The writers of "The Book of Mormon" musical focus their story on two groups of people, but it is clear from the text that they, themselves, are outsiders of both groups. The first group (and the one that gets the most respectful, nuanced and researched treatment in the play) are missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The second group, getting painted with more stereotypical simplicity, are poverty-stricken Ugandans.

Man shot at Utah temple was subject of Ponzi probe (Washington Post) (December 29, 2010) - Relevance: 3
A Salt Lake City attorney says the man fatally shot by police outside a Mormon temple on Christmas Day was being investigated and sued on suspicion of scamming real estate investors. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday that Daniel Pogue was the subject of an FBI investigation and debt collection lawsuit filed in 3rd District Court.

Elder Renlund: Real Power in Combining Family History with Temple (Church News) (February 8, 2016) - Relevance: 3
Sharing a story about his grandmother’s spiritual course through life, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained the power of combining family history with the blessings of the temple. “It is not just randomly mixing two things together, but the one helps direct the other,” he said.

'Meet the Mormons' an example of church efforts to portray 'lived experience' of real members (Deseret News - Utah) (October 29, 2014) - Relevance: 3
No LDS Church leader is interviewed, no unique doctrine is explained and the movie doesn't specifically feature Temple Square or church headquarters. To some observers, those features of "Meet the Mormons" — which now has made more than $5.25 million and is still in 128 theaters around the country — makes the documentary about the lives of six Latter-day Saint families different from past church-produced movies.

Missionaries Look to Immigrant 'Chinatowns' (IPS - New York) (May 15, 2008) - Relevance: 3
As people rush in and out of butcher shops and bakeries on Brooklyn's Eighth Avenue, He Zhanglao tries to get their attention. He speaks in clear Mandarin, and listens carefully to their replies. But he's tall and blond, and sticks out in this part of Sunset Park, home to many Chinese immigrants. His real name is Trevor Hess, and he's a Mormon missionary. Though he's studying Chinese, he has no plans to visit China, which bars Mormons from doing missionary work. He's instead been sent to proselytise in a Chinatown.

Romney: Who will the red dot in a blue state be by 2008? (Christian Science Monitor) (June 15, 2005) - Relevance: 3
A Romney who's real wouldn't have to defend his Mormon background. Most Christian churches take great issue with the Mormon explanation of God and creation. Many evangelicals will especially want to delve into his religious convictions. It's impossible to reconcile Mormon beliefs with those of most Christian conservatives. But abandoning his beliefs wouldn't earn Romney much admiration.

President Monson Has Traveled the World (Church News and Events) (February 8, 2013) - Relevance: 3
Since becoming the Church’s 16th President on February 3, 2008, President Thomas S. Monson has traveled to many places in the world, addressing members, meeting with government leaders, and dedicating temples.

A Question of Faith:Can Bronco Mendenhall return BYU football to glory and still honor the school's mission? (ESPN) (January 30, 2009) - Relevance: 3
It's 6 o'clock on a dark December morning, his first day on the job, and Bronco Mendenhall is already on his knees. Yesterday was like a dream: the press conference, the cameras, the pats on the back. Local boy makes good. Today, though, is as concrete-real as LaVell Edwards Stadium, which hulks in the distance. Just outside his office is Legacy Hall, filled with reminders of BYU's impressive football past.

BYU-Idaho commencement: Understanding to know and do what is right (LDS Church News) (April 15, 2013) - Relevance: 3
“With all your getting, get understanding — real understanding,” Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop for the Church, said during Brigham Young University-Idaho’s commencement exercises held on April 12 in the BYU-Idaho Center. This semester’s graduating class earned 1,881 degrees — 668 associate degrees and 1,231 bachelor’s degrees.

Mormon background helped 5 BYU grads make list of world's 50 most important management thinkers (Deseret News - Utah) (January 4, 2016) - Relevance: 3
The first time Dave Ulrich made the Thinkers50, the world's most prestigious ranking of business management thought-leaders, the 2007 list placed him right between Al Gore and best-selling author Seth Godin.

WWII Memorial Day Observance Commemorates Utah Veteran's Life of Service (Church News) (May 29, 2017) - Relevance: 3
World War II U.S. Navy veteran Clayton James “Jim” Kearl, 96, will be the first Utahn to present a wreath at the Memorial Day Observance at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 29.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 19, 2014) - Relevance: 3
Elders Dallin H. Oaks, David A. Bednar and Quentin L. Cook, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were recently in three areas of the world visiting with and speaking to Church members.

N.C. war records go online (Times-News - North Carolina) (November 11, 2016) - Relevance: 3
It just got easier to learn about Tar Heels’ service in World War I. A searchable database of North Carolina’s World War I service cards is now available online at Family Search ( The genealogy organization is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Truman G. Madsen passes away at age 82 (BYU NewsNet) (May 29, 2009) - Relevance: 3
Truman G. Madsen, a world-renowned LDS educator and scholar, died at home in Provo on Thursday at age 82, after a year-long fight with bone cancer. Madsen is known for his many books, DVDs and lectures on church history and doctrine, as well as his career as a professor at BYU and a guest lecturer around the world.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performs Annual Christmas Concert (LDS Newsroom) (December 12, 2016) - Relevance: 3
"Regardless of what you believe, … Christmas is a time that opens the heart; Christmas is a time that sends us towards the others,” said Villazón at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. “And I think that's what we need — a world that embraces each of us as human beings. We need a world that unites us. … And I think these concerts are an opportunity to do that.”

Military Relations Office, Website Supports Members of the Church in Uniform (Church News) (May 18, 2017) - Relevance: 3
May is National Military Appreciation Month—so here are a couple of remarkable yet opposing military facts to consider: First, the ongoing global war on terrorism has been waging for more than 15 years. That’s longer than the combined duration of World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.

On the church history trail (Deseret News - Utah) (July 15, 2013) - Relevance: 3
As marvelous as books and photos are, there is something special about visiting LDS Church historical landmarks, trails and sites in person. That's how Kenneth Mays, a Church Educational System instructor and a church history enthusiast, feels about it. "There are feelings that one can feel when visiting a church history site ...," Mays said. "There is a connection that never seems to happen in a book. There is a new reality that emerges. It becomes more than just a story. … It becomes so much more real."

Bashir Uses Book Of Mormon To Sentence Romney To Damnation (Real Clear Politics) (April 20, 2012) - Relevance: 3
On his MSNBC program this afternoon Martin Bashir not only accused presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of lying, but dragged Mormonism into the fray. "It doesn't matter how many times he hears the truth, Mitt Romney prefers to tell lies," Bashir said after castigating Mitt Romney as a liar three times.

BYU sports: a hoops reunion (LDS Church News) (January 21, 2011) - Relevance: 3
As a cliché, "It's a small world" can ring remarkably true in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thanks to a world-wide proselytizing effort that has sent missionaries to locales across the globe to find, teach and baptize people for more than a century and a half, the Church can sometimes resemble one massive, extended family. Members everywhere seem to know someone who knows someone who knows someone. ...

'Savior of the World' musical performances opens Nov. 18, runs through Dec. 31 (Deseret News - Utah) (November 21, 2016) - Relevance: 3
The musical production “Savior of the World,” will open at the Conference Center Theater on Temple Square Friday, Nov. 18, and will run through Dec. 31. The musical is based on scriptural accounts of the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and will include musicians sharing testimony through drama and song, according to

LDS blogger Corrine Stokoe shares 'real life love story' of husband's pornography addiction recovery (Deseret News - Utah) (February 16, 2018) - Relevance: 3
Utah native Corrine Stokoe found peace and happiness after seven years of struggling with her husband’s recovery from a pornography addiction. In a Valentine's Day post on her blog, Stokoe opened up about her family's experience in an effort to provide others with hope.

Kragthorpe: BYU gives Unga no credit for yardage gained (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 20, 2010) - Relevance: 3
For those who wondered about the value of 3,455 yards of prime real estate in Provo, the answer came Wednesday. On the upper campus of BYU, in buildings overlooking the nice athletic facilities, all that yardage gained is meaningless -- and admirably so. That's the lesson of the administration's ruling that denied Cougars running back Harvey Unga readmission to school until January, effectively costing him his senior season of football.

13-year-old Oklahoma girl's Personal Progress project is preserving World War II history (Deseret News - Utah) (May 19, 2015) - Relevance: 3
Miranda Wilson has spent more than 100 hours studying World War II. The 13-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, started a serious research project when students in her homeschool group were encouraged to interview three veterans.

Loving life as a sculptor (Daily Herald - Utah) (April 7, 2008) - Relevance: 3
Small shreds of clay fall to the table like the thin peels of a carrot as Blair Buswell delicately shaves some bulk from the body of a sculpted ox. Behind Buswell there is an array of anatomical drawings of oxen, photographs of the large animals in various positions and stages of movement, and a collection of real ox skulls. There is even a television playing videos of oxen moving around on a farm for additional reference. Buswell is meticulous and precise.

Early-morning seminary: 'A real spiritual charge' (Deseret News - Utah) (May 14, 2009) - Relevance: 3
Most of Clara Hodder's days begin and end around a piano. The 14-year-old, her older brother and two youths from their ward in Nova Scotia, Canada, meet most days at 6:10 a.m. in the Hodders' living room, where they sing a hymn to open early-morning seminary class. They then gather around the kitchen table where her mother -- who doubles as her seminary teacher -- imparts a lesson.

Mormon From Mali (PRI's The World) (January 4, 2012) - Relevance: 3
We’re on the African continent for the Geo Quiz, looking for the capital of a sub-Saharan country roughly the size of South Africa. 13 million people live in Mali which ranks among the poorest nations of the world, with few natural resources. And it faces terror attacks from Islamic extremists who organize in desert camps in the north of the country.

New Temple Presidents Begin Service (News from the Church) (October 30, 2010) - Relevance: 3
Beginning November 1, 2010, 53 new temple presidents and their wives will begin serving in temples around the world. There are currently 134 temples in operation around the world with another 23 announced or under construction.

Mormon Helping Hands Serving at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (LDS Newsroom) (June 14, 2014) - Relevance: 3
At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 1, 2019 (LDS Newsroom) (February 4, 2019) - Relevance: 3
Newsroom features stories from its 80 international Newsroom websites as well as from those in the United States to share what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world are doing to better to serve their communities

From the web: Mormon teen model from Spanish Fork makes debut on 'Ellen' (Daily Herald - Utah) (May 8, 2015) - Relevance: 3
In April, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" once again brought a Utah native into the spotlight with an entertaining feature on Lucky Blue Smith. With over one million followers on Instagram alone, it's safe to say the Spanish Fork teen is a pretty popular guy. The real story, though, and the one that drew the attention of Ellen, is how he became popular.

'Saviour of the World' in Pago Pago (Deseret News - Utah) (December 26, 2008) - Relevance: 2.9
More than 700 Mormons and guests from other churches attended a musical performance here recently about the life and mission of Jesus Christ. The play, titled "Saviour of the World," was produced by the Pago Pago Samoa West Stake of the LDS Church and was presented Dec. 4 and 5 at the Pavaiai chapel.

LDS authors pick up their pens to fight cancer (Deseret News - Utah) (November 29, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
Eight Arizona authors, five of them Latter-day Saints, turned their own hopes and dreams into a way to benefit others through an organization they founded called Writers Unite to Fight Cancer. As the authors, all students of Pamela Goodfellow, owner of Goodfellow Publishing, worked toward publishing their first books, they learned that they shared some real-life stories in common as well. Each of their lives had been touched by cancer in one way or another.

David Archuleta and Lexi Walker sing 'A Whole New World' duet (Deseret News - Utah) (October 29, 2014) - Relevance: 2.9
LDS artists David Archuleta and Lexi Walker came together to perform "A Whole New World" at an event for Rising Star Outreach, an organization that provides medical and educational aid in leprosy colonies.

Celebration showcases Nativity scenes from throughout the world (Deseret News - Utah) (December 8, 2006) - Relevance: 2.9
Christmas scenes from all over the world are displayed at Kaysville LDS Tabernacle's Nativity Christmas Celebration, which includes music as well.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: New associate director hitting the right notes (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 19, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
In a rehearsal earlier this week, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singers weren't getting the specific sound that associate music director Ryan Murphy was seeking. So Murphy explained: "Like you're slipping on a banana peel." Unorthodox, perhaps, but "everybody got it," tenor Scott Russon said. "It was a real hairpin dynamic, and then a sforzando . It was really quite amazing."

LDS woman faces deaths of 2 sons, husband with faith in new Mormon Messages video (Deseret News - Utah) (November 19, 2014) - Relevance: 2.9
The newest Mormon Messages video, released Tuesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, provides a visual for what the Bible calls “a refiner’s fire.” Showing a refiner carefully creating a rose by bending and burning an ordinary material into something beautiful, the video allows viewers to understand both the literal context of the metaphor along with a real-life example of the principle.

Church Represented at World Religions Conference in Kazakhstan (LDS Church news release) (July 24, 2009) - Relevance: 2.9
Elder Paul Pieper, a member of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presented a paper at the Third Congress of Traditional and World Religions convened at Astana, Kazakhstan 1-2 July 2009.

LDS ward cookbook shares Mormon recipes from around the world (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (February 11, 2009) - Relevance: 2.9
It was the title Worldwide Ward Cookbook that came first to author Deanna Buxton. Then the mother of four set out to make it happen. She used the World Wide Web -- specifically e-mail -- to collect some 440 recipes from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the globe.

My Decision: Why I made the difficult choice to leave Duke for the NBA (Sports Illustrated) (April 18, 2014) - Relevance: 2.9
After losing in the NCAA tournament, I needed to clear my mind. I was incredibly disappointed and blamed myself. I didn't watch basketball or go to the gym for several days. But I soon realized the real test is how we handle defeat and I laced my shoes and headed to the student rec center to play some pick-up. It reminded me of how much I loved the game, but it was only a temporary reprieve. As soon as I got back, I turned my attention to one of the hardest decisions I've had to make up to this point in my life: whether to remain in school or enter the NBA draft.

The Prophet Joseph Smith was no double-dealing cynic (Deseret News - Utah) (July 5, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
This past Monday, June 27, marked the anniversary of the assassination of the Prophet Joseph Smith. I've been thinking of him. For a critic wanting to reject Joseph's own account, there are, broadly speaking, only two logical alternatives for explaining him: Either he was a false prophet but thought he was a real one, or he was a false prophet and knew that he was a false prophet. That is to say, again in general terms, that he must have been either dishonest or delusional, or some hybrid of the two.

The Family Proclamation: A Clear Standard to the World (Church News) (November 9, 2015) - Relevance: 2.9
It’s been a little more than 20 years since President Gordon B. Hinckley, then president of the Church, stood at the pulpit in the Tabernacle on Temple Square during the general Relief Society meeting and read the words of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”

LDS Church acquires 13 acres in downtown Salt Lake City (Deseret News - Utah) (January 8, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has purchased 13 acres of prime downtown Salt Lake City real estate from The Sinclair Companies, formerly known as Sinclair Oil Corp., the hotel and oil corporation owned by Utah billionaire Earl Holding.

'Stormin' Mormon' looks to senior year (Outer Banks Sentinel - North Carolina) (May 12, 2008) - Relevance: 2.9
When First Flight fans chant "Stormin' Mormon," you know Anders Jacobson has made a move. The six-foot-one, 185-pound Nighthawks junior recently returned from the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) Showcase Event at Nash Central High School where he "played real well" in front of coaches from 12 colleges, coach Chad Williams said.

Stories of Jesus: 'Savior of the World' focuses on birth, resurrection of Christ (Daily Herald - Utah) (November 16, 2006) - Relevance: 2.9
Don't worry if you haven't brushed up on the Bible lately. The producers think you'll like the story anyway. "Savior of the World," a production by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will play in the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City beginning Friday...

Now world can follow Mormon apostle on Twitter (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 7, 2014) - Relevance: 2.9
LDS apostle M. Russell Ballard has joined Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Barack Obama. the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis in the Twitter universe. The Mormon leader sent out his first-ever tweet Sunday — "Thank you to all who tuned in to the devotional. It was a joy to be with you, both those in San Diego and throughout the world."

Romney Tops Republican Field, Followed by…Trump (Wall Street Journal - New York) (April 12, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be the early front-runner in the largely unformed race for the Republican nomination for president, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. But real-estate magnate Donald Trump is making waves as a surprise alternative amid grumbling about a weak GOP field.

Latter-day Saints in Maryland Bring Relief to Refugees (Deseret News - Utah) (June 23, 2017) - Relevance: 2.9
A recent refugee explained the real-life drama of immigrating to the United States at an event in Maryland focused on helping refugees. “The gang members took me to an empty soccer field and beat me with a baseball bat,” the refugee said. “Then they threatened to kill me.” He described how this incident forced him to embark on a perilous journey from his home in Central America for a new beginning in the United States.

Mormon Web site handy, but be sure to examine details (Tampa Bay Online - Florida) (April 12, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
One of the greatest gifts to the genealogical world comes from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which microfilmed thousands of local and state records it loans out to research centers around the world. Other tools available from the church Web site,, are worth using, but researchers must approach with caution and closely scrutinize what they find.

University in India honors Mormon church for humanitarian outreach (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 16, 2017) - Relevance: 2.9
In a world stained by hate and violence, the unfettered practice of “true religion” plays a critical role in building peaceful societies, a top LDS Church leader said in accepting the Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize in India.

10 Ways to Keep the Savior the Focus of This Christmas Season (Church News) (December 9, 2015) - Relevance: 2.9
“We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season,” President Thomas S. Monson taught during the 2012 First Presidency’s Christmas devotional. Here are 10 easy ways Church websites can help you keep the Savior the focus of this Christmas season...

Church Country Web Sites Spread around the World (News from the Church) (January 10, 2007) - Relevance: 2.9
With the launch of the new Ukraine country Web site, the Church now hosts 61 sites unique to countries around the world where members can go to find information, news, and resources in their own language.

February Worldwide Leadership Broadcast to Focus on Priesthood and Families (Church News and Events) (December 10, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
A worldwide leadership training broadcast that will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012, will provide instruction to improve real growth in the Church, strengthen families, and better establish priesthood quorums in their important responsibilities. Members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and auxiliary presidencies generally speak at these trainings.

Dutch: Bidden voor de huizenmarkt (Praying for the housing market) - (Quotenet - The Netherlands) (January 14, 2009) - Relevance: 2.9
Te midden van alle misère op de Amerikaanse vastgoedmarkt is er één wijk in Twin Falls, Idaho, waar de huizenprijzen glansrijk stand houden. Wat heet, huizen zijn er veel meer waard dan een jaar geleden. Translation: In the midst of all the misery on the U.S. real estate market is a neighborhood in Twin Falls, Idaho, where house prices gloriously maintain. What is known, houses are much more than a year ago.

LDS missionaries: Church’s missionaries introduce themselves to community (Lacombe Globe - Canada) (April 13, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
You may have noticed two individuals wearing a suit and tie walking around your neighborhood. Most of us are fairly young, we have a desire to serve God and we come from all over the world. We dedicate two years of our lives to be missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We're assigned to serve in specific areas around the world. Currently there are over 50,000 missionaries worldwide and over 340 missions.

How are Mormons seen in world? (Deseret News - Utah) (August 6, 2009) - Relevance: 2.9
Editor's note: Part one of a two-part series on the Pew Forum's "A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S." Sometimes we Mormons feel a bit defiant and declare we don't much care what the world thinks of us. But of course we always do. For one thing, the ability of our missionaries to teach people the gospel is strongly affected by what people think they already know about us. Controversy isn't always bad for our purposes -- when we take a stand and become known for it, there are those who are drawn to us because of it.

LDS are champion record keepers (Deseret News - Utah) (April 4, 2009) - Relevance: 2.9
Mormons are "world champion record keepers" in the eyes of Phillip Barlow. The Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University says LDS Church members, with all their journals, office records and genealogical information are unparalleled anywhere in the world.

BYU creates exhibit to commemorate World War I's 100th anniversary (Deseret News - Utah) (November 7, 2014) - Relevance: 2.9
While giving a tour of the new World War I exhibit recently, Brigham Young University professor Robert Freeman reflected on the sentiment that the "Great War" was supposed to be the war to end all wars. "The great irony is that it was the first substantial war, the war that all other wars grew out of," Freeman said.

Elder Ballard Addresses Importance of Traditional Marriage at World Congress of Families (LDS Newsroom) (October 28, 2015) - Relevance: 2.9
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke Tuesday morning at the ninth World Congress of Families being held in Salt Lake City.

International service builds world peace, Elder Christofferson tells Westminster students (Deseret News - Utah) (November 30, 2017) - Relevance: 2.9
Elder D. Todd Christofferson joked in August when he accepted the World Peace Prize in India that the large trophy that came with the award would have to be shipped back to Utah because it wouldn't fit in his suitcase.

Sheri Dew opens Women's Conference: 'influence the world' (Deseret News - Utah) (May 2, 2008) - Relevance: 2.9
Women of the church need to do more to differentiate themselves from the world by exerting their influence and making themselves ministers of Christ, Sheri Dew said at the opening session of Women's Conference at Brigham Young University on Thursday morning.

Mormon Helping Hands Serving at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (Church News and Events) (June 20, 2014) - Relevance: 2.9
At the request of Brazil’s Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Woman, parents killed in Caledonia Township crash remembered as 'happy people' (Grand Rapids Press - Michigan) (June 28, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
Emily Weller thought of Sindi King as a second mother. "We were real close when I was growing up. And at that time, my mom and I didn't get along," said Weller, still trying to comprehend Friday's loss of the 53-year-old King and King's parents in a car crash. King's granddaughter, 8-month-old Nevaeh Spicer, was clinging to life with a severe head injury at Spectrum Health Butterworth hospital.

The informed Philadelphian’s guide to Bryce Harper: 18 things to know (Billy Penn) (March 4, 2019) - Relevance: 2.9
It’s official. On Saturday, in a ceremony at the team’s Clearwater, Fla., spring training facility, star outfielder Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies — and instantly became the biggest name in Philadelphia sports. There’s been plenty of baseball fan chatter about the prodigy’s potential signing over the past few months, but now that the record-breaking $330-million contract is real, Harper’s name is ricocheting around the city like a South Philly-made roman candle on the Fourth of July.

An accidental superstar (LDS Church News) (September 25, 2009) - Relevance: 2.9
Kenzie Hower, an 18-year-old college freshman in the Nampa Idaho East Stake, is a world-class athlete in a sport that she undertook only four years ago. At the Sub-junior World Powerlifting Championships on Sept. 12-13 in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Kenzie won the 82.5-kg weight class with a combined total of 1,042.8 lbs in the squat, bench press and dead lift.

Presiding Bishop Discusses Church’s Involvement in Salt Lake City Development (LDS Church news release) (March 9, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
In a lengthy interview with the Deseret News , Bishop H. David Burton, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discussed recent land acquisitions by the Church, its historical relationship with Salt Lake City leaders and its real estate philosophy.

Religion and the Cult of Tolerance (Wall Street Journal - New York) (August 16, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
Earlier this summer, the chief rabbi for Great Britain warned about a new intolerance being imposed in the name of tolerance. "I share a real concern that the attempt to impose the current prevailing template of equality and discrimination on religious organizations is an erosion of religious liberty," Lord Sacks told a House of Commons committee in June. "We are beginning to move back to where we came in in the 17th century—a whole lot of people on the Mayflower leaving to find religious freedom elsewhere."

Late Gov. Rampton eulogized as defining, pivotal Utah figure (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 22, 2007) - Relevance: 2.9
The world has seen pivotal moments in history that defined the generations to come: the end of the Civil War and the two world wars. For Utah, the pivotal change came in 1964, when Cal Rampton was elected governor of Utah, according to current Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.

Elder Russell M. Nelson: The gathering of Israel preparing the world for the Second Coming (LDS Church News) (January 28, 2013) - Relevance: 2.9
The Book of Mormon is "specifically addressed to the remnant of the house of Israel" and is a sign to the world that the Lord has begun to gather scattered Israel, Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve said Jan. 17.

LDS Employment Centers Changing Lives in South America (KSL - Utah) (February 20, 2006) - Relevance: 2.9
Humanitarian shipments leave Utah many times a year for people in need throughout the world. They come from government, private and religious organizations. One of the target areas is South America. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has several programs aimed at creating major social change in this part of the world.

Orson Scott Card: Teens face real life -- yet flourish (Deseret News - Utah) (October 16, 2008) - Relevance: 2.9
Last Saturday night, I dropped our 14-year-old off at a youth fireside and dance. The event was a half-hour away from home, and with my wife off in California for the weekend visiting our older daughter, there was no point in my driving home, doing nothing for an hour and a half and then driving back. So after grabbing a bite to eat, I came back to the dance and stayed. I meant only to read a book till it was over, but instead I went to watch what was going on.

LDS World: Women in the church (Deseret News - Utah) (March 29, 2008) - Relevance: 2.9
What does God expect of women in the world today? What does He expect of women in His Church? More critically, how do we, as women, learn what Christ would have us "be" and "do"?

Vocal Point wins world championship (Deseret News - Utah) (May 3, 2006) - Relevance: 2.9
Vocal Point, the Brigham Young University sponsored a cappella group, sang its way to the world championship Saturday night in New York's Lincoln Center, when it took top honors at the 2006 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

LDS beach soccer player declines to play in Sunday's World Cup final (KSL - Utah) (July 22, 2015) - Relevance: 2.9
The Tahitian National Beach Soccer Team advanced to its first-ever FIFA Beach World Cup final Sunday, where the South Pacific nation fell to host Portugal 5-3. Things might have been different if one of the Tahitians' top strikers had played.

Facebook-to-Facebook: Churches use social media to reach members, spread faith (Deseret News - Utah) (March 3, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
It was just one video of many posted on Southeast Christian Church's Facebook page. A few members of the nondenominational evangelical Christian church in Salt Lake City made a video about their experiences in a financial seminar the church sponsored. Someone saw it on Facebook, stopped by the church to see if it would be offered again and ended up coming regularly: Virtual interaction became real contact.

Deep Throat rumors hurt, helped Bennett (Washington, DC) (June 14, 2005) - Relevance: 2.9
For decades, Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) was dogged by rumors that he was the real “Deep Throat” — the mysterious source who fed crucial information about Watergate to The Washington Post. Now that former FBI official Mark Felt has revealed that he was Deep Throat and Post reporter Bob Woodward has confirmed it, Bennett hopes legions of Watergate enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists will turn their attention elsewhere.

Maligning Mormons and more (Weekly Standard - Washington, D.C.) (September 15, 2007) - Relevance: 2.9
REGARDING FRED BARNES's profile of actor Jon Voight ("Hollywood Witness," September 3), apart from the overwhelming consensus of critics that September Dawn, in which Voight stars, is a pathetic excuse for a movie, there are several other points that should be made about its misrepresentation of history. The so-called Mountain Meadows Massacre is in no substantial way parallel to the attacks of 9/11. Speaking as a professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University, there is no real resemblance between Mormons, even in the nineteenth century, and adherents of Wahhabi Islam.

Context and Controversy (LDS Church Newsroom Blog) (November 18, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
Context and balance are, more and more often, the casualties. A case in point: On Saturday, 13 November 2010, the Church distributed a new administrative handbook to hundreds of thousands of lay leaders around the world. The handbook provides guidelines for administering local Church programs, serving members and ensuring continuity of Church operations around the world.

UVU president Matthew Holland speaks to LDS students on being 'in the world but not of the world' (Deseret News - Utah) (September 20, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland addressed hundreds of LDS young adults during a gathering at UVU's UCCU Events Center Sunday night about the importance of being active members in the community while retaining their moral standards.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites May 19, 2017 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 23, 2017) - Relevance: 2.9
Peru: Country President Says Thank You to Church World Leader Via Video Conference President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his wife, Nancy Lange, expressed gratitude to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its members’ help in the country’s recent floods.

World’s Largest Virtual ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus Released by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 14, 2016) - Relevance: 2.9
Singers, choirs and fans all over the world uploaded a recording of themselves singing one of four parts (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) of the well-known “Hallelujah” chorus from George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” The choir received 2,500 video submissions from students, celebrities, politicians and vocalists from all over the world.

LDS temples boost property values (Arizona Republic) (January 8, 2009) - Relevance: 2.9
Homeowners near the proposed site of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Gilbert could see their property values increase, even in this depressed real-estate market. As the focal point of the Mormon faith, a new temple tends to raise property values because church members like to live nearby. And for those outside the faith, temples have a reputation of being good neighbors and can anchor the long-term quality of an area.

Wright Words: Meet a former heroin addict, dealer, who is now a returned LDS missionary (Deseret News - Utah) (December 2, 2016) - Relevance: 2.9
On Thanksgiving day, Kayden Carlos stepped off a plane in Salt Lake City after completing a two-year assignment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. For some, his tearful and cheerful family reunion at the bottom of the airport escalators seemed like the classic final scene of an honorable Mormon mission. But for Carlos, the traditional removal of his cherished black name tag isn’t the end of the real mission that matters most.

Church Marks Centennial of World War I Christmas Truce (LDS Newsroom Blog) (December 17, 2014) - Relevance: 2.9
This Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014, marks 100 years since a Christmas truce took place in Belgium during World War I. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is commemorating the anniversary by participating in the release of a video in a joint project with other faith groups.

Crunch time for Bright: 'I just eat, sleep - and ride' (Sydney Morning Herald - Australia) (January 16, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
Torah Bright may have the coolest job in the world. As one of the world's best snowboarders, the 23-year old spends her time following the snow across the US, Australia and New Zealand - apart from a few weeks each year promoting a snow wear label.

LDS Christianity: Differences that matter (Deseret News - Utah) (November 28, 2011) - Relevance: 2.9
They gather twice each year — once on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University and once at the Fuller Theological Seminary main campus in Pasadena, Calif. Evangelical Christians and Mormons. Together. In the same room. Talking about religion. And — believe it or not — getting along famously. "Our meetings are extremely cordial," said Dr. Robert L. Millet, former dean of Religious Education at BYU, who has been participating in the meetings since their inception. "We have great fellowship with one another, and there's a real feeling of brotherhood and affection even though we spend hours discussing our differences."

All your wildest dreams will come true (Universe - Utah) (October 29, 2010) - Relevance: 2.9
“My lips hurt real bad” is a phrase that won’t be put to rest just yet, because of a recent announcement by Fox about a Napoleon Dynamite cartoon. Jared and Jerusha Hess, the writers of “Napoleon Dynamite” and alumni of BYU, will join Mike Scully, producer and writer of “The Simpsons,” to create the series. Fox has only ordered six episodes thus far, according to Jared Hess. “The show already has a built-in audience of fans,” Hess said in an e-mail. “We hope to make it good enough that it stays around for a long time.”

On a Mission of Love for LDS (Statesman Examiner - Washington) (January 25, 2017) - Relevance: 2.9
January arrived with extreme cold, deep snow, a flu epidemic, and a political climate of uncertainty. Some people are feeling overwhelmed by winter’s darkness. Yet, according to three young men serving as Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “There is light in the world. Each person can be a light, doing a small act of service each day, bringing change to the community and to oneself. We can truly brighten the world.”

BYU ranks 70th in new U.S.News & World Report survey (August 21, 2006) - Relevance: 2.9
Brigham Young University is ranked 70th in U.S.News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 in "Best Business Programs," coming in at 37th.

See all the talk summaries and photo galleries from October 2018 general conference (LDS Church News) (October 9, 2018) - Relevance: 2.9
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in the 188th Semiannual General Conference Oct. 6-7 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Latter-day Saints around the world also watched or listened from chapels and homes around the world.

Service Project for a Small Community Grows into Relief for the World (LDS Church news release) (June 9, 2007) - Relevance: 2.8
Seventeen years ago, RoseAnn Gunther decided to teach a group of Mormon teenage girls the importance of sacrifice and service. She had no idea that the girls’ service project to help the homeless in their city would turn into a community effort that would change the lives of people all over the world.

Michelle King's Mormon Times TV preview: Serving for all the right reasons (Deseret News - Utah) (December 1, 2011) - Relevance: 2.8
Is going back to television really like riding a bike? Some people told me it would be easy to pick up again, but my "bike" is now a different model. I anchored the evening news in Utah for nearly 30 years, and my new job as host of KSL's Mormon Times TV show is a real change. And I like it. I can talk about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all I want, because the show is about Mormons and for Mormons — as well as anyone else who likes inspiring stories and values-driven content.

Dutch sweethearts survived German occupation (Transcript-Bulletin - Utah) (January 24, 2007) - Relevance: 2.8
It has been more than 65 years since the Nazis marched into Holland during World War II. The Netherlands, which had maintained a policy of neutrality during World War I had hoped again to remain neutral, but the Dutch military was unable to hold against the Germans....Peter and Erica VanAmerogen were too young to fully understand what was happening to their country. But now their childhood memories are a fascinating testimony to the strength of the human spirit.

CCS to honor seven at Humanitarian Awards dinner (Intermountain Catholic) (October 25, 2012) - Relevance: 2.8
The Humanitarians of the Year include President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Harriet. "Uchtdorf, himself, was a refugee during World War II and he can relate to the struggles of the refugees we settle now," said Lazaro. "He and his wife have been tremendous humanitarians, leading projects throughout the world for the Mormon church."

Missionaries target Chinese immigrants in Brooklyn (Madison Times - Wisconsin) (May 23, 2008) - Relevance: 2.8
As people rush in and out of butcher shops and bakeries on Brooklyn’s Eighth Avenue, He Zhanglao tries to get their attention. The tall, blond missionary speaks in clear Mandarin and listens carefully to their replies. The Mormon missionary, whose real name is Trevor Hess, sticks out in this part of Sunset Park, which is home to many Chinese immigrants. Though he’s studying Chinese, he has no plans to visit China, which bars Mormons from doing missionary work. So his church instead sent him to proselytize in a Chinatown.

Thousands Honor the Birth of Christ Through Unique Acts of Service (LDS Newsroom) (January 2, 2018) - Relevance: 2.8
In its second year, the Light the World campaign has inspired countless people around the world to help others this holiday season. The initiative, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is based on the scripture in the Holy Bible, “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). The purpose is to draw individuals and groups closer to Christ by serving as He served.

GOP Sen. Hatch's Ballad to Liberal Buddy Ted Kennedy (Washington Post) (July 17, 2008) - Relevance: 2.8
Hard to imagine, but conservative Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stands to play a vital role at the Democratic convention in Denver next month. And it could be a real tearjerker. Hatch, a songwriter, has written a ballad for the Senate's ultimate liberal lion, his dear old friend and longtime legislative ally, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), which Democrats are considering having performed in the Mile High City as a tribute to Kennedy, whose cancer treatment will prevent him from attending.

Elder Bednar invites people everywhere to continue to 'Light the World' (Deseret News - Utah) (January 16, 2017) - Relevance: 2.8
In a video released on Mormon Newsroom on Friday, Elder David A. Bednar, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, explains what made this year’s Christmas campaign, "Light the World," a success and why the service the initiative encouraged should be carried into 2017.

How the 'Light the World' campaign is changing this Christmas (The Church News) (November 26, 2018) - Relevance: 2.8
For the third year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging members to #LightTheWorld with simple acts of service and Christlike love during the 2018 Christmas season. The 2018 theme, “Light The World, Give as He Gave,” is influenced by President Russell M. Nelson’s call to minister in “new, holier ways.”

African Mormons still buzzing about President Nelson's visit (LDS Church News) (May 4, 2018) - Relevance: 2.8
In 1986, a new apostle traveled halfway around the world to dedicate a small, rented meetinghouse in a hot, humid land where plantains are plentiful but the Church was still an infant. For three decades, he visited sub-Saharan Africa again and again, until he returned April 16 as the man Latter-day Saints revere as a prophet to the world to visit an emerging continent where a stake or district is created about every other week.

LDS youth experience handcart trek for 150th anniversary (Arizona Range News) (November 8, 2006) - Relevance: 2.8
The Sierra Vista Stake and the St. David Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints combined their efforts to give their young people aged 14 through 18 a real-life handcart experience. Most dressed in pioneer attire -- women in aprons, long skirts and sunbonnets, men in jeans, long-sleeved shirts and wide-brimmed hats -- and came prepared to push or pull or just walk along with the authentically constructed wooden handcarts.

About Utah: Azul won't gouge, Neeleman promises (Deseret News - Utah) (June 9, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
The World Cup arrives in Brazil this week, and does David Neeleman have a deal for you. Fly anywhere Azul Airlines flies, including all 12 cities where the 2014 World Cup matches will be played, and he promises you will not pay over 999 reals (about $450 U.S.) for any trip. It’s no idle promise, since Neeleman is the owner of Azul.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 1 July (LDS Newsroom Blog) (July 1, 2013) - Relevance: 2.8
Germany: “Candy Bomber” Honored in Germany Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, a Mormon, was the “Chocolate Pilot,” “Uncle Wiggly Wings” or better known as the “Candy Bomber” during the Berlin Airlift 65 years ago. He dropped candy attached to handkerchief parachutes from his World War II plane to the German children.

New Era Special Issue Showcases Youth Programs (Church News and Events) (August 18, 2011) - Relevance: 2.8
Due to major changes in the Personal Progress and Duty to God programs over the past few years, the New Era will distribute a special “flip” issue in September showcasing the new components. One side of the magazine pages will feature Duty to God, and the reverse, Personal Progress. A special middle section will feature real responses from young men and women sharing what they find appealing about those who keep Church standards.

Church Invites Members to Share How They Honor #HisDay (Church News) (May 17, 2016) - Relevance: 2.8
In an effort to “remind the world what the Lord’s day is all about,” a new invitation from the Church encourages members of all ages and living around the world to share their photos and thoughts as they honor the Sabbath day—#HisDay.

Former Alta, BYU soccer player Bain named All-American (KSL - Utah) (August 7, 2015) - Relevance: 2.8
Former Alta High midfielder Christian Bain was named an All-American by Top Drawer Soccer after leading the Hawks to the Class 5A boy's soccer state championship and a 19-1-1 season. Bain, who was also named Mr. Soccer by The Deseret News, joined the BYU men's soccer team in the semi-professional Premier Development League for part of the summer, registering a goal in the Cougars' 3-2 loss to Real Monarchs that closed the season.

‘The Book of Mormon’ on stage plays for laughs, but in reality being missionary is hard work (Herald-Sun - North Carolina) (February 27, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
Thousands of people went to see the hit Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon” when the tour came this month to the Durham Performing Arts Center. The comedy from the creators of “South Park” makes jokes at the expense of missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. Rather than take offense, six local Mormons who have been real missionaries said they’re more concerned about clearing up misunderstandings. None of them has seen the musical, but they do know what it’s like to be a missionary.

Missionaries, Mormons and Moonies, oh my! (Baltic Reports) (April 30, 2010) - Relevance: 2.8
Having grown up roughly two hours from Salt Lake City, the heart of world Mormondom, I know missionaries. More than half of the men who graduated from high school with me went on missions for the Mormon Church, issuing forth with their Bibles, suits, and nametags to save the world. When I had been in Lithuania for only two weeks, I was sitting in the park on Vokečiu, wondering how the hell I would survive in a country 5,000 miles from home, and lo and behold two missionaries walked by.

Republicans cut short Obama impersonator (BBC - UK) (June 20, 2011) - Relevance: 2.8
An Obama impersonator was shown off the stage at a Republican gathering after making jokes about the party's White House contenders and the real president's mixed-race heritage. Reggie Brown mocked the Mormon faith of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.... He said if former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney were to become president, he would have his "first lady, second lady, third lady". The Mormon church outlawed polygamy in the 19th Century.

Primary leaders encourage children to 'Light the World' (Deseret News - Utah) (November 28, 2016) - Relevance: 2.8
The Primary general presidency is inviting Latter-day Saint children worldwide to participate in the Church’s Christmas initiative, “Light the World.” The month-long campaign encourages members to share the light of Jesus Christ through small, but meaningful acts of service on each of the 25 days before Christmas.

Reports Show Alcohol’s Destructive Influence Worldwide (LDS Newsroom Blog) (July 10, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
A Deseret News editorial about the importance of curbing alcohol abuse cites recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that show the destructive influence of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States and around the world. A June CDC report says alcohol abuse accounts for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults (ages 20-64) in the United States — 88,000 deaths per year between 2006 and 2010. And a May WHO report says 3.3 million deaths in 2012 — nearly 6 percent of all deaths around the world that year — were due to excessive alcohol consumption.

World YWCA general secretary encourages women to be leaders (BYU NewsNet) (July 18, 2006) - Relevance: 2.8
Women must train themselves and others to be leaders in their homes and in their communities, said Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, general secretary of the World YWCA.

Mormon church hopes to have record broken (Apex Herald - North Carolina) (March 12, 2011) - Relevance: 2.8
Usually anyone setting a world record hopes the mark will last for a very long time. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Apex feel just the opposite. They helped set a new world standard Saturday and they are hoping the record is broken as soon as possible. The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham raised 540,508 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina over the weekend, unofficially shattering the Guiness World Record of collecting the most food in one location in a 24-hour period by more than 31,000 pounds. Read more: Apex Herald - Morman church hopes to have record broken

Returned LDS missionary to compete in Miss World New Zealand pageant (Deseret News - Utah) (June 6, 2016) - Relevance: 2.8
Less than one year after completing her service as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Australia Sydney North Mission, Ariel Pearse will compete Saturday, June 4, as a finalist in the Miss World New Zealand pageant.

My Jesus Year (PBS) (April 21, 2010) - Relevance: 2.8
Orthodox Jewry and Mormonism have a lot in common. We are both minorities in America. We both have special dietary—they can’t drink caffeine, and we have to keep kosher. They wear special undergarments, we wear special undergarments. There’s a lot of laws that dictate all their lives, and so for me I felt a real kinship with the Mormon community, and I went knocking door to door with these two female Mormon missionaries, and their conviction, these are girls 19- and 20-years-old, and their conviction for their religion was just awe-inspiring to me. I’m sure the woman whose house we were visiting, I’m sure she’s wondering why the Mormons brought their accountant with them. You know, what is he doing here?

Angel Moroni Statues Grace The Spires Of Mormon Temples Around The World (Huffington Post) (October 6, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
The Angel Moroni cuts a striking figure in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. From his perch atop the steeples of LDS churches around the world, statues of the Angel hold trumpets to their lips and stride steadfastly towards the east in anticipation of the second coming of Christ.

BYU ranks 79th in latest U.S.News & World Report survey (BYU news release) (August 20, 2007) - Relevance: 2.8
Brigham Young University is ranked 79th in U.S.News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 in "Best Business Programs," coming in at 38th.

Scope of Mormon Temple-area project in Mesa to be doubled (East Valley Tribune - Arizona) (October 1, 2018) - Relevance: 2.8
City Creek Reserve is planning to nearly double the size of the redevelopment project west of downtown Mesa’s iconic temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. City Creek Reserve, the church’s real estate division of the church, will expand the redevelopment project from the original 4.5 acres to 8.2 acres, according to spokesman Dale Bills.

Missionaries use ‘Book of Mormon’ at TPAC to recruit (Tennessean) (November 19, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
Three missionaries stood at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s front entrance for the opening night of “The Book of Mormon,” smiling broadly in their suits and ties, handing out stacks of the book itself or little cards offering free copies. Rocky Spiker — Elder Spiker to his colleagues — held open the door as ticketholders rushed to get out of the cold. “You know the book is always better,” he told them, eliciting chuckles. Or, “We’re real Mormon missionaries. Come talk to us after the play.”

How a cowboy made it big by taking risk out of real estate (Richmond-Times Dispatch - Virginia) (May 10, 2010) - Relevance: 2.8
The companies Glade Knight founded are now worth billions of dollars. "I started with $100," said Knight, chairman and CEO of the four Apple REIT companies based in Richmond. "Anything over that is a profit." Not bad for a Utah cowboy. Today his companies and their 80,000 shareholders own more than 200 hotels, almost exclusively top-line Marriott and Hilton brands, in 31 states, making them one of the nation's largest hotel owners. Locally, he owns the Richmond Marriott Hotel downtown.

Mormon women salute historic step, envision even greater strides toward equity (Religion News Service) (August 21, 2015) - Relevance: 2.8
Mormons across the globe praised LDS leaders for adding the faith’s top female officers to three high-level councils, calling the historic move a moment to savor. “This allows women to join their brothers — and to include their perspective, talents, spiritual gifts and leadership abilities — in church governance,” said Suzette Smith, a Mormon feminist in the Washington, D.C., area. “A real positive. Decisions like this make me feel valued and heard.”

Outback Bowl's real winner may be Tampa (TBO - Florida) (January 2, 2013) - Relevance: 2.8
For two members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tuesday's bowl game was a chance to spread their faith. That's not always easy in a crowd of people whose minds are on football and beer. As they pedaled through the grassy lot just south of the stadium, dressed in pressed white shirts and ties, the two 20-year-olds — who gave their names as Elder Redd and Elder Waite — said they hoped to introduce some fans to Jesus Christ. "There's a lot of people who are interested," Waite said, "and a lot of people who aren't."

Religious freedom under increasing pressure around the world, latest Pew report finds (Deseret News - Utah) (January 15, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
Asia Bibi was getting water one day in 2009 when a handful of her Pakistani neighbors objected to the Christian mother of five sharing the well with them. Sharing water with a Christian contaminated the well, the Muslim women said. When Bibi spoke back, they accused her of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad. That was five years ago. She has been in prison ever since, and in the interval two Pakistani politicians who stood up to defend her have been killed. The Asia Bibi case is just one piece within a much larger puzzle of religious friction around the world captured in a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday. This is Pew's sixth annual report tracking religious persecution around the world, a dense 90 pages of data, with scores of drafts and charts.

Mormons to clean up parks on Oahu (Star Advertiser - Hawaii) (April 30, 2011) - Relevance: 2.8
Last year, John Burrett and about 50 other men from the Waipahu branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hauled out several truckloads of bulky trash from Waipahu Cultural Garden Park and vowed to make it an annual project. “The same group of guys is coming out this year,” Burrett said. “All of us like helping to beautify the community. It makes you feel real good, and it bring us pride as church members and as part of the larger community. And it alleviates the burden for our government.”

Mormon Church Tackles Addiction in Brutally Honest Videos (Huffington Post) (September 4, 2015) - Relevance: 2.8
In honor of National Addiction Recovery Month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as "the Mormon Church") recently released a series of videos highlighting the struggles and triumphs of individuals fighting addiction. But these aren't your typical church videos. The LDS Church, to its everlasting credit, isn't holding back -- they are making a concerted effort to tackle addiction head-on. These videos are real, honest, raw, and in some cases, quite heartbreaking.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 20 June (LDS Newsroom Blog) (June 24, 2013) - Relevance: 2.8 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live. Church Apostles Meet With Latter-day Saints Around the World Germany: Elder Russell M. Nelson Creates First Armenian Stake Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles created the first stake (similar to a diocese) of the Church in Yerevan, Armenia. He was one of several apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who met and gave spiritual counsel to Mormons in June.

Why historic Mormon books are popular among collectors (Deseret News - Utah) (November 10, 2015) - Relevance: 2.8
Within the larger world of book collecting, the market for Mormon books has become a very active field in the past 20 years. The 1830 first edition of the Book of Mormon has always been the cornerstone. Its appeal as the first printing of the scripture of a major world religious denomination, released just days before the official establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is obvious.

LDS Movie Studio Stands at Center of Church Film World (BYU NewsNet) (March 28, 2008) - Relevance: 2.8
An unassuming sign on 2230 North marks the entrance to the LDS Motion Picture Studio. Drive past that sign down a tree-lined lane that follows the Provo River and you will come to a guard shack, the only opening in a chain-link fence that surrounds a wonderland of modern technology which the Church, and occasionally BYU, uses to prepare and broadcast messages to the world.

Ten of the World's Most Religious Cities (International Business Times) (March 28, 2009) - Relevance: 2.8
Religion plays a large important role in the lives of many people in the world. It can unite and bring peace and harmony to large groups, but it can also cause anger, strife, and long-lasting, deadly wars. Throughout history these ten cities have been significant spots for major religious events. They continue to be pilgrimage sites for millions. If you get the opportunity to visit any of them it’s sure to be an unbelievable experience.

Engineering a dress that shines (LDS Church News) (June 10, 2013) - Relevance: 2.8
In what could initially be viewed as an unlikely pair, the engineering department and the ballroom dance team at Brigham Young University worked together to show off months of hard work and skills that "wowed" audience members attending one of the biggest annual ballroom dance competitions in the world. The event, called "The World's First and Foremost Festival Of Dancing," was held in Blackpool, England, on May 29.

Elder Perry: Mormon Pavilion at 1964 World's Fair Had Impact (Church News) (September 25, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
Its impact can be hard to imagine in the Internet age, but 50 years ago, when the New York World’s Fair of 1964–65 was staged, it was a chance for many people to experience an array of world culture and glimpse the technological dazzle of the future. For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it represented groundbreaking methods of taking the gospel message to multitudes.

Auxiliary leaders visit Mormons in southernmost city in the world (LDS Church News) (November 20, 2009) - Relevance: 2.8
General auxiliary leaders made a historic trip early this November to visit Church members in Ushuaia, Argentina – the southernmost city in the world.

Guthrie latest of Mormon pitchers to start World Series Game 7 (The Spectrum - Utah) (October 30, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
When right-hander Jeremy Guthrie takes the hill for the Kansas City Royals tonight in Game 7 of the World Series, he joins four other members of the LDS Church who received starting nods in the most pressure-packed game Major League Baseball has to offer. Here is a rundown of how the other four Mormons fared in their Game 7 starts.

Mormon women salute historic step, envision even greater strides toward equity (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 20, 2015) - Relevance: 2.8
Mormons across the globe Wednesday praised LDS leaders for adding the faith's top female officers to three high-level councils, calling the historic move a moment to savor. "This allows women to join their brothers — and to include their perspective, talents, spiritual gifts and leadership abilities — in church governance," said Suzette Smith, a Mormon feminist in the Washington, D.C., area. "A real positive. Decisions like this make me feel valued and heard."

Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy talk new album, what they wish more people knew about the Tabernacle Choir (Church News) (March 25, 2019) - Relevance: 2.8
The Tabernacle Choir conductors Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy seemed to like the last question of the interview the most. What is it you wish more people knew, understood or appreciated about the Tabernacle Choir? At times, people have asked Wilberg what his real job is, as if he only shows up for a few hours a week and programs like "Music and the Spoken Word" just "magically happen," he said.

Newborn Kit Fills Unique Need (News from the Church) (January 17, 2008) - Relevance: 2.8
Members around the world give time, resources, and love to assemble newborn kits for distribution by Church Humanitarian Services to those in need. Those who assemble them do not know where the kits will be delivered, but hope that they will meet the needs of someone somewhere in the world. This is the story of how one of those newborn kits filled an unexpected need in an unexpected way.

BYU basketball: Future Cougar hoop stars serving LDS missions throughout the world (Deseret News - Utah) (April 15, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
BYU basketball coach Dave Rose is thumbing through a blue binder that sits on his desk in the basketball office. Listed on those pages inside the binder are the players who are serving, or are about to serve, LDS Church missions around the world. It includes information about when they leave, when they return, where they are serving.

LDS girls send messages of hope around the world (Crestview News Bulletin - Florida) (July 25, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
Crestview area girls are sending messages of hope to women around the world experiencing various hardships. Creating Brave Girl Cards was just part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' week-long Girls Camp, themed "Girl on Fire."

Foundations that support faith are being marginalized in a secular world, Elder Cook tells Seymour Institute (Deseret News - Utah) (July 27, 2017) - Relevance: 2.8
The foundations that have historically supported “faith, accountability to God, and the religious impulse” are increasingly being marginalized in a secular world, said Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on July 26. “They are derided and even banished from the public square,” he said.

Conservatives And Romney Work At Working Together (Associated Press) (June 7, 2012) - Relevance: 2.8
Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faster than expected after a punishing primary season in which they loudly sought someone else — almost anybody else — to carry the fight to President Barack Obama. They're opposed to Obama more than they like, trust or accept Romney as the party's standard-bearer. And they recognize that the former Massachusetts governor is their only real choice. "I'm going (to support him) because it's my responsibility and, frankly, almost anything is going to be better than Obama," said Steve Troxel, chairman of the Lynchburg Republican Party in swing-state Virginia.

Covenants Protect, Prepare, and Empower, Sister Wixom Teaches (Church News and Events) (March 31, 2014) - Relevance: 2.8
Women, young women, and girls gathered all over the world March 29 as disciples of Jesus Christ, with “a desire to defend and sustain the kingdom of God.” Sister Rosemary M. Wixom made this declaration as she addressed the General Women's Meeting that originated in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City and was broadcast throughout the world.

LDS Young Men leader Ridd advises living with purpose (LDS Church News) (January 12, 2015) - Relevance: 2.8
The antidote for a passive existence is living with purpose and real intent, said Randall L. Ridd, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during the first Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults on Sunday night. “The best way to avoid distractions is to have our focus firmly set on our purpose and be anxiously engaged in a good cause,” he said. “Be careful of your focus … don’t spent time focused on climbing a mountain, only to discover you have climbed the wrong one.”

LDS Film Festival opens with peek inside the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 1, 2016) - Relevance: 2.8
It's always good for a film festival to lead with a star-studded movie — and the LDS Film Festival will start with one of Mormonism's artistic icons: the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "Nobody's really done a real movie with the Tabernacle Choir," said Brian Brough, the producer and director of "Singing With Angels," which will kick off the 15th annual LDS Film Festival, Wednesday night at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem.

Utah team forfeits Sunday game in Little League Softball World Series (Deseret News - Utah) (August 26, 2016) - Relevance: 2.8
It’s not every day a team gets the opportunity to play in the softball Little League World Series, but a group of 12- and 13-year-olds from Santa Clara, Utah, did. The effort and hard work of each member on the team made the experience worth it.

Select group of missionaries serving online (Deseret News - Utah) (March 23, 2011) - Relevance: 2.8
Not all the efforts in the LDS Church's Provo Missionary Training Center are focused on instruction, training, preparation and role-playing. There's also real missionary work going on — honest-to-goodness contacting and teaching. Just not in person — but rather online. While nearly all of the missionaries arriving at the Provo MTC stay there for three to 12 weeks for training purposes before being sent across the globe, a handful of missionaries are assigned there full time for the entirety of their missions to help staff the chat services on for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

LDS film captures miraculous pioneer journey (Daily Universe - Utah) (June 6, 2011) - Relevance: 2.8
Hollywood movie magic can’t compare to the real-life 17 miracles brought to life in a new LDS film about the Willie Handcart Company of pioneers. The film “17 Miracles” follows the historic trek of the Willie Handcart Company pioneers. Following the counsel of the prophet Brigham Young to gather at Zion, these Latter-day Saints left Liverpool, England, in May 1856 and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley that November after enduring some of the harshest trials experienced by the pioneers.

Riverton sees Mormon church Daybreak-like project as ‘crown jewel’ (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 22, 2016) - Relevance: 2.8
By approving plans for a Daybreak-like development for their city's west side, Riverton officials hope to welcome a "crown jewel" of new homes, stores and offices laced with green spaces and walking trails. City Council members voted unanimously for an agreement to develop about 550 acres of what is now open land owned by Suburban Land Reserve, a for-profit real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Changing Face of Mormonism in the Pacific (Pacific Scoop - New Zealand) (December 2, 2010) - Relevance: 2.7
There was a time when the term Mormon meant “American missionaries, or Polynesian church” to many people in this part of the world. But such perceptions are old news. Mormon missionaries in the Pacific now come from all over the world, not just the United States. And while there are many Polynesian members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the South Pacific and elsewhere, Mormon congregations are becoming increasingly diverse.

16-year-old LDS ballerina shares her talents, testimony through dancing (Deseret News - Utah) (April 16, 2015) - Relevance: 2.7
Sixteen-year-old ballerina Gisele Bethea of Mesa, Arizona, has received numerous awards, traveled the world to perform and been asked to join the American Ballet Theatre. But her talent is not the only thing that sets Bethea apart in the world of ballet. She belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she is fearless about sharing her beliefs.

Utahns take part in World's Largest Family Reunion (ABC4 - Utah) (June 9, 2015) - Relevance: 2.7
Utahns Saturday were officially part of the world's largest family reunion. Several hundred people showed up downtown Saturday the LDS Church Family History Library. It was a block party with live music, carnival games and more.

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Helps Provide Clean Water Around the Globe (LDS Newsroom) (June 23, 2015) - Relevance: 2.7
Did you know water covers 75 percent of the earth? Yet, one in seven people, or one billion of the world's population don't have access to clean water. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes all communities should have access to fresh drinking water free from contamination which is why it helps fund clean water initiatives around the world.

Music and the Spoken Word: Celebrating 100 years since the end of World War I (Church News) (November 12, 2018) - Relevance: 2.7
At dawn on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918, two railroad cars arrived in a remote forest outside Compiègne, France. One carried German military officers; the other, Allied commanders. They were gathering for a meeting that would make history. It was here that leaders of these two military forces signed an armistice — an agreement to end years of deadly conflict. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I was over.

One man on mission to improve life in Nepal (KSL - Utah) (October 19, 2010) - Relevance: 2.7
When you go to your sink and turn on the faucet, you expect water to pour out for you to drink. But in many parts of the world, that's not reality. In the country of Nepal it's been one man's goal to make sure running water is a way of life for his people. Sandwiched between China and India is Nepal, land of the highest mountain in the world: Mt. Everest. It's also estimated that half of its nearly 30 million people live in poverty. One man, Bishnu Adhikari, wants to change that.

School Choice and Adolescence in America (Real Clear Politics) (May 9, 2006) - Relevance: 2.7
Consider Latter Day Saints (Mormon) public health: Utah, where 70% of the population are Mormon, has the lowest, or near the lowest, rates of smoking, lung cancer, heart disease, alcohol consumption, abortions, out-of-wedlock births, work-days missed due to illness, and the lowest child poverty rate in the country. Utah ranks highest in the nation in number of AP tests taken, number of AP tests passed, scientists produced per capita, percentage of households with personal computers, and proportion of income given to charity.

Mormon Pavilion at world's fair 50 years ago set the stage for future outreach to the public (LDS Church News) (September 20, 2014) - Relevance: 2.7
Its impact can be hard to imagine in the Internet age, but 50 years ago, when the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65 was staged, it was a chance for many people to experience an array of world culture and glimpse the technological dazzle of the future. For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it represented groundbreaking methods of taking the gospel message to multitudes.

New initiative takes education to Church members around the world (LDS Church News) (June 23, 2016) - Relevance: 2.7
A new global initiative in the Church Educational System will bring education to Church members around the world “in the Lord’s way,” announced Elder Kim B. Clark, General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of Church Education, during the 2016 Seminaries and Institutes Annual Training Broadcast held in the Conference Center Little Theater on June 14.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 21, 2017 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 23, 2017) - Relevance: 2.7
The First Lady of the Dominican Republic came to the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently. “We are impressed by its organization, how they operate and their social commitment in helping those in need in our country,” said Mrs. Montilla de Medina. She met with Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Presidency of the Seventy. She also visited the Church’s humanitarian center and other sites.

World-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir Changes Its Name (LDS Newsroom) (October 8, 2018) - Relevance: 2.7
After more than 100 years, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name to “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.” The name modification, which drops the long-standing word "Mormon," follows an August 2018 statement by President Russell M. Nelson requesting the use of the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the choir’s sponsoring organization.

2015 Auditions for Salt Lake "Savior of the World" (Church News) (September 4, 2015) - Relevance: 2.7
The Music and Cultural Arts Division of the Church invites adults and families (with children ages 8 and older) to participate in the 2015 production of Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection. Members of the Church are encouraged to invite their friends or family of other Christian faiths to audition with them. We invite individuals from all ethnicities to audition.

LDS purchases Maricopa land from builders (Arizona Republic) (November 3, 2008) - Relevance: 2.7
The Mormon Church has purchased a major chunk of undeveloped property in overbuilt Maricopa from two major home builders. Property Reserve Inc., a real-estate holding company owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, paid home builders Fulton Homes Corp. and Shea Homes for Active Adults a combined $72 million in October for about 1,900 acres of virgin land in the Pinal County city, 35 miles south of Phoenix.

What Drives Mormon Humanitarian Work? (LDS Newsroom) (January 29, 2013) - Relevance: 2.7
Elder James J. Hamula, Pacific Area President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, explained recently why Mormons engage in humanitarian service throughout the Pacific region, and globally. “When you attend church in Australia or New Zealand you see tremendous ethnic diversity in Church membership,” he says. “Yet amidst this diversity there is great unity, remarkable unity, among our church members.” He continues: “Such unity comes, I think, from a real and substantial faith among our people in the Fatherhood of God. You cannot believe in the Fatherhood of God without also believing in the brotherhood of man.”

Faith and mental health: Religious devotion gone too far (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (December 11, 2010) - Relevance: 2.7
Chad’s bout with scrupulosity began earnestly enough. An Idaho health-care worker and devout Mormon, Chad (who asked that his real name not be used) began wondering if he was totally upfront with patients. Soon, he started scrutinizing his past, looking for times he might not have been completely honest. “It started to steamroll on me,” the 35-year-old man says. He began phoning and e-mailing past bosses and acquaintances. Did he deliver every paper on the route? What about that Snickers bar he snatched from the discard bin as a teenage bag boy? Or the sod that fell off the landscaping truck he was driving? Or the loaned scrubs he kept in college?

New initiative takes education to Church members around the world (LDS Church News - Utah) (June 17, 2016) - Relevance: 2.7
A new global initiative in the Church Educational System will bring education to Church members around the world “in the Lord’s way,” announced Elder Kim B. Clark, General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of Church Education, during the 2016 Seminaries and Institutes Annual Training Broadcast held in the Conference Center Little Theater on June 14.

BYU student entrepreneurs rake in half a million in startup funding (BYU news release) (May 17, 2013) - Relevance: 2.7
In perhaps the most successful season ever for BYU entrepreneurship, innovating students have won or raised more than $500,000 for startup ventures this spring. From a portable device that can charge a phone for a week to a spray technology that biodegrades plastics found in landfills, students have created technologies that are turning heads nationwide. "We’ve probably brought in more money from competitions this year than any other year," said entrepreneurship professor Nathan Furr. "But more importantly, the students are getting real traction with customers. The proof that you’ve nailed the problem is that people will give you their money."

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Provides Neonatal Resuscitation Training Around the World (LDS Newsroom) (July 14, 2015) - Relevance: 2.7
An estimated one million newborns will never manage life-sustaining breath. Not every birth is routine, which is why LDS Charities works with physicians around the world to provide neonatal resuscitation and maternal care training. Learn how this remarkable program remains self-sustaining and how these efforts are breathing new life into communities and families across the globe.

Bountiful man shares his toy-building hobby with the world (Standard Examiner - Utah) (January 24, 2011) - Relevance: 2.7
Arthur Lifferth has got the whole world in his hands. The 88-year-old Bountiful resident has been building and working with his hands his whole life, building seven homes, working on a motor home, restoring several classic cars and constructing a lighted Christmas village with more than 100 buildings, complete with trains and motor cars.

Group wants to buy college (Waikato Times - New Zealand) (June 29, 2009) - Relevance: 2.7
A group of wealthy American-based Mormons, led by a successful Utah property developer, have approached church leaders to take over Church College and keep it open. Speaking from Utah where he runs a successful real estate firm and develops property, Will S Jones said he had a hugely memorable experience while based at Church College between 1971 and 1974, and wanted the school kept open. "I think the biggest connection really comes from the guys I met in New Zealand, who had gone through Church College.

Sale of KJZZ building to LDS Church not expected to affect station's operations (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (February 4, 2010) - Relevance: 2.7
Miller Family Real Estate LLC's recent sale of the massive KJZZ building west of Salt Lake City International Airport to the LDS Church will not affect the television station, Larry H. Miller Group CEO Greg Miller said Tuesday. The station will continue to function just as it has since consolidating operations several months ago at EnergySolutions Arena.

Placing the pieces (Herald Journal - Utah) (February 18, 2010) - Relevance: 2.7
All I’ve done is put it together,” says author Dr. Robert A. Pate of the research in his books on geography and names from the Book of Mormon. Pate, of Young Ward, recently published “Mormon Names in Maya Stone,” a book that attempts to prove the names and cities used in the Book of Mormon were real. Locations and people mentioned in the Book of Mormon are not known universally, as the places and characters in the Bible are. But using Mayan hieroglyphics or pictures and referencing their meanings with dictionary definitions in various languages, Pate believes he may be cracking some of the mysteries behind the scripture used in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Smart Mormons (Canada Free Press) (January 28, 2013) - Relevance: 2.7
During the 2012 presidential campaign, that awesomely deep well of perpetual wisdom, Alec Baldwin, proclaimed that if Barack Obama were not black, his vote total would have been 20 percent higher. People of real intelligence realize that the opposite was probably true: if he had been white, his vote total would have been 20 percent lower. The African-American voting bloc combined with enough whites suffering from liberal guilt guaranteed a higher vote total for Obama. The truth of the matter is, if Mitt Romney had not been a Mormon, his vote total might very well have been significantly higher.

Viewpoint: Disappointments Can Be Opportunities to Grow (Church News and Events) (August 12, 2013) - Relevance: 2.7
Jacob de Jager was finishing high school in 1942 when Nazi forces occupied his home country, Holland. A rule was established that students could register for classes in Dutch universities only if they signed a “declaration of loyalty” to the occupying forces. The majority of Dutch students refused to sign such a document. For young men between 18 and 30 years of age, there were two alternatives: to leave home, change names, use a fake I.D. card, and go “underground” somewhere in the country; or to run the very real risk of being arrested anywhere at any moment and being deported to Germany for slave labor in the war industry.

The "fastest Mormon in the world" honored in new film (ABC 4 - Utah) (August 23, 2011) - Relevance: 2.7
The story of the world's fastest Mormon is coming to a silver screen near you. Wednesday night, the "Boys of Bonneville” will have its Utah premiere. The documentary tells the story of Ab Jenkins and those who raced on the Bonneville Salt Flats. When he wasn't being Salt Lake Mayor, Jenkins and the Mormon Meteor III set nearly 50 records, a dozen which still stand.

Elder Gay honored with 20th Distinguished Utahn award (Deseret News - Utah) (May 1, 2013) - Relevance: 2.7
Whether in the business world, in his calling as a member of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or in his home, friends say Elder Robert C. Gay of the Seventy is a man known for his ability to build relationships and better the lives of others around him. "In a world that we can all observe … that people are often wandering from sea to sea not knowing where to go, it is uplifting and refreshing to find someone who knows the greater path," said Brian C. Dixon, chairman of the Distinguished Utahn Event Committee.

Art Exhibit Will Showcase Fine Art from around the World (Church News and Events) (March 1, 2012) - Relevance: 2.7
The Ninth International Art Competition exhibit will open on March 16, 2012, and run until October 14, 2012, at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. This year’s competition, Make Known His Wonderful Works (D&C 65:4), drew 1,149 entries from around the world in a variety of media, including sculpture, quilts and other textiles, paper art, and paintings. The museum will display 198 of the pieces.

Despite opposition, Phoenix temple inspires thanks (Deseret News - Utah) (December 10, 2009) - Relevance: 2.7
Paul Gilbert was feeling serendipitous. "I'm feeling good, very positive," said Gilbert, president of the Tempe Arizona University Stake and real estate attorney who represented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in its effort to obtain a zoning variance for the planned Phoenix Temple. On Dec. 3, the day after Phoenix City Council had voted unanimously to allow the church to build a new temple -- a 40-foot-high building plus 86-foot steeple spire -- Gilbert was grateful for the support from Phoenix area Mormons.

Many interconnected pieces of evidence support the Book of Mormon (Deseret News - Utah) (May 30, 2011) - Relevance: 2.7
For the past few weeks I’ve addressed the current limitations of New World archaeology and the naïve claims of some critics regarding the relationship between the Book of Mormon and archaeological discoveries. I have pointed out that there is a dearth of information regarding New World cultures during Book of Mormon times, that many cultural and religious aspects of these cultures rely heavily on interpretation of the data, and that names of some ancient cities and personalities may be forever lost.

'To see it in action is incredible' — community influencers from around the world visit Welfare Square (Deseret News - Utah) (October 31, 2017) - Relevance: 2.7
While journalists from around the world gathered in downtown Salt Lake City for the Inter American Press Association General Assembly conference held Oct. 27-30, family members and friends of the journalists met at Welfare Square — a modern facility composed of a bakery, cannery, storehouse and thrift store that provides care for the poor — to learn about the LDS Church’s welfare programs.

Minister Critical of Romney and 'Mormon Cult' Suggests Third-Party Options (Christian Post) (May 3, 2012) - Relevance: 2.7
Christian minister Bill Keller of, who has frequently spoken out on the so-called dangers of voting for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in this year's general election due to his Mormon faith, suggests that the only real option for Christian voters are third-party candidates. Keller recently compared the choice of voting for Mitt Romney or for President Barack Obama as "flipping a coin where Satan is on both sides."

Behind the Scenes at General Conference (Church News and Events) (March 28, 2011) - Relevance: 2.7
The seating is in position, the flowers are arranged, the lighting is designed, the music is chosen, the attendees are present … but no curtain rises, and conference begins. An extraordinary amount of work requiring the coordination of many Church departments and hundreds of people around the world goes into preparing for general conference. The five sessions of conference draw a total of about 100,000 people to the Conference Center every six months and are broadcast to millions more around the world.

Boy with broken heart touching hearts around the world (Deseret News - Utah) (February 21, 2013) - Relevance: 2.7
Chris Jones has created all kinds of media presentations for clients, but his latest project is the most powerful and the most personal. He is documenting his 11-year-old son’s final journey in this life. “This was a little quiet thing for our family and friends to follow Mitchell’s journey,” Jones said. But the Facebook page Mitchell's Journey — filled with poignant reflections, photographs and meaningful videos — has attracted thousands of followers all over the world.

Happiness doesn't come from fame, Murphys say (Deseret News - Utah) (September 15, 2009) - Relevance: 2.7
The real happiness in life comes from the Savior's Atonement, faith and family -- not fame, Dale and Nancy Murphy say. During a fireside Sept.12 at the Roswell Georgia Stake center, the Murphys, who now live in Utah, spoke about searching for happiness, the fleeting nature of fame and the important things in life -- faith and family. They also reminisced about the years when Dale Murphy was playing baseball for the Atlanta Braves and they were living in the Roswell Ward. is Church’s Gift to the World (Church News and Events) (December 5, 2011) - Relevance: 2.7
During the December 4, 2011, First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Church leaders presented The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos website, a “gift” to the world for the coming holiday season. is a repository for original short videos that depict scenes from Christ’s life, ranging from the angel foretelling Christ’s birth to the Savior's Resurrection. President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, announced the site during his talk at the devotional. “Like the scriptures which these short films follow faithfully they may seem to you quiet,” he said. “Your faith and the Holy Ghost will create the emotion these world-changing events deserve.” A nine-minute video shown during the devotional revealed a sampling of the content that is now available on the website or will be coming soon.

Carr places 10th in world championship (Brown County Democrat - Indiana) (July 16, 2008) - Relevance: 2.7
Brown County's Curtis Carr finished 10th in Sunday's 3,000- meter steeplechase during the 2008 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Carr achieved a personal best time of 8 minutes, 53.79 seconds, in the event and finished less than a second behind the United States' other entry, Dylan Knight of UCLA.

Second interactive, online event for LDS teens to feature Lindsey Stirling (Deseret News - Utah) (October 29, 2014) - Relevance: 2.7
Lindsey Stirling, the world-renowned dancing violinist, will be featured in the second “Face to Face” online event for youths hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. MDT. The first event, which was broadcast in June to more than 34,000 video streams around the world, featured David Archuleta, who had recently returned from a full-time mission.

Ex-BYU superstar Jimmer Fredette announces he's engaged to Whitney Wonnacott -- on Twitter (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 27, 2011) - Relevance: 2.7
A couple hours after BYU announced that Brandon Davies has been reinstated as a student and member of the men's basketball team, another piece of BYU basketball-related news floated out of the social media world. Former Cougar superstar Jimmer Fredette announced to the world, via Twitter, that he is engaged.

NYT Reporter Goes To Romney's Church, Seeks Info From Worshipers (Real Clear Politics) (May 22, 2012) - Relevance: 2.7
New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss an investigative report she did on Mitt Romney's Mormon church, his values and what his fellow worshipers say about him. "What we were really looking at is the biographical influence of faith on Mitt Romney's life," Kantor explained. While Kantor concedes "nobody thinks that as president he would sort of impose Mormon doctrine or rule with, you know, a Bible on his desk in the Oval Office and make decisions that way," she investigated how he applies his religion to political and personal decisions.

'Jewish' Bachmann is costing Romney (New York Post) (August 30, 2011) - Relevance: 2.7
Funny, she doesn't look Jewish. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing a new challenge: He's having trouble raising money from some Jewish donors who mistakenly believe one of his opponents, Michele Bachmann, is Jewish. Some Jewish donors are telling fund-raisers for Romney, a Mormon, that while they like him, they'd rather open their wallets for the "Jewish candidate," who they don't realize is actually a Lutheran, The Post has learned. "It's a real problem," one Romney fund-raiser said. "We're working very hard in the Jewish community because of Obama's Israel problem. This was surprising."

Study shows why breastfed babies are so smart (BYU news release) (February 28, 2014) - Relevance: 2.7
Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear. Is it the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself or some unseen attribute of mothers who breastfeed their babies? Now a new study by sociologists at Brigham Young University pinpoints two parenting skills as the real source of this cognitive boost: Responding to children’s emotional cues and reading to children starting at 9 months of age. Breastfeeding mothers tend to do both of those things, said lead study author Ben Gibbs.

Big brother molds Fredette into star (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 6, 2010) - Relevance: 2.7
Al Fredette came home from his work as a financial planner in the tiny upstate New York town of Glens Falls one summer day to find his two sons, 9-year-old Jimmer and 16-year-old T.J., playing basketball in 90-degree temperatures on a small slab of concrete in the back yard. But the brothers weren't playing a real game of basketball. Jimmer was dribbling the ball, and T.J. was doing all he could to steal it, get Jimmer to pick up his dribble, or knock little brother off the cement patch. The father said it looked like some form of torture, but Jimmer was enjoying every minute of it.

LDS Church lowers prices on downtown Salt Lake condo development (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (July 8, 2010) - Relevance: 2.7
To cope with the sagging real-estate market, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has lowered prices on a large condo project in its City Creek development in downtown Salt Lake City. Under construction at 35 E. 100 South, The Regent is set for completion in mid- to late 2011. The 20-story project, which will have 150 units, was originally priced starting from around $300,000 to as much as $1.7 million. The church said prices now start in the mid-$100,000s.

Local Church Congregations Perform Savior of the World (News from the Church) (April 10, 2007) - Relevance: 2.7
For Macy Robison, a music teacher in the public schools of greater Boston, Massachusetts, and Brad Thompson, a music and drama teacher in Turlock, California, the opportunity to co-direct a local production of Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection, a sacred musical drama created by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, came as a welcome surprise.

Apostle urges BYU-Idaho graduates to make their influence felt in the digital world (BYU-Idaho news release) (April 12, 2008) - Relevance: 2.7
More than 1,400 Brigham Young University-Idaho graduates were urged to make their influence felt in the digital world in an address given by Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at winter commencement exercises held Friday, April 11.

How the social media world reacted to NPR's story about 'Mormon Funeral Potatoes' (Deseret News - Utah) (June 1, 2018) - Relevance: 2.7
On Wednesday, NPR posted a story sure to grab the attention of many Utahns: “Mormon Funeral Potatoes: The Carb-Heavy Meal For The End of The World.” The story, published as part of NPR’s “Food for Thought” section, was written by Ash Sanders, a journalist and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was raised in Salt Lake City but now lives in New York City.

Going underground — LDS Church asks to buy land under streets (Deseret News - Utah) (September 5, 2007) - Relevance: 2.7
The LDS Church wants to partially close four downtown streets for new and expanded median ramps that will access underground parking for the City Creek Center development. City Creek Reserve Inc., a new division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' real-estate arm, Property Reserve Inc., wants to construct a new median ramp on South Temple between State and Main streets and expand the existing median ramps on West Temple and 100 South.

Reuters publishes speculative story on Mormon Church finances (Deseret News - Utah) (August 14, 2012) - Relevance: 2.7
A Reuters story released Sunday suggests that if the Mormon Church were a corporation, it would need to change its investment strategy. The problem with that premise is that the church is different from a corporation, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told Reuters. The Reuters story, written by Peter Henderson, categorizes the church's "investment strategy" as "risk-averse," and claims investors "would call for less spending on real estate and more on charitable causes to improve membership growth — the Mormons' return on investment."

YWCA and LDS Relief Society Leaders Meet Together (KSL - Utah) (July 14, 2006) - Relevance: 2.7
Leaders of the two largest women's organizations in the world met today in Salt Lake City to talk about the issues facing women. The two organizations are The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with nearly 5-million members world wide, and the YWCA, with 25 million members.

Counsel about media consumption from Mormon leaders (Deseret News - Utah) (April 5, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
For Kathryn Skaggs the word "media" is a buzzword any time she is listening to a talk in church. That's doubly true on days like Saturday and Sunday this week, during the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Skaggs, of Murrieta, Calif., will join with more than 20,000 other Mormons seated in the church's Conference Center to listen to talks on gospel topics, family unity and financial responsibility while millions of others watch and listen. Skaggs will be posting her reflections in real-time on Twitter and again later in her blog about Mormonism.

Frugal millionaire who sold app to Snapchat for $54 MILLION plans to pay for his family's round-the-world trip by selling all their belongings (Daily Mail - UK) (May 27, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
A 26-year-old former Mormon missionary and father-of-two who sold his first app to Snapchat for $54 million now plans to take his young family on an extended round the world trip which he intends to pay for by selling all their possessions.

Video of world's largest live Nativity featuring David Archuleta, Piano Guys, other YouTube stars released (Deseret News - Utah) (December 15, 2014) - Relevance: 2.6
A YouTube video was released Friday morning on The Piano Guys' Facebook page featuring a musical collaboration between several artists and footage from the world's largest Nativity scene.

LDS church transfers Northwest Quadrant to Kennecott (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 12, 2011) - Relevance: 2.6
A controversial vision to recast Salt Lake City’s desolate western flank as a "mini-city" is either on hold or about to get a jolt. Kennecott Utah Copper has acquired the undeveloped but coveted swath of land known as the Northwest Quadrant in a swap with the real-estate arm of the LDS Church. The mining giant says it has "no current development plans" for the acreage west of the Salt Lake City International Airport — a migratory bird haven that hugs portions of the Great Salt Lake.

Members of Southport's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints mark the passing of their world leader (Southport Visiter - UK) (February 8, 2008) - Relevance: 2.6
MEMBERS of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Preston New Road are mourning the passing of their world leader. President Gordon Bitner Hinckley died last week aged 97.

Church of Latter-Day Saint buys land for $70M temple Read more: Church of Latter-Day Saint buys land for $70M temple | Philadelphia Business Journal (Philadelphia Business Journal - Pennsylvania) (December 4, 2010) - Relevance: 2.6
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has closed on buying a parcel at 18th and Vine streets in Philadelphia, paving the way for construction of a $70 million landmark temple on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The parcel, now a surface parking lot, traded for around $7.5 million and was bought from an entity affiliated with Klein Co., a Philadelphia real estate developer.

Youngsters get a taste of the pioneer life as they pull handcarts through rugged terrain southeast of Socorro (News Bulletin - New Mexico) (August 23, 2007) - Relevance: 2.6
A Pioneer Handcart Trek has been authentically re-enacted by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Valencia, Socorro and southern Bernalillo counties. Six months of planning and hundreds of man-hours in research and preparation have resulted in an accurate portrayal that gave youth and adult volunteers a real "Handcart Trek" experience. It also helped them appreciate the sacrifices made by many of their ancestors. Participants also gained first-hand knowledge about an important chapter in American history. It was an arduous, but fun and faith-building experience, they said.

Nativities from around the world on display starting Thursday (Statesman Journal - Oregon) (November 30, 2009) - Relevance: 2.6
Visitors can see how artists the world over imagine Christ's birth at the annual Salem Community Nativity Festival, Thursday through Dec. 6. About 450 creches will be displayed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in southeast Salem. Last year's offerings depicted the birth of Jesus in olive wood from Israel, myrtlewood from Oregon, crystal, glass, metal and Legos.

2014 in review: An unsettling year, with religion in a starring role (Washington Post) (December 18, 2014) - Relevance: 2.6
Mormon misconceptions In a series of online essays, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tried to carefully debunk popular caricatures of Mormon beliefs, a remarkable exercise in the real-time evolution of a distinctly homegrown American religion. No, the church said, Mormons don’t get their own planet in the afterlife, and no, there’s nothing “magical” about sacred temple garments. No, founder Joseph Smith didn’t literally translate an ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll as part of LDS scriptures, and yes, Smith practiced plural marriage — as many as 40 wives, the church conceded.

Satirical Broadway musical 'The Book of Mormon' gets warm reception in heart of Mormonlandia (U.S. News) (July 29, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater. The audience cheered wildly as the Tony Award-winning "The Book of Mormon" began, with the show's gleefully naive missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple that resembles the real one just two blocks away.

Family History Moment: Spiritual promptings restore 1850 Bible to original family line (Deseret News - Utah) (May 30, 2017) - Relevance: 2.6
RaQuelle Owens restored an 1850 family Bible to its original family line after she felt compelled to reach out to one of its descendants, Leilani Speck, through Owens, a member of the Church who found the Bible while cleaning out a closet at her home in Lakeside, Arizona, said the book was given to her father in about 1975 by a Mr. Speck, one of his real estate employees. Owens kept the Bible for 25 years after her parents died, and this January she felt the need to find a place for it.

Manti Te'o: A linebacker, a made-up girlfriend and a national hoax (CNN) (January 17, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
This may be the strangest twist in a tale overflowing with strangeness. Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend tweeted late Wednesday night. On a Twitter account -- not verified, naturally -- the "girlfriend" said the "myths" about the story that has sports fans scratching their heads will be addressed Thursday. Whatever she says, she'll find it hard to top what's already come out about the Notre Dame linebacker and the woman he called the "love of my life." First, sports website Deadspin published a piece dismissing as a hoax the existence of Te'o's girlfriend -- the one who he said died around the same time as his real-life grandmother while his team marched toward the BCS National Championship Game.

Utah artist Trevor Southey, who celebrated human form and became a gay Mormon icon, dies at 75 (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 22, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
Trevor Southey, a Utah artist who celebrated the human form and inspired a generation of students, artists and gay Mormons, died Tuesday in a Salt Lake City hospice. He was 75. "He had a real love of the figure, of the body," said Gretchen Dietrich, executive director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. "He loved people, and he loved painting and drawing and sculpting people."

Time Again Guy Takes Break for Mormon Mission (Aversion) (October 13, 2008) - Relevance: 2.6
Note: link removed due to offensive advertisements on the site. Here's the synopsis of the article: Time Again is taking time off the "three chords and the truth" mission to let one of its members go off on a "tacky name tags and questionable third-testament" mission. Because punk rock and Mormon missionary work apparently don't conflict on virtually all levels in Time Again's world, the punk act announced it was going on a two-year hiatus to allow guitarist Elijah Reyes the chance to prostilyze around the world.

Hinckley: Downtown project will be a boon to Temple Square (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 1, 2006) - Relevance: 2.6
It may be a massive commercial undertaking, but the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sees another benefit to redeveloping 20 acres of prime real estate in downtown Salt Lake City. "The church is undertaking a huge redevelopment project in the interest of protecting the environment of Temple Square," church President Gordon B. Hinckley told the faithful at the Saturday morning opening session of the LDS Church's 176th Semiannual General Conference.

US News & World Report apologizes for implying "mainstream Mormonism is a secret society, sect...cult..." (US News & World Report) (July 10, 2007) - Relevance: 2.6
It was not our intention to imply that mainstream Mormonism is a secret society, sect, or cult, and we regret any offense that the reference to Mormons on the cover may have caused.

New York City: Blending cultures in the gospel at institute (Deseret News - Utah) (August 26, 2010) - Relevance: 2.6
The Brooklyn and Staten Island Institute of Religion is a world of its own. "This is New York — and Brooklyn and Staten Island have people from every country across the globe … we are a world melting pot," said John Stephenson, institute director. Students from places such as Ecuador, China, Peru, Mexico, Trinidad, Africa, Europe and around the United States come together and are united through the gospel.

Va. Mormon couple moved by Romney's success (Virginian-Pilot) (August 31, 2012) - Relevance: 2.6
Of all the Virginians at the Republican National Convention, perhaps none were more personally moved by Mitt Romney’s acceptance of the party’s presidential nomination than Mark and Kay Dudenhefer. Like Romney, the Dudenhefers are proud Republicans – and devoted Mormons. So seeing a fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints achieve such heights feels like real progress to them. Mormons’ current esprit de corps, observed Mark Dudenhefer, a Roman Catholic convert, is similar to the feeling Catholics like his parents felt when they had the chance to vote for John F. Kennedy in 1960 or how African Americans feel about Barack Obama.

Students attempt dodgeball world record (BYU-Idaho news release) (March 2, 2011) - Relevance: 2.6
Brigham Young University-Idaho will attempt to set a world record for the most players in a single dodgeball game on March 12. Event coordinators are hoping for 3,000 students, divided into two teams. The BYU-Idaho Center’s multi-purpose facility has the capacity to hold 5,000 students on its 10 basketball courts, with plenty of room to spare. There are 70 volunteers to facilitate responsibilities such as helping out with people management, first aid and judging.

World Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir holding auditions (Deseret News - Utah) (July 13, 2017) - Relevance: 2.6
The world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is currently auditioning altos, sopranos, tenors and basses to round out its 360-member ensemble. “It is a very rigorous process that yields marvelous results,” says music director Mack Wilberg, “Each year we continue to be pleased with the high level of musical expertise displayed by choir applicants and look forward to meeting many of them during the audition process.”

Photo gallery: General Women's Session (Deseret News - Utah) (March 28, 2017) - Relevance: 2.6
Speakers at the General Women’s Session of general conference encouraged women to emulate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Women around the world gathered to the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City — and virtually around the world — for the General Women’s Session of the 187th Annual General Conference on Saturday night, March 25.

Brigham Young University Is Nation's Most Popular National University (U.S. News & World Report) (March 11, 2010) - Relevance: 2.6
This year, Brigham Young University supplanted Harvard University as the most popular national university in America, according to an analysis of yield (the percentage of students accepted to a school who opt to attend) by U.S.News & World Report.

Mormons in the 2012 Paralympics, Days 1 & 2: Jason Smyth sets a world record (Deseret News - Utah) (September 1, 2012) - Relevance: 2.6
Jason Smyth, of Northern Ireland, set a new world record of 10.54 seconds for the men's 100-meter sprint Friday during the qualifying round for T13 athletes. Smyth, of the Belfast Northern Ireland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who is legally blind, is scheduled to race in today's finals for the event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Utah man goes around the world in 126 temples (Deseret News - Utah) (November 16, 2009) - Relevance: 2.6
Attending an LDS temple is a common vacation activity for many Mormons. But for Ray Hansen, it usually is the vacation. Since 1987, Ray Hansen, of Herriman, Utah, has had a goal to attend every temple in the world. Of the 130 operating temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they have visited 126 of them. On one trip, they flew into St. Louis and drove to Memphis, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; Nauvoo, Ill.; and then back to St. Louis.

Mitt Romney, the first Mormon major-party nominee (Washington Times) (May 31, 2012) - Relevance: 2.6
Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination yesterday, an accomplishment of some historical importance. We’ve had a black major-party nominee, and a woman in serious contention. Now America has its first Mormon with a real shot at the White House. Much more than other Christian churches, Mormonism is a way of life, not just a liturgy and a theology. Mormonism is about doing as much as it is about believing; devout Mormons are called “active,” not “faithful.” The community is modeled on the family, and the family is a microcosm of the Kingdom of God. Understanding his religion is much more important to understanding Romney than it was to understanding Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton.

Full of Mormon connections, World Congress of Families poised to open (with video) (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 27, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
The ninth World Congress of Families begins Tuesday in downtown Salt Lake City, with a parade of national flags carried by International Children's Choir members in native country costumes; an invocation by Rabbi Avremi Zippel, co-director of Chabad Lubavitch of Utah; and a keynote address by a Mormon apostle.

LDS mom breaks world record for half-marathon with triple stroller (Deseret News - Utah) (March 14, 2018) - Relevance: 2.6
Tennessee mom Ashlee Eskelsen ran the Boston Marathon 14 weeks pregnant last year. This year, she wanted a new challenge. Eskelsen, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, set a world record on Saturday for finishing a half-marathon pushing a triple stroller with her three sons — her youngest just 4 and a half months old.

Mormon Missionaries Confront Protesters with Hymns and Scriptures (American Chronicle) (April 7, 2009) - Relevance: 2.6
More than 100,000 Mormons from around the world gathered at Temple Square to listen to sermons from apostles and prophets, and that attracted a small group of protesters who wanted to let Mormons know they are wrong and attempt to incite a confrontation. They were attending a weekend-long conference, held in five separate sessions, and broadcast to Latter-day Saint congregations around the world to enable the more than 13 million members to participate wherever they live. It was the 179th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Archbishop of Philadelphia praises Mormon families, thanks Elder Christofferson for presentation at World Meeting of Families (Deseret News - Utah) (September 25, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
The Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia praised Mormon families on Thursday at the World Meeting of Families and thanked the LDS Church for a significant financial contribution to the event. "When we planned this, we tried to reach out to different faith communities to get some help on how to be good families, and I don't think anybody does it better than the Mormon community and the Latter-day Saints," said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. "We have a lot to learn from you, and I'm grateful you're willing to help teach us."

Richard Dutcher: Leaving his faith, staying with film (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 20, 2012) - Relevance: 2.6
When Richard Dutcher wrote the screenplay for his dark drama "Falling" in 1999, he hadn’t started shooting his landmark LDS missionary film "God’s Army" — and he was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When Dutcher finally filmed the movie in 2007 — around the same time he was filming "States of Grace," the quasi-sequel to "God’s Army"— he wasn’t a Mormon anymore. "In a very real sense, the writer was a very different person than the director was," Dutcher, 47, said in an interview this week. "The director was no longer a believer, but the script writer had been."

LDS mom qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (Deseret News - Utah) (August 4, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
A Utah woman has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, and she balances her intense training with her children and her LDS faith, according to a story from Runner's World. Amber Green lives in St. George with her husband and three sons. She ran her first marathon in 2000 "just to see if she could," according to Runner's World. She has come a long way from that first run and fell just short of qualifying for the Olympic trials several times in the past two years. Her children kept her going when she felt like giving up.

Mormon Apostle Joins World Leaders at Global Event (LDS Newsroom) (May 31, 2017) - Relevance: 2.6
Faith freely chosen is the hallmark of a strong and stable society, Mormon apostle Elder Neil L. Andersen said during a panel discussion at a major global gathering of business, government and thought leaders. For its global meetings, Horasis, an independent think tank based in Zurich, Switzerland, brings together a community of some 400 world leaders from 70 countries to pursue solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations and societies.

Husband and Wife Discover Their Grandfathers Fought Side by Side in Civil War (Church News) (August 14, 2014) - Relevance: 2.6
It was June 27, 1864, when three brigades of Union soldiers, totaling nearly 5,500 men, moved against entrenched Confederate positions on Burnt Hickory Road toward Pigeon Hill and Cheatham Hill on what would be a significant day in the battle for Kennesaw Mountain. One hundred fifty years to the day later, some 200 visitors boarded buses at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia, that would transport them to Kennesaw Mountain State Park, where they would participate in a real-time hike that would take them on the same path those Union troops took to approach Cheatham Hill the moment the battle began.

Mormons who 'have been changing the world' highlighted by Catholic news site (Deseret News - Utah) (April 18, 2017) - Relevance: 2.6
Some of the most influential Mormons aren’t widely known., a Catholic news service, recently compiled a list of famous influential figures who were Mormon. The list includes members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who “have been changing the world for many years,” but who aren’t known for their Mormon faith.

Mormon church has built downtown housing; will people come? (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 28, 2011) - Relevance: 2.6
The LDS Church has completed all of the 425 condominiums that will be part of its City Creek project when it opens next year. Now the tough part: Getting people to buy them. The downtown Salt Lake City condos arguably present the most difficult marketing challenge in the massive mixed-use development, given the continued downturn in the residential market. Since construction on the retail-residential-office project began in late 2008, Utah’s economy has deteriorated, and a booming real-estate market has given way to one plagued by falling prices and foreclosures.

Osmond is mature versatile entertainer, even if aura of childhood start remains (Richmond Register - Kentucky) (January 14, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
Donny Osmond got his start in show business when at age 5 he joined his brothers on the Andy Williams TV Show 50 years ago. He first gained fame as a child and then teen star with his sister Marie. Fans of his early years remain passionate about him, but Osmund continuing show business success is based on his real, versatile talent, not simply nostalgia. The doubts of any skeptic, including this reviewer’s, who attended Osmund Saturday concerts at St. Mark Catholic Church were dispelled by masterful performances demonstrating his range and depth.

St. Helena couple sings with Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Napa Valley Register - California) (January 24, 2011) - Relevance: 2.6
Feeling the power of 350 voices, woven in harmony, inside one of the most acoustically perfect buildings in the world, is an experience not available to everyone. To sing with those voices is even more rare. Earlier this month, St. Helena High School choir director Craig Bond and his wife Carolyn Bond climbed the risers of the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake Center and sang with its world-famous choir.

Does Mormonism have a Mitt Romney problem? (The Economist) (February 24, 2012) - Relevance: 2.6
MORMONS are outing themselves. In 2010 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a multi-million-dollar campaign to counter “misconceptions” about the religion, and last October it was vastly expanded. Billboards have now gone up in a dozen American cities, featuring real members. “I’m a Mormon,” say lawyers, scientists and surfers, smilingly directing viewers to the church website. There the curious can chat with a missionary, or browse some 80,000 profiles to find Mormons who are like them. Over the past year, according to the church, people have initiated about 1m chats via the site, often asking about the Mormon record on gay rights, or other controversial things. And since the launch of the October campaign there have been 30,000 more Mormon profiles to look at.

International Video Contest Deadline Coming Up (Church News and Events) (January 18, 2011) - Relevance: 2.6
The online International Video Contest inviting members to “Make Your Own Mormon Message” will draw to a close on January 31, 2011. Church members around the world ages 13 and up have until then to submit their videos online for consideration. This contest is an opportunity for Church members to strengthen their testimonies as they share their talents with worldwide members and to “join the conversation” in sharing the gospel with the world.

LDS doctrine 'completely linked' to traditional family, Elder M. Russell Ballard tells World Congress of Families (Deseret News - Utah) (October 28, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
LDS theology is completely linked to the traditional family, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the faith's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said Tuesday in the keynote address during the opening ceremonies of the ninth World Congress of Families.

World Congress of Families ends on Utah note — with The Piano Guys (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 2, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
The ninth World Congress of Families ended its global gathering in Salt Lake City on Friday night with a concert by Utah-based entertainers known as "The Piano Guys." That concluded four days of speeches, training and networking among some 3,000 participants from more than 50 countries — all of whom came with concerns about what they perceive as the decline of the "natural family," meaning a man, a woman and their children.

Finding Incredible: What Cancer—and Trials—Can Teach Us (Church News and Events) (February 4, 2012) - Relevance: 2.6
It’s incredible that I had a stage-four cancer, and I’m still alive. It’s incredible that the doctors thought I would lose a leg, and I didn’t. It’s incredible that they gave me a 30 percent chance to live, and here I am. In September 2011, Daniel Hedlund, a seminary teacher in Layton, Utah, USA, wrote the above words and submitted them to an online competition called “In Search of Incredible.” Singer and filmmaker Jason Mraz was in search of incredible stories from around the world, and he invited people to share theirs. And in December, people from around the world voted.

Education Is Key to Future Opportunities (Church News and Events) (April 26, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
Many people in countries around the world are realizing their hopes and dreams of gaining an education through the Church’s Perpetual Education Fund. In a news conference on February 4, 2008, President Thomas S. Monson said of the program: “Today’s world is competitive, more than it’s ever been. I believe men and women need to get a type of education which will enable them to meet the exigencies of life. … Men and women need to be prepared for a vastly broader scope than we’ve ever had before. … [The Perpetual Education Fund] is a fund that will go far into the future.”

RootsTech 2015: Innovator Showdown Winners Announced (Church News) (February 16, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
The results of a first-time contest called the Innovator Showdown were presented at the 2015 RootsTech family history conference on February 13, 2015. Creators of the contest invited entrepreneurs from around the world to submit a mobile or web app that would affect the world of family history. Nick and Krista Baum, cofounders of StoryWorth, were presented with a $25,000 total cash prize.

The most Mormon country in the world? It’s Tonga (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 5, 2017) - Relevance: 2.6
There are a lot of Tongans in Utah. After all, one in every four U.S. Tongans resides in the Beehive State, which features several all-Tongan Mormon stakes, including more than 30 all-Tongan LDS congregations. But did you know that the multi-island Pacific nation has the highest number of Latter-day Saints per capita — in the world? Of Tonga's 106,513 inhabitants, 64,156 are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to the Salt Lake City-based faith's official statistics.

Book Review: 'American Crucifixion' by Alex Beam (Wall Street Journal - New York) (April 23, 2014) - Relevance: 2.6
Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism and that religion's chief prophet until his death in 1844, was many things: tireless, intelligent, personally magnetic. But humble he was not. "I am above the kingdoms of the world," he said. "I have no laws." When a visitor to Nauvoo, the Illinois city that Smith founded and ruled, asked if it wasn't dangerous to place municipal power almost exclusively in the hands of one man, he replied: "In your hands, or that of any other person, so much power would, no doubt, be dangerous. I am the only man in the world it would be safe to trust with it."

BYU Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary, continues traditions (BYU NewsNet - Utah) (January 16, 2009) - Relevance: 2.6
Over fifty years ago, Clinton Larson stood in a field north of Temple Hill in Provo and envisioned the imposition of a university magazine. Little did Larson know that half a century later that magazine he envisioned would be read all over the world. Today celebrates the 50th anniversary of the BYU Studies academic journal, a publication that strives to apply Doctrine and Covenants 89:19 in bringing "wisdom and great treasures of knowledge to the world."

Judge orders former LDS branch leader to stand trial in sexual assault (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (February 5, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
They didn’t know who he was or what he wanted. They didn’t even know his real name. But a woman, her 20-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter testified Monday in 3rd District Court that a man, known to them only as Frank, twice barged into their Millcreek home, sexually assaulted the teenager, attacked the mother and bit the son’s penis so severely he required reparative surgery. Efrey Guzman, 46, a former LDS branch president of a Latino congregation in Sandy, was charged with aggravated sexual assault and aggravated burglary, first-degree felonies; and sex abuse of a child and forcible sexual abuse, second-degree felonies.

World's Largest Annual Outdoor Easter Pageant Draws Crowds Topping 150,000 During 10-Day Run (March 10, 2005) - Relevance: 2.6
Mesa will once again be home to the world's largest annual outdoor Easter pageant as "Jesus the Christ," a dramatic musical production depicting the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is presented on the grounds of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New Joseph Smith movie being screened in Palmyra (Wayne Post - New York) (July 13, 2011) - Relevance: 2.6
Palmyra will host screenings of the film "Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold" from July 7 to July 18. Birthplace of the Book of Mormon, Palmyra is the first stop on a nationwide tour in support of the film, which was directed and produced by Austrian filmmaker Christian Vuissa. Vuissa says the film "tells the true story, the real story behind Smith and the Book of Mormon in a way that has never been told before," and he hopes his film "helps people realize what an impact Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon have had not only in the Latter-day Saint faith, but also in history."

Excellent seminary teachers made the scriptures real (Herald Journal - Utah) (March 27, 2012) - Relevance: 2.6
The LDS Seminary program turns 100 years old this year, and is more valuable than ever. This many years out of high school, I am still relieved to be done. I wouldn’t go back for anything ... except maybe seminary. Seminary was a haven for me, a chance to give focused attention to the important ideas that otherwise were crowded out during my slightly overbooked youth. I remember explaining LDS Seminary to friends who were not religious. They wondered how I could commit to a life of full-time church service while I was still just a teenager; to them, “seminary” meant theological college to become paid clergy. No, I wasn’t in training for anything except self-improvement, I said, and my church had no paid clergy. My seminary was a scripture-study class for young people that met early in the morning.

Mormon facility on tap for River North (Chicago Tribune - Illinois) (January 23, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
A prized piece of River North real estate on the same corner that was supposed to accommodate a state-of-the-art synagogue and community center has been purchased by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to build its first meetinghouse in Chicago's downtown. The property at Clark and Chestnut streets is adjacent to the former site of the proposed Chicago Center for Jewish Life, a multimillion-dollar building that would have offered a sanctuary, school, kosher cafe and crisis intervention services for Jewish travelers and members of Lubavitch Chabad of the Loop, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park, the Hasidic Orthodox community that built it.

Stephenie Meyer turns rainy little Forks – and the world – into a Twilight zone (Guardian - UK) (November 14, 2009) - Relevance: 2.6
For millions of teenagers around the globe, next Friday is the most exciting day of the year: New Moon, the second film in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga about a sexy vampire, debuts in UK cinemas. In less than four years, Meyer, a Mormon mother of three from Arizona, has become one of the world's bestselling authors, despite Stephen King saying she "can't write". Every two seconds this year, someone in the UK has bought one of her books. Since her first novel, Twilight, was plucked out of an agent's slush pile and published in 2005, Meyer has sold more than 85m copies worldwide. Almost 5m of those were snapped up in the UK.

University helps N.C. high school break world record (Technician Online) (March 14, 2011) - Relevance: 2.6
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics was founded in 1980 as the nation's first public, residential high school. On March 5, the school made another historic achievement: setting the Guinness World Record for the largest food drive in one location in a 24-hour time period. The school collected 559,885 pounds of food to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Senior missionaries 'needed, blessed, loved,' Missionary Department says (Deseret News - Utah) (August 30, 2017) - Relevance: 2.6
“You are needed,” was the LDS Missionary Department’s message to senior Church members at BYU Education Week on Aug. 22. “In the history of the world, there hasn’t been more of a need where the times cry out for missionaries as they do now, especially mature people in the gospel such as yourselves, who live the gospel, … know how to navigate this world and know how to bring the blessing of the gospel to the hearts of the people that you talk to,” said Chris Miller, pre-field services group manager for the Missionary Department.

Stained-Glass Artists Share What It’s Like Contributing to Temples around the World (Church News) (June 11, 2019) - Relevance: 2.6
When someone mentions the beauty and art of stained glass, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds likely has more to do with Europe and Catholicism than it does with Utah and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But when it comes to modern stained-glass installations, both Utah and the Church are gaining recognition. For Tom and Gayle Holdman of Holdman Studios, located in Lehi, Utah, stained glass—or art glass, as they refer to it—is making a “comeback” in the art world, and they are happy to be part of the reawakening.

World-famous DJ Kaskade to perform free concert in Provo (Deseret News - Utah) (August 27, 2015) - Relevance: 2.6
World-famous disc jockey and record producer Kaskade will perform a free concert Sept. 4 in downtown Provo. Kaskade, whose given name is Ryan Raddon, will entertain fans on Provo's Center Street as part of the sixth annual Rooftop Concert Series. Two Utah bands, The Brocks and Two Nations, will open for Kaskade.

LDS Church sells Provo River tract to fund for development (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 9, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
A scenic tract of land on the upper Provo River owned by the LDS Church has been bought by a private equity fund than plans to turn the property into a high-end development aimed at well-heeled fly-fishing homebuyers. Sporting Ranch Capital Management bought the 204-acre property in Summit and Wasatch counties east of Park City last month from Property Reserve Inc., which manages real estate owned by the Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Terms of the deal weren’t announced.

Mormon genealogy site offers links to millions of WWI vets (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 11, 2014) - Relevance: 2.6
In honor of Veterans Day, the LDS Church has announced that it is adding three free World War I collections to its FamilySearch site, containing information on millions of American and British citizens who served in — and registered for — the military from 1914 to 1920. These resources include the free U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, according to an LDS Church news release. "Out of those who registered, approximately 4.8 million served and 2.8 million were drafted."

Coming out Mormon (Washington Post) (April 16, 2013) - Relevance: 2.6
As a gay Mormon, people often assume that I have an interesting and unique story to share. While I feel what I have to say is interesting, it’s not as unique as one might assume. It simply seems to me that the majority of other gay Mormons often don’t “come out.” As a result of their silence, members of our faith have felt little incentive to even think about gays in the church. They were ignorant, and they have caused real hurt. I study at Brigham Young University in Utah, where 98 percent of students are Mormon. In April 2012, an unofficial club on campus called USGA (Understanding Same-gender Attraction) released an “It Gets Better” YouTube video that consisted of several BYU students coming out as gay. While the video was politically neutral, it got people talking and thinking, including me.

How the Swiss founded a Mormon town (Swiss Info - Switzerland) (April 6, 2011) - Relevance: 2.5
Ask just about anyone from Santa Clara, Utah, about “the call” and there’s no mistaking what you mean: The time the Swiss Mormons rolled in and changed everything. In fact, there was no real town to speak of in this remote corner of the American southwest before the Stuckis, Hirschis, and Toblers—some 85 Swiss pioneers in all—unloaded their covered wagons and began to build. The epic journey the Swiss pioneers began 150 years ago this spring has now been immortalised in a mural hanging in Santa Clara’s Town Hall. Two documentary filmmakers are making a movie, having followed Utah artist Julie Rogers around as she put paint to history, using today’s descendants of those Swiss pioneers as models.

LDS Church developer plans to build a 28-story office tower in downtown Salt Lake City (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 13, 2018) - Relevance: 2.5
Building on their success with 111 Main, developers for the LDS Church are planning a new 28-story office tower in downtown Salt Lake City. City Creek Reserve, a real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has submitted preliminary plans for a sleek, curving and glass-clad skyscraper on the northeast corner of State Street and 100 South, just west of the Harmons Grocery store and south of the church’s Social Hall Heritage Museum.

BYU Pathway program turning heads in world of online education and technology (Deseret News - Utah) (July 17, 2017) - Relevance: 2.5
Brigham Young University-Pathway Worldwide is turning heads in the world of online education and technology six months after it was created. The BYU-Pathway program, specifically PathwayConnect, was recently featured in an in-depth article by The Chronicle of Higher Education, highlighting its innovations and painting the program as a model of online education.

Heard the one about the Mormon stand-up comic? (Guardian - UK) (November 23, 2009) - Relevance: 2.5
If I told you that Elna Baker had written a frank and self-deprecating memoir about dating which is unlike any other frank and self-deprecating memoir about dating, you probably would not believe me. However, Baker is a Mormon. A peachy, astute, witty 27-year-old Mormon who has never had sex. The book – The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance – is all about what it's like to live in Manhattan when the list of things you can't do (cigarettes, wine, coffee, drugs, swearing, sex outside marriage, marriage to someone who isn't Mormon) seems far more seductive than the things you can (studying scripture, prayer) and where the majority of your contemporaries think you might be – in Baker's words – "a whack job". Until now her faith is something she has avoided talking about when she first meets someone ("You know how in films people spit out their drinks when they're surprised, and you think that never happens in real life? It does").

LDS Apostles join the world of Twitter (Daily Herald - Utah) (May 6, 2014) - Relevance: 2.5
Members of the community who want to follow the prophets moment by moment can now do it through Twitter. It was only a matter of time, with the advanced use of social media, that top leadership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would join the world of tweeting. Twitter, not related to the song birds of spring, is a social messaging tool that lets users give short messages of news interest, inspiration and opinion. Elder M. Russell Ballard was the first to tweet Sunday, following his Church Education System fireside.

Church Works Toward World Goal to Eliminate Preventable Diseases (Church News and Events) (November 12, 2011) - Relevance: 2.5
A worldwide goal set by a consortium of health and humanitarian organizations is helping eradicate measles and other infectious diseases, and Church welfare has been assisting the cause by providing funding, service hours, and education. The goal, which is to “reduce childhood mortality” by two-thirds by 2015, was set 21 years ago by the United Nations Foundation, World Health Organization, Red Cross, United Nations International Children’s Fund, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

At Its Core, the 'Twilight' Saga Is a Story About ________ (The Atlantic) (November 16, 2012) - Relevance: 2.5
TO THE NAKED EYE, IT MAY APPEAR THAT: The Twilight saga is a story about love. And vampires. And family. And abstinence. And racism. And the founding of the Mormon faith. And orphans, in a really weird way. BUT ACCORDING TO SOME EXPERTS WHO THOUGHT REALLY HARD ABOUT THIS: Twilight is a story about all of these things. And more things. Since the series' debut in 2005, multitudes of thinkers and scholars have claimed to know the real, profound meaning behind Stephenie Meyer's famous vampire-romance novel series. This tends to happen sometimes when books ignite widespread consumption and discussion: Just run a quick Google search on "The Great Gatsby is a story about" if you need further proof. But the degree to which Twilight has been analyzed, re-analyzed, reframed, and close-read makes it something of a lit-crit Choose Your Own Adventure story.

Pro-Perry Evangelical Leader Amplifies Anti-Mormon Rhetoric (Real Clear Politics) (October 18, 2011) - Relevance: 2.5
In the wake of anti-Mormon comments made by Robert Jeffress -- an influential pastor who has endorsed Rick Perry -- a second prominent evangelical power broker with ties to the Texas governor is now causing an additional stir. On Sunday, The Daily Beast published excerpts of emails sent by David Lane, a key organizer of Perry's "The Response," an August gathering in Houston billed as “a call to prayer for a nation in crisis.” In the email excerpts, Lane questioned Mitt Romney’s fitness for the presidency on theological grounds and reveled in the potential political utility of Jeffress’ comments.

Book of Mormon pushes personal revelation (Deseret News - Utah) (May 6, 2010) - Relevance: 2.5
There is a radical insistence in the Book of Mormon that people seek personal revelation. This demand or invitation is not that people become prophets to a nation. The revelation is not an ineffable expression of the mystery and futility of apprehending God. In his book, "The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction," Terryl L. Givens starts a section with a quote from theologian Emil Brunner: "God's revelation of Himself always occurs in such a way as to manifest more deeply his inaccessibility to our thought and imagination. All that we can know is the world. God is not the world. ... He is mystery."

U. library obtains documents signed by Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and other early Mormon leaders (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (December 1, 2015) - Relevance: 2.5
Visitors to the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library now will be able to see — and hold in their hands — historic papers signed by Mormon founder Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum Smith, successor Brigham Young and other early LDS leaders. On Monday, the Salt Lake City-based school announced the library had received a donation of 13 handwritten documents — real estate transactions, letters and notes — valued at over $3 million.

Two churches, different financial trajectories (Inquirer - Pennsylvania) (February 15, 2014) - Relevance: 2.5
Along the two blocks of North 17th Street on either side of the Vine Street Expressway in Center City, remarkably different financial trajectories of two religious groups are playing out. At the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, south of Vine, church leaders are turning property accumulated over generations - such as cemeteries - into cash in a bid to fill huge financial gaps. About a block north, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans this week to build a meetinghouse and a 32-story residential tower next door to its $70 million temple, already under construction. The apartment tower alone could cost $75 million to $90 million, a real estate expert said.

Prioritize pursuits, Sister Beck says (LDS Church News) (May 8, 2010) - Relevance: 2.5
Women must prioritize their energy and pursuits as they seek the counsel of the Lord, said Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, during Women's Conference at BYU on April 29. "I feel a great urgency for the daughters of God to do all they need to do to strengthen and lift — not just themselves, their families, sisters who are in their wards — but also the world," Sister Beck said. "I feel that the sisters in this church who know and understand their covenants will be a significant force in helping this world which seems to have lost its moral moorings."

Mitt Romney Reflects 'Mormon Culture' Of Moderation, Expert Says (Huffington Post) (March 16, 2012) - Relevance: 2.5
Mitt Romney has called himself "severely conservative" but an expert on religion and politics said the Republican presidential front-runner, a Mormon, is a product of "Mormon culture," which contains "a real strain of moderation and pragmatism" on issues like same-sex relationships, abortion and immigration. David Campbell, co-author of "Amazing Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us" and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said at a policy briefing Thursday that "the moderation you see in Romney the candidate, and I suppose in Romney the governor of Massachusetts, I would say pretty nicely reflects what you see in the public opinion polls of the rank and file of the Mormon community."

Hundreds serving in Family and Church History Headquarters Mission (LDS Church News) (September 11, 2015) - Relevance: 2.5
With more than 1,000 missionaries from all across the world serving in the Family and Church History Headquarters Mission, it could be considered the largest LDS mission in the world, one that few people have even heard of. “Most people who have never heard very much about this [mission] are aghast at how big this is,” said President Warren G. Tate. “It’s a little city over here, and most people don’t know about this.”

'City in the Clouds' — Devotion defines members from world's highest capital city (LDS Church News) (May 15, 2010) - Relevance: 2.5
The view from the upper rim of the world's highest capital city is like no other on the globe. Below rests La Paz, a sprawling Latin American community that stretches across a massive geological bowl carved deep in the earth. Skyscrapers and stately government buildings are bordered by red brick apartment buildings numbering in the thousands. Most of La Paz's streets seem to travel two ways — up or down. And a distant gaze in almost any direction is obstructed by a snow-capped Andean peak, a reminder that La Paz (elevation 12,000 feet) is a mountain city.

Spanish-language 'Savior of the World' shines (Deseret News - Utah) (December 16, 2009) - Relevance: 2.5
"El Salvador del Mundo," far from a typical foray into musical theater, brightly flourished all the same during three showings Dec. 4-5 at the Bountiful Regional Center in North Salt Lake. After more than two years of planning, "El Salvador del Mundo" -- the Spanish-language adaptation of the popular Mormon stage production "Savior of the World" -- successfully channeled the considerable talents of amateur and first-time actors from several cultural backgrounds into a cohesive and poignant production depicting the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.

Bloggernacle Back Bench: LDS bloggers are being seen and heard around the world (+video) (Deseret News - Utah) (January 9, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5
Two bloggers are cleverly using contests to spread the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its beliefs to the world. First, the blog Murilovisck from Brazil: “My name is Vicente Leite Ribeiro Murilo. I am Brazilian. I'm 25 years old and am a Latter-day Saint. My blog about news and curiosities about the church is participating in a national competition for Brazilian Blogs. TOPBLOG Brazil 2012 is the name of the contest. I'm in the top 3 blogs in the category Religion. I ran over 400 blogs and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in Sao Paulo on Jan. 26, 2013.”

Stakes produce 'Savior of the World' (Deseret News - Utah) (April 11, 2009) - Relevance: 2.5
Several LDS stakes, including the Anaheim East California, Henderson Nevada Anthem and the Missoula Montana stakes, are discovering a myriad of theatrical talents among their members as they put "Savior of the World" on stage. The Missoula Montana Stake put their show on March 19-21. The Anaheim East California Stake show opened March 25 with performances ending April 3.

Mormon effort to 'Light the World' during Christmas reaches 68 million video views and counting (Deseret News - Utah) (December 21, 2016) - Relevance: 2.5
From Times Square digital displays to individual Facebook feeds, the LDS Church's advent calendar of suggestions for Christlike-service is generating interest among millions. The main video in the "Light the World" initiative has earned more than 34 million views, according to a church blog. The 25 shorter videos with daily service suggestions leading up to Christmas have garnered over 30 million views.

Bill Maher, American exceptionalism and America the 'stupid country,' according to Donald Trump (Fox News) (June 12, 2012) - Relevance: 2.5
BILL MAHER, HOST, "REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER": Would it be better if the country just got over this notion of American exceptionalism? Oh, I think it would. I mean, this is... (APPLAUSE) MAHER: This is -- by the way, this is one reason why I say -- and people laugh at me, but I would say in 100 years, this country will be Mormon. It's a stupid religion and a stupid country. They were made for each other. (LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE) MAHER: And I tell you, one of the things Americans are going to love about Mormonism, when they find out about it, is that, first of all, Jesus is an American. Jesus is an American in Mormonism. And they love the idea that Mormons embrace more than anybody that we are the super-duper star-spangled best country ever! And if we have any flaw, it's that we make other countries feel bad because our awesomeness is so overwhelming.

Viewpoint: Never Give Up (Church News and Events) (February 24, 2014) - Relevance: 2.5
The world watched as Noelle Pikus-Pace of the Kiowa Valley 1st Ward, Eagle Mountain Utah East Stake, won a silver medal in the skeleton during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 14. Yet, like all Olympic dreams, the road to the medal podium for this Latter-day Saint athlete was long and hard. She was the reigning World Cup skeleton racer for the 2004–2005 season—and a favorite to win the gold at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy—when a four-man bobsleigh lost its brakes and crushed her leg during a training accident in Calgary.

Close to 12,000 women gather on the BYU campus for annual Women's Conference (Deseret News - Utah) (May 10, 2017) - Relevance: 2.5
On May 4-5, close to 12,000 women from around the world converged on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, for the largest two-day gathering of LDS women anywhere in the world. Co-sponsored with the Relief Society and Brigham Young University, BYU Women’s Conference included more than 200 presenters sharing insights on topics of interest to women of all ages. This year's conference theme, "Converted unto the Lord," is taken from the scripture found in 3 Nephi 28:23.

Country rose: Local singer and fiddler blossoms in Nashville (Daily Herald - Utah) (March 3, 2011) - Relevance: 2.5
Utah and country music have, well, quite a lot in common actually. Cowboys. Belt buckles. Rodeos. Big hats. Now there’s another item for the list: Utah Valley native and Lone Peak High School graduate Susie Brown. Brown, 26, is one half of country music’s hottest new duo, The JaneDear Girls. The Girls, Brown and Texas native Danelle Leverett, have a hit single on country radio, a new album and a real shot at the Academy of Country Music’s annual award for Top New Vocal Duo or Group. “We found out the day of our album release,” Brown said. “That was a really big day for us.” (The new album, “The JaneDear Girls,” is their first.)

President Eyring: 'Messiah brought light' (LDS Church News) (December 5, 2011) - Relevance: 2.5
One of the most beautiful symbols of the birth of Jesus Christ into this world is light, said President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, on Dec. 4. "The appearance of the long-promised Messiah brought light to a darkened world," he said. Speaking during the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, President Eyring said Latter-day Saints know from the true record in the Book of Mormon that God's prophets had long taught the people that light would be a sign of the birth of the only begotten Son of God in the flesh.

With Pope Francis, a chance for the first real e-papacy (Washington Times) (March 22, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5
With the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, there seems to have been no shortage of people — Catholic and non-Catholic — offering the new Pope Francis advice. Much, if not most, of that advice has been theological, suggesting a wide range of changes in Church doctrine and rules. Not being Catholic, I won’t go there, but I would like to offer a thought which some Catholics, I believe, would share: The new pope should be as digital as possible. In both a pre-conclave homily at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle and in a subsequent interview with The Washington Times, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington stressed that the next pope “has to be able to get the message out using these modern means of communication,” twice referencing social media platforms such as Twitter.

Pathway to open 100th domestic site in Rexburg (BYU-Idaho news release) (February 12, 2014) - Relevance: 2.5
In April, Pathway will open its 100th domestic site in Rexburg, Idaho. Since its creation in 2009 under Brigham Young University-Idaho, Pathway has provided academic opportunity to thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the world. While there are over 150 operating sites throughout the world, serving nearly 7,000 students, Rexburg will be the 100th site to open in the United States and Canada.

LDS husband and father is also a firefighter and wakeboard world champion (LDS Church News) (October 20, 2014) - Relevance: 2.5
Sam Cole isn’t your average working dad. He doesn’t sit behind a desk, working a 9-to-5 job. He stands behind a giant fire hose, washing down anything that’s aflame. And what does he do in his spare time? He’s a world champion wakeboarder. The 26-year-old champion attends the Page 3rd Ward of the Page Arizona Stake and works hard to balance his role of husband, father, active Church member, firefighter and wakeboarder. While it hasn’t been easy, he has been rewarded in bounteous ways.

Christmas production: "El Salvador del mundo" (LDS Church News) (November 19, 2009) - Relevance: 2.5
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that this year's Latino Christmas program will be a Spanish version of the LDS stage production "Savior of the World." "El Salvador del mundo" is a musical production based on scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The show features a cast of talented actors, singers and musicians sharing testimony through drama and song of the divine mission of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world.

The Relevance of Religion (LDS Newsroom) (July 26, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5
How relevant is religion? It’s a question each new generation asks itself. As times change, new circumstances present new challenges and possibilities. And yet, through it all, this immemorial longing we call religion continues on. In the 1960s, sociologists came to a consensus that religion was fading. As knowledge and freedom increased, they theorized, so modern society would outgrow religion. Thirty years later, however, that hypothesis was reversed. One of these sociologists, Peter Berger, explained the miscalculation this way: “Religion has not been declining. On the contrary, in much of the world there has been a veritable explosion of religious faith.”[2] He concluded that just because the world is becoming more modern doesn’t necessarily mean it is becoming less religious. Religion, it can be said, is just as relevant now as it has ever been.

Nativities around the World (LDS Newsroom) (December 26, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5
Local congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States and overseas hosted thousands of nativity displays during the Christmas season depicting biblical accounts of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. From hand-crafted nativities to live presentations, the nativities from around the world bear testimony of the divinity of the Savior's birth. Traditional Christmas nativity scenes include Jesus in a manger with figurines of His mother, Mary; Joseph; angels; shepherds and farm animals.

BYU Church History Symposium set for March 7-8 (Standard-Examiner - Utah) (February 23, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5
The Brigham Young University Church History Symposium, “Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith’s Study of the Ancient World,” will be held March 7 at Brigham Young University in Provo and March 8 at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Participants will learn how Joseph Smith’s studies of the ancient world affected his prophetic development. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 13 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 14, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live. Canada: Latter-day Saint Women Help Prisoners Connect With Their Children Every two weeks, inmates in an Ontario, Canada provincial women’s jail sign up to work with Latter-day Saint women and record a CD of themselves reading stories for their children. For many of the women who participate, it is the only way they can stay in contact with their children and provide motherly comfort.

LDS Church distances itself from land referendum in Layton (Standard-Examiner - Utah) (October 17, 2012) - Relevance: 2.5
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is distancing itself from any position on a land referendum on the ballot this November, even though the church owns the property on which a potential development would be located and teamed with the city to help hire a consultant for the project. Church Spokesman Scott Trotter issued a short statement on the West Layton Village property matter late Monday, after the church became part of the narrative on the issue, initiated by a group that forced the issues on the ballot. The group, Citizens for Responsible Growth, claims the church had unofficially apologized for appearing to be a force behind the potential development. PRI, a real estate arm of the church, manages the property in question.

Nativity Exhibit Shows Unity of Faith Worldwide (Church News and Events) (November 29, 2012) - Relevance: 2.5
Once again nativity scenes from around the world are on display at the Church History Museum’s annual Christmas crèche exhibit. “Who Is the Child in the Swaddling Clothes?” opened November 16, 2012, and will be on display through January 14, 2013. This year’s exhibit features 31 different nativity scenes from 28 countries including Malawi, Thailand, Ireland, Turkey, and Tonga. The nativities on display are from the personal collection of Yves and Kathleen Perrin. Extensive world travelers, they have collected crèche sets from an array of artisans and shops across the globe.

World Congress of Families opens on a Mormon note as LDS apostle preaches love for all (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 28, 2015) - Relevance: 2.5
The World Congress of Families, an international movement to celebrate and promote the "natural family," opened Tuesday in the global center of the LDS Church — with a Mormon apostle as the keynote speaker. At the stroke of 9 a.m., Utah's International Children's Choir, dressed in traditional country costumes, began serenading more than a thousand participants as they took their seats in the giant Grand America Hotel ballroom in downtown Salt Lake City.

FamilySearch hits 1 million photos submitted (Deseret News - Utah) (September 19, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5
Less than six months after launched an enhanced version of its family history website, more than 1 million photos have been uploaded and preserved, according to a news release. "With the help of our users, we are creating the world's largest, free collection of family history photos," Tim Cross, senior product manager of FamilySearch photos and stories, said in the news release. "We see this as a major achievement toward preserving, sharing and uniquely identifying family history memories for people from all over the world."

Insight: Mormon church made wealthy by donations (Reuters) (August 13, 2012) - Relevance: 2.5
If the Mormon church were a business, wealthy adherents like Mitt Romney would count as its dominant revenue stream. Its investment strategy would be viewed as risk-averse. It would also likely attract corporate gadflies protesting a lack of transparency. They would call for less spending on real estate and more on charitable causes to improve membership growth - the Mormons' return on investment. Those are a few of the conclusions that can be drawn from an analysis of the church's finances by Reuters and University of Tampa sociologist Ryan Cragun. Relying heavily on church records in countries that require far more disclosure than the United States, Cragun and Reuters estimate that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings in some $7 billion annually in tithes and other donations.

BYU Broadcasting mission is to help others 'see the good in the world' — now in HD (Deseret News - Utah) (April 15, 2011) - Relevance: 2.5
When BYUtv launched more than 11 years ago, it was barely reaching 1 million homes across the United States. Today, families in more than 60 million homes nationwide and millions more across the globe have access to an array of family-friendly movies, lectures, sporting events, documentaries and food shows — which will now come in HD to Utah's Comcast subscribers. "HD is not the 'next generation' of television programming, it is the current generation," said Derek Marquis, managing director of BYU Broadcasting. "And if our mission is to help viewers 'see the good in the world,' imagine how much better, clearer and crisper that experience will be seeing it in full HD."

BYU–Hawaii Opening Devotional: The Blessings of Religious Freedom (BYU-Hawaii news release) (September 14, 2012) - Relevance: 2.5
BYU–Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright addressed the topic of religious freedom at the opening devotional of the Fall 2012 semester on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The gathering included more than 1500 students, faculty, staff and others from the extended university ‘ohana. “We live at a unique time in the history of the world,” he said. “We have the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have the blessings of being guided by apostles and prophets. And on this campus we also have the blessings of being a part of the Church Educational System and having a temple of the Lord nearby. How we have been blessed!” President Wheelwright described how the Church is receiving more publicity now than ever before, but that it does not change what is happening in the world. “In spite of this “Mormon Moment” on the world stage, those we sustain as prophets, seers and revelators have recently raised the voice of warning that our religious freedom is being challenged and threatened on several fronts. And they have made it clear that if we simply take the blessing of religious freedom for granted, we will lose that blessing.”

Pakistani exchange student lives with Mormon family, attends Catholic school in Pasco (Tri-City Herald - Washington) (December 31, 2013) - Relevance: 2.5
A Muslim exchange student lives with a Mormon family and attends a small private Catholic high school. It's not a sitcom script. It's a real-life cultural immersion experience for 16-year-old Muhammad Janjua. Janjua, who goes by Umer, is living, learning and forging new relationships almost 7,000 miles from his home in Islamabad, Pakistan. The people he lives and learns with can't imagine not having him around. "He made instant friends," said exchange program coordinator Renee Kerr of Umer's first visit to his new school, Tri-Cities Prep. "Three students went to his home that night and took him to a football game."

Rick Perry backer decries Mitt Romney, Mormons (Deseret News - Utah) (October 8, 2011) - Relevance: 2.5
A Baptist mega-church pastor with ties to Rick Perry bashed Mitt Romney's religious bona fides at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 10,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, is a Perry supporter and the man who introduced the Texas governor Friday at the Values Voter Summit. Politico reported, "Jeffress described Romney's Mormon faith as a 'cult,' and said evangelicals had only one real option in the 2012 primaries. ... Asked by Politico if he believed Romney is a Christian, Jeffress answered: 'No.' "

LDS Film Artist Follows Counsel in New Movie (BYU NewsNet - Utah) (December 12, 2008) - Relevance: 2.5
President Spencer W. Kimball gave a talk in 1978 entitled "The Gospel Vision of the Arts." In this talk, Kimball said: "In our world, there have risen brilliant stars in drama, music, literature, sculpture, painting, science, and all the fields of excellence. For years I have had a vision of members of the Church greatly increasing their already strong positions of excellence till the eyes of all the world will be upon us." Christian Vuissa, organizer of the LDS film festival and creator of the recent "Errand of Angels," has taken Kimball's words and creates films, putting the LDS community in a positive light.

Mormons in the 2012 Paralympics, days 3 & 4: Blind sprinter takes gold; archer advances to semi-finals (Deseret News - Utah) (September 4, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Mormon sprinter Jason Smyth won gold and set another world record in the 100-meter race Saturday at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London this weekend. Smyth, of the Belfast Northern Ireland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ran the race in 10.46 seconds on Saturday, breaking the 10.54-second world record he set the previous day in the preliminary heat of the T13 division. He picked up an Irish flag proclaiming: “Fastest Paralympian on the Planet” for his victory lap.

Thanksgiving Point opens new Light of the World Garden featuring sculptures of Christ (Deseret News - Utah) (September 27, 2016) - Relevance: 2.4
After 13 years of toiling, planning and generous support, a dream to create a scenic garden of religious-themed sculptures was realized Saturday. More than 350 people packed into a room at the Ashton Gardens to celebrate the grand opening of the Light of the World Garden, a 2.5-acre space featuring 35 bronze, monument-size statues organized into 15 scenes — 14 depicting Jesus Christ in the New Testament and one of Joseph Smith's First Vision — created by Utah artist Angela Johnson.

Shame on you, Harry Reid (Fox News) (September 26, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
In a conference call with reporters, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that his fellow Mormon, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, "is not the face of Mormonism." Reid added he agrees with Romney critics who claim Romney has "sullied" the faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the official name of the church. We've been down this theological road before. In the 1980s, liberal Christians who pretty much had the "faith" territory to themselves since Prohibition and the Scopes "monkey trial," claimed that evangelical and fundamentalist Christians were not "real Christians” when they began to exert their influence in the political arena. In recent weeks, Senator Reid has violated at least one of the Ten Commandments -- the one prohibiting the bearing of false witness -- as well as the command of Jesus to "Judge not, lest you be judged.

New Youth Site Offers 150 Mutual Activity Ideas (Church News and Events) (December 5, 2013) - Relevance: 2.4
To assist youth leaders and youth in finding fun and meaningful activities, the Church has launched a new youth activity website packed with more than 150 activities that work anywhere in the world. Activities are an important part of the youth program in the Church. In addition to Sunday activities, LDS youth are invited to meet together on an additional night during the week to do activities together. “Many youth feel isolated in their efforts to live the gospel in an increasingly wicked world,” said Brother David L. Beck, Young Men general president. “When they gather for activities, they draw strength from one another.”

8 thousand Lindon residents participate in emergency drill (Daily Herald - Utah) (September 17, 2013) - Relevance: 2.4
Residents gathered in their neighborhoods to check-in with block leaders, runners collected information and took it to city officials and police officers, public works officials and firefighters fielded and prioritized emergency calls, all as part of a city-wide emergency drill in Lindon. The residents of Lindon and the Northridge neighborhood of Orem participated in the fifth annual Lindon City Drill Down for Safety held Monday night. The evening started with a reverse 911 call sent out to residents between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m. Residents then gathered at their block captains' houses to check-in for themselves and their families, similar to what city officials hope would happen in the event of a real emergency.

Tickets Soon Available for Savior of the World (Church News and Events) (October 11, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Tickets for Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection, a musical production performed in the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah, and based on the events surrounding the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, will be available beginning October 16, 2012. The two-hour event will run from November 16 through December 29, 2012. Performances are available Tuesday through Saturday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m., mountain standard time, with a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance each Saturday. The matinee on December 8 is specifically for those with visual or hearing impairments.

Local Women Tie Quilts and Blankets for Haiti Victims (Placer Herald - California) (February 8, 2010) - Relevance: 2.4
In 4 hours the annual Relief Society Humanitarian Open House turned out 111 quilts and blankets, joining 100 more done previously this year. The annual event, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has always drawn an eager crowd of quilters, but this year the haunting images of destruction in Haiti gave it a very real sense of urgency. The largest turn-out yet at 300+ women, there were mothers and grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters, young and old alike. “Most of the blankets and quilts will be in the arms of Haitian earthquake victims soon,” said Sherie Abel, event organizer. “The Sacramento chapter of Project Linus plans to ship our blankets to Haiti on February 26th.”

Ruby Girl: New website aims to give LDS young women a place to belong and recognize their worth (Deseret News - Utah) (July 1, 2016) - Relevance: 2.4
When Elaine Dalton heard about the vision for, she immediately voiced her support. “In my previous calling as (LDS) Young Women general president, I met with young women from around the world,” Dalton told the Deseret News. “My observation was that they are strong, bright and desirous to do the right thing. They are the noble generation of which prophets have testified. They live in a world of great challenge but also of great opportunity. They sometimes feel isolated and alone in living the gospel of Jesus Christ and keeping their baptismal covenants.

Why Rick Perry is headed to the White House (CNN) (August 12, 2011) - Relevance: 2.4
The big brains gathered east of the Hudson and Potomac Rivers believe that Mitt Romney is the candidate to beat. But they are unable to hear what Rick Perry is saying. The Christian prayer rally in Houston was a very loud proclamation to fundamentalists and Teavangelicals, which said, "I am not a Mormon." The far right and Christian fundamentalists have an inordinate amount of influence in the GOP primary process and, regardless of messages of inclusion, very few of them will vote for a Mormon. "We think a them Mormons as bein' in kind of a cult," one of the Houston rally attendees told me. "I couldn't vote for one a them when we got a real Christian like Governor Perry runnin'." Perry, of course, can't come right out and print bumper stickers that say, "Rick Perry -- 2012 -- Not a Mormon." But he doesn't have to. He's wearing his faith like a power tie while Romney stays quiet as a tabernacle mouse on the topic of religion.

The digital word of God (LDS Church News) (October 27, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
"A knowledge of the scriptures is important," said President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve. "From them we learn about spiritual guidance. Everywhere in the world, humble members draw inspiration from the scriptures to guide them through life" (The Friend, February 2011). Living at an unprecedented time in world history, the word of God goes forth at an incredible rate due to the wonderful technologies available. The Deseret News reported in its Oct. 14 national edition that technology is crucial for learning. The report indicated that 98 percent of college students own a digital device, and 38 percent say they can't go for more than 10 minutes without using one. People can interact with the scriptures in ways never before dreamed of because of technology.

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in Runcorn welcomes Fijian missionary (Weekly News - UK) (February 24, 2011) - Relevance: 2.4
A GLOBE-TROTTING missionary has joined the team at a newly-rebuilt Runcorn church. Elder Nemani Delaibatiki hails from Fiji but lived in New Zealand prior to his assignment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Clifton Road. Nemani – who is one of 11 children – was in his third year of a medical degree in his home country when he was given a posting half way across the world. Every young Mormon man is expected to go on a ‘mission’, which means giving two years of voluntary service anywhere in the world, usually at their own expense, to spread the word about the work of the church.

Tabloid turns Mitt Romney ‘Dear John’ letter from future wife into ‘love triangle shocker’ (Boston Globe - Massachusetts) (February 14, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Mitt Romney’s political celebrity has taken an unlikely turn with a sensational-sounding entry in a gossip tabloid. ``Mitt Romney love triangle shocker!’’ screams a headline posted online by the National Enquirer. The supermarket check-out publication reports – with salacious spin – how Ann Romney wrote to her future husband while he was a Mormon missionary in France and informed him she was developing feelings for another young man back in Utah. The Enquirer begins its tale by citing an anecdote in “The Real Romney,” a new book by Boston Globe reporters. But is the biographical tale a ``shocker’’? That is definitely a stretch.

On The Trail, Romney Avoids His French Connection (NPR) (February 11, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Mitt Romney waxed eloquent in French as he promoted the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, calling the two years he spent as a young man in France an "enriching experience." But now that he's running for president, Romney doesn't talk a lot about his time as a Mormon missionary in France. "Voila," Philippe Brillault says as he points to the site of what would be France's first Mormon temple. Brillault is the mayor of Le Chesnay, which lies just outside Paris and next to Versailles. He can point to Louis XIV's chateau from his office. Brillault says a petition against the temple is causing him real headaches. "People are wary of the Mormons because they're rigorous, organized and they have money," he says. "People are scared of organized groups that have money because that means they have the means to achieve their goals."

St. Joe to sell majority of its land to affiliate of the Mormon Church ( - Florida) (November 8, 2013) - Relevance: 2.4
The St. Joe Company is selling about 383,000 acres, the vast majority of its landholdings in the Panhandle, for $565 million to Utah-based AgReserves, Inc., a tax-paying affiliate of the Mormon Church. St. Joe announced the sales agreement on its website Thursday morning. "This sale of timberland will help the Company concentrate on its core business activity of real estate development in Northwest Florida," said Park Brady, CEO for The St. Joe Company. "The proceeds from the sale will provide the Company with significant liquidity and numerous opportunities to create long-term value for our shareholders." The deal does not include land within the company's existing residential or commercial developments or its resorts. Any land the company had plans to develop or use for such developments in the near future also will not be included in the sale, St. Joe officials said.

Mormon leaders focus on love, giving at holiday devotional (+photos) (Deseret News - Utah) (December 3, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Focusing on themes of love and giving, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented its annual Christmas Devotional Sunday evening, carried from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City to a worldwide audience via satellite, the Internet, broadcast media and other means. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square, highlighted the hour-long event with seasonal hymns and carols. The congregation in the 21,000-seat facility joined in on the closing selection "Silent Night." Church President Thomas S. Monson remarked that the real joy of Christmas is found in making Jesus Christ the focus of the season.

Family history: Preserving the world's records (LDS Church News) (January 16, 2013) - Relevance: 2.4
Back in 1938, the Church began pioneering the use of microfilm in the preservation and research of genealogy. Now, in the computer age, it has taken on the task of digitizing the world's records, and it is employing the services of senior volunteer couples to help accomplish that gargantuan task. On any given day, the Church's family history organization, FamilySearch, has 200 digital preservation teams in 45 countries capturing digital photographs of rarely accessed historical records and then publishing them online for free access at the website, said Paul Nauta, marketing communications manager for FamilySearch.

L. Jay Findlay, 68: Movie stuntman and church builder (Atlanta Journal Constitution - Georgia) (July 26, 2011) - Relevance: 2.4
In "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," the two Wild West outlaws are trapped on the edge of a canyon and decide to jump into the river. L. Jay Findlay was one of the two stuntmen who made the leap. At the time, he was a real cowboy who worked on the family's cattle ranch near Kanab, Utah, a town where the actors and actresses would stay while filming western movies and TV shows. Often, the productions required extras, particularly skilled locals such as Mr. Findlay who could handle horses and herds. He, along with his brother, Lynn Farnsworth Findlay II of Salt Lake City, was hired as a stuntman for various movies and shows. He appeared in the original "Planet of the Apes" and served as a stunt double for James Arness, the actor who portrayed Marshal Matt Dillon in the TV series "Gunsmoke."

In a brash NFL world, Ravens' Heap has relied on faith to give him structure (Article & Video - Balitmore Sun - Maryland) (January 10, 2011) - Relevance: 2.4
In a violent world, where grown men curse and taunt each other in their struggle to reach the end zone, the Ravens' Todd Heap is strictly PG. Heap doesn't smoke, drink or swear. "Gosh darn" are his naughtiest words. The tight end won't talk trash, but he'll take out the garbage without being asked. He doesn't carouse, like many teammates. Tattoos? You won't find one on Heap's 6-foot-5 frame. "Todd leads a great life," said Haloti Ngata, the Ravens' Pro Bowl defensive tackle. "When I came here, I looked up to him. I knew that if I followed him, I could have a great life in the NFL, and also at home."

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | April 18 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 19, 2013) - Relevance: 2.4 pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live. Samoa: Communities Recovering From Cyclone Evan Express Thanks for Latest Aid Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in American Samoa donated and shipped food, water, clothing and other supplies to Samoan communities that are still recovering from last December’s devastating cyclone.

Auditions Announced for 2016 Production of “Savior of the World” in Salt Lake (Church News) (August 16, 2016) - Relevance: 2.4
The Music and Cultural Arts Division of the Church is inviting adults and families (with children ages 8 and older) to participate in the 2016 production of Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection in the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City. Savior of the World is a two-hour musical production based on the events surrounding the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was first performed in 2000 for the inauguration of the Church’s Conference Center Theater.

Young Men General President Visits Japanese Saints at World Scout Jamboree (Church News) (September 9, 2015) - Relevance: 2.4
“You can walk into any building in the Church and you feel at home,” commented Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president, after his recent visit to Japan with his wife, Jane. “We found pockets of home,” he said. During their five-day trip, Brother and Sister Owen didn’t just feel at home in Church buildings. They also felt at home in a tent at the World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan, where they made their first stop.

Evangelical leader says commonality with Mormons deeper than differences (Deseret News - Utah) (November 18, 2013) - Relevance: 2.4
Borrowing an ancient Hebrew word from an Old Testament text, one of America’s leading evangelical Christian scholars told nearly 2,000 young Mormons at Utah Valley University Friday that his faith and their faith, often at odds with each other through the years over doctrinal disparities, “need to find ways we can work together” to find “shalom,” or peace. “God has placed us in the world, in this nation, and calls us to seek the shalom together,” said Dr. Richard J. Mouw, president emeritus of the Fuller Theological Seminary and noted author of such books as “Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World.”

Mormon elder speaks on building of Kyiv temple (Kyiv Post - Ukraine) (October 6, 2010) - Relevance: 2.4
The Church of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormons, has erected a glimmering 42-meter high granite temple on the outskirts of Kyiv – the first in Eastern Europe and 134th worldwide. A church spokesperson refused to reveal the cost of the building project, but Mormon elder Alexander Manzhos said it would serve 31,000 believers from as far away as Kazakhstan and Armenia. The first Mormon congregation in Ukraine was launched in 1991, the year the country gained independence, and now numbers over 10,700 baptized members, over sixty congregations and numerous meeting houses and chapels throughout the country. In an exclusive interview with the Kyiv Post, Manzhos fields questions about other church real estate, financial matters and the Mormons’ position in Ukrainian society.

Societal advances, founding of LDS Church coincided (Deseret News - Utah) (August 12, 2011) - Relevance: 2.4
In an entry recently written for "Mormon Scholars Testify," economist and economic historian Mark Skousen highlights the remarkable changes that occurred around the year 1830 — the year in which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded. Two decades ago, he reports, he was struck by a 1991 book titled "The Birth of the Modern: World Society, 1815-1830," written by the eminent British historian Paul Johnson. Johnson devotes more than a thousand pages to a mere 15 years that, he contends, changed the course of human history and founded the modern world.

Advice to World Wide Conference of Mormons Good for All Faiths (American Chronicle) (October 4, 2010) - Relevance: 2.4
Saturday and Sunday more than 100,000 Mormons gathered on Temple Square and millions more at thousands of local congregations watching by private broadcast, and many of the sermons they heard gave advice that was helpful to people of all faiths. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called Mormons, were given advice on living happier lives. The counsel and advice given by leaders included teaching children to pray, honesty, integrity, how to avoid unwanted influences of the world on families, developing and strengthening faith, moral character, making better choices, and other values of concern to people of all faiths.

Mormon Websites Sweeping the World (Church News and Events) (September 24, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
If you live in Mexico, you most likely know about it. If you live in Russia, Austria, Italy, Spain, or New Zealand, the possibility is great you know about it too. But if you live in the United States, you probably have no idea it exists. What is it? Individualized websites called “country sites” based on the native language of a specific country. Matt Robinson, product manager for the country websites said, “The primary purpose of the country websites is to provide an online (Internet and mobile) means to extend the reach of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles around the world. Also, it enables Area Presidencies to minister to, communicate with, teach, and strengthen members and local leaders within their areas.”

New Church Website on Same-Sex Attraction Offers Love, Understanding and Hope (LDS Newsroom) (December 7, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
In an effort to encourage understanding and civil conversation about same-sex attraction, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched the website “Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction” ( It features a number of videos from people who share real experiences from their own perspectives on a sensitive and sometimes emotionally charged topic. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles says the website is important because it seeks to further understanding. Elder Oaks said that because we don’t understand everything about this subject it is wise to stick to the revealed word of God as found in the scriptures. “What we do know is that the doctrine of the Church—that sexual activity should only occur between a man and a woman who are married—has not changed and is not changing. But what is changing and what needs to change is to help our own members and families understand how to deal with same-gender attraction,” he said.

Emeritus general authority Elder Groberg will speak at AML conference (Deseret News - Utah) (April 20, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Elder John H. Groberg will be the keynote speaker at the Association for Mormon Letters annual conference on Saturday, April 21, at Utah Valley University's Student Center. The theme is "Going Forth Into All the World: Mormon Literature in an International Church," and panelists will discuss various authors and LDS film and literature throughout the world, or read poetry/personal essays. Elder Groberg is an emeritus member of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The movie "The Other Side of Heaven" was based on his Mormon mission to Tonga.

Former Stallings councilman will take on worldwide task (South Charlotte News - North Carolina) (May 20, 2014) - Relevance: 2.4
Former Stallings town council member Paul Frost and his wife, Tracie, have served their community for years. And after seven years in Union County, they are about to take their commitment to service around the world. Paul Frost, 39, is attending training in Washington, D.C., to become a foreign commercial service officer. He will work with the U.S. Department of Commerce, which sends trade professionals around the world to help U.S. companies enter foreign markets. Frost said he is one of 25 people who recently was appointed to the service. Several thousand people applied for the job in the most recent hiring process, and about 75 will get final offers over several phases of hiring, he said.

20 FamilySearch collections with more than a million new records, images (Deseret News - Utah) (October 3, 2011) - Relevance: 2.4
FamilySearch has added more than 20 collections in the past month that have more than a million new records or images. Dozens of collections from records around the world have also been updated with thousands of other records. More than 6.6 million index records were added to Hungary Catholic Church Record, 1636-1895 and more than 2.5 million images were added to New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942. Another 1.5 million images and more than 800,000 records were added to U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 collection.

Changes in Mormon church could have impact on BYU, recruiting (Sports Illustrated) (October 10, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Damarcus Harrison found himself in the middle of a nightmare in August. Harrison is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- he's a Mormon -- and his plan, like so many Mormon students, was to enroll in college for a year before spending two years on a mission. But unfortunately for Harrison, a former top 100 wing who averaged 3.2 points in nine minutes per game for BYU last season, the bishop of his church back in South Carolina wouldn't issue the paperwork for his mission as originally planned. The decision put Harrison's season in jeopardy. BYU head coach Dave Rose, expecting Harrison to be away for two years, had already given his scholarship to someone else. That's not a knock on Rose; it's a reality he has to deal with. "It's a real challenge for us to plan for scholarships," Rose said. "Right now, we actually have a scholarship committed to a player who is verbally committed to us who is here through the 2019-20 season. The spreadsheet is quite complicated."

Jesus Christ's life on show (Parramatta Advertiser - Australia) (December 15, 2010) - Relevance: 2.4
TWENTY years of the Sydney Temple Christmas lights display will be celebrated along with an international exhibition including the works of Bloch, Hoffman and Anderson. Works will be on display at historic Buckland House, Carlingford, now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Valued at tens of thousands of dollars, the exhibition features world-famous paintings of the life of Christ, from before his birth to his Second Coming. Curator Debbie Gardner said this rare opportunity for people to view fine art reproductions of world-renowned paintings was a free event arranged by the church.

Mormon Apostles’ Most Important Duty: Testify of Jesus Christ (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 26, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
In a commentary on, James Faulconer, a professor of religious understanding at Brigham Young University, explains the role of an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their primary duty, which is outlined in the New Testament and other Latter-day Saint scripture. “The most important part of what they do as apostles is the testimony that they bear of the reality that Jesus is Christ, the Messiah,” Faulconer says. “His resurrection was the first testimony to the world of his messiahship. The apostles' testimonies spread that first and fundamental testimony. Beyond whatever else the Church might need contemporary apostles to do, that witness to the Church and to the world is their first responsibility.”

Mormon church makes myriad contributions to world (Ventura County Star - California) (April 1, 2013) - Relevance: 2.4
As the director of public affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Thousand Oaks Stake, I was asked to give an opening statement on information about my church’s contributions to the world and of our fundamental foundational beliefs. Under membership and volunteer leadership, I reported that the Mormon church is a worldwide religion with more than 14 million members in 167 countries, more than half of whom are outside the U.S. We are the fourth largest Christian denomination in America. We have 800,000 members in California. All local bishops and ecclesiastical leaders serve without pay. All chapels and temples are fully paid for before dedication and faithful members tithe 10 percent of their income annually.

Mormons in the Paralympics: 3 more medals (Deseret News - Utah) (September 12, 2012) - Relevance: 2.4
Three Latter-Day Saint athletes earned medals as the 2012 London Paralympics came to a close this past weekend. Jason Smyth, of the Northern Ireland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, won a second gold medal in the 200-meter race of the T13 division. His time of 21.05 was a new world record. Smyth, legally blind, also set a world record in the 100-meter sprint to win gold earlier in the Paralympic games. Australian Todd Hodgetts, 24, of the Canberra Australia Stake, won the gold medal in the men's shot put for F-20 athletes with a mark of 16.29. Hodgetts was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at 8 years old.

New radio station goes online (BYU-Idaho news release) (June 5, 2010) - Relevance: 2.4
Brigham Young University-Idaho has unveiled a new online radio station, bringing the university to a worldwide audience through podcasts and a live stream. BYU-Idaho Radio is hosted solely online at, giving people around the world an opportunity to feel and understand the “BYU-Idaho experience.” “This new radio station has been established to reflect the mission of BYU-Idaho and represent university life to people across the world. We hope the station will convey to many people a sense of what our students experience,” said Jim Clark, BYU-Idaho Radio Services manager.

Mormon scientists do have competency on Book of Mormon DNA (Deseret News - Utah) (May 10, 2010) - Relevance: 2.3
As I conclude my discussion about how critics have approached DNA and the Book of Mormon, I want to point out that while I'm personally not a geneticist, I rely on the writings of those who really are experts in the field. Some critics have claimed that real scientists -- by which, of course, they mean "non-Mormon scientists" -- wouldn't agree with LDS scientists on their approach to the DNA issues. The quotes from non-LDS scholars in a previous installment successfully refute this accusation. Ironically, few critics who have engaged the DNA issue have advanced degrees commensurate with this particular topic. I'm aware of only two such critics. One is a biologist with advanced training in plant genetics (and he admitted in his writings that DNA science wouldn't refute the Book of Mormon if we theorize a small incursion of people into a larger population); the other is an anthropologist. Conversely, there are several LDS scientists with training in DNA studies, particularly population genetics, who have weighed in on the topic.

"Cougar Cooldown" breaks water balloon fight record (BYU news release) (July 27, 2010) - Relevance: 2.3
Brigham Young University broke the record for the world's largest water balloon fight Friday and produced plenty of smiles along the way. With 3,927 participants and 120,021 balloons, the event unleashed a massive barrage of colorful cool for six minutes. It had taken students three days to fill that many balloons. A free lunch, music, and a blood drive added to the festival. The previous record, held by the University of Kentucky, used 3,902 participants and more than 119,000 water balloons. BYU has to wait for official word from the Guinness Book of World Records, but event organizers say they are confident their record will be verified.

Boxing bishop beaten, but not quite finished (Deseret News - Utah) (December 29, 2009) - Relevance: 2.3
Rainey Rogers fought his way to the finals of the Ringside World Championships in Kansas earlier this year, where he faced a 240-pound, "all-muscle heavyweight from New York." "(It) was one of the toughest fights of my career," said Rogers, a Mormon bishop whose fight weight is 215 to 220 pounds. "The final outcome did not go as well as I had hoped." He went back to McKinney with bruised ribs and a concussion. Rogers, 45, is bishop of the McKinney 2nd Ward, a father of five and was featured in Mormon Times in July, just before he headed off to Kansas. He has won the Ringside World Championships three times and has the belts to prove it. Previously, he has beaten fighters 300 pounds and heavier.

BYU conference explores Joseph Smith and the ancient world (Deseret News - Utah) (March 11, 2013) - Relevance: 2.3
Hundreds of students of all ages — including at least one LDS apostle — gathered at locations in Provo and Salt Lake City Thursday and Friday to listen and take notes as 26 scholars examined the extent to which LDS Church founder Joseph Smith was familiar with ancient writings, scriptural or otherwise. “Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith’s Study of the Ancient World,” a two-day BYU Church History Symposium, drew capacity audiences to the BYU campus and the LDS Church Conference Center Little Theater. Dr. Lincoln H. Blumell of the BYU Department of Ancient Scripture and one of the symposium’s organizers said the idea for the event came to him while visiting LDS Church historical sites in upstate New York.

Giving joy to the world (California) (December 25, 2004) - Relevance: 2.3
He has the snowy white hair, but not the beard.

Church Draws Upon Diverse Membership to Interpret General Conference (LDS Church news release) (September 29, 2010) - Relevance: 2.3
When asked how he feels about his colleagues, Brad Lindsay says a lot with just three words. “I love them,” he states, drawing a wide grin. Lindsay is manager of interpretation services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he works to ensure the Church’s twice-yearly general conference is translated into 92 different languages for broadcast around the world. The Church’s culturally and linguistically diverse membership allows it to recruit literally hundreds of interpreters to accomplish the colossal task. The interpretation of general conference is immense. Global broadcasts reach millions of listeners, making it one of the largest interpretation efforts in the world.

'Wonderful people all over the world' (Herald Journal - Utah) (March 30, 2011) - Relevance: 2.3
We are Glen and Margene Stringham who live in Millville. Missionary experiences have been a big part of our lives. In our younger days before we were married, we both went on missions to Eastern Canada. Then several years later we went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for three years as Glen presided over the mission there. After retirement, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints kept us busy in various parts of the world. A few months after the Church bought a 115,000 acre farm in Australia, we were asked to go there for Glen to oversee and help improve irrigation practices. While we were there, Margene did volunteer work in three different local schools. We learned that although the people speak English in Australia, it is an entirely different language, because so many words are used differently and because of the accent the people have. We had 18 months of really enjoying Australia.

Broadcasting to the world: Technology powers LDS Church connections (Herald Journal - Utah) (May 28, 2012) - Relevance: 2.3
Long before the days of YouTube and broadband Internet, the LDS Church was sharing video content with followers around the world using technology it says is still essential to spreading a global message. The white satellite dishes tucked behind meetinghouses from Utah to Thailand help members stay connected with church leadership, attend training meetings and participate in firesides and the church’s biannual General Conference. In its earliest days in the late 1970s, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ satellite broadcast system reached only a handful of congregations in the U.S., and beaming video to members in Europe and South America would have to wait at least another decade.

U. students ask: Where’s my Mormon fraternity, sorority? (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 19, 2011) - Relevance: 2.3
Something’s missing from the University of Utah’s social scene — at least, for Mormons. Institute classes? No. They’re still there. Singles wards? Nope. They’ve been revamped, but they’re still around, too. LDS frats and sororities? You got it. They’re gone. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has disbanded its fraternities and sororities at the U., putting an end to two organizations — Sigma Gamma Chi and Lambda Delta Sigma — that began before the world had ever heard of sunscreen, World War II and gasoline prices higher than 30 cents a gallon. Why? Because the Salt Lake City-based faith says the activities that long defined those clubs are better placed in the hands of local congregations, overseen by spiritual leaders such as bishops and stake presidents.

Summary of Talks from World Wide Leadership Training (LDS Church News) (February 14, 2011) - Relevance: 2.3
Summary of Talks from World Wide Leadership Training (LDS Church News)

Mormons Go Global With Launch of Ecommerce Store (Zippy Cart) (September 17, 2010) - Relevance: 2.3
Ecommerce is heating up in 2010, as many companies and organizations have decided to launch their first online store this year. Now is reporting that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has unofficially opened a new online store. This new site has already had thousands of visitors, as people are excited to see the storefront and what they have for sale. The LDS Church online store does not officially open for global business until September 30, and expectations are that this will be a major online shopping destination for Mormons around the world who want to connect with the church direct. It will be the first time that Mormons from around the world will be able to directly make purchases from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church: Mormons can't lead Scouts (Charlotte Observer - North Carolina) (October 19, 2010) - Relevance: 2.3
In shopping around for a Cub Scout program for their two sons, ages 6 and 8, Jeremy and Jodi Stokes decided on the one at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews. The Stokes, also of Matthews, weren't members of the evangelical megachurch, but they had many friends who were. And unlike the Cub Scout pack at their own church, which doesn't have a program for 6-year-old Tiger Scouts, Christ Covenant's was big enough to accommodate both of their boys. The couple even signed up to be Scout leaders - he would lead the Bears, she'd help with the Tigers - when they discovered the church needed more adult help. And when the Scouting officials at Christ Covenant found out Jeremy Stokes was an Eagle Scout, they were thrilled. So why, in the end, did Christ Covenant reject the Stokes' application to be Scout leaders? Because they're Mormons. And, therefore, not real Christians, church officials told the couple last month.

Newtown woman seeks to share peace found in Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD (Deseret News - Utah) (December 13, 2013) - Relevance: 2.3
In the days and weeks following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, a woman in Newtown, Conn., found peace in a CD of children's songs by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Now, a year later, Jennifer Willis looks with a sense of urgency to a box of unanswered letters sent last December to the LDS Church she attends. “That was enough to know that the world was praying for us,” Willis said, holding back tears, during a Skype interview from her home in Newtown. “That simple act of kindness was enough.” But Willis said it’s time to reply to those 42 letters, which came from various denominations around the world. With the help of her cousin, she plans to send them the same CD that brought her peace a year ago.

Romney's conservative roots lie in Mormon faith (Los Angeles Times - California) (September 24, 2012) - Relevance: 2.3
When the bottom fell out of the real estate market, Jason and Liz Anderson reached out to the institution they trusted most: the Mormon Church. Meeting with their bishop in Rancho Cucamonga, they laid out the problem: Although Jason was working two jobs, he was barely earning enough to make ends meet. The bishop "was really open and loving," Liz recalled. But it was tough love. "We're not going to pay bills. We can't pay your mortgage," she recalled him as saying. He offered food assistance and a blessing. The Andersons said it never occurred to them to seek government assistance, although with two young children and a monthly income that had dwindled to $1,200, they surely would have qualified for food stamps. That worldview, focused on church and not government, is part of the culture of American Mormonism, paradoxically rooted in both self-reliance and communitarian idealism. It may help explain the roots of Mitt Romney's conservatism, which in many ways mirrors the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormon Serbs: Tiny group faces big opposition (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (June 25, 2012) - Relevance: 2.3
The first LDS missionary arrived in the Balkans in 1899, but the region’s Mormons trace their real beginnings to 1972, when the late Croatian basketball star Kresimir Cosic — after a promising career at Brigham Young University — returned to proselytize in his home country, organizing branches in Zadar, Zagreb and Belgrade. Earlier this month, Mormons from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia celebrated that event with a 40th-anniversary jubilee in Croatia — just weeks before Mitt Romney will formally accept the Republican nomination for U.S. president. Dragomir Savic, a former LDS leader in Serbia, said in 2010 that "it could be great miracle if a Mormon became the president." If such a "miracle" happens, would it convince Serbs, so dependent on U.S. financial and political assistance, that Mormonism is not a sect? After all, that’s how Serbs see the American-born faith — and that view hasn’t changed for years.

'Breach barriers of hate,' Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf tells L.A. council (Deseret News - Utah) (May 28, 2011) - Relevance: 2.3
A theme of building and improvement — building bridges of brotherhood, building righteous societies and improving individual lives — underscored remarks by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the LDS Church's First Presidency to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. "It takes courage … and humility to put away old hatred, divisions and traditions that constrict and confine people into a blind succession of destructive behavior toward others," said President Uchtdorf, second counselor in the church's First Presidency. "It is within our reach to breach barriers of hate and build bridges of brotherhood and understanding between opposing cultures, beliefs, religion and world views."

Best-selling writer Card, composer Mitchell come together for world premiere of collaboration (News Tribune - Washington) (November 5, 2014) - Relevance: 2.2
Orson Scott Card, best-selling author of “Ender’s Game,” and composer Mark Mitchell will be in Lakewood this Sunday for an unusual world premiere: a sacred music story based on some 20 hymns written by the two, and inspired by Tacoma soprano Erin Guinup, who will direct a choir and orchestra for the performance at Lakewood Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I found Mark’s music last Christmas when I asked him to transpose some things, and happened to see his hymns on his website,” says Guinup, a local opera singer who also directs music at the Lakewood Mormon church. “They seemed to be calling out with a story.”

Netflix Documentary Shows "Mitt" Like You've Never Seen Him (Townhall) (January 24, 2014) - Relevance: 2.2
“I can’t fake it,” then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said as the political advisers and family members nearby deflated. They knew what that meant. The scene, which occurred during the heated 2008 GOP primary battle between Romney and his rising political adversary, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), occurs early on in the new Netflix documentary, Mitt. The film premieres on Netflix at 11 AM today and offers a rarely-seen look at the former Governor and his family as they trudge through two seemingly-endless presidential campaigns. Director Greg Whiteley was given great access to Romney during those campaigns, and he uses it to craft a delicate but commanding voyage into what it means to be a presidential candidate today. The feature begins and ends with the results of the 2012 election. We all know how the election ended but few of us know what it’s like working day-to-day on a presidential campaign and seeing the disparity between a candidate’s real personality and the caricature of him that’s presented to the public (“the flipping Mormon,” as Romney says).

Nielsens leaving Houston area for high-level Mormon post (Houston Chronicle - Texas) (April 23, 2013) - Relevance: 2.2
After 35 years in the Houston area - first as an Oilers' Luv Ya Blue-days quarterback and then a longtime KHOU-TV sports director - Giff Nielsen and his wife, Wendy, are heading to Salt Lake City to serve as a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nielsen, 58, will be part of what is called the First Quorum of the Seventy and his job for the next year will be to learn how church headquarters operates and to speak at church conferences around the world. "Serving the Lord everywhere in the world and not knowing what's around the corner, it's very exciting," he said of his new role, the highest level of administrative and ecclesiastical work someone can be called to do for the LDS church worldwide. "But goodbyes are hard. As we write notes to friends we've made living in Texas for 35 years, there's a tug."

Whatever happened to WordPerfect? (October 16, 2004) - Relevance: 2.2
The passage of time has healed much, but W.E. "Pete" Peterson will never forget March 23, 1992, the day his world imploded.

Browns spread gospel around world (November 12, 2004) - Relevance: 2.2
Dale, and his wife Pat, addressed club members concerning their work as missionaries in Mongolia.

Perfect world (Wyoming) (December 16, 2004) - Relevance: 2.2
Ostensibly, Carroll went to Chile to serve his Mormon mission, a calling that had long resonated within him.

Kirby: Second chance to do a better job (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 4, 2006) - Relevance: 2.2
The bishop wanted to see me. In the Mormon world, this means one of two things: He wants you to do something, or you've already done something.

A Mormon glass ceiling shattered (Washington Post) (April 10, 2013) - Relevance: 2.2
In recent weeks we’ve seen some grand changes in the world. A pope unexpectedly resigned, and a new one selected in record time. The U.S. Supreme Court has finally heard a case that challenges the ongoing resistance to same-sex marriage. North Korea has unsettled the world, following in the footsteps of two generations of Kims. Speaking of Kims, the Kardashian is showing more than her usual swellings. There was one more globe-shifting event, this time in Utah. It happened this past weekend: Not one, but two women offered prayers at sessions of the annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was earth-shattering, even in its simplicity. It turned out Monday morning that the banks did not fail, cows did not stop giving milk, the lofty Rocky Mountain peaks did not crumble. Mormons did not need to tap into the five years of canned food they store the basement.

Mormons Around the World (LDS Newsroom) (July 12, 2013) - Relevance: 2.2
A Mormon mother is using her doctoral research from the University of Canterbury to help students improve their English literacy.

BYU law and business schools among top in country, says U.S. News (BYU news release) (March 16, 2011) - Relevance: 2.2
Brigham Young University's business and law schools are again among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S. News & World Report in its latest annual edition of "Best Graduate Schools.” Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories. The Marriott School of Management is ranked 32nd, up one spot from last year, while the J. Reuben Clark Law School stayed at 42nd. In a ranking new this year, the Law School jumps up 10 spots to 32nd when ranked by law firm recruiters. “We are grateful to have been recognized in several national publications within the past month, including the latest poll by U.S. News & World Report,” said James R. Rasband, dean of the BYU Law School. “Each survey employs different methodologies and focuses upon different attributes but I am pleased that all of the rankings discern the remarkable strength of our students."

SL Tribune Opinion: Going too far (October 21, 2004) - Relevance: 2.2
It is the purpose of a religious body - and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is no exception - to help its adherents negotiate their way through a confusing world.

Madison Wallace's Parents Speak Out to Honor Their Brave Daughter (ABC 9 - Iowa) (March 18, 2013) - Relevance: 2.2
Lara and Jay Wallace say their young daughter, Madison, didn't say a lot, instead, it was her actions that defined her character. That was obvious on Friday, when she sacrificed her life for her little brother, Garrett. Also lost that day, 28-year old Lyle Eagletail, who didn't know the Wallace's. Eagletail also drowned in the waters attempting to help Garrett. 16-year old Madison Wallace was a quiet girl, diagnosed with a high functioning form of Autism. But more often than not, her heart would persevere over it all. "For the last month or so, she reached behind the seat because I was driving and she'd pat me on the shoulder and she'd say 'I love you, dad'. Something I'll cherish as the last memory of her," remembered Madison's father, Jay Wallace. Madison and her family made frequent trips to Falls Park in Sioux Falls, SD. It was there on Friday, where Madison Wallace drowned trying to save her 6-year old brother Garrett after the Wallace's say, he fell in to the Big Sioux River. "It was surreal. It was like I wasn't even there. I was just witnessing something, but it didn't seem real," said Madison's mother, Lara. As members of the LDS Church, the Wallace's find solace in knowing that they will reunite with their daughter someday.

A personal testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith (LDS Church News) (January 28, 2013) - Relevance: 2.2
At any given moment, missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ somewhere in the world are testifying of the divine calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith as the Lord's instrument in the latter-day Restoration of the gospel, Elder Eduardo Gavarret of the Seventy noted Jan. 16 in his presentation at the 2013 Seminar for New Missionary Training Center Presidents and Visitors' Center Directors. "And this will fulfill the prophecy that his name will be known all around the world," said Elder Gavarret, alluding to the statement from the angel Moroni to the Prophet as recorded in Joseph Smith — History 1:33. Elder Gavarret, a member of the Missionary Executive Council, noted that the lesson in Chapter 3 of Preach My Gospel, generally the first lesson missionaries present to investigators, pertains to Joseph Smith and the Restoration.

Navajo Code Talker Dies (Native American Times) (May 26, 2009) - Relevance: 2.2
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., today conveyed his condolences to the family of the late Navajo Code Talker and Navajo Tribal Councilman John Brown, Jr., of Crystal, N.M., who died this morning at home. He was 88. “Today, with sadness, we heard of the passing of Mr. John Brown, Jr., one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers and one of the Navajo Nation’s great warriors,” President Shirley said. “For so long, these brave men were the true unsung heroes of World War II, shielding their valiant accomplishments not only from the world but from their own families. The recognition and acknowledgment of their great feats came to them late in life but, for most, not too late. These heroes among us are now a very precious few, and we, as a nation, mourn their loss. We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. John Brown, Jr.”

Men on a mission (Rocky Mount Telegram - North Carolina) (July 14, 2007) - Relevance: 2.1
You're going into the world right when you're in your prime. You're supposed to be getting ready for everything else for your life, and you actually take that two years out and give it to the Lord," said King, now 20.

The New LDS Web Site (Ancestry Magazine) (September 25, 2009) - Relevance: 2.1
The release of the LDS Church Web site,, has received worldwide media attention. Computer genealogist Jake Gehring provides an overview of the recent LDS technological activity and details the sources available online. The genealogical world shook a bit in May 1999 when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (hereafter referred to as the LDS Church) formally announced the online debut of FamilySearch® Internet Genealogy Service. The collection is the World Wide Web version of its genealogical databases formerly available only on CD-ROM at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City and at its branch family history centers. After a few weeks of excited and voluminous patronage, the church also announced the release of the long-awaited Personal Ancestral File® (PAF) version 4.0, a Windows-based software program downloadable from the church’s Internet site ( at no charge.

German POWs remembered (Deseret News - Utah) (November 18, 2013) - Relevance: 2.1
Germans worldwide paused Sunday to observe Volkstrauertag — the country's national day of mourning to remember those who died in wars or who were victims of violent oppression. Counted among the formal observances of Volkstrauertag was a Sunday morning gathering at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery near the University of Utah. Scores from the local German-American community, along with many military personnel in uniform, attended the annual event. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, laid a commemorative wreath at the base of a memorial located at the west end of the cemetery. The memorial was erected decades ago to remember the German prisoners of war who are buried at Fort Douglas Cemetery. During World War I and World War II, 41 German soldiers died here while interned as POWs.

Cedar City celebrates Nativity (Utah) (December 13, 2004) - Relevance: 2.1
More than 300 [nativities]from all around the world were on display The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Canyon View Stake Center...

Rocks of Aged (January 8, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
One of the most successful organizations in the world is, in effect, a gerontocracy. Six LDS church presidents have held office past the age of 90. By comparison, Felipe Alou is only turning 70 this May!

Vital presence (Frontiersman - Alaska) (January 12, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
They're relatively new on the world's religious scene, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is marching in greater numbers than ever before - both worldwide and locally.

Sisters prepare for life apart (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 4, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
Erin Herrin thinks ahead to next week and wonders how her daughters will view their new world - and each other.

Mormon world is a small one (Deseret News - Utah) (July 31, 2008) - Relevance: 2.1
I used to joke that if you sit at a table in the Wilkinson Center food court long enough, you can watch the whole church pass by.

Jabari Parker tells students to focus on education (Chicago Tribune - Illinois) (June 4, 2012) - Relevance: 2.1
A 17-year-old Mormon was an unlikely selection as a guest speaker for a Catholic school's eighth-grade commencement ceremony, but students and parents at St. Sabina Academy in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood said the choice was a slam dunk. Jabari Parker is Chicago's latest shining star of high school basketball, having been pictured last month on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which called him "the best high school player since LeBron James." The Rev. Michael Pflegersaid Parker was not chosen because he's a star athlete, but "because he's a star person." "His faith in God is not some extracurricular activity," Pfleger said. "His faith in God is a foundation on which he stands and the rock in which he lives his life." Parker, son of former NBA player Sonny Parker, also carries a 3.7 grade point average at Simeon Career Academy and attends Bible study three times a week at 5:30 a.m., Pfleger said. "I think he represents a real role model of what young people can look up today," Pfleger said when introducing Parker at commencement Sunday afternoon.

Church hosts Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration (Apex Herald - North Carolina) (December 3, 2009) - Relevance: 2.1
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the 6th annual Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration on December 10th -12th. The three-day event features more than 300 nativity displays from around the world, art work, a live nativity, children’s activity room, and musical performances by local artists. The event is held at 590 Bryan Drive in Apex adjacent to the Mormon temple. The Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration has become a holiday tradition in the community drawing several thousand visitors each year. “These beautiful nativity scenes not only convey the artistry and culture of people from all over the world but they also give the viewer an opportunity to pause and reflect on the true meaning of this holiday season – the birth of Christ, the spirit of love and peace, and the brotherhood of man,” said event coordinator, Jill Smith.

Traditional family championed at world congress (LDS Church News) (June 2, 2012) - Relevance: 2.1
The traditional family — father, mother and children — is in rapid decline, though children are entitled to be born within the bonds of matrimony and to be reared by a father and mother who honor their marriage vows, a Church leader warned at the World Congress on Families held in Madrid May 25-27. Elder Erich W. Kopischke of the Seventy addressed the audience at the opening plenary session of the congress. He was introduced by Sister Mary Ellen Smoot, former Relief Soceity general president. "Even though many people yearn for traditional family life, fewer and fewer have it," Elder Kopischke lamented in his speech. "During the second half of the last century, annual marriages in Germany declined by more than 40 percent. Too many young people do not marry anymore. Many foster a variety of personal lifestyles, often driven by fun, freedom and self-fulfillment."

LDS Church has become a world organization (October 7, 2004) - Relevance: 2.1
But today, most of the church's 11.9 million members don't live in Utah, or even in the United States.

Two backgrounds, one aim (Tulsa World - Oklahoma) (August 21, 2008) - Relevance: 2.1
Two young Mormons are among thousands out sharing their faith, door to door.

Panelists agree therapy can't change sexual orientation (October 22, 2004) - Relevance: 2.1
Throughout the history of the world, there have been a lot of wrong ideas, some benign and some with destructive consequences, said panelist and former LDS Bishop Robert Reese.

A world of compassion (Utah) (February 7, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
"We gave the people in the camp a little beaded bracelet and you would have thought we were giving out gold," Headlee said, noting the bracelets were made by an LDS ward in Salem.

Locals find joy working in 'Savior of the World' (Standard-Examiner, Utah) (September 29, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
Anne Woolley .... never dreamed that talent would lead her to accompany one of the LDS Church's well-known musical productions.

Winning at luging (News from the Church) (February 8, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
With less than 10 days left before Torino, 52-year-old Werner Hoeger was back home in Boise, Idaho, instead of being at one of only 16 luge tracks in the world.

Two 'greats' in the music world (LDS Church News) (May 30, 2009) - Relevance: 2.1
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing with Erich Kunzel and his Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: It doesn't get much better than that, and it will take place June 18.

Tethered to the gospel (LDS Church News) (May 29, 2015) - Relevance: 2.1
When Becky Andrews crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon — one of the best-known races in the world — on April 20, her friends and family were there to greet her.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites (Mormon Newsroom) (March 29, 2016) - Relevance: 2.1
Pacific: Helping Fiji Communities Get Back on Their Feet

Mac missionary survives tsunami (Oregon) (January 7, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
Nineteen-year-old Colby Ottley is on a mission assignment for his church in a remote part of the world. So he doesn't get many chances to call home....

Kaysville blends past, future (Utah) (January 22, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
Bonnie Kment spoke from behind the counter of Stewart's Gift Shop, one of a handful of World War II-era storefronts still standing on Main Street.

A sorrow felt worldwide (The Virginian-Pilot) (January 4, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
Two by two. From childhood, boys and girls who grow up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are taught that they will have a partner when they are sent into the world to spread the Gospel.

Alternative religions rise (North Texas Daily) (April 7, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, based on the ministry of Joseph Smith, has popped up all over the United States and the world.

Relief Society assured of God's love in meeting (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 25, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
LDS leaders had one overriding message Saturday for millions of Mormon women around the world: God loves them.

Opposition in All Things (Newsweek) (September 7, 2007) - Relevance: 2.1
"I am not complaining,” my father wrote to my mother from war-ravaged Europe during the closing days of World War 2, when he finally reached the safety of American lines after three years as a POW.

LDS Olympians (LDS Church News) (January 13, 2014) - Relevance: 2.1
From Feb. 7-23, the world spotlight will be pointed to Sochi, Russia, on the Black Sea, for the 2014 Winter Olympics as some of the best athletes skate, ski and slide in hopes of winning a medal.

LDS World: The law of the fast is a way of life (Deseret News - Utah) (June 17, 2015) - Relevance: 2.1
Fasting … Ugh! Not much fun. For some individuals, this may be the response to the first Sunday of the month when we are asked to abstain from food and water for 24 hours (unless there are extenuating circumstances).

The Dignity of Human Life (LDS Newsroom) (March 2, 2017) - Relevance: 2.1
Sometimes it seems life’s problems are too big for us to solve. The world is rife with poverty, hunger, war and much more. No matter how hard we try or how much money or technology we employ, these challenges persist.

Six Palestine (Texas) Latter-day Saints serve in missions around the world (Palestine Herald - Texas) (July 22, 2013) - Relevance: 2.1
Last October, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lowered the age requirements for missionaries from 19 to 18 for males, and from 21 to 19 for females. The response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic as missionary applications soared from 700 to 4,000 per week. All missionaries serve at their own expense. Males serve for two years, and females for 18 months. As of December 2012, there were 58,990 missionaries serving in 347 missions worldwide. Most missionaries called to foreign missions learn to speak one of the 177 languages within two to six months. Six members of the Palestine congregation of the church are some of those now serving around the world. Elder Marshall and Karlynn Holland, husband and wife, are serving at the historic Nauvoo Temple in Nauvoo, Ill. Elder Alex Hunt was called to serve a mission in Pittsburgh, Pa. Elder Braxton Pew is serving a mission in Leeds, England.

Aid Needed for Tsunami Victims (December 28, 2004) - Relevance: 2.1
International aid is rushing in behind the wake of the damage. Even though the quake was half way around the world, the shockwaves were detected here, and now some are wondering what they can to do to help the victims.

Jonesboro women make clothes, toys for tsunami victims (Arkansas) (March 21, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
A group of local women are turning a hobby into a way to help others in need throughout the world.

Bright at the ready for medal (The Australian) (February 13, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
TORAH Bright has the 10,000 watt smile, the six-figure contracts and half a dozen World Cup medals.

The Mormon Thing: The Sniping Begins (US News & World Report) (September 12, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
A nasty little whispering campaign is targeting likely 2008 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, the Republican Massachusetts governor.

A mason, and not a carpenter? Possibly ... (Deseret News - Utah) (June 3, 2006) - Relevance: 2.1
Dan Brown, author of "The Da Vinci Code," is hard at work on another thriller. This time, he says, the book will explore the inner world of the Masons and the Mormons.

LDS World: To the glory of God (Deseret News - Utah) (February 9, 2008) - Relevance: 2.1
Just past midnight last Dec. 5, I sat in St. Stephansdom Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, on the anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s death, waiting for a performance of his “Requiem.”

Nauvoo Pageant begins fourth year (PJ Star - Illinois) (July 12, 2008) - Relevance: 2.1
The actors come from around the world with multiple goals that all start with a love of God and a desire to portray the local history of their Mormon heritage.

‘Touching hearts’ around the world (BYU NewsNet) (May 14, 2009) - Relevance: 2.1
The BYU Singers has been lauded throughout its 25-year history as an excellent choir that gives not only entertaining but spiritually uplifting performances, and they were recently recognized for this quality while on tour in Ireland.

New foundation promotes religious freedom as good for business (Deseret News - Utah) (February 3, 2014) - Relevance: 2.1
For more than a decade, Brian Grim has gathered and analyzed data about where religion is practiced and suppressed around the world.

Local 20-Year-Old Volunteers in Indonesia (Nevada) (January 8, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
Relief keeps pouring in from all over the world, including Nevada. There is one young man from Las Vegas who is near the area hit by the tsunami. He is now helping the victims.

Huntsman Sr.'s exploits earn him 'Giant' award (March 10, 2005) - Relevance: 2.1
Jon Huntsman Sr. built the world's largest privately held petrochemical and plastics business with 121 locations in 44 countries.

Famous saints (New Statesman) (January 17, 2008) - Relevance: 2.1
Here's a challenge. Think of a famous Mormon - apart from the one who may well be the most powerful man in the world, come next November. No shame in being stumped. There's a good reason that Mormons are the invisible Americans.

Why Even Have a Mormon Blog? (Religion Dispatches) (March 12, 2014) - Relevance: 2.1
A few people have asked me why, given that Mormons constitute only 2% of US population and .21% of world population, RD has someone who blogs about Mormonism, but not about other equally small churches.

A Day In The Life Of A Mormon Missionary In Las Vegas (KNPR - Nevada) (December 10, 2014) - Relevance: 2.1
Summers might be especially hard for the young men and women from all over the world who come together here in Las Vegas, despite the heat, to spread the beliefs of their church.

Family mourns death of quint (November 1, 2004) - Relevance: 2
Addyson Juanita Horton was the tiniest of fighters. Since coming into this world 14 weeks early, she and her four premature siblings fought through respirators for air and feeding tubes for nourishment

Fasting practiced by many of the world's religions (Tennessean) (March 2, 2006) - Relevance: 2
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as Mormons, fast the first Sunday of each month, donating money they would have spent to charity.

A single mom from Utah finds a way into the soul and wallet of the Middle Kingdom (US News & World Report) (July 17, 2006) - Relevance: 2
Fredy Bush couldn't have known, but 1999 turned out to be a bad year for an American to start a business in China.

CD aims to lift and inspire youths (Deseret News - Utah) (October 9, 2006) - Relevance: 2
Like any other mother, Lynne Perry Christofferson worries about all the bad stuff in the world and what it can do to her kids. Four of her five children are now teens, "and I know that on the Internet, for example, they can be one click away from something deplorable."

Quest for Virtue: Peace is the reward (LDS Church News) (December 27, 2008) - Relevance: 2
It seems as if our world is becoming more and more polarized. Those who could rightly be identified as financially wealthy grow in numbers, as do those millions who slide, in an ever-increasing number, below the line of poverty.

And there she goes (Wicked Local - Massachusetts) (March 26, 2010) - Relevance: 2
So I was driving to work this morning and HOLY SMOKES WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT HOUSE?!! Yes, I’m afraid the 1920s Colonial that sits on the site of a future Mormon church is not long for this world.

United Marriages Have Great Power, Relief Society Leader Says (Church News) (February 19, 2015) - Relevance: 2
In 1995 the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a proclamation to the world entitled “The Family.”

How 1 Latter-day Saint has found joy as a missionary 4 years after paralyzing accident (Church News) (April 25, 2019) - Relevance: 2
Elder Josh Hinton was "that guy" you knew in high school who seemed to balance the world on a string while everyone else was just trying to make it through seventh period.

LDS artist adapts religious text (November 11, 2004) - Relevance: 2
The Book of Mormon is many things to many people, a spiritual guide to the truths of the world to some, a topic of scorn and controversy to others - now it is one more: a comic book.

Mormons celebrate founder's 200th birthday (Boston Globe - Massachusetts) (December 26, 2005) - Relevance: 2
To millions of Mormons around the world, the spot is sacred ground, the birthplace of a prophet chosen by God.

Late Cougar Cosic's talent, fun couldn't be contained (Deseret News - Utah) (March 2, 2006) - Relevance: 2
Kresimir Cosic could barely fit into my '63 Volkswagen that day. But who'd have guessed this world, as well, could hardly contain him and, at the age of 46, gave him back to God.

Are Mormons Keeping Mitt Romney Afloat? (The Atlantic) (March 15, 2012) - Relevance: 2
There are six kids in white shirts and black ties standing in a line. One steps forward and dances around the others, hissing and sneering like a bobcat. He moves to the front on the chorus and the boys start slapping their thighs in a steady one-two-three, one-two-three rhythm. The leader cries, "Grab the book from your pants!" They pull out a black book -- one-two-three. "Slap the book on your chest!" They slap away -- one-two-three. "Read the book, read the book, pray, pray!" One-two-three. "We've got the gospel, you get it, you get it?" Then they step towards the camera and wave their hands. "You come walk in the waters with meeee!" The boys fall to the floor in a fit of giggles. It's one of the odder sights on YouTube. The book is The Book of Mormon and the boys are young missionaries. They are dancing a Mormon-themed version of the Maori war dance, or Haka -- just one of the many Mormon Haka videos posted on YouTube (if you want to see the dance done with real force, check out this version by by Mormons Elders Hopoate and Ofahulu in Australia.) This extraordinary cross-fertilization of Mormonism and Polynesian culture is quite common. It's a testament to the broad and growing reach of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- and hints at the political power of the Mormon diaspora.

LDS man creates 'Office Thief' Doritos ad for Super Bowl competition (Deseret News - Utah) (January 23, 2014) - Relevance: 2
Chris Capel was a small-town boy with dreams of making it to the big screen one day. His chance might come at the most televised event in the world: the 2014 Super Bowl. Capel created a commercial for the annual Doritos advertising contest, which draws thousands of entries from around the world. His ad was recently announced as one of five finalists. The winning ad, chosen by online votes, will be shown during the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 2. Capel modestly said his ad is “just something that a couple of regular guys did.” But this regular guy managed to reel in a couple of seasoned actors to star in his production. The result is a look at a stereotypical “office thief.” The boss is played by Larry Cedar, best known for his TV roles in "Community" and "Deadwood." Cedar confronts an employee whose Doritos addiction leads to a life of office crime. The thief is actor Steve Olson, who has appeared on Comedy Central and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

US know-it-all amazes the nation (November 9, 2004) - Relevance: 2
It's literally because he has an answer for everything that Ken Jennings, a young Mormon software engineer, is now rich and famous, having broken world records in a game-show winning streak that has Americans holding their breath.

The Hortons' homecoming (November 18, 2004) - Relevance: 2
Josh and Taunacy Horton's story has tugged at heartstrings around the world: a wounded U.S. Marine returns home to mourn the death of one of the quintuplets his wife gave birth to while he was fighting in Iraq.

Romney vs. Kerry in 2008? (February 2, 2005) - Relevance: 2
In some ways, the next presidential election seems as distant as Mars. And yet it's already starting to dawn on the political world that three years hence, Massachusetts may become one of the historically rare states to field not just one White House hopeful, but two.

Successful family life a matter of habit, seminar speakers say (Stars & Stripes, Germany) (September 26, 2005) - Relevance: 2
The Coveys live in a world where families have lots of children and husbands and wives stay married forever.

Called to Serve (Monument Newspaper - Maine) (June 23, 2006) - Relevance: 2
While many young adults wait for the mail every day for their army papers, SAT results, or college enrollment decision, Tom Bibber of Gray was waiting to see where he would end up in the world. When the letter came, it said "Tonga."

Sunday Is for Campaigning (U.S. News & World Report) (April 25, 2007) - Relevance: 2
Probably the best part of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's website is the blog written by his five sons. Five Brothers is mostly trip reports from the guys as they travel the country on behalf of their dad.

I'm a Man of Faith, You're a Crackpot (Huffington Post - New York) (January 25, 2008) - Relevance: 2
The world's gone mad. A major Hollywood star appears devoid of all common sense when it comes to matters of religion, and the same malady is on display in the life of a leading presidential contender.

Mormon who put new life into vampires (Guardian - UK) (July 21, 2008) - Relevance: 2
Teenagers across the world are anxiously awaiting the next instalment of author Stephenie Meyer's vampiric series of novels. On the eve of her new book, Dan Glaister reports on the woman hailed as the new JK Rowling

World's five best big city ski destinations (January 7, 2005) - Relevance: 2
The city is also one of the cultural gems of North America. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings here, professional basketball teams play here, and you can enjoy theater...

Hawaiian singer will receive honorary degree (February 1, 2005) - Relevance: 2
Before she made it as a singer who toured the world as a Hawaii legend, Auntie Genoa Keawe sold leis and drove taxicabs.

Scrolls might symbolize religious unity (Star Bulletin - Hawaii) (April 8, 2006) - Relevance: 2
[T]he more we learn about the history of the world, the more we discover that the conflicts of old need not be perpetuated in modern times. One example has to do with the so-called Dead Sea Scrolls.

The 5 Browns dazzle with piano work (MySA - Texas) (January 19, 2007) - Relevance: 2
The 5 Browns, who made history when all five were simultaneously studying at Juilliard, are something of a Jackson 5 (minus the bellbottoms) of the classical-music world.

Another revolution in genealogy (Deseret News - Utah) (March 28, 2007) - Relevance: 2
And finally, Dobson announces, excitedly, "We are about to go through another revolution." Using the Internet, from their homes or laptops, people around the world are about to have access to more documents than they ever dreamed possible.

'The Hobbit' making mark on national scene (Deseret News - Utah) (August 7, 2007) - Relevance: 2
Maybe Josh McAdams — a k a The Hobbit — doesn't look the part, but he has suddenly become one of the top young distance runners in the world.

CDs remember Wilberg's 16 years at BYU (Deseret News - Utah) (October 30, 2009) - Relevance: 2
There are many BYU Men's Chorus fans all over the world; I am one of them. What is it about a chorus of men's voices that is so appealing? Maybe it's because I find men who can sing to be extremely attractive. What girl doesn't?

Mobility is key to a productive life (LDS Church News) (November 10, 2009) - Relevance: 2
Imagine a world without personal mobility. Riqui did when he contracted Polio at a young age. Mayerlinth did when she was hit by a car. Ana Raquel did when her leg was broken in a motorcycle accident.

A decade of devotion (Commercial Appeal - Tennessee) (July 13, 2010) - Relevance: 2
If Nancy Hiatt ever dreamed of seeing the world, she got her chance in part by trying to follow her faith. These days, she can practice her faith a little closer to home.

Dance for the world (Oregon) (July 23, 2005) - Relevance: 2
It's Dance Festival 2005, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For about 800 teenagers, dance will be their life for the rest of the week.

Young people evince faith in helping (California) (December 20, 2004) - Relevance: 2
Hundreds of teenagers, representing multiple faiths, recently joined forces to assemble hygiene kits for families of refugees and disaster victims throughout the world.

How Latter-Day Saints made the desert bloom and created ‘Utah’ (Phillippines) (May 11, 2005) - Relevance: 2
It’s just a four-hour, 45 minutes flight by Delta Air jet from Washington, DC, but when you land in Salt Lake City, capital of the state of Utah, you almost immediately know you’re in a different world.

Mormons mark a birthday (St. Petersburg Times - Florida) (December 21, 2005) - Relevance: 2
For the world's 12-million-strong Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Friday will be an an important day. It marks the 200th anniversary of founder Joseph Smith's birth.

Oh brother, those boys still have what it takes ( (March 14, 2006) - Relevance: 2
The Osmonds were back. Well, most of them. Other commitments (Donny and Marie) and ill health (Alan) meant only four of the world's most famous Mormon rockers - Wayne, Merrill, Jay and 'Little' Jimmy - appeared at The Playhouse last night.

Life in the trenches (October 1, 2004) - Relevance: 2
While Jordan Hill was halfway around the world on a two-year Mormon mission, the coaches at Arizona State were on their own mission, trying to convince him to forget about his first college choice and play for the Sun Devils.

Helping kids cope (The Union - California) (May 9, 2007) - Relevance: 2
Joseph Voight is learning about the ravages of Alzheimer's disease, the need to "turn the other cheek" and the book publishing world at an age when most kids would rather be outside playing soccer.

First Presidency Easter Message (LDS Church News) (April 19, 2014) - Relevance: 2
Jesus Christ was the promised Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the Son of the living God. He was with His Father before He came to earth in mortality, the Creator of the earth upon which we stand.

BYU football program scouring world for top LDS recruits (Deseret News - Utah) (June 15, 2016) - Relevance: 2
On Signing Day last February, first-year BYU football coach Kalani Sitake opened up about his general recruiting philosophy.

Jeremy Guthrie’s long path to Game 7 (Washington Post) (October 30, 2014) - Relevance: 2
Seventeen years ago, as an 18-year-old, Jeremy Guthrie pitched at BYU in his freshman season. He led the team with six wins and his ERA finished north of 6.00. He had been a high school star, but the experience – struggling for a lousy team – soured him. He felt “burned out” by baseball, he said. The next chapter his life took changed it forever, an experience that has shaped him ever since and will accompany him to the mound Wednesday night at Kaufmann Stadium for Game 7 of the World Series. Guthrie will pitch in the biggest game of his life, trying to lift the Royals to the World Series title against the Giants and Tim Hudson. His path to baseball’s biggest stage began when he left baseball behind. After his freshman year, Guthrie moved to Spain for two years for his Mormon mission. Following the obligation of the trip, he left behind anything that would distract him. That meant Jenny, the girlfriend who would become his wife. That meant his chessboard. And that meant his baseball glove. For two years, from age 19 to 21, Guthrie did not pick up a baseball.

Global Business and Mormon Missionaries (May 19, 2005) - Relevance: 2
Landlocked Utah might seem an unlikely place to find speakers fluent in 90% of the world's written languages. But the state is home to thousands of Mormons who have served as missionaries abroad.

Ken Jennings chat transcript (JS Online - Wisconsin) (October 4, 2006) - Relevance: 2
"Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings, can now add author to his resume with the publication of his new book, "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs."

LDS women told to reach out (Deseret News - Utah) (May 2, 2008) - Relevance: 2
Latter-day Saint women can be a more powerful force for good by walking toward Christ and away from the world, using their influence to define themselves as distinct and happy rather than allowing others to label them.

Swine flu (Durango Herald - Colorado) (April 29, 2009) - Relevance: 2
Having emergency supplies makes sense regardless of what is going on in the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long advocated such a system and provides good information about what to store and how to store it.

Pure religion in Haiti (Washington Post) (February 4, 2010) - Relevance: 2
In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti that left millions of lives shattered, the world saw, and continues to see, an outpouring of love, compassion and service on a magnificent scale.

Fasts lead Mormons to admire Ramadan tradition (Chicago Tribune - Illinois) (August 19, 2011) - Relevance: 2
As a practicing Mormon, I have a tremendous admiration for the fast undertaken by Muslims the world over during the holy month of Ramadan.

5 themes from the 'Face to Face' with Elder and Sister Bednar ( (May 14, 2015) - Relevance: 2
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued its use of modern technology to reach around the world; this time using a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

New Soldiers Database Identifies Missouri's Military Men (November 12, 2004) - Relevance: 2
These range from well-known wars, such as the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I, to the battles that were peculiarly Missourian, including the Heatherly War of 1836, the Mormon War of 1838, and the Iowa (Honey) War of 1839.

Locals Help Quake Victims a World Away (California) (December 30, 2004) - Relevance: 2
A local Mormon couple serving abroad in Singapore are responsible for the safety of missionaries and church members in Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands, Bangladesh, Malaysia and other affected areas.

Keeping members a challenge for LDS church (Utah) (July 26, 2005) - Relevance: 2
The claim that Mormonism is the fastest-growing faith in the world has been repeated so routinely by sociologists, anthropologists, journalists and proud Latter-day Saints as to be perceived as unassailable fact. The trouble is, it isn't true.

Logan family's wish coming true (Herald Journal, Utah) (September 27, 2005) - Relevance: 2
Mark and Korin Johnson and their three children are hoping for a big Christmas present -- a house. It might happen, with the help of a Cache Valley chapter of one of the world's biggest humanitarian programs.

World mourns beloved leader (Deseret News - Utah) (January 28, 2008) - Relevance: 2
Reaction late Sunday to the death of President Gordon B. Hinckley came from all quarters of the political, religious and business worlds, as well as from typical Latter-day Saints locally and across the globe.

A new vampire queen has risen (The Providence Journal - Rhode Island) (May 31, 2008) - Relevance: 2
Stephenie Meyer, a 34-year-old Mormon mother of three, is the closest thing the book world has had to a rock star since J.K. Rowling finished writing about Harry Potter.

Pure religion: 'Privileged to be a part of that service' (Deseret News - Utah) (April 4, 2014) - Relevance: 2
Hundreds gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Feb. 27 to listen to representatives of LDS Charities and others talk about Church humanitarian efforts around the world.

Online Seminary Available as Home-Study Option (Church News and Events) (October 10, 2013) - Relevance: 2
With enrollment numbers higher than they have ever been in the 101 years of seminary, more young people around the world are attending seminary than ever before.

LDS Church offering aid across the globe (LDS Church News) (September 4, 2015) - Relevance: 2
Throw a dart at a map of the world and it will likely land somewhere, within a country or two, where the Church is providing support for people caught in the midst of tragedy and disaster.

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right (LDS Newsroom) (June 2, 2012) - Relevance: 2
BBC: “Mormon life in Salt Lake City” During the BBC’s “World Have Your Say” program last week, a panel of several Latter-day Saints answered listeners’ questions about their faith. Questions covered a wide range of topics, including Church growth, temples, diversity within the Church, interfaith relations and separation of church and state. Concerning relations with other faiths, one panelist said: There are good people all over this world and there is wonderful truth. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in Judaism or Sikhism or in the Catholic Church, or Buddhism, or wherever it is — there are some wonderful truths that are there. We take truth from wherever it is. … We honor and respect all other religions all across the world. Regarding the separation of church and state, another panelist noted: While we will respect other people’s participation in government and we feel members of the Church should be involved in government, we don’t believe government should be used to impose our religious beliefs on others. (See’s political neutrality video.) The discussion concludes with panelists describing the Church’s core beliefs, which include Jesus Christ and family. Listen to the entire discussion at

The World Report (LDS Church news release) (April 7, 2008) - Relevance: 2
Semiannual news program produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A Primer on Coming Changes to the Missionary Program (LDS Newsroom) (October 23, 2017) - Relevance: 2
Changes are coming to the way The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints engages in missionary work around the world.

Celebrating Christmas (Utah) (December 25, 2004) - Relevance: 2
Though Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas, the ways in which they celebrate the religious significance of the holiday can be very different.

Humanitarian effort (Utah) (May 26, 2005) - Relevance: 2
Four local dentists are making it a habit of traveling around the world, but they're not exactly counting it as vacation. Dr. Scott Healey, a Lindon dentist, along with three others associated with the Academy of LDS Dentists, returned last month from a trip to India.

Ex-Utahn Helped Analyze Discovery's Torn Insulation (August 10, 2005) - Relevance: 2
By the time this newspaper is distributed today, the world should know if space shuttle Discovery made a safe landing despite a ripped thermal blanket outside the cockpit win- dow.

LDS historical sites in midwest flood danger (ABC 4 - Utah) (June 20, 2008) - Relevance: 2
As the waters of the midwest continue to rise, Mormons all over the world are keeping a close eye on the threatened town of Nauvoo, Illinois. And thanks to the internet, the Mississippi is just a click away.

More than a ballplayer (Deseret News - Utah) (May 19, 2011) - Relevance: 2
Harmon Killebrew's Hall-of-Fame baseball stats can be found elsewhere in the newspaper. It is the man himself that concerns us, and that ultimately will be his legacy to sports and the world. By all accounts, he was a Hall of Famer in that department, too.

Mormons in the Olympics: Valerie Adams, Jillian Camarena-Williams, Becky Holliday (Meridian Magazine) (August 10, 2012) - Relevance: 2
Three different LDS women from around the world competed this week in track and field events at the London 2012 Olympics.

Missionaries Teach English to Brazilian Transportation Workers (Church News and Events) (June 26, 2014) - Relevance: 2
Missionaries serving in Brazil during the ongoing 2014 World Cup soccer tournament face some unique opportunities and challenges.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | October 31 (LDS Newsroom) (November 3, 2014) - Relevance: 2
During the mid-September three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, LDS Charities came to the aid of Latter-day Saints with food, water, hygiene supplies and chlorine to assist during the Ebola outbreak.

Viewpoint: Get Organized and Delegate (Church News) (May 29, 2015) - Relevance: 2
During a son’s visit with his elderly parents, his mother remarked at how complex the world seemed. “All around us, people are busy. It often appears we have very little time for what’s important because we are too busy trying to do everything.”

#BecauseofPresMonson social media campaign supports prophet (BYU Universe) (October 8, 2015) - Relevance: 2
He stood up, then he leaned over. The world watched as LDS Prophet Thomas S. Monson struggled to finish his remarks Sunday morning in the conference center.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 25, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 26, 2016) - Relevance: 2
People of Nepal, devastated by the April 2015 earthquake and living in makeshift shelters, are suffering from the wintertime weather.

LDS Charities $1M in Aid Will Help Those Suffering in DR Congo Crisis (LDS Newsroom) (March 29, 2018) - Relevance: 2
LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church’s Welfare Department, donates $1 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) in its ongoing support to help feed people who are hungry across the globe.

World was a school for HR chief (Czech Business Weekly) (December 13, 2005) - Relevance: 2
Gordon-Smith says that her Mormon beliefs have played a key role in her life. That includes the raising of her four sons, now grown, who she looked after full-time. “The most important thing was my children,” she said.

Phoenix shooters likely took turns (Deseret News - Utah) (August 7, 2006) - Relevance: 2
"The circumstances of Robin's death tells us how wicked this world has become," Blasnek's mother, Sandra, said Saturday at her daughter's funeral at a ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mesa.

BYU student performers entertain thousands in world tours (BYU Newsroom) (July 10, 2007) - Relevance: 2
Performing groups from Brigham Young University have traveled the globe this summer, presenting more than 100 shows and concerts for an estimated 50,000 people in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

There and back again: Mormons on Mount Everest (Deseret News - Utah) (June 10, 2013) - Relevance: 2
Sitting atop the world at 29,029 feet elevation, two friends attempted to sing the LDS hymn "High on the Mountain Top" as it may have never been sung before. Unfortunately, limited oxygen hindered their happy chorus.

From Heart to Heart: Prayers of thanksgiving come from many faiths (November 22, 2004) - Relevance: 2
In celebration of Thanksgiving, we share these thoughts on gratitude from the world's religions offered at last year's Interfaith Prayer Service.

U.S. Military Recruits Mormon Linguists (December 18, 2004) - Relevance: 2
The Mormons have been sending missionaries around the world for decades. Now the U.S. military is knocking on their door, seeking recruits with foreign language skills.

Tabernacle Choir invites 'star' guests (December 18, 2004) - Relevance: 2
Although it is a world-renowned ensemble, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir should not be content to rest on its laurels, according to director Craig Jessop.

Missionaries learn the word (Fiji Times) (May 4, 2006) - Relevance: 2
Elder Taoupoulou is one of the many missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or LDS. You see them on visits, serving their mission in Fiji and around the world.

While Some Religions Exalt Alcohol, Others Eschew It (Ohio) (January 1, 2005) - Relevance: 2
One of the most abstemious religions remains the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormons. Sociologists are struck that it is the most successful religion originating in America, and among the fastest-growing in the world.

Local women bring their skills to other countries (New Hampshire) (January 17, 2005) - Relevance: 2
We’ve all been through it. Seen images of tsunami victims in Asia, mudslide casualties in California and felt the pull to do humanitarian work. Three young women from the area know all about that yearning to do something to better the world...

Breaking the wave (February 28, 2005) - Relevance: 2
Two months after the tsunami, the Observer's chief reporter Jason Burke recalls the trauma of reporting on the wave's destruction and hears the stories of the victims - and survivors - of the world's worst natural disaster

Perpetual Education Fund Fulfills Prophetic Promises (Church News and Events) (March 30, 2011) - Relevance: 2
Ten years ago, President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) made an announcement that would change the face of the Church in many parts of the world.

Utah chess prodigy wins world title, shares his Mormon beliefs (Deseret News - Utah) (November 26, 2012) - Relevance: 2
At age 5, Kayden Troff memorized multiplication tables in about an hour. He recognized a pattern and it helped him succeed.

Church leader calls for peace at 'Volkstrauertag' gathering (LDS Church News) (November 16, 2015) - Relevance: 2
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf knows first-hand what it means to be a refugee. Twice during his childhood — during World War II and, later, the Cold War — he experienced the fear and uncertainty of being displaced from his homeland.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites January 12, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (January 13, 2016) - Relevance: 2
Latter-day Saints in Toronto, Canada, set a goal last year to give Christian service to their neighbors by trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Changes Announced to Church’s Adult Priesthood Quorums (LDS Newsroom) (April 2, 2018) - Relevance: 2
President Russell M. Nelson announced two significant organizational changes Saturday night designed to help everyday Latter-day Saints in congregations throughout the world minister more like Jesus Christ.

LDS women need to protect families, Beck says (Deseret News - Utah) (May 2, 2009) - Relevance: 2
LDS women should be defenders of right and truth and seen as lights in a world where the family is under attack, Sister Julie B. Beck said Friday.

New Policy Prioritizes Family Time at Temples (Church News) (February 20, 2015) - Relevance: 2
All temples around the world will soon have a designated “Family Temple Time” to encourage and accommodate families attending the temple together.

Church Announces Mission Adjustments (LDS Newsroom) (February 2, 2018) - Relevance: 2
Mormon Newsroom reported in October that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would adjust the number of its 421 missions to better fit the needs of each region of the world.

It's a mystery (includes speculation that Dan Brown's next book may deal with Freemasons and Mormons) (November 20, 2004) - Relevance: 2
The world's best-selling work of adult fiction has just been reissued in a $48 illustrated version. MICHAEL VALPY investigates what is fuelling the seemingly unstoppable phenomenon of The Da Vinci Code

Mormons Look Ahead As Anniversary Nears (The Day - Connecticut) (December 30, 2005) - Relevance: 2
Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the world's fastest-growing religions — 120 million copies of the Book of Mormon are in print — believers still endure suggestions by mainstream churches that they are not authentically Christian.

Bedrock of a Faith Is Jolted (Los Angeles Times - California) (February 17, 2006) - Relevance: 2
From the time he was a child in Peru, the Mormon Church instilled in Jose A. Loayza the conviction that he and millions of other Native Americans were descended from a lost tribe of Israel that reached the New World more than 2,000 years ago.

From ordinary to missionary (Herald Journal - Utah) (June 9, 2006) - Relevance: 2
If LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley’s call for the greatest generation of missionaries in the church’s history was taken to heart four years ago, then today’s 52,000 young people serving their church are the best and brightest the religion has to offer the world.

Pope hopes to stem loss of faithful in Latin America (International Herald Tribune) (April 26, 2007) - Relevance: 2
The Vatican estimates about 500 million Catholics live in the Americas, about half of all those in the world. But the church is hemorrhaging supporters, and many have converted to Protestant and Mormon faiths.

'Perfect storm' sobering for LDS, historian says (Deseret News - Utah) (March 13, 2008) - Relevance: 2
There are things that Mormons can do to better the world's view of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Richard Bushman told an audience of close to 400 people gathered at Weber State University.

Improvements at (LDS Church News) (October 26, 2013) - Relevance: 2
"It is believed to be the largest religious website in the world in terms of traffic, design and content," he said. To begin his presentation on how the website is doing, Brother Isom asked, "What year did the website launch?"

Brazil Temple Nearly Ready for Open House Visits (LDS Newsroom) (January 11, 2019) - Relevance: 2
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced dates for the opening of Brazil’s seventh temple and the 165th temple in the world.

Faithful heed call from Salt Lake City (Australia) (February 14, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
There was no clap of thunder or chorus of angels, but when Gordon B. Hinckley, world president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, spoke yesterday, Australia listened.

World tour for LDS leader (Utah) (June 21, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
To cap off his 95th birthday celebration, President Gordon B. Hinckley plans to visit 10 international cities in a 13-day whirlwind tour at the end of July, adding thousands of miles to his log as the most traveled of LDS Church presidents.

Mormon missionaries eager to help out in community (New Mexico) (July 23, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
You might see two young ladies wearing skirts and black name tags sharing their faith on the Hill. If you do, chances are they are two of the 51,000 missionaries world-wide working for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Former city official returns from a three-year mission (California -- requires registration to view article) (August 17, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Grant Brimhall, former Thousand Oaks city manager, came limping home after living in a Third World country for the past three years.

Work of LDS women lauded (Deseret News, Utah) (September 26, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Nurturing families, caring for each other and becoming instruments in the hands of God to bring about his work on Earth are hallmarks of what LDS Church leaders called the largest and most effective organization of its kind in the world.

Mormon Missions Have Lifelong Impact (LDS Church news release) (January 26, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Instantly recognizable and seemingly ubiquitous, Mormon missionaries are hard to miss. In their neat business attire with name tags and enthusiastic smiles, they are seen in neighborhoods around the world.

Entering the world of LDS blogging (Deseret News - Utah) (November 1, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
Liz Jensen loves The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She relished her time as a full-time missionary in Croatia. She considers her faith to be the most important part of her life.

Marines honor Elder Perry (LDS Church News) (November 19, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
Elder L. Tom Perry’s service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II was recognized at a formal reception, dinner and program on Saturday evening, Nov. 9 in downtown Salt Lake City.

'Glorious’ Video Compilation Features Singers Around the World (LDS Newsroom Blog) (November 19, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
A fan supercut of the music video of “Glorious,” recorded by David Archuleta for the movie “Meet the Mormons” has been released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church assisting during refugee crisis; no members harmed in Chile quake (LDS Church News) (September 25, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
The First Presidency has approved a three-pronged humanitarian project in response to what has been called the largest movement of refugees on the European Continent since World War II.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites October 22, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (October 23, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
A community of more than 11,000 people in the Philippines now has increased access to water made possible by a donation from LDS Charities (the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

FamilySearch in 2015: Becoming World’s Foremost Family History Resource (Church News) (January 4, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites May 4, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 5, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Elder Dallin H. Oaks's of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to the first meeting of legislators and inter-religious councils of Mexico earlier in April.

Sapporo Japan Temple youth cultural celebration: 'Becoming the Light of the World' (LDS Church News) (August 24, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
In the mid 1920s, Tamano Kumagai — who had accepted the gospel in her teens — learned the mission in Japan was closing and that Latter-day Saint missionaries were going home.

Questions for Torah Bright (Australia) (May 23, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Cooma-born snowboarder and committed Mormon Torah Bright, 18, is one of the world's best competitors and is tipped to win Olympic gold. Interview by Danielle Teutsch.

Florida Marlins' closer Lindstrom is armed and dangerous (Miami Herald - Florida) (February 18, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
'I said, `Why in the world would you do that?' '' Swanson said. ``He said, `Well, he's a local kid and he's pretty good.' 'I said, `He is not very good, and you just spent $1,000 of precious scholarship money on him.' ''

LDS Charities Releases New Video: Help Make a Mother’s Day Beautiful (LDS Newsroom) (May 9, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
LDS Charities, a humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, launched a new video to celebrate mothers and women around the world.

President Nelson Shares Life Lessons in Pacific Northwest (LDS Newsroom) (September 18, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
“We are living in the most crucial era in the history of the world,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

LDS women urged to 'influence world' (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 2, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Thousands of women and a smattering of men filled the Marriott Center Thursday morning to kick off Brigham Young University's Women's Conference.

Cross purposes: Symbol is one of death and life (March 26, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Last night's Good Friday interfaith processional downtown mirrored the solemn remembrances carried out in an untold number of cities and towns across the world, recalling Christ's tortured march to Calvary nearly two millennia ago.

LDS growth rate is beat by some churches (Arizona) (July 29, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
The 12-million member The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints more than doubled the number of people on its membership rolls in the last 25 years and has long been described as the fastest-growing religious faith in the world with its global missionary work.

'Rise' revisits fastest-growing religion claim (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 9, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
In 1984, Rodney Stark published an article in an academic journal predicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would become one of the largest religions in the world in less than a century.

Paralyzed dancer determined to `Dance Anyway' (Reprint from Orange County Register) (June 20, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
It was, perhaps appropriately, while on her way to church that Briana's world went into a tailspin. When the spinning stopped, her dad, Ed, was leaning over her hospital bed, cheeks wet with tears, saying words she'd heard since she was a kid when the going got rough. "It's time to be somebody," the former Marine told his "little sparkle."

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Celebrates Christmas Broadway-style (LDS Newsroom) (December 18, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Thousands of people gathered in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City for a full-scale production of world-class music, dance and storytelling involving more than 600 volunteers.

How the gospel brought this Asian General Authority's family together in a remarkable way (Church News) (July 5, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
Elder Benjamin Ming Zhe Tai’s paternal grandfather was captured, imprisoned and executed by Japanese forces invading Hong Kong during World War II in the early 1940s.

Movie review: 'Saints and Soldiers' (November 11, 2004) - Relevance: 1.9
The World War II drama "Saints and Soldiers" seems awfully familiar: When a ragtag group of grunts get caught behind German lines, they must rely on one another to smuggle vital intelligence to the Allies.

Mormons: Time Sanctifies Everything (Washington Post - On Faith) (May 3, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
After only 180-plus years, Mormonism is indeed entering the world of American mainstream religion--that fatuous realm in which speaking ill of anyone's faith is considered positively un-American.

Glenn Beck: Mormon conservative says he's on a mission from God (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 12, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Glenn Beck is worried. He sees global news as evidence that the end of the world is spiraling toward us and God is prompting him to speak out.

Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites September 28, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (October 1, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
Down syndrome has been serving as a missionary with her parents in the Belgium/Netherlands Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2,500 people recount struggles of early Mormon leaders (Iowa City Press-Citizen - Iowa) (June 12, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has become a powerful force in the world, but it must remember those who established its foundation, its president said Sunday night.

After Two Years of Work, an Updated Tabernacle (New York Times) (April 2, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
The Salt Lake Tabernacle, completed in 1867 by the faithful of the fledgling Mormon religion and home of the world-famous choir, reopened over the weekend after a two-year top-to-bottom renovation.

Back in the game (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle) (May 17, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
On Dec. 19, 2002, Marcus Bailey's basketball world came crashing down. The University of Wyoming senior guard and Cheyenne East grad went up for a lay-up against South Carolina in the Arena-Auditorium. It was something he had done routinely throughout his career.

Predominantly Mormon school will not raise tuition (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (February 18, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Brigham Young University ties with Harvard as the No. 1 university in the country when it comes to the percentage of admitted students who actually enroll, according to a new study in Feb. 11 U.S. News & World Report.

Mormons perform 'Savior' (Fresno Bee - California) (March 24, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
The cast of "Savior of the World" is a diverse group. But they have at least two things in common: they are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they are all volunteering their time and talents to bring the show to the Central Valley.

Heyborne in the age of purity (Deseret News - Utah) (June 19, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
I am so thrilled to be alive during this new Golden Age of righteousness and purity in the Mormon Church. I wrote an essay a few weeks ago about how we all had to find our own place to draw the line between what the world asks of us and what we believe is consistent with being a good Latter-day Saint.

On faith: Missionaries demonstrate a love of God (Peninsula Gateway - Washington) (October 23, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
When leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints travel throughout the world, as they do in fulfillment of the divine commission found in Matthew 28:19-20, they often stay at the homes of local members of the church.

Miracles happen after faith (Deseret News - Utah) (February 5, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
It's no surprise when critics of the LDS Church scoff at our lack of miracles today. "Where's your speaking in tongues? Your moving of mountains? Looks like you Mormons use phones and cars and medicine and satellites just like the rest of the world."

A few conference recipes from LDS-theme cookbooks (Deseret News - Utah) (March 31, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
LDS general conference offers both an opportunity and a challenge to Mormon cooks as families the world over gather for two days of counsel from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormons in far-away places, on Mormon Times TV (Deseret News - Utah) (February 9, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
If you’ve traveled at all, you know how easy it is now to find an LDS meetinghouse to attend church services. Just go online to, click on “Visit Us” and “Worship with Us,” and you can see when and where members meet in any part of the world.

'We need not fear,' Elder Andersen says at BYU Women's Conference (Deseret News - Utah) (May 2, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
After two days of instruction, service and a little bit of entertainment, thousands of women from all over the world left the Brigham Young University campus "recharged" and "renewed" Friday afternoon.

Documents that Changed the World: The Book of Mormon (News Release - University of Washington) (February 7, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
It has been printed 150 million times in many languages, fought over, filmed a couple of times and even served as the inspiration for a popular, if wildly irreverent Broadway musical.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 15, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Life has improved significantly for several people with disabilities in Nepal. Many more children may now go to school, and young adults can learn a trade and get a job; hope was restored due to the donation of wheelchairs by LDS Charities.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | November 14 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (November 17, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Mormon Helping Hands volunteers worked with residents of Kiribati (an island northeast of Australia) filling and hauling sandbags to save 100 homes from flooding.

Temple dedication highlights unforgettable Father's Day in Peru (LDS Church News) (June 26, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
Sunday, June 21, was Father’s Day in much of the world. It is an important holiday to Peruvians — a day spent with living fathers and, according to local tradition, visiting the graves of fathers who have passed on.

Elder Holland joins ambassador of Paraguay to switch on Christmas lights in D.C. (The Church News) (December 4, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
In the midst of World War II, two small groups of soldiers — one American and one German — lost their way and ended up in the home of the Vincken family on Christmas Eve 1944.

Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites January 11, 2019 (LDS Newsroom) (January 14, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
A conversation between friends at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner focused on the thousands of people in Northern California who lost everything in the 2018 fires and brought a strong desire to help.

Rich history underlies Saturday’s Mormon ceremony in Richmond (Richmond News - Missouri) (November 15, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
On Nov 22,1911, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir came to Richmond and sang at the Farris Theater. The Choir was here to dedicate the monument that stands in the Mormon Cemetery that marks the grave of Oliver Cowdery. It is also known as “The Monument of the Three Witnesses.“ Richmond Missourian, Nov 23, 1911: “The Cowdery Monument Dedicated. A special train of 8 Pullmans, a day coach and baggage car arrived here early yesterday carrying the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir of Salt Lake, officials and guests, numbering over 250 persons, for the unveiling exercise at the Farris Theater and the monument erected at the grave of Oliver Cowdery at the old Richmond Cemetery.” Forty five descendents of the Whitmer family and many citizens of Richmond were present for this dedication. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir would come back to Richmond again in 1918 when Alexander Doniphan’s statue was dedicated at the Ray County Courthouse. Not many small towns in American have had the honor of hosting this world famous choir, so we are very lucky to have enjoyed their music on two different occasions.

The Mormon Church makes new efforts on race (World Religion News) (July 29, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has not always been the pinnacle of equality as it pertains to racial matters within the church. However, the leaders are trying to change that to include people from all races.

Mormon choir joins Pops on CD (Ohio) (April 26, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
The recording - a world premiere and a coup for Kunzel - features the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir (360 voices). Sonically and musically thrilling, it has Grammy written all over it.

Mormons are taught to leave theory of evolution to science (Utah) (June 11, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Over the years, the LDS Church has rarely stepped into the fight over evolution. Certainly, as religious people, Mormons see God's hand in the origins of the universe, the world and its inhabitants.

BYU takes on a 9/11 conspiracy professor (US News & World Report) (September 12, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
It was Steven Jones's résumé as much as his September 11 research that rapidly turned the Brigham Young University physics professor into one of the most prominent 9/11 conspiracy theorists.

LDS World: Learning from others outside Mormondom (Deseret News - Utah) (March 5, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
My understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ has been greatly improved by the teachings of religious men and women over the ages, many of whom were never actually members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Changes in missions to aid growth (LDS Church News) (May 5, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
Because of the Church's rapid growth in many far-reaching areas of the world, one new mission is being created while others are being consolidated or realigned in an ongoing effort to increase efficiency, balance needs and manage resources.

Orson Scott Card: The purpose of free agency (Deseret News - Utah) (August 27, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
Since freedom depends, in part, on knowledge of the consequences of our choices, isn't it a restriction on our free agency that God sends us into this world without our memory of all that came before?

Salt Lake City among the world's fastest growing cities (New Geography) (October 12, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
The evolution of cities is a protean process--and never more so than now. With over 50% of people living in metropolitan areas there have never been so many rapidly rising urban areas--or so many declining ones.

Missionaries volunteer at IAAF World Jr. Championships (LDS Church News) (August 12, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Missionaries in the Oregon Eugene Mission had an opportunity many of their fellow elders and sisters can only dream of — to share part of their mission with more than two billion people.

Mormon church has a chance to diversify its top leadership — will it? (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (July 20, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
It has been more than 10 years since LDS Church had two openings at the same time in its Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Mormon world has changed much in the intervening decade.

President and Sister Nelson Speak to Thousands in Central and Eastern Canada (LDS Newsroom) (August 21, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
At nearly 94 years old, President Russell M. Nelson says he is “energized” by meeting with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world.

Sisters Eliminated From 'Amazing Race' (December 2, 2004) - Relevance: 1.9
The sister team on CBS' "The Amazing Race" failed to find a clue in a haystack, eliminating them from the race around the world.

Call for special day of service (LDS Church News) (April 30, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
Church leaders are asking members around the world to perform a "Day of Service" to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Church's welfare program.

Suggested head: Family research leads to early Auglaize connection (November 6, 2004) - Relevance: 1.9
He also lauded the archive at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City and the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne, Ind., as two of the finest genealogical facilities in the world.

'What a show!' -- 21,000 pay tribute to 95-year-old church leader with speeches and song (July 23, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Although there were no streamers or balloons, President Gordon B. Hinckley got a one-of-a-kind 95th birthday bash thrown in his honor Friday night, with a 21,000-plus guest list, international performers and world-renowned hosts.

Mormon: 'The way we came to see the world was completely different' (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 30, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Phillip Barlow was 27 when he met his future wife in a Weber State University LDS student ward. He had served a church mission to the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated from college and was heading to Harvard to study religion.

Twin handles prove to be double trouble (The Province - Canada) (August 1, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Laugh them off at your peril. Playing with their funny-looking, two-handled rackets that have been compared to hedge clippers, a tuning fork, a divining rod and jumper cables, the Battistone brothers have climbed from nowhere to the top 350 doubles players in the world.

Mormons In America (CBS) (December 27, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Most of us probably know very little about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- the Mormon church -- other than the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Well, today, you may have a Mormon family living right down the block.

Harsh memories fade amid missionaries’ work (Star-Bulletin - Hawaii) (July 31, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a missionary church as a result of the Savior's mandate. At present, there are 52,000 full-time missionaries who serve in various areas throughout the world.

From General Tso’s Chicken to World Trade (The Sentinel - Pennsylvania) (October 13, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
When the eighth-graders learn to say, “I want to eat fried rice” in Chinese, they probably aren’t thinking this: After they graduate from college, they’ll be able to land great business jobs if they speak Mandarin Chinese.

Port St. Lucie celebrates 'Mae Owen Day' (TC Palm - Florida) (May 17, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Though she just turned 100, Mae Owen proved she didn't need a microphone to address a crowd of well-wishers and family. The centenarian recalled going to a baseball game with her husband, living through two world wars and tending a store.

Mitt Romney - the Mormon challenger who hopes ‘to do a JFK’ in quest for presidency (The Times - UK) (September 20, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
The next president of the United States could be a Mormon whose faith requires him to believe that Jesus visited America after the Resurrection and will return one day to rule the world from Jackson County, Missouri.

More on how world views Mormons (Deseret News - Utah) (August 13, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
In comparing Mormon beliefs with those of other Americans, the pollsters have to use the same questions for everybody. This can lead to some pretty strange results, since our rejection of the neo-platonic tradition of mainline Christianity makes some questions very hard to answer.

Mormons respond to disasters around the world (LDS Church News) (February 25, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church announced plans this month to launch an aggressive program to put as many as 600 urgently needed temporary housing kits into the hands of Haitian members before the rainy season starts in April.

Church members in Czechoslovakia worked hard to survive Cold War (Deseret News - Utah) (September 23, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
Four decades of strong-armed Communist rule in Czechoslovakia soon after World War II forced local Czech Latter-day Saints to go underground to worship and practice their religion.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Reflects On Visit to African Nation (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 12, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
Every year, as congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grow in different areas, several dozen new stakes (groups of congregations similar to dioceses) are organized around the world.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | November 26 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (November 29, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles toured the African continent and met with local Latter-day Saints and with government leaders. The apostle was accompanied by his wife, Mary.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 20, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 21, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga are helping to meet the needs of victims of Cyclone Pam. The storm struck the island of Vanuatu early in March.

The Gladys Knight Conversion Story (Meridian Magazine) (January 21, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
Grammy Award winning solo artist and lead singer of Gladys Knight and the Pips, Gladys Knight’s oldest son, Jimmy Newman, was searching for the truth. Jimmy and his wife Michelene had both been raised Catholic and had been married in a Catholic church. But with 2 small children they searched for a new religion for their growing family. Since graduating from the University of San Diego in 1984 with a degree in business at the age of 22, Jimmy had managed his mother’s group - Gladys Knight and the Pips. After attending different church services, Jimmy and his wife decided to continue searching for the true church. They prayed that God would lead them to a religion where they would find true doctrine and where they could raise their growing family in an increasingly wicked world. As the business manager for his famous mother, Gladys Knight, Jimmy often spent weekends traveling with his mother to concerts around the world. His sister, Kenya Newman Jackson, also joined Gladys and Jimmy on these regular road trips as a business assistant to their entertainer/singer mother.

Apocalyptic prophecies? Natural disasters have some people thinking about last days (Deseret News - Utah) (January 28, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes. In the past year, calamities have struck countries around the world — and more disasters will come in the last days, according to the Scriptures.

LDS Church in good hands of D.C. insider (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 14, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
When LDS Church officials host ambassadors from around the world later this month to throw the switch on 450,000 Christmas lights at its D.C. temple, it will be about more than spreading good cheer.

Easter musical by Irvine Mormons (OC Register - California) (March 25, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
There are 190 cast members listed in the program for the Irvine production of the Mormon-made musical, "Savior of the World," but the identity of Jesus Christ remains a mystery.

LDS World: Proud Mormon (Deseret News - Utah) (May 3, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
This past week I had the opportunity of hosting two academic colleagues from England who were visiting Utah for the first time. One was here only a day, the other was here for a week. I had never met either of them before, and though they are religious historians they knew little about the LDS Church and our beliefs.

Accomplishments add up for Indiana's Mr. Math (Indianapolis Star - Indiana) (June 5, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Sam Dittmer remembers the tough time he had when he left the comfy classrooms of elementary school for the wide world of middle school, where, suddenly, he had to learn how to be cool.

Viewpoint: New Year and a Prophetic Promise about Book of Mormon (Church News) (January 19, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
We are in the early weeks of a new year—rich with promise as is every new beginning. And though there are troubles and rumors of war, the world always seems to look up with hope as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 20, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
LDS Charities, in partnership with the Pediatrics Association of Nigeria (PAN), has helped save more than 1.8 million babies in the past 10 years through the neonatal resuscitation project in Nigeria.

Meet the new Area Seventies called to serve around the world (Deseret News - Utah) (April 14, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Church members sustained 36 new Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Annual General Conference on April 1.

‘Light the World’ Christmas Initiative Encourages Christlike Service (LDS Newsroom) (November 27, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Latter-day Saints and their friends around the world are encouraging the public to participate in service opportunities during the Christmas season to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ.

Light is glowing in the world of religion (November 20, 2004) - Relevance: 1.9
My mother's kitchen had an old neon light that would flicker several times, come on, then slowly build to a warm glow. I thought of that old light last week when an evangelical minister delivered a sermon at the LDS Tabernacle on Temple Square.

#LDSConf Leads Twitter Trend? (Religion Dispatches) (April 6, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
While some religion scholars worry out loud about the impacts of Web 2.0 relationality on brick-and-mortar churches--a development Elizabeth Drescher handled here at RD--Mormons appear to be cleaning up in the world of digital religion.

Tickets are now on sale for LDS production (Deseret News - Utah) (October 22, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Tickets are on sale for this year's "Savior of the World" musical drama in the LDS Conference Center. Evening tickets cost $8 and matinee performances are $5.

Poet has love affair with words (Arizona Republic) (March 6, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
LaVern Clark does not call herself a poet. Rather, she says, "I write words. I'm not that good yet. I've written words all of my life." Countless others in the poetry world, however, would disagree.

The world's view of the Nativity (News-Leader - Missouri) (December 5, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
What struck Tricia Derges as she left Venezuela was how each Nativity she saw there was unique. "I took the Nativity for granted. I never thought about it before. That day when I went to all these little bitty crafters and every one had something different. I thought, 'Isn't that amazing.'

In Honor of Human Rights (LDS Newsroom) (December 12, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
Sixty-six years ago a document graced the world that set new horizons for human relations. It is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was the first global expression of its kind.

Humanitarian Center ready to help anywhere in the world (Standard-Examiner, Utah) (September 29, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
When Hurricane Katrina hit, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was prepared to help. Five bishop's storehouses in the South were already stocked with much-needed items such as hygiene kits, tarps, generators, clothing, shoes, food and water.

The right to worship: BYU professor helps nations protect religious freedoms (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 28, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
Staring at a row of demolished Hare Krishna homes in Kazakhstan, a world away from his office on the Brigham Young University campus, W. Cole Durham Jr. felt a surge of empathy.

A witness to history: Kearns man recalls attack on Pearl Harbor (LDS Church News) (December 3, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
In August 1941, Bill Jarvis' uncle signed a letter giving permission for the 17-year-old to enlist in the U.S. Navy. The teenager could not have known that he would soon become an eyewitness to some of World War II's most pivotal events — beginning with the "Day of Infamy."

Elder Holland Gives Hope, Love to Liberian Members (Church News and Events) (February 14, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
As far as travel is concerned, Liberia is at the end of the world. The Harmattan trade wind blows through this West African nation four months out of the year, creating sandstorms that can block the sun and delay flights for days.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings of the Savior on special Easter broadcast (LDS Church News) (April 7, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
From the cruel cross on His last day in mortality, Jesus Christ uttered the profound words, "I am the Son of God." The Christian world marks these last moments of the Lord's life with celebration, fasting, prayer and song.

Sister Reeves: Boldly Testify to World of Marriage, God's Plan (Church News) (September 15, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
What a loving, humbling and profound declaration our Father in Heaven makes when he proclaims, “For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).

Everything I need to know, I learned in Mormon nursery (Religion News Service) (April 15, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
A guest post by Mette Harrison I am a child of God. This means that God is my father, and I have divine worth. There’s nothing I can do that can change my value in God’s eyes. There is no sin so great, no thought so terrible, no mistake so horrendous, that I cease to have value. (This also applies equally to everyone else in the world.)

Faith: Matt Peterson, Mormonism (Oakton Outlook - Virginia) (October 26, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Matthew was born a Mormon in a country where little is known about this religious minority. Most can only recognize Mormons by their intense devotion and characteristic kindness. But in a world filled with pressure and temptation, it can be difficult to maintain faith.

Going for the (blue &) gold: BYU ties to the Olympics (BYU news release) (July 27, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
One of the highest honors in the world, the Olympic ticket is an iconic accomplishment for professionals and an extraordinary dream for college athletes. This Friday, BYU will send three students and three alumni to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Sen. Mike Lee's prayer-dinner talk offers personal reflections (Deseret News - Utah) (February 7, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Addressing an interdenominational audience of 2,500 government leaders from around the world Thursday night, Sen. Mike Lee offered a candid recollection of his late father, former Solicitor General Rex E. Lee.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 24, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 25, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Mormon missionaries, who are most often seen in their white shirts and ties for the men and dresses and skirts for the women, changed into work clothes to battle a yard threatened by the flora of the local jungle.

Exhibit details mission life (Deseret News - Utah) (September 27, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Former Deseret Morning News photographer Mark Hedengren likes missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so it's only natural for him to hang out with them when he is somewhere in the world on assignment.

rotein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry (U.S. News & World Report) (May 29, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
A naturally occurring protein plays a role in the disrupted functioning of the brain's reward circuitry seen in people with drug and alcohol dependence, says a new study.

Channel Surfing: ‘Fires of Faith’ on BYUtv (New York Times - New York) (October 28, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
You may never have heard of BYUtv, but it’s in the midst of broadcasting a smart three-part series on the creation of the most influential book the Western world has ever seen, the King James Bible.

Why The Internet Hasn’t Shattered My Mormon Faith (Buzz Feed) (July 23, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
Mormons around the world are stumbling upon information online that contradicts the stories they hear in Sunday school — and it’s driving many from the church. But the internet doesn’t have to spell the end of faith.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 18 April (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 19, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
People in Tonga continue to recover from the devastation of Cyclone Ian, which hit in January this year. The storm affected thousands of people and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Progress in building temples reflects growth of the LDS Church (Deseret News - Utah) (March 29, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered the 1980s, it would have been fairly easy for members to list or even memorize the names of 17 temples around the world.

LDS dentists travel the world (Deseret News - Utah) (August 12, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Dr. Scott Healey of Lindon and several colleagues from the Academy of LDS Dentists have applied that biblical lesson to dentistry, sharing knowledge with dentists in developing countries so they, in turn, can provide better care for their patients.

In Honor of Human Rights Day (LDS Newsroom) (December 11, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Sixty-six years ago today a document graced the world that set new horizons for human relations. It is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was the first global expression of its kind.

Mormon church making movie (October 25, 2004) - Relevance: 1.9
The Mormon church is producing a film on the life of Joseph Smith, the faith's founder who claimed to have found a set of new Christian scriptures in 1820 that built a foundation for the world's fastest growing religion.

‘Sisters Of Service’ Aim To Help Needy (Rocktown Weekly - Virginia) (October 2, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
As part of the 5th annual “Sisters of Service” gathering, more than 400 women got together in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville on Saturday to collect and make a variety of items to benefit needy families locally and around the world.

Free Online Classes Help People Climb Their Family Tree (LDS Newsroom) (April 27, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the world, and new online classes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make it easier than ever to search for your ancestors from the comfort of your own home.

Come, listen to a prophet's voice (stltoday - Missouri) (September 30, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
Twice a year, every year, Mormons around the world skip church and are more than happy to do so. Of course, I use the term "skip" rather loosely because rather than attend the normal three hours of Sunday worship services, we instead tune in to General Conference.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 9 July (LDS Newsroom Blog) (July 10, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was in France recently to review the construction of the Paris France Temple and to meet with members of the Church.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 23 August (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 26, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Many Okanogan Valley, Washington, residents were forced out of their homes in July because of wildfires. The fires burned more than 400 square miles and destroyed 500 structures, including 325 homes.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 20 October (LDS Newsroom) (October 22, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Women of the Church’s Relief Society in Lithuania got busy in August sewing quilts for infants living in a community children’s home — 14 hours later the 90 quilts were completed

Unspotted from the World: The Injunction and Blessing of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy (Church News) (January 6, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Among the many teachings Moses received from Jehovah on Mount Sinai were the Ten Commandments, the fourth of which is the injunction for the Lord’s people to “remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8).

Thousands respond to LDS Church's 'Light the world' campaign (Deseret News - Utah) (December 6, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
After only one day of the Church’s Christmas campaign, a simple search online with the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD brings up thousands of photos and descriptions of people sharing service.

General Conference Sessions Consolidated (LDS Newsroom) (October 30, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
In a message sent to Church leadership and to be read in worship services throughout the world, the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes for future general conferences.

Elder Christofferson presents at G20 Interfaith Forum on relieving suffering worldwide (LDS Church News) (September 27, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
As part of his apostolic duties, Elder D. Todd Christofferson meets with members and many others across the world. He’s witnessed places of great beauty and wealth.

Historians to tell untold stories of Mormon women (Deseret News - Utah) (December 8, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
Two LDS Church historians are on a quest to tell the world about the inspirational lives of Mormon women.

Odds and Ends: Y. alumna a rising food star (Deseret News - Utah) (March 12, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
A former BYU student is being referred to as "a rising star" in the world of food television.

Rotarians honor LDS Church (Utah) (February 28, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Rotarians honored The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the club's centennial celebration Saturday, recognizing that the LDS Church contributed enough funds to inoculate more than 12 million children in the world.

What have we learned about religion post-9/11? (Washington Post) (September 9, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
As the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks approached, On Faith reached out to some of the world’s most influential religious leaders and thinkers to ask about faith in a post-attack world.

Away in a display of 2,000 mangers (The Star - Canada) (November 19, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Flora Nabrotzky has noticed a groundswell of spirituality in Walkerton since the 2000 tainted-water tragedy, but even she was surprised when the community created one of the world's largest, non-commercial, nativity scene collections in response to her church's call to put Christ back into Christmas.

Too old? Out of touch? LDS prophets and apostles engage globally to stay informed, connected and relevant (Deseret News - Utah) (October 3, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
The widow wanted to share what was most important to her with the apostle who at age 84 had traveled 6,000 miles from Salt Lake City to visit her in the dead of winter near the world's coldest national capital.

In the Salt Lake tabernacle Brigham Young built, 360 voices blend with frontier history (The Inquirer - Pennsylvania) (February 1, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
There's nothing particularly Mormon, or American, about "Ubi Caritas." It's a Gregorian chant at least 11 centuries old that was rearranged by French composer Maurice Durufle in 1960 and has been sung by church choral groups around the world.

A focus on families (Deseret News - Utah) (April 1, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Missionary lessons, feel-good television ads and thousands of family history centers are among the most visible signs to the world at large that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints puts families at the center of its faith and theology.

BYU Students Experience Tension of the Middle East (BYU NewsNet) (April 9, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
She said it was cold, even under the hot desert sun. All 436 feet of it - like a cold scar on the landscape. "There was this ancient world and then a new wall, with hate and malice splashed across it," said Kira Dockum, a junior from Kennewick, Wash. "It looks so abrasive, so big and imposing. The people on either side are exactly the same."

LDS temple growth 'continues unabated' (Deseret News - Utah) (October 1, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
With the announcement of two new temples, groundbreakings for two others and a number of interesting developments at still others, the establishment and reach of sacred temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued to grow and expand around the world during the past six months.

Auxiliary Changes Designed to Unify Sisters Worldwide (Church News and Events) (February 10, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
In an effort to increase the feeling of sisterhood among Latter-day Saint women of all ages across the world, the general presidents of the women’s organizations have announced changes that will impact Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary.

Mormonism in Pictures: What Do Mormon Teens Do? (LDS Newsroom) (August 18, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are like many other young people around the world. They go to movies, participate in sports, watch videos, text their friends, study for school, attend church and play musical instruments.

See photos of LDS temples being built around the world (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 15, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
The LDS Church has announced so many new temples in recent years, it’s hard to keep track of them. Rome. Paris. Provo. Philly. Phoenix. Tijuana and so on. How many have been completed? Where are they in the process of construction? Which ones are all but finished and which ones are barely begun?

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 23, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 26, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Katherine, were back in Argentina where he served as a young missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 55 years ago.

Opera about Joseph Smith premiering at Y. (Deseret News - Utah) (November 3, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Writing an opera is a daunting task....that's what Glen Nelson took on when he agreed to write the text for "Book of Gold," the opera making its world premiere at Brigham Young University Friday.

Tabernacle Organist Leaves Resonating Legacy (News from the Church) (January 8, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Under the domed roof of the Tabernacle, 11,623 pipes reach heavenward, comprising the world-renowned Tabernacle organ. The vast combination of sounds the instrument is capable of can have an incalculable effect on listeners.

Dress Standards Updated for Sister Missionaries (LDS Newsroom) (December 21, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
Sister missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in all 407 missions around the world now have the option to wear dress slacks.

How New Mom Erica Birk-Jarvis Became One of the Best Runners in the NCAA (Runner's World) (January 10, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
Just one year after giving birth to her first child, BYU junior Erica Birk-Jarvis was determined to crush nationals.

Enrichment Series downloads now available on the Internet (LDS Church News) (November 20, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
People all around the world can now see and hear Enrichment Series presentations created for Church employees.

President Hinckley Delayed On Asia Trip (August 1, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on his world tour. Next stop: Taiwan. But he was delayed in his visit to Korea.

Welcome to LDS Newsline (Deseret News - Utah) (August 10, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
We are in the process of updating this site to include LDS-oriented news and information from all around the world — in addition to the Deseret Morning News and LDS Church News coverage you've seen here in the past.

German Joins Inner-Most Mormon Circle (DW-World - Germany) (February 5, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Following the recent death of the Mormon's spiritual leader, a German pilot has joined the highest leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by becoming one of two counselors to the new Mormon head.

From the almanac: Temples on the horizon (LDS Church News) (May 31, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
During the October general conference in 1902, Church President Joseph F. Smith said he hoped that one day the Church would “have temples built in the various parts of the [world] where they are needed for the convenience of the people.”

Hugh Nibley laid to rest (Utah) (March 3, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Family members and friends remembered Hugh Winder Nibley Wednesday not only as a world-class scholar of the scriptures and defender of the LDS faith, but as a loving father, a humble humanitarian and a staunch environmentalist.

LDS role may boost trade site (Utah) (July 2, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is among eight developers interested in building Salt Lake City's first world trade center, a highly visible symbol of a city's commitment to international business.

Unforgotten martyr (Rutland Herald - Vermont) (December 23, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Atop a ridge in Sharon, stands an impressive shaft of Vermont granite. It is, at 40 tons, the largest single piece of granite used for a monument in the world, according to the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Web site.

Young women urged to shine (Deseret News - Utah) (March 27, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
In an increasingly dark and challenging world, young women who live the gospel of Jesus Christ and remain true to its teachings become a shining light that will help lead them home to God while pointing the way for others.

Twice-yearly Mormon conference is major production on every level (AP Article) (March 31, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Joseph Smith dreamed big in 1830 when he founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He imagined an army of saints that would spread the Gospel and restore for the world what he said was the true church.

Concerts in the Park Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary (News from the Church) (August 2, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Each summer, people from all over the world attend Brigham Young Historic Park in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday and Friday evenings for weekly concerts.

BYU in the academic spotlight (Daily Herald - Utah) (June 16, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
The weekly journal Science is the official publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest body of scientists in the world. It is the counterpart, of sorts, of Nature, a similar weekly based in England.

Sculptress going strong after 70 years (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 24, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Sculptress Florence P. Hansen's family-oriented art has been given to world dignitaries and United States presidents - Hansen's statues of Abraham Lincoln can be seen at his law firm and boyhood home in Illinois.

New LDS temple breaks ground (Eastern Arizona Courier) (February 19, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
Construction for The Gila Valley Arizona Temple officially began Saturday when local and world leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints overturned the ceremonial first shovel of dirt.

Tabernacle Choir gives inspiring performance in KC (Daily News - Missouri) (July 3, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performed at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Thursday June 25, and many Richmond residents were in attendance.

Triple play: Three BYU studies in top science journal (BYU news release) (December 10, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, regarded as one of the top three scientific journals in the world, published three separate studies this month authored or co-authored by Brigham Young University professors.

Red states give more to charity. It’s because of religion. (The Washington Post) (October 8, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
The Chronicle also broke down giving by cities. The metropolitan region that gave the most was Salt Lake City, for reasons explained above. The city that gave the least? Hartford, Connecticut, insurance capital of the world.

The Clean Cut: RMs reveal 99 crazy foods eaten on LDS missions (Deseret News - Utah) (November 3, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
A video from Prepare to Serve shows returned missionaries talking about the craziest foods they ate while serving missions throughout the world for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites May 24, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 25, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church’s PathwayConnect program graduated its first 92 students in Nigeria recently. Students took classes consisting of both academic and religious education each semester held at a Mormon meetinghouse.

Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites, April 12, 2019 (Church Newsroom) (April 15, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
More than 200 Latter-day Saint volunteers along with others from the Yarra Valley Railway and the local men’s shed near Melbourne, worked over 1,000 hours recently helping to restore parts of the railway.

Salt Lake Tabernacle opens doors to other faiths (October 22, 2004) - Relevance: 1.9
World-renowned Christian philosopher, Ravi Zacharias, spoke at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning.

BYU is No. 1 in magazine's admissions study (Deseret News - Utah) (February 12, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Brigham Young University is tied with Harvard as the No. 1 university in the country when it comes to admitted students who actually enroll, according to a new study in U.S. News & World Report.

Saturday's Warrior, relived (Deseret News - Utah) (June 5, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
And that summer in Salt Lake City, a little Mormon musical called "Saturday's Warrior" hit the stage. The world of Mormon theater and entertainment would never be quite the same.

Messages for our times (LDS Church News) (October 13, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Today, more than ever, the world needs to know that God has called a prophet to tell people what He would have them do. And thanks to inspired inventions and modern technologies, along with members of the Church who willingly use them, those messages are going farther and helping more people than ever.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces 2016 European Tour (LDS Newsroom) (July 24, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
For the first time in 18 years, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will perform in Europe.

Church Continues Temple Building Throughout the World (LDS Church news release) (October 6, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Five new temples were announced today by President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during the Church’s 178th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City.

Bringing BYU Broadcasting under one roof (BYU NewsNet) (May 8, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
On a sunny spring afternoon the future of BYU Broadcasting was realized when ground was broken for the new BYU Broadcasting Building on Thursday. President Cecil O. Samuelson welcomed the crowd saying, “I think this [facility] will have a critical role in taking the message of BYU and the gospel around the world.”

Family's trip to serve in Africa was worth sacrifice ( (November 3, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
Jonathan and Cynthia Austin got what they had hoped for. And much more. The couple made plans to take their four children to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to show their children how blessed their lives are in Lexington and how great the need is for children in other parts of the world.

RootsTech presenter shares tips for using Facebook for family history (Deseret News - Utah) (February 11, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Thomas MacEntee knows Facebook can be one of the most valuable tools for finding information — the sheer number of people around the world who use Facebook can help locate distant relatives or overcome roadblocks.

Why these faith leaders want religion to play a bigger role in global politics (Deseret News - Utah) (September 28, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
World leaders today share a growing list of complex problems, and yet the leaders seem to be getting worse, not better, at working together, according to Rowan Williams, the former head of the Church of England.

Humanitarian day is today (California) (February 19, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
The LDS church warehouses thousands of items in Salt Lake City that are available for immediate distribution throughout the world. In partnership effort with Islamic Relief Worldwide, the LDS Church sent more than 70 tons of medical supplies, hygiene kits, clothing and shoes to Indonesia Jan. 1 to aid disaster victims.

Saginaw library offers ways to trace genealogical roots (Michigan Live) (September 12, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Genealogists can access decades of census data, more than 200,000 Saginaw obituaries and the world's leading ancestral databases maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints without ever leaving a computer terminal.

Branching out (Wire Services) (November 28, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
But it's a race, says Linda Bailey, who manages the Danville (Calif.) Family History Center, one of the 4,000 branch genealogy libraries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which maintains the world's largest repository of ancestral records). Every time there's a war, records are lost.

Olympic champ's message: 'Go out, take on the world' (American News - South Dakota) (January 22, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
The humble, gentle giant who went from a Wyoming dairy farm to an Olympic gold medal drips sacrifice as easily as he does sweat. "I am working on opportunities to make something more out of my life," said 35-year-old Rulon Gardner,

Conversing with teens in a digital world (Deseret News - Utah) (May 2, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
Talking to a teenager takes time, listening, holding back the criticism and learning how to use the technology that they do, Adrienne Gill and John Bytheway told women at Brigham Young University Women's Conference.

Berlin Airlift re-enacted with candy drop (Associated Press) (May 14, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
A World War II-era cargo plane dropped hundreds of boxes of chocolate-covered raisins on tiny parachutes into a crowd of tens of thousands on Tuesday, recreating a highlight of the operation that kept West Berlin out of Soviet hands.

Reaching Out Around the World (LDS Church news release) (November 5, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
Latter-day Saints believe that giving service to others is a lifestyle based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, who “went about doing good.” The desire to serve others crosses cultural boundaries and has been manifested in recent months with stories featured on International Church Web sites.

Elder Jensen preaches reverence (Deseret News - Utah) (August 17, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
Thousands of participants from around the world gathered at the BYU Campus beginning Monday morning for the annual Campus Education Week. The weeklong conference includes more than 1,000 classes and events and usually brings in around 20,000 individuals from many different walks of life.

'Fear not, I am with thee' (LDS Church News) (December 18, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
Faith in Christ overcomes fear of the future, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve told graduates of Brigham Young University-Hawaii during commencement exercises on Dec. 15. More than 270 students from around the world participated in this year's winter graduation.

Viewpoint: Forgiveness Is Greatest, Most Needed Virtue (Church News and Events) (February 19, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
More than 40 years after World War II, Ailsa Margaret Coutts received an unexpected phone call. During the war, the plane of her husband, Andrew Coutts, was shot down over Amsterdam, Netherlands, by a fighter pilot from the German Air Force.

Why Religion Matters: The Salt of Society (LDS Newsroom) (April 28, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
In cultures throughout the ancient world, salt was a symbol of friendship, compassion and generosity. The people of Israel revered it as a sign of a covenant. Persians honored it as an emblem of virtue and grace. Arab culture cherished it is a gesture of goodwill.

Leo Tolstoy's view of Mormons as teaching 'The American Religion' (Deseret News - Utah) (September 23, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
In his diary, Leo Tolstoy wrote: “God is that infinite All of which man knows himself to be a finite part.” Enigmatic, moved by great passions and inconsistencies, this man is considered a creative genius; perhaps as significant in the literature of the world as Shakespeare is.

'Comics and Mormons': Colorful, interactive exhibit at BYU (Deseret News - Utah) (September 30, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Batman. Superman. Captain America. Wonder Woman. Each of those iconic characters first appeared, of course, in comic books in the years surrounding World War II. For aficionados of the popular medium, it marked the “Golden Age” of comics.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words (LDS Newsroom Blog) (October 21, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Youth from around the world watched the full cast of BYUtv’s comedy show “Studio C” participate in a Face to Face broadcast on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The live event was hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Faith to find and baptize converts (Deseret News - Utah) (January 20, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Finding people to teach is different in various parts of the world, and missionaries need to adapt to circumstances, but the universal principle that must be in the hearts of every missionary is that the Lord is preparing people to receive them and the restored gospel, Elder W. Craig Zwick said Jan. 11.

Latter-day Saint Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook to Be Revised (LDS Newsroom) (June 19, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
Two books of sacred music published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are about to undergo significant changes. An official notice has been sent to Church leaders around the world announcing a revision to “Hymns” and the “Children’s Songbook” used in worship services.

President Nelson’s Wife Describes Revelations Leading to the Drop of ‘Mormon’ Moniker - (World Religion News) (March 27, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
Russell M. Nelson, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is quite familiar with the almighty. The 94-year-old can be found, many a night, at the side of his bed, meticulously writing down what God is dictating to him.

Computer users dig those family roots (Contra Costa Times - California) (August 14, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
It sounds like a script for a Hollywood movie or some new reality show — a granite vault stacked with precious books and more than a million rolls of microfilm, and 20 teams racing around the world to capture critical ancestral documents before it's too late.

Hayward woman has created, donated hundreds of quilts (Inside Bay Area - California) (August 4, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
After a long day of work, Kathy Menzies heads to an outbuilding in her backyard. There, she zones out in her own world surrounded by Elvis memorabilia. Not to pay homage to "The King" — though she wouldn't mind doing that, being an avid fan of the rock'n' roll legend — but to do something that has become second nature.

The Family History Centre (UK) (June 7, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
The Family History Library is the largest genealogical library in the world. It is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and is home to microfilms, microfiche, papers, books and maps.

Joseph Smith in the Language of Scholarship (News from the Church) (March 29, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Present the Prophet Joseph Smith in the Library of Congress to the world of academia with no testimony, no expressions of faith—just scholar-to-scholar discussion. Daunting.

Relief Society intrigues Iraqi women (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 27, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Launched in 1842 to serve the sick and poor, the LDS Relief Society is now one of the oldest and largest women's organization in the world.

Painting sets new record at Sotheby's (This is Hertfordshire - UK) (May 1, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
A new world record for a painting by Oxhey's royal artist Beatrice Parsons has been set at Sotheby's in New York. The Mormons paid 78,000 dollars,or £38,812, for the religious work, Annunciation.

150th Temple Is Dedicated (LDS Newsroom) (March 21, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
The 150th temple in the world was dedicated by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Web Extends Distribution Services’ Reach (LDS Newsroom) (February 5, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
For many members of the Church who need essential Church materials and supplies, such as pictures, temple clothing, scriptures, or other distribution items, getting to a distribution center can be costly and time consuming, even with many such centers around the world.

Latter-day Saints Join With the Rest of the Christian World in Celebrating Easter (LDS Newsroom) (April 23, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
The message of Easter is that the Savior lives! And because He lives all shall indeed live again. This knowledge provides the peace for loved ones of those who have passed on: "Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: 'I know that my Redeemer lives!' " Thomas S. Monson

Church continues its fight against Ebola (LDS Church News) (February 2, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church is continuing its efforts to help contain the deadly Ebola outbreak, working closely with a variety of trusted partners to deliver education and relief aid to virus-weary areas of the world.

Soccer title cements legacy for UNC coach (LDS Church News) (January 14, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
John Wooden coached the UCLA men's basketball team to 10 national championships and the university raised a heroic-sized statue in his honor. Wrestling's Dan Gable led Iowa to 16 NCAA titles. He would be lauded on the floors of Congress. And legends Lavell Edwards and Dean Smith both plied their coaching trade in famous venues that now bear their respective names (one a football stadium, the other a basketball arena). Coach Edwards claimed one national crown; Coach Smith claimed two. So it's tough to fathom how the University of North Carolina will honor their women's soccer coach when he steps away from the pitch. Coach Anson Dorrance, a Church convert and his ward's high priest group leader, has won 22 national championships for the Tar Heels, including the recent 2012 NCAA title. The simple math is staggering — he's coached for 34 seasons and walked away with college soccer's top trophy 65 percent of the time. (He can also list a world title on his coaching resume after guiding the U.S. women's national team to the 1991 World Cup title.)

Napoleon who? (New Hampshire) (February 4, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
"Napoleon Dynamite" was made by a Mormon couple in their late twenties on a $400,000 budget. The leading actors are virtual unknowns in the entertainment world. It has no swearing. It has no sex. The most violent scene involves the movie's leading man being hit in the face with an airborne slab of meat...

Baskets of love and boxes of "Cheer" (YourHub - Colorado) (August 28, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
The Dove Valley and Parker Wards, congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Parker, are two such groups of thoughtful people who felt they might not be able to change the world, but they could make it a bit brighter for a few people they will never meet.

Torah's future is Bright (Daily Telegraph - Australia) (July 10, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
When Torah flies back into Australia next week, she will do so as the No. 1 pro women's snowboarder in the world, a nominee for the best action sports athlete of the year, and clearly among the nation's biggest earning sportswomen with a high six-figure income.

Spanish Fork toyshop aids kids globally (Deseret News - Utah) (December 3, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Santa only makes deliveries once a year, but a Utah Valley group that builds and ships toy cars around the world year-round is giving him a proverbial run for his money as the top toymaker.

Church Growth Is Legacy of Mormon Leader (Associated Press) (January 29, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Mormonism's home is America, but most of its believers don't live here anymore. In the past 13 years the church has flourished as never before around the world, with new temples rising in Africa and South America and new members joining by the tens of thousands.

Loveland family members to appear side-by-side in ‘Savior of the World’ performance (Reporter Herald - Colorado) (March 10, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
A cast of more than 200 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate the Easter season with the musical production, “Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection.”

LDS mark passover holiday with Seder (AP) (March 31, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
On Monday evening, Jews around the world began the holiday with a Seder, the traditional meal during which the biblical story of the Hebrews’ exodus from Egypt is retold. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding one of their own this week.

Taking a behind-the-scenes look at General Conference translations (BYU Universe) (April 2, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
LDS families across the world gather together during this time of year to refocus and watch a prophet speak, while hundreds of translators and Church staff frantically prepare for the 185th semi-annual General Conference.

LDS Pacific Area Presidency assesses needs, attends second-chance cultural celebration (LDS Church News) (February 23, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Among all the cultural celebrations held in conjunction with temple dedications throughout the world over the past few decades, the youth in Fiji are the only ones who have performed on the eve of a temple dedication and on the day after the sacred event.

Elder Maynes Shares Insights of Church Restoration at Worldwide Broadcast (LDS Newsroom) (May 3, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Elder Richard J. Maynes encouraged Mormon young adults around the world to follow the example of the faith’s first leader and ask questions, seek truth and find purpose for their lives.

Mormonism in Pictures: General Conference Fall 2016 (LDS Newsroom) (October 7, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Thousands of people from around the world gathered on Temple Square in Salt Lake City during the first weekend in October for the 186th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church leaders address missionaries worldwide on teaching repentance, baptizing converts (Deseret News - Utah) (February 3, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Missionaries wherever they are serving around the world were invited to sit in for a meeting of the seven-member Missionary Executive Council at Church headquarters in Salt Lake City on Jan. 25.

New First Presidency Holds News Conference (LDS Newsroom) (January 17, 2018) - Relevance: 1.9
“Though our world is filled with serious challenges, I am optimistic about the future and confident about the fundamental goodness of humankind,” said Russell M. Nelson, the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a news conference this morning.

Enjoy 24/7 Christmas Music from the Mormon Channel through Christmas (Church News) (December 6, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Whether you prefer classic, modern, or choir music, it’s time to relax, block out the world, and listen to your favorite Christmas music wherever you go.

Concert Choir shines in New York City (BYU-Hawaii) (June 21, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
For the first time in school history, the Brigham Young University Hawaii Concert Choir took the stage at one of the world's most important and prestigious venues – Carnegie Hall.

White Horse Mitt (Salt Lake City Weekly - Utah) (July 13, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
If Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were mulling a candidacy for leader of any other country in the world, his religion would be no big deal. But this is America, where not only the presidency, but religion itself, is a very big deal.

CES Fireside for Young Adults ( (May 5, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
A CES Fireside for Young Adults will be transmitted live over the Church satellite system on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. (MDT), with subsequent rebroadcasts to many areas of the world. The speaker will be President James E. Faust of the First Presidency.

Ballroom Dance Company Returns Victoriously (BYU Newsroom) (July 11, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Countless hours of practicing, several months working on the same routines and over a year's worth of training have paid off for the BYU Ballroom Dance Company as they performed halfway around the world.

Early photographers capture Utah's essence (Deseret News - Utah) (September 28, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
The West's early photographers were practitioners of a developing art — capturing images of pioneer life and industry that preserved the era with a clarity the world had never witnessed before.

A top scientific journal publishes three studies (LDS Church News) (January 2, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
T he Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, regarded as one of the top three scientific journals in the world, recently published three separate studies in one week authored or co-authored by BYU professors.

LDS Church to launch '#LIGHTtheWORLD' 2016 Christmas initiative (Deseret News - Utah) (November 9, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
On Monday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new video promoting a 25-day initiative to bring the light of Christ to the world.

Young Women Leaders Discuss Making the Gospel Relevant for Young Women (Church News) (October 25, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Young women around the world need support and leadership as they discover who they really are and what significant things they can accomplish. How can their parents and teachers help them?

Smith's birthday, new pageant to draw tourists - Illinois (April 1, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
This year a special, one-time event will be celebrated in Nauvoo, Ill., and the world that will impact the Tri-State Area. The ramifications will be religious for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and financial for area businesses that thrive on increased tourism.

Mormon filmmakers hoping Utah can be a wholesome Hollywood (Computer Graphics World) (October 28, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
After almost five years of making movies for Mormons, the group of filmmakers who were part of the genre's most prolific production studio are branching out with projects that leave the church jokes behind with the hopes of engaging a broader audience.

Christian colleges gear up for visits from the activist gay group (World Magazine) (March 24, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Ms. Ham is one of 32 young adults participating in Equality Ride...[they] are on a seven-week trip from New York to Los Angeles to confront 19 colleges that forbid homosexual conduct among students. The list includes two military academies and one Mormon university.

The CIA couldn't have organised this... (Telegraph - UK) (September 8, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Five years after the attack on the World Trade Centre, a group of 75 American academics is claiming that the truth about 9/11 has been covered up. The leader of the group - Steven E Jones, a physics professor at a university in Utah - has studied debris from the disaster and concluded that explosives were used to bring down the towers.

A sewing hand for those in need (Daily Herald - Utah) (November 6, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Whenever Delpha Zentner hears of a disaster striking somewhere in the world she thinks to herself, "Oh, I hope they get a blanket to sleep under tonight." That's because in the past three years she has made thousands of blankets, "6,800 and something," says Zentner, all of which have been donated to the humanitarian aid branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Beloved song turns 50 (News from the Church) (January 9, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
The hymn "I Am a Child of God" (Hymns, no. 301) has rung across the earth, its music played and its words sung by adults and Primary children around the world since 1957. As it reaches its 50th anniversary in 2007, the song, published in more than 90 languages, continues to touch the hearts of many.

Storms' survivors try to pick up the pieces (Miami Herald - Florida) (February 5, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
A crew of 15 Mormon missionaries helped tip over the tattered remains of the home, delicately picking through Devere's personal effects -- World War II-era photographs, a birth certificate and a wedding certificate -- to preserve them for her children who were en route from Colorado.

Years of preparation (Herald Journal - Utah) (December 25, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Megan Heaps has been ready to play Mary her whole life. The 22-year-old Sky View High School graduate knows it sounds a little silly, but after years of acting and singing in several different productions, it’s been “Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection” that has made her feel at home.

LDS wards: grooming world 150 at a time (Deseret News - Utah) (January 10, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Last week my wife and I took our eighth-grade daughter to an open house at the local high school where students can specialize in visual and performing arts. I was surprised to see, in the commercial-art classroom, a member of our high priests group.

88 Year Old Man Makes Almost 700 Quilts for Charity (KIDK - Idaho) (March 4, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
A local retired farmer is making a difference all over the world from his very own living room in Sugar City. Russ Wilding has made almost 700 quilts over the past few years and donated all of them to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Center.

Amazing grace (Deseret News - Utah) (July 22, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
I was sitting in my room the other night when my husband said quite suddenly, "We don’t think about Christ enough." He was making a general statement about us, our family, and the world. His comment unsettled me because it rang true. How often do I think of Christ, have him in my thoughts, guiding my decisions, my parenting, my conversations with others, and the activities I choose each day?

Stories of conference: Mormons gather in Salt Lake City from around the world (LDS Church News) (October 15, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
Though deployed overseas with the U.S. Army in Musul, Iraq, Bryant Marchant was able to attend general conference sessions with his wife, Jenny, and their eight children via Skype voice-call connection on the Internet.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom) (May 5, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
Residents of Valparaiso, a western coastal city near Santiago, Chile, suffered what many are calling the largest fire in its history on 15 April. Close to 500 acres (1,200 hectares) were burned, severely impacting the people who lived there, including some Latter-day Saints.

100-Year-Old Sister Has Researched 400,000 Names (Church News) (February 23, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
Erma Rosenhan of the Forest Dale 1st Ward, Salt Lake Granite Stake, has spent most of her life working on researching the names on her family line. Getting the records in the first place on the eve of World War II required faith, courage, and more than a few miracles.

Is your financial house in order? 10 questions for Latter-day Saint families (Deseret News - Utah) (May 29, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
In a memorable general conference address in October 1998, President Gordon B. Hinckley advised members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world that “the time has come to get our houses in order.”

Famous YouTubers collaborate for #ASaviorIsBorn Christmas initiative (KSL - Utah) (December 15, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
Following on the success of last season's Guinness Book of World Records largest live nativity, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently launched a new social media initiative bringing together a variety of YouTube stars.

Mormons mark Vermont birth of founder (Burlington Free Press - Vermont) (December 23, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
A man said to be a prophet will speak today from a sacred hilltop in the Connecticut River Valley to followers the world over. Few in Vermont, where the drama is unfolding, are aware of the significance for Mormons.

Dead Sea Scrolls go online, thanks to Google, Israel Museum (Deseret News - Utah) (October 1, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a popular draw whenever fragments of the ancient manuscripts are displayed at museums around the world. Now you can get a close-up glimpse of the scrolls with a few keystrokes on your personal computer.

Why the Mormons are going global (Hamilton Spectator - Canada) (January 13, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
But now, after a century of spectacular growth, the Mormon movement is flowing in the other direction: while it continues to be centrally directed from its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, the faith has gained a foothold in virtually every country in the world -- and the American share of church membership has fallen.

Gordon B. Hinckley in his own voice (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 27, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
MISSIONARY SERVICE: "We are deeply grateful for the opportunities of radio and television, and the generosity of the public press, all of which help to build a favorable atmosphere in which to teach the gospel. But I am confident that the time will never come when we shall not need vigorous men and women of faith to go into the world as missionaries for this cause." April 1959.

Gordon B. Hinckley in his own voice (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 28, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
MISSIONARY SERVICE: "We are deeply grateful for the opportunities of radio and television, and the generosity of the public press, all of which help to build a favorable atmosphere in which to teach the gospel. But I am confident that the time will never come when we shall not need vigorous men and women of faith to go into the world as missionaries for this cause." April 1959.

President Monson: 9/11 destruction allowed us to spiritually rebuild (Washington Post) (September 9, 2011) - Relevance: 1.9
The calamity of September 11th, 2001 has cast a long shadow. Ten years later, many of us are still haunted by its terrible tragedy of lost lives and broken hearts. It is an episode of anguish that has become a defining moment in the history of the American nation and the world.

International Hymnbooks Unify Saints around the World (Church News and Events) (August 14, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
Victoria Bol Cucul sits in a building in Senahú, Guatemala, her eyes reverently focused on the choir at the front as she listens to the official LDS version of “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” in her native language of Kekchi (pronounced kek-chee) for the first time ever.

Using and locating records at the Family History Centre (UK) (January 31, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
The Family History Library is the largest genealogical library in the world. It is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and is home to microfilms, microfiche, papers, books and maps.

700 displays set for weekend creche festival (Daily News - California) (December 2, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Seven hundred Nativity scenes from around the world will be on display this weekend in the annual Christmas Creche Art and Music Festival sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

LDS Humanitarian Center helps boy's wish come true (ABC 4 - Utah) (May 23, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
The LDS Humanitarian Center could be putting together the biggest quilt in the world. Workers and volunteers there will spend the next several months sewing nearly 15,000 firefighter, police, and EMT patches together. All of this for a young man in Michigan who's dream is to be a firefighter.

Church gathers nearly 300 dresses to donate to charity (Statesman Journal - Oregon) (September 9, 2010) - Relevance: 1.9
Dresses from closets in Salem and Keizer are finding new life across Oregon and the world, thanks to a women's group in the Jan Ree Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

An Introduction to Religious Freedom (LDS Newsroom) (January 4, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
For many people in the world, there are few things more precious than freedom. Freedom — the power to live as one would choose — is one of the great sources of human dignity. Exercising freedom correctly is also one of the great responsibilities that humans hold.

Royals will start Jeremy Guthrie in Game 7. Wait…who? (Washington Post) (October 30, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
The Kansas City Royals’ hopes for their first World Series triumph since 1985 will rest with starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, a man who once walked away from the game.

Mormons From Around World to Gather for Weekend Conference (New York Times) (April 3, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
More than 100,000 Mormons will descend on Salt Lake City this weekend for the faith's biannual conference to listen to spiritual guidance from leaders and to learn about church news.

Mormon Faithful Get Ready for Annual General Conference (LDS Newsroom) (April 1, 2016) - Relevance: 1.9
Mormons from all over the world are preparing to hear messages of inspiration and guidance from their leaders during the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Latter-day Saints Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites, July 12, 2019 (Church Newsroom) (July 15, 2019) - Relevance: 1.9
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently partnered with Oakland, California, and two other local organizations to help alleviate the city’s homelessness crisis.

Mormon professor named world's top management thinker, delivers emotional speech (Deseret News - Utah) (November 18, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
Thinkers50 measured Harvard professor Clayton Christensen's life over the past two years and named him the world's most influential living management thinker at an Oscars-style event last week in London. This is the second straight time at the top of the Thinkers50 list for the bestselling author, a Salt Lake native and Mormon described by a British reporter as "perhaps the nicest man ever to lecture at Harvard Business School." "Christensen was controlled, thoughtful, sincere and provocative" during an emotional acceptance speech, Financial Times blogger Andrew Hill reported. Christensen turned to the central message of his latest bestseller, "How Will You Measure Your Life?" — which earned a nomination for the Thinkers50 best book award — and urged those at the banquet to put their families first. "If you find you’ve spent 60 hours in a week trying to advance in your profession and you wonder whether you should spend another 20 hours, that’s a bad trade-off," Christensen said. Hill referred to the respect Christensen, 61, had among those in the banquet hall, writing that Christensen closed by saying, "Thank you for being my friends.” "It sounds hokey," Hill wrote, "and perhaps you had to be there, but as they say at the Academy Awards, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house."

'Illuminating glass': The stained-glass windows of Tom Holdman utilize color and light to inspire (October 25, 2004) - Relevance: 1.9
It's rare in today's overly cynical and often disingenuous contemporary art world to find an artist who actually believes in God — especially a God who is likable: a benevolent, caring being through whom the artist derives inspiration and direction.

New Mormon church to open (New York) (May 30, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
The new meetinghouse of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on North Avenue is not unlike Mormon churches across the country and around the globe. It is simple yet elegant, practical and comfortable, another sign that the world's fastest-growing denomination does not overlook details.

Fair teaches emergency preparedness (Lawrence Journal-World - Kansas) (November 14, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
That’s why Kathleen Gordon-Ross was among dozens of people who attended Saturday’s Douglas County Community Preparedness Fair at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3615 W. 10th St.

Christmas Lights Grace Temple Grounds, Visitors' Centers around World (News from the Church) (December 17, 2005) - Relevance: 1.9
Tree branches carefully outlined with little lights glow in the night, sounds of joyful Christmas hymns fill the air, and gentle nativity figures stand by in holiness.

'Thank you for your service' -- New Bedford Marine is laid to rest (South Coast Today - Massachusetts) (May 10, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford — fondly remembered as a loving son who tried to make his world a better place — was laid to rest yesterday as a brave, young hero who served his country when it needed him most.

Architecture of the LDS Church in New York (New York Sun) (August 1, 2006) - Relevance: 1.9
Architectural critics, and lovers of buildings in general, may wish to consider converting to Mormonism. Unlike most of the world's religions, which are happy to reveal the architectonic beauties of their creed even to unbelievers, the finest examples of Mormonism, its sacred temples, are open only to the faithful.

What do Utahns Google? Answers may come as surprise (Deseret News - Utah) (October 12, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
Utah ranks No. 1 in the nation — and sometimes the world — for using Google to search the Web for such terms as "Jesus," "family history," "Harry Potter," "Mormon," "Lord of the Rings," "NBA," "snowboarding," "home storage" and "Mitt Romney."

Tabernacle's 'world-class' organist will call it a career (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 24, 2007) - Relevance: 1.9
s the final organ notes faded in the Mormon Tabernacle on Saturday, David Keller launched to his feet to begin a one-man standing ovation for organist John Longhurst.

Ponderings from Temple Square (Calgary Herald - Canada) (June 16, 2008) - Relevance: 1.9
Last week I spent a few sunny hours wandering around Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the spiritual epicentre of the world's 13 million followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as LDS, or more commonly, the Mormons.

Dream makers: 3 LDS authors gaining far-reaching reputations as fantasy writers (Deseret News - Utah) (June 1, 2009) - Relevance: 1.9
There's another world out there -- one filled with magic and mystery and even dragons. It is a place where anything is possible, good triumphs over evil, and happily-ever-after is the norm. It is a place of imagination, of wonder, of delight. And all you need to get there is a good book.

Mormon youth stepping out to share their faith (Brookings Register - South Dakota) (November 14, 2012) - Relevance: 1.9
BROOKINGS � At 6:30 each morning, young Mormon missionaries around the world wipe the sleep away and begin a half-hour of exercise. From 7 to 8, they shower, eat breakfast and generally prepare for the day. From 8 to 10, they study. Then, they head out.

Technology and the work of the Lord (LDS Church News) (March 18, 2013) - Relevance: 1.9
In 1995 the first flat screen TVs appeared, eBay had just begun, the Sony Playstation debuted in the United States and the World Wide Web was stretching to schools and businesses. The president of the Church at the time was President Howard W. Hunter.

Obama: Religious freedom a U.S. diplomatic priority (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (February 7, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
President Barack Obama told a nondenominational gathering of political leaders Thursday that freedom of religion across the world is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. diplomacy.

Mormon women are flocking to the mission, but inequalities remain (Public Radio International) (August 26, 2014) - Relevance: 1.9
On this day at the Church of Latter-Day Saints' Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, 500 fresh-faced young men and women arrive for the first time. Soon they'll venture out across the world to spread their Mormon faith.

Mormon-owned BYU acquires long-lost ‘mysterious’ Bloch painting of Jesus (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (June 5, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
A newly discovered Carl Bloch painting has been acquired by Brigham Young University after being hidden from the world for 135 years, though the picture may look familiar to some.

Mormon Temple Tours Drawing Big Crowds (WFYI - Indiana) (July 29, 2015) - Relevance: 1.9
The clock is ticking for the public to see the inside of the world's newest Mormon temple, in Carmel. Over 30,000 people have already made their way through the ornate limestone building, and church officials are expecting more than twice that many before it closes its doors to outsiders on Aug. 8.

President Monson's 90th birthday: Looking back on the teachings of the prophet (Deseret News - Utah) (August 18, 2017) - Relevance: 1.9
Since being called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at age 36, President Thomas S. Monson has offered words of comfort, direction, wisdom and testimony while ministering to members throughout the world.

Joseph Smith's fame (Deseret News - Utah) (December 1, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Scholars around the world are studying the impact of Joseph Smith, attempting to account for the growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here's what some have said in academic settings this year, the 200th anniversary of Smith's birth...

First Presidency Expresses Love, Support for French People (LDS Newsroom) (November 16, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
With people around the world, we mourn today as we consider the horrific tragedies that have occurred in Paris. We pray for those affected, for their families and loved ones, for the leaders of nations and most especially for the people of France as they struggle to recover from the violence and loss they are feeling so deeply.

BYU Education Week bloggers wanted (Deseret News - Utah) (August 10, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Are you going to BYU's Campus Education Week Aug. 20-24? Would you be willing to share your daily experiences with the world? We'd like to have several attendees write their thoughts, feelings and impressions for LDS Newsline readers in a daily blog here on this Web site.

An Interview With Gordon Hinckley (60 Minutes - CBS News) (February 4, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
The president and prophet of the Mormon church, Gordon B. Hinckley, died last Sunday at age 97. He was buried Saturday in Salt Lake City. The church broadcast his memorial service around the world in 69 languages.

Mormon church welcomes new bishop to NWI (Post-Tribune - Indiana) (March 6, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is thriving around the world, and the new bishop of its Hebron-based congregation has faith that his congregation will continue to grow -- in numbers and spiritually -- under his leadership.

Mormon choir to perform in Norman on Saturday (NewsOK - Oklahoma) (June 23, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, world-renowned for its celestial voices and musical arrangements, is scheduled to make a rare Oklahoma appearance at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Orrin Hatch meets with Facebook co-founder (BYU Daily Universe) (August 3, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
The youngest billionaire in the world, Facebook CEO and co-creator Mark Zuckerberg, 25, met with Utah (R) Sen. Orrin Hatch in Washington D.C., to discuss how the social networking site can help the economy grow.

Staying faithful in the beach volleyball world (Deseret News - Utah) (August 12, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
How does a Mormon fit in on the "big party" beach volleyball circuit? Quite well — at least for LDS rising star Casey Patterson, who says that promoters, advertisers and maybe some fans like to sell that party image, but in reality, it's not that way.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 30 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 1, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Remembering Christ’s Love on Easter The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates with fellow Christians the resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 1 August (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 4, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Paraguay: Church Donates Blankets and Mattresses Flooding victims in Asunción, Paraguay, in early July were given new bedding from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

120 years of pioneering genealogy (LDS Church News) (November 22, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
FamilySearch International, the Church’s worldwide Internet genealogy service and the largest such service in the world, is observing a milestone this month: 120 years since the formation of its forerunner the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Unity in Diversity (LDS Newsroom) (March 26, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Can a church be unified and diverse at the same time? In a global world like ours, where people exchange ideas and culture easier than ever, the better question may be “How can a church survive without unity and diversity?” Far from a contradiction, the two complement each other, like sides of a coin.

Improving women's world (Deseret News - Utah) (May 8, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Where's the safest place on earth for a woman to live?...Fresh from her appearance last month on "60 Minutes," BYU professor Valerie Hudson is assembling a group of experts, volunteers and students to analyze the status of women in 171 countries and create an Internet database.

LDS Church leader speaks to 'same-sex attraction' group (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 22, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Words alone would not belie William Walker's point. "We live in a world filled with false messages," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints First Quorum of the Seventy member told his audience. "Wickedness is never happiness."

Documentary brings alive story of WWII POWs (Deseret News - Utah) (January 24, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
"The Inheritance of War" is a compelling documentary that played Friday in Orem at the 8th annual LDS Film Festival. The movie vividly depicts the struggles of a certain class of World War II prisoners of war -- those who fought for the United States on the Philippine Islands.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 23, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, spoke to more than one thousand Latter-day Saint women in Auckland, New Zealand, on 19 February 2013. Visits included one with a 100-year-old Mormon woman who has spent many years serving others.

New almanac offers look at the world of Mormon membership (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 13, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
David Stewart felt ill-equipped to preach his Mormon faith in recently opened Russia in 1992, when he arrived there as a young missionary. Sure, he had learned the language, but nothing of the culture he was about to engage. And it certainly wasn’t like being at home in Maryland.

Why Religion Matters: The Longing Within (LDS Newsroom) (February 11, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Our modern world offers more choices and possibilities than ever before. Science and technology continually expand our knowledge, and the diversity of religious worldviews keeps growing. Our horizons seem to stretch thinner and faster than we are capable of handling. But in the end we remain the same spiritual creatures. Throughout our journeys the longing within endures.

LDSTech 2014 Update (LDS Church News) (October 28, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The annual LDSTech Conference was held Oct. 16-17 at the Salt Lake Institute adjacent to the University of Utah campus. “The main highlight this year has been the Gospel App and Game Contest,” said Anna Butler, committee chair for the event. “We had submissions from all over the world.”

Believing for Britton: A story of sibling love with an unwritten ending (Deseret News - Utah) (February 5, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
“No, things aren’t OK.” That phrase shook 20-year-old Autumn Shipp’s world. She was in her third semester at the University of Utah, where she was a softball player on scholarship, but in early November 2014, her dad said those four words, and her life changed.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 31, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (September 1, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Auckland, New Zealand, recently volunteered several hours of time to feed the hungry, donated blood to a local hospital and assisted prison inmates and refugees.

How this Latter-day Saint couple has created decades of harmony on (and off) the LA Philharmonic stage (Church News) (August 14, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
Mick Wetzel appreciates the many perks that come with being part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He performs alongside elite musicians. He travels the world. He showcases his talent on the viola each year in front of thousands of music lovers.

AJC President Visits LDS Church Headquarters (PR Newswire) (November 27, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
AJC President Stanley Bergman met with senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) at the Church's world headquarters in Salt Lake City.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 25 March 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 26, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Latter-day Saints joined others from around the world to celebrate women in March. The online tributes began on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2015.

Latter-day Saints Around the World React to Announcement of Eight New Temples (Church News) (April 10, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
Latter-day Saints across the globe rejoiced as President Russell M. Nelson announced Sunday that eight new temples will be built in various regions across the globe, Latter-day Saints.

Songs of praise (Guardian Unlimited - UK) (September 25, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
A practising Mormon, 25-year-old Brandon Flowers is married to a primary school teacher and desperate to start a family. He's also the live-wire showman who fronts one of the hottest bands in the world. It's not an easy balancing act. Craig McLean talks to the Killers' singer about resisting temptation

Mormon Women Reach Out to Serve in Their Communities and Around the World (LDS Church news release) (May 3, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
On any given day, Carol Pia can be seen with a special loom making dozens of hats for the homeless. Jean Bentley organized medical relief for a Senegalese village thousands of miles away, and Carmen Pingree created vital resources to help those with autism in her community.

Priest to profit: How the Mormon church teaches priesthood holders to lead (Washington Post) (May 15, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Every Sunday in chapels across the world, the Lord’s Supper is administered by teenage boys of the congregation, nervous or bored, in sometimes ill-fitting white shirts and poorly knotted ties in youthful imitation of their dark-suited fathers.

In the Salt Lake tabernacle Brigham Young built, 360 voices blend with frontier history (Los Angeles Times - California) (December 18, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
There’s nothing particularly Mormon, or American, about “Ubi Caritas.” It’s a Gregorian chant at least 11 centuries old, was rearranged by French composer Maurice Duruflé in 1960 and has been sung by church choral groups around the world.

In the Salt Lake tabernacle Brigham Young built, 360 voices blend with frontier history (Chicago Tribune - Illinois) (January 9, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
There’s nothing particularly Mormon, or American, about “Ubi Caritas.” It’s a Gregorian chant at least 11 centuries old, was rearranged by French composer Maurice Duruflé in 1960 and has been sung by church choral groups around the world.

LDS temple dedications set (April 27, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Many LDS Samoans in Utah County and around the world may have felt a burden lifted Tuesday when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially announced the dedication of a new temple in the their homeland that will replace the important church building in Samoa destroyed by fire in July 2003.

A Mormon scholar is called to South Florida to guide young door-to-door missionaries (Miami Herald, Florida) (August 27, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
He is a Harvard-educated world traveler, a political scientist who has led efforts to restore ancient texts and create a Dead Sea Scrolls computer database.

Controversial church seeks mainstream acceptance (Daily Breeze - California) (January 23, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the world's fastest-growing religions, and though 120 million copies of the Book of Mormon are in print, believers still endure suggestions by mainstream churches that they are not authentically Christian.

Church library fit for family-tree climbers (Havre Daily News - Montana) (March 18, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
A few short hours of mouse clicks and computer entries can give local residents a wealth of information about the lives of their ancestors - thanks to a Havre connection to the world's largest genealogy library.

Michael McLean celebrates 25 years of songwriting (Deseret News - Utah) (May 6, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
A songwriter writes a song, and people like it. So, he writes another and another, and pretty soon, he has enough for an album. So he keeps writing. There is another album and another. Somewhere along the line, the musician realizes that music is paying his bills and may send his kids to college, but still it is an uncertain world.

LDS women gather for general Relief Society meeting (KSL - Utah) (September 29, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
More than 20,000 Latter-day Saint women filled the Conference Center in Salt Lake City this evening for their annual meeting. Millions more watched in meetinghouses throughout the world to hear their leaders encourage them to fulfill the purpose of their organization.

America's Best Leaders: Orrin Hatch (U.S. News & World Report) (October 27, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
By Joseph Biden -- Through word and deed, Sen. Orrin Hatch has demonstrated that a member of Congress can work to pass meaningful, bipartisan legislation without compromising his core principles and strongly held ideological convictions.

New Brings Mormons to the Forefront (LDS Church news release) (July 16, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are known the world over for knocking on people’s doors to share the gospel. Now people interested in the faith can figuratively knock on Mormons’ doors on the Internet to better understand their beliefs.

Noted Mormons recall sermons about stressed moms, world cultures and more (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 3, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Speeches given at semiannual Mormon General Conferences, whether streamed, beamed or broadcast from the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City, are viewed as authoritative.

First Presidency 2014 Christmas Message (LDS Newsroom) (December 6, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
As we celebrate this Christmas season, our thoughts turn to that sacred event long ago when the Prince of Peace and the Light of the World was born (see Isaiah 9:6). Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, who was “wounded for our transgressions, . . . and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites January 12, 2017 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (January 13, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles served in the Philippines as a member of the Seventy 20 years ago. He and his wife, Mary, recently returned to the Philippines for meetings with Latter-day Saints.

Mormon Connection in Next Dan Brown Book? (KSL - Utah) (May 25, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
With the success of the film version of 'The Da Vinci Code', many wonder what's next from author Dan Brown. Freemasonry, the oldest and largest charitable fraternity in the world, is his focus. Dan Brown saw the Salt Lake Masonic Temple building when he first came to Utah two years ago.

Can Dale Murphy save baseball? (Yahoo Sports) (May 1, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
The name didn't sound familiar. And Dale Murphy is the type who remembers acquaintances, first names and last, so he was fairly certain he never met Kirk Radomski. He wishes he had. Murphy would like to talk with the people at the center of the performance-enhancing-drug world and ask them: Is this necessary?

Extrabiblical Scriptures Are Not Barrier to Christianity (LDS Church news release) (April 12, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Twice in the past six months an apostle has used the world general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to address one of the most common questions asked by the public about the Church in the past two years: Are Mormons Christian?

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: 'Can We See the Christ in Christmas?' (LDS Church News) (December 7, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Let this December be "a season of seeking the Lamb of God, the King of Glory, the Everlasting Light of the World, the Great Hope of Mankind, the Savior and Redeemer of our Souls," said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

CES Fireside for Young Adults (LDS News) (November 6, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
On Sunday, November 7, a CES fireside for young adults will be held, with Elder M. Russell Ballard as the speaker. The broadcast will originate from the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, at 6:00 p.m. mountain time, with subsequent rebroadcasts to many areas of the world.

Elder Scott urges BYU graduates 'To live well' (LDS Church News) (April 27, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
Individuals must be a force for good in a world that desperately needs it, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve told more than 6,000 Brigham Young University graduates and their supporters on Thursday afternoon.

ummer Travel Series: Discovering the Mormon Story through Historic Sites (LDS Newsroom) (May 19, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
One of the ways The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tells its story is through several dozen historic sites and visitors’ centers around the world, all of which are free and open to the public.

Returned LDS missionary Will Hopoate reemerging in the world of Australian rugby (Deseret News - Utah) (June 19, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
While Australian rugby player Will Hopoate was on his Mormon mission, he and his companion knocked on the door of Queensland opponent Sam Thaiday, according to Laine Clark of

FamilySearch Initiative Invites People to #MeetMyGrandma (LDS Newsroom Blog) (September 20, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
If you could share one story about your grandma, what would it be? That’s the question nonprofit FamilySearch International is asking people throughout the world to respond to as part of its worldwide #MeetMyGrandma social media campaign, 20-30 September.

A Special Invitation for Tuesday, January 16 (Church News) (January 16, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world are invited to participate in a live message from President Russell M. Nelson on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. mountain standard time.

U.S. News ranks both BYU's law and business schools at 34 (April 4, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Brigham Young University's business and law schools are among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue, on sale Monday, April 3.

Hitting the high notes in High School Musical (WA today - Australia) (October 14, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Disney's High School Musical has captured the imagination of children around the world. From the set of the new sequel, Craig McLean reports on a pop-cultural phenomenon.

Genealogy -- the talk all over the world (Deseret News - Utah) (April 21, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Have you noticed lately the television shows about genealogy? One of the foremost is "Who Do You Think You Are?" -- Friday evenings on NBC. Celebrities' genealogy is researched to various extents for the show, some going back quite a distance in time. Nearly every celebrity who has had his research done will say something close to the following: "It helps us to feel more fulfilled because we are connecting with our ancestors and learning more about ourselves!"

Fort Collins Colorado Temple: A beacon of light and blessing to all (Deseret News - Utah) (October 21, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Anytime a temple is built around the world members of the Church rejoice in celebration and gratitude for a temple in their area. The visual reminder of eternal truths brings joy to individuals and strength to families and communities.

Self-reliance calls for self-policing, discipline (Deseret News - Utah) (September 24, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
The crumbling of our American financial institutions has triggered a memory in me. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists toppled the World Trade Center. On Sept. 14, I was sent to ask Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley his feelings. It was late. He'd just come from Larry King's show, but he agreed to take a few questions.

Orson Scott Card: Teaching our teens to speak (Deseret News - Utah) (June 25, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
When I was young, back in the previous millennium, the California school system was the best in the world. And one of the things they did, which few schools seem to do anymore, was teach their students to speak. We memorized poems. We recited them. We read aloud. And the teachers actually critiqued us on whether we could be understood.

LDS Democrats gather in Charlotte to unite LDS values, Democratic policies at convention (Deseret News - Utah) (September 5, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
The words of the hymn would have been familiar to almost any member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Have I done any good in the world today?" a group of some 200 Latter-day Saints sang enthusiastically in a crowded meeting room Tuesday afternoon.

While most eye mobile for the bottom line, the Mormon church has higher goals (IT World) (November 12, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Almost everyone's pouring time and money into smartphones these days. Social networking giants mine them for ad revenue, retail stores use them to reach customers, and credit-card companies want to turn them into wallets. And then there's the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

567 degrees awarded in LDS Business College graduation (Deseret News - Utah) (April 18, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
“As you go forth now to make your mark on the world, remember that fame and fortune should not be your primary motive,” said Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Presidency of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during LDS Business College’s 129th commencement exercises on April 15.

Sweatshop in Weston to send clothing aid (Massachusetts) (January 13, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Typically clothing is mass-produced in third world countries and consumed in the wealthy U.S., but in Weston this week the tables are turned. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a sewing fest to provide outfits for children in underdeveloped areas.

Gem State boasts its own Indiana Jones (Capital Press - Idaho) (March 11, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Richard Hansen, a world-renowned archeologist, splits his time between his family’s Idaho farm and Guatemala. While in the Central American country, Hansen unearths ancient Mayan cities buried by centuries of jungle.

Under the radar: One Christensen company's sole purpose is to keep the senator in office (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (August 28, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
He's known as Mr. Mac, Utah's best-known seller of men's suits. Or as the president of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. But few know that Mac Christensen is one of Sen. Orrin Hatch's confidants, silently running his re-election campaign far from the public eye.

Mitt Romney is walking a political tightrope in his run for the White House (U.S. News & World Report) (February 5, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
In his stump speech to supporters gathered among the shrimp boats on the bank of Shem Creek, Mitt Romney makes no mention of hot-button issues like abortion or the role of religion in politics.

After dispute, Mormon Temple will be built in Philly (Philadelphia Inquirer - Pennsylvania) (August 3, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
After months of uncertainty as the city threatened to seize the land, construction of a $70 million Mormon temple near Logan Square will not only proceed but will help make the Parkway "one of the most incredible boulevards anywhere in the world," Mayor Nutter said Monday.

Serving in the line of duty: Elder Hartman Rector Jr. (Deseret News - Utah) (November 13, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
The future general authority joined the LDS Church during the Korean Conflict. Hartman Rector Jr. served in the military during World War II and met the missionaries as a result of an initial contact made with his wife, Connie, in San Diego.

Technology Helps Further the Work of the Lord (Church News and Events) (March 21, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
In 1995 the first flat screen TVs appeared, eBay had just begun, the Sony PlayStation debuted in the United States, and the World Wide Web was stretching to schools and businesses. The President of the Church at the time was President Howard W. Hunter.

Like Mormon Pants Day, Muslim women plan World Hijab Day (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (January 9, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Hundreds of Mormon women wore trousers to their LDS services Dec. 15, in part, to show solidarity with members of the faith who feel they don’t fit in with the traditional dress- or skirt-wearer — or for any other reason.

Mormon leader foresees ‘strong missionary force for years to come’ (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 2, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The following excerpts come from an interview with David F. Evans, executive director of the LDS Church’s Missionary Department: How many mission president couples are from Utah, United States and the rest of the world?

RootsTech vignettes (LDS Church News) (February 12, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
In only a few years, RootsTech has grown to be one of the biggest family history conferences around the world and brings thousands of people together — in the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City and visitors who watch online — to learn about the latest improvements and tools in the industry.

Elder Stevenson Urges Use of Technology to Spread 'Knowledge of a Savior' (LDS Newsroom) (May 8, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
“We live in a unique world, with the ability to preach the gospel of peace literally at our fingertips,” said Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the BYU Women’s Conference.

Latter-day: When Reverence For Mormon Church Leaders Creates An Aura Of Infallibility (KUER - Utah) (August 7, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
The current president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell M. Nelson, doesn’t shy away from the limelight. During his 18 months at the helm, he’s toured the world, filling up sports arenas with Latter-day Saints eager to see him speak.

When Will It be Chow Time? (January 15, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Now that the University of Southern California has been affirmed as having the No. 1 football team in the country, the next perplexing query for the college football world is: What’s next for the coach of the top-ranked offense, Norm Chow? Or perhaps the question is: What’s not next for Chow?

Still together in the Lord 60 years after serving in Japan (LDS Church News) (May 21, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
More than 60 years after they were in the mission field together and only weeks after natural disasters hit Japan, missionaries who served in Japan during the post World War II era gathered for their 120th mission reunion on April 21.

Church Continues to Monitor and Respond to Ebola Situation (LDS Newsroom) (October 30, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shares in the growing concern across the world about the Ebola virus and is monitoring the situation carefully. Below is an update on how the Church is responding.

Wolfeboro Area LDS Church Members Gather for World-wide Conference (October 3, 2004) - Relevance: 1.8
Members of the local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints used high technology to participate in the 174th Semiannual General Conference broadcast to them by satellite Saturday and Sunday.

Expelled scholar of Mormon history can't find work (Reprint from the Wall Street Journal) (April 11, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
In 1993, the Mormon church excommunicated D. Michael Quinn, one of the world's foremost authorities on the faith, whose writings had frequently contradicted the church's traditional history.

Holiday stars — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir earns access to the world's best performers (Deseret News - Utah) (December 11, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg were sitting in Renee Fleming's New York apartment. It had taken some time to get an appointment with her...

Pres. Monson continues temple building at rapid pace ( - Utah) (October 4, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Latter-day Saints have traveled from around the world to Utah this week to attend the semiannual General Conference this weekend. President Thomas S. Monson is continuing to oversee the building and dedicating of temples.

Keeping your balance in a bumpy world (Deseret News - Utah) (October 4, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
If automobile tires aren't properly balanced, they may wobble, vibrate and wear unevenly. So with our daily lives. If a person's life isn't properly balanced, it can make for a bumpy, unpleasant journey.

First Presidency Easter message (LDS Church News) (April 3, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
At this Easter season as we contemplate our own mortality and remember loved ones who have passed from this life, our hearts turn to Him who promised: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites (LDS Newsroom) (August 20, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
United Kingdom: The British Pageant Concludes on a Positive Note Three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were in the audience for the final performance of the British Pageant.

Elder Lynn G. Robbins: Call to Presidency of the Seventy (LDS Church News) (April 16, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Since being called as a General Authority in April of 1997, Elder Lynn G. Robbins has enjoyed the “sweet blessing of becoming acquainted with saints all over the world.” “You feel an immediate bond with people wherever you go,” he said. “It is immediate.”

Frank Jackson is on an unofficial Mormon mission at Duke (ESPN) (November 1, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
On Nov. 15, Frank Jackson will don his No. 15 jersey for Duke University, step on the court at Madison Square Garden -- The World's Most Famous Arena -- and take on Kansas in a nationally televised game between two preseason top-five teams.

Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites November 14, 2018 (LDS Newsroom) (November 15, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
An apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited with members of the Church, as well as religious leaders of other faiths, in France, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Q&A: Primary presidency weighs in on how to apply new 'Come Follow Me' curriculum in 2019 (The Church News) (January 4, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
As the new “Come, Follow Me — For Individuals and Families” manuals are distributed to Latter-day Saints throughout the world, many have questioned how the coming year’s curriculum will be integrated into their lives, especially with regards to Primary-aged children.

Spreading light — stained glass artists share what it's like contributing their work to temples around the world (Church News) (June 5, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
When someone mentions the beauty and art of stained glass, the first thing that comes to most people's minds likely has more to do with Europe and Catholicism than it does with Utah and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Spreading light — stained glass artists share what it's like contributing their work to temples around the world (Church News) (June 6, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
When someone mentions the beauty and art of stained glass, the first thing that comes to most people's minds likely has more to do with Europe and Catholicism than it does with Utah and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Utahns greet news with praise, joy and support (April 20, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
...The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledged the new pontiff, saying in a prepared statement, "We join with men and women of goodwill everywhere in congratulating Cardinal Ratzinger on his election as Pope Benedict XVI. "We wish for him and his many followers continuing progress in furthering the cause of peace among the nations, and the alleviation of poverty and distress throughout the world."

A father's footsteps (Concord Monitor - New Hampshire) (July 30, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
When the obituary writers of the world took on George Romney in 1995, they had two choices. They either started with the tale of a CEO who shook up the automotive industry, denouncing "gas-guzzling dinosaurs" and pushing compact cars, and who, as the Republican governor of Michigan, bucked his party's leaders to advance the case for civil rights.

What’s Ahead in the World of Mormonism for 2011 (Religion Dispatches) (January 5, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
As The Book of Mormon: The Musical by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker prepares to open March 24 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, many Mormons are bracing for what promises to be an irreverent send-up of our distinctive history, culture, and religious practices.

“We Were All Witnesses”: Savior of the World Production Gives Casts, Audiences Opportunities to Testify of Christ (Church News and Events) (November 28, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
The scene is familiar: The baby Jesus lies swaddled in Mary’s arms as Joseph kneels reverently behind, looking over his little family. A new star shines brightly above, guiding shepherds and wise men to the stable below, which is silent, still, and serene.

It is a delicate thing, telling the world that you're Christian (Houston Chronicle - Texas) (February 9, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
At the holidays, Gray Matters contributor Michael Brick wrote a thoughtful essay called "Christmas Without Christianity," in which he wondered whether the seasonal foray into the land of twinkly lights and reindeer-sweatered avarice could survive our increasingly secular culture.

Readers Disagree Over Mormon Church's Intentions (DW-World - Germany) (February 14, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Following the recent death of the Mormon's spiritual leader, a German was appointed to one of the highest positions of the church. Many readers wrote in to address how outsiders perceive the Mormon religion.

New mission presidents flock to MTC for training (Universe - Utah) (June 24, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Before embarking on their three-year assignments throughout the world, 114 new mission presidents and their wives arrived at the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday to begin a week of training and spiritual preparation.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: 'An unforgettable experience' (LDS Church News) (June 28, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
Professing there is no finer choir in all the world than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, President Thomas S. Monson welcomed invited guests to the final concert on its summer tour.

“Connections Conference” in Brazil Brings Together Students and BYU–Pathway President (Church News) (June 21, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
With nearly 500 Pathway sites in 50 countries around the world, BYU–Pathway Worldwide is responding to the growing need of Church members to further their education within the context of their local needs.

BYU-Idaho Education Week puts a new spin on what it means to have confidence, joy (Church News) (August 8, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
With more than 2,800 attendees this year, BYU-Idaho Education Week brought peace, comfort and hope to participants from all over the world who gathered on the Rexburg, Idaho, campus.

Priesthood restoration remains an essential, momentous event (LDS Church News) (May 21, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
Geographically, the two points are a half a world away. But spiritually, they could be neighbors. It was 182 years ago this month that the resurrected John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery north of the Susquehanna and conferred upon them the Aaronic Priesthood, or the "Priesthood of Aaron."

BYU Women's Conference: 'Armed with righteousness' (LDS Church News) (May 1, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
More than 14,000 women from around the world gathered on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, USA, to listen, learn, and feel uplifted during the annual Women's Conference April 26 and 27. The conference is cosponsored by the Relief Society and BYU.

BYU Women's Conference: 'Armed with righteousness' (LDS Church News) (May 2, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
More than 14,000 women from around the world gathered on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, USA, to listen, learn, and feel uplifted during the annual Women's Conference April 26 and 27. The conference is cosponsored by the Relief Society and BYU.

2nd wave of South Asian deaths from disease seen (Pennsylvania) (December 30, 2004) - Relevance: 1.8
With the death toll from Sunday's earthquake and tsunamis in South Asia continuing to mount, world health authorities are bracing for what they predict will be a second wave of death from diseases associated with contaminated water and food shortages.

Elder Perry encourages steadfastness in a changing world (BYU-Idaho press release) (January 28, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the Brigham Young University-Idaho devotional Tuesday, January 24.

LDS choir broadcast approaching milestone (Deseret News - Utah) (April 27, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
"Music and the Spoken Word" — already the world's longest-running continuous network radio broadcast — will reach yet another milestone at 9:30 a.m. Sunday when it airs its 4,000th consecutive program with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Reaches Seven-Year Mark (News from the Church) (May 27, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8, the largest provider of free family history resources and genealogy records in the world, has helped millions of people find ancestors and preserve their family history since it first launched seven years ago on May 24, 1999.

Missionaries: A Force for Service (LDS Newsroom Blog) (July 15, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sends young men and women as well as couples out into the world to teach and serve others. They, like the apostles of old, are sent two by two to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, but that is not all missionaries do. They seek opportunities to help those in need. And currently there continues to be a great need in Japan.

Need for International Indexers Growing (Church News and Events) (July 12, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
By the end of 2012, the number of LDS temples around the world will swell to more than 140, with dozens more planned or under construction. As the number of members with access to the temple increases, the need for members to actively participate in researching and recording their family history is also growing.

Natural Disasters Impact Members around the World (Church News) (September 25, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Natural disasters have impacted the lives of Latter-day Saints in communities across the globe. Members in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula are drying out following Hurricane Odile—even as volcanoes threaten congregations in Hawaii and the Philippines.

Spiritual Preparation Foundational for Young Women Youth Leaders (Church News) (April 22, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
The young women in the restored Church are amazing people who have an important role to play in building the Lord’s kingdom in these latter days and in helping to prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Savior.

Sister Burton, Sister Marriott Minister to Members in Caribbean and US (LDS Newsroom) (September 14, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
As the women leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepare for the upcoming general women’s session of general conference, there’s no doubt that the needs of Mormon women from around the world will be on their minds.

LDS musician writes music for St. Mary's Holy Week celebrations (Daily Herald - Utah) (March 29, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
For the Christian world, Sunday begins the celebration of Holy Week, the days leading to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, also known as the Passion. It is followed by Easter Sunday, and what Christians believe was his resurrection.

The goal of BYU Women's Conference? 'To strengthen one another in the Lord' (LDS Church News) (May 8, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
“Revelation is alive and active in God’s Church,” BYU President Kevin J Worthen told more than 14,000 women from around the world gathered on the Brigham Young University campus on May 3, as the first day of the annual BYU Women’s Conference commenced.

Why America's religious freedom ambassador thinks everyone can help 'fight' for this 'foundational' right (Deseret News - Utah) (October 10, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
Sam Brownback is a diplomat, chosen by the Trump administration to travel the world promoting religious freedom. But he sometimes describes himself as a salesman, and he thinks he's got a great deal for global leaders.

'I would not miss that for the world': Latter-day Saints inspired to see President Nelson on South American trip (Deseret News - Utah) (October 26, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
More than 4,500 people completely filled a massive tent here on Thursday night to listen to President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Conference-goers anticipate personal messages of spiritual, temporal truth (Deseret News - Utah) (October 6, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
At precisely 10 o’clock Saturday morning, the old Nauvoo Bell will sound on Temple Square and the attention of members around the world will focus on the 182nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Straining to Hear Each Sunday? Meetinghouse Listening Devices Dramatically Improve Participation (Church News) (September 18, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Sam is a typical 17-year-old boy. He’s interested in things that go fast and loves the outdoors. He’s growing in knowledge of the world and his faith in his Heavenly Father. Sam also has a hearing impairment that affects his ability to understand what is taught and shared each Sunday.

A Golden Opportunity to See Old-World Artisans (Washington Post) (May 25, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
God works in mysterious ways. And when He doesn't want you hanging a huge halo off the steeple of one of His churches, it's best not to hang that halo. See, the six spires on the Mormon temple in Kensington are covered in gold leaf, as is the statue of the angel Moroni that tops the tallest steeple.

More Than A Place to Grab A Quick Drink (Washington Post - Washington, D.C.) (June 12, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
In its heyday, Studio 54 in New York was the hottest nightclub in the world. Guests danced on a floor decorated with the man in the moon with a spoon. On the balconies they did more than just drink. Celebrities controlled dark corners. One night, a devout Mormon showed up. His name was J. W. Marriott Jr.

Teen centre Aussie-bound (The Northern Advocate - New Zealand) (November 27, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
It takes a powerful rugby league boot to stride the divide between local amateur club rugby league and the professional world of the Cronulla Sharks in Sydney. Jarom Wihongi-Henare from Tikipunga has made that leap.

Don't leave child-rearing up to world, Sister Beck says (Deseret News - Utah) (May 3, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Thousands of women filled most of the Brigham Young University Marriott Center on Friday to hear from Sister Julie B. Beck, general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Summerhays right at home in NZ (PGA News - Australia) (March 11, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Tourist hot-spot Queenstown is always awash with Americans and 59 more are in town to contest the New Zealand Open, including one who feels right at home around the other side of the world. The Open, which begins on Thursday, is the third and last Australasian/Nationwide Tour co-sanctioned event of the season, following last week's NZ PGA Championship in Christchurch.

Mormon retraces trail of ancestors (Omaha World-Herald - Nebraska) (August 14, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Traveling 1,400 miles with nothing more than a handcart and some backup help, Lynn “Doc” Cleland, great-grandson of Sarah Goode Marshall, is re-enacting what many Mormans did before. For the past 2½ months, Cleland has been following the Mormon, Oregon and California Trails as closely as possible.

Why Mormons are still thriving (Malvern Gazette - UK) (September 3, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - the Mormons - is often thought of as a religion of exclusively American origin. But how many people know that the world's oldest surviving Mormon chapel nestles in green countryside just south of the Malvern Hills, in the hamlet of Gadfield Elm, between Staunton and Pendock?

Service by the dozen: Wilsonville-based LDS missionaries venture into the world (Wilsonville Spokesman - Oregon) (September 3, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
For two years, Loren Langford will live among the people of Costa Rica, learn their language and teach his Christian religion. But rather than fear the unknown, Langford is “super excited” about going to another country. He has three older brothers to thank for it.

Even by study and also by faith (BYU Universe) (January 11, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
As a university, BYU is uniquely known around the world for more than the fact it is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To name a few, 25 percent of the student body is married, there is an Honor Code with severe consequences for those who have unmarried sex and it has a mission of teaching all disciplines in the light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Taking a rare tour of a Mormon temple (CNN) (April 10, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Kansas City, Missouri (CNN) - Elder William Walker slipped white booties over his black wing-tip shoes and instructed his guests to do the same as he led them into the newest Mormon temple in the world. This day was the first chance the public had to see inside the sacred space for the area's 49,000 Mormons, and it was also one of the last.

General conference can be enhanced by using 2nd screens (Deseret News - Utah) (April 6, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
When general conference rolls around twice a year, those iPhones, iPads and other assorted gadgets that can be distractions during “normal” church services take on a new life. They become like a portal to a whole new dimension, a way of connecting you to like-minded believers all over the world who are watching the broadcast in lock step with you.

Michael Deeds: Lindsey Stirling is a dancing, violin-shredding Mormon sensation (Idaho Statesman) (May 18, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Violinist Lindsey Stirling has the world on a string. Her dubstep-laced instrumental video, “Crystallize,” went viral in 2012, jettisoning her to fame. Her YouTube channel has topped more than a billion views.

From tipoff to temple: What joining the LDS Church has done for SUU basketball player John Marshall (Deseret News - Utah) (January 14, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
In the world of college basketball, playing in March is all about postseason tournaments, intense games and thrilling plays. Winning a championship at the end of the season is what every player works for and dreams about for his or her respective team.

RootsTech 2016 a 25,000-member 'studio audience' (Deseret News - Utah) (February 4, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
RootsTech 2016, the largest family history event in the world, got underway Wednesday, drawing the vanguard of an expected 25,000 registered attendees from all 50 states and 40 countries who will gather at the Salt Palace Convention Center each day through Saturday.

Mormon youth leader dies on trek outing in Oklahoma (Deseret News - Utah) (June 23, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Monday's death of a 29-year-old mother of two provided a tragic tale of caution to the early part of trek season, when thousands of LDS teens around the world re-enact the Mormon pioneer exodus west.

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words (LDS Newsroom Blog) (October 5, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide gather twice yearly for what is called “general conference.” Latter-day Saints travel from all over the world to attend general conferences, which originate in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Grads encouraged to 'live younger, think older' (Deseret News - Utah) (November 2, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
“Live younger, think older.” That was the counsel an apostle gave to 299 Brigham Young University-Hawaii graduates during commencement exercises held in the Cannon Activities Center on Oct. 31. This semester's graduating class comes from 31 countries around the world.

Apostle shares 'tender experiences' during devotional for temple workers (LDS Church News) (June 8, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
In a time of unprecedented access to the blessings of a temple — with 156 found throughout the world and many more in the planning and development stages — Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles declared that the Church would continue to build temples.

Nyman aims to gain revenge on downhill course (NBC Sports) (February 12, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Steven Nyman had to wait an extra day for his chance at revenge. Thick fog wiped out the men's downhill Saturday at the world championships, setting up a Sunday doubleheader -- the women's downhill is set for 21/2 hours after the men's event.

Women's Conference continues at BYU (BYU NewsNet - Utah) (May 6, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
In today's world, it is vital for women to build and remain faithful to a testimony of Jesus Christ, a panel of wives of previous and current university presidents told attendees of the closing session of Thursday's, May 4, 2006 Women's Conference.

Family home evening turns 40 (Deseret News - Utah) (October 20, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Home can be a sanctuary from the world. Good people strive to make their homes havens of peace and places of love and learning. After all, as Thomas Jefferson said, "The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family."

Utah pianists perform at home before national tours (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (November 5, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Besides being the site of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Utah is also the hometown of the 5 Browns and Josh Wright grew up. Both will perform concerts this weekend before jetting off to concert halls all over the world.

More than a ‘Mormon moment’ (Washington Post) (March 16, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
History has not recorded the name of the journalist who created the phrase, “the Mormon moment.” The originator may have been a headline writer for U.S. News and World Report who, back in November of 2000, used “Mormon Moment” as the label for a story triggered by a new Mormon temple in Houston.

EFY medley goes global in new YouTube video (Deseret News - Utah) (October 15, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
When Michael Hicks arranged “The EFY medley” in 1999, he had no idea the impact the song would have all around the world, but a new video he compiled shows the worldwide influence of the arrangement. The video features 60 performances of the medley in 23 different countries on six continents.

Media Library Translated into Nine Languages (Church News) (June 26, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
With more than 15,000,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints living all over the world and speaking countless languages, the Church continually works to improve and update the content needed for all nations to teach the Gospel in “their own nation and tongue."

Muslims, Mormons make news throughout the world (Deseret News - Utah) (December 16, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made news last week when it released a statement reaffirming its support for religious freedom following Donald Trump’s comments about banning Muslims from entering the United States.

Indonesia Eliminates Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (LDS Newsroom) (June 17, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
In May, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), the deadly disease for women and their children, has been eliminated in Indonesia.

Over 1,000 LDS Women Unite Across the Globe (LDS Today) (November 4, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
The LDS Relief Society once had a magazine of its own, written by the women of the church, for the women of the church. That magazine, which provided a voice for LDS women throughout the world, was discontinued in 1970.

The Mormon Ethic of Civility (LDS Church news release) (October 17, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
The political world is astir. Economies are faltering. Public trust is waning. Individuals feel vulnerable. And social cohesion wears thin. Meanwhile, stories of rage and agitation fill our airwaves, streets and town halls. Where are the voices of balance and moderation in these extreme times?

Apostle finds gospel "community" in Asia (Deseret News - Utah) (March 2, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 23 years ago. He’s been a General Authority for almost three decades. His broad ecclesiastical duties have made him something of a globetrotter in a white shirt and tie — traveling far and wide to testify of Jesus Christ and to minister to the many Latter-day Saints across the world.

Church choir to get Mother Teresa Award (Deseret News - Utah) (November 18, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be honored Sunday as a laureate of the Mother Teresa Award for edifying the world through choral performances and recordings.

CES Fireside for Young Adults (News from the Church) (January 12, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
A CES Fireside for Young Adults will be transmitted over the Church satellite system on Sunday, January 13, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time, with subsequent rebroadcasts to many areas of the world.

Today in History - William Clayton invents the odometer (U.S. News & World Report) (May 13, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Posted May 12, 2008 1847—While crossing the Plains in a covered wagon, Mormon pioneer William Clayton invents the odometer.

Draper Temple shines with exotic materials from around the world (BYU Newsnet) (January 30, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
White granite from China, limestone from France, and makore wood from Central Africa are just a few of the exotic materials found inside the new Draper Temple.

Work on temples begins, ends around the world (Deseret News - Utah) (September 14, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
The Rexburg Idaho and Nuku‘alofa Tonga temples are nearing dedication, ground has been broken for the Kyiv Ukraine, Tegucigalpa Honduras, and Vancouver British Columbia Temples, and a new temple has been announced in Manaus, Brazil, according to the LDS Church Newsroom.

A winning charm and a knack for shifting policies (Globe and Mail - Canada) (November 15, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Mitt Romney doesn't just shake your hand. He shakes it, then envelopes it with his other hand, or uses the other hand to grasp your elbow, while he leans forward, his hazel eyes locked on you. "Very glad to meet you" or "Thank you so much for coming" or some such, and then it's on to the next potential vote. But for a moment, you were the only person in his world.

Women of Faith Come Together to Help Those Less Fortunate (April 14, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
A group of local church congregations has an ambitious goal - to put together 2,000 disaster relief kits to help needy people throughout the world. Congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want to assemble 1,000 newborn kits and 1,000 hygiene kits by June.

Missionaries here to serve Henderson County in their retirement years (Cedar Creek Pilot - Texas) (September 21, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is well known for the missionaries it sends throughout the world to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. The program follows the biblical pattern of sending out missionaries two by two.

BYU Women's Conference: Thousands of women gather to learn, lift one another (LDS Church News) (May 19, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
On his first day on the job as the president of Brigham Young University, President Kevin J Worthen welcomed more than 11,000 women from around the world during the opening session of the BYU Women’s Conference held in the Marriott Center May 1.

Hunt to fill some of Harvard’s biggest boots (UK) (June 27, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
At the end of next month, Kim Clark will step down as dean of Harvard Business School, arguably the most prestigious job in the business school world, and become president of an undergraduate college in Idaho. The move has surprised and confounded many, but for Prof Clark there was no room for doubt.

Vets spin tales from the front for teens (Baytown Sun - Texas) (June 5, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Potter, 17, was one of 95 teen-agers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who interviewed Berges and 21 other veterans of World War II and beyond as part of the Veterans History Project. Seven area LDS churches, including two from Baytown, participated in the project.

Mormon mother, Olympic weightlifter rises above challenges (Deseret News - Utah) (July 21, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Meet Melanie Roach: mother of three, wife of a state legislator, faithful Latter-day Saint, advocate for children with disabilities, successful entrepreneur -- and world-record-holding Olympic weightlifter.

'Twilight' author Meyer likened to J.K. Rowling (Arizona Daily Star - Arizona) (November 20, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
"Twilight" is the brainchild of Stephenie Meyer, a 34-year-old Phoenician who has written four books in the series, set in a world in which humans, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural phenomena collide, scheme against one another and fall in love.

Mormon 'Gay Cure' Study Used Electric Shocks Against Homosexual Feelings (ABC News - New York) (March 31, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
John Cameron said he was a naive and devout Mormon who felt "out of sync" with the world, when he volunteered to be part of a study of "electric aversion therapy" in 1976 at Utah's Brigham Young University.

The Killers' Brandon Flowers: 'The world is against the Christian man' (Digital Spy) (October 27, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Brandon Flowers has claimed that his responses during a recent TV debate with prominent atheist Richard Dawkins were heavily edited. The Killers frontman - who is a proud Mormon - took part in the discussion on Swedish TV show Skavlan last month.

Church Dedicates Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, 143rd in the World (LDS Newsroom) (May 5, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The Church’s 143rd temple and Florida’s second was dedicated on Sunday, 4 May 2014. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided over the dedicatory services.

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Helping Hands in the Philippines Volunteer for a Day of Service (LDS Newsroom) (May 19, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos from the Philippines National Day of Service.

Faith important for one LDS weightlifter (News-Press - Missouri) (November 22, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
When Marissa Klingseis was on the platform at the Senior World Weightlifting Championships, she knew she wasn’t alone. For the 19-year-old weightlifter and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, religion has always been an important part of her life and weightlifting routine.

Faith important for one LDS weightlifter (News-Press - Missouri) (November 22, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
When Marissa Klingseis was on the platform at the Senior World Weightlifting Championships, she knew she wasn’t alone. For the 19-year-old weightlifter and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, religion has always been an important part of her life and weightlifting routine.

Remembering the Articles of Faith (LDS Newsroom) (March 1, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Like other Christian faiths, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes seriously what many call the New Testament’s “great commission” to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. In connection with this, when the opportunity arises to share their beliefs with others on a larger scale, Mormons usually welcome it.

BYU Women’s Conference Theme “Amazingly” Supports New Emphasis on Ministering (Church News) (May 8, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
“Revelation is alive and active in God’s Church,” BYU President Kevin J Worthen told more than 14,000 women from around the world gathered on the Brigham Young University campus on May 3, for the first day of the annual BYU Women’s Conference.

Service Emphasized in 2018 ‘Light the World’ Initiative (LDS Newsroom) (November 26, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
A global Christmas initiative launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages people around the world to serve others during the holiday season. The “Light the World” campaign, now in its third year, runs through the end of December 2018.

Brother Ashton Shares 7 Steps for Learning by the Spirit at BYU–Idaho Devotional (Church News) (February 15, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
Students from around the world who participate in the BYU–Pathway Worldwide programs have one thing in common, said Brother Brian K. Ashton, Second Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency.

The Role Mormon Religion Plays In 'Abducted In Plain Sight' (Forbes) (March 14, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
As millions of viewers watch the crime documentary Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix, the overwhelming response is shock and disbelief. How could this have possibly happened? How in the world could a man abduct the same child twice? And then not face consequences for it?

Hill Cumorah Pageant begins penultimate run tonight (Finger Lakes Times - New York) (July 11, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
For over seven decades, the two-week period each July when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts its annual Hill Cumorah Pageant is billed as one of the largest theater productions in the world.

Hawaiian healer Mahilani Poepoe, 58 (December 15, 2004) - Relevance: 1.8
Maui healer Mahilani Poepoe traveled around the world, bringing her wisdom, peace and Native Hawaiian traditions to other lands.

Fourth Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting (News from the Church) (February 11, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
The next Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting will be held Saturday February 11, and will bring together thousands of designated priesthood auxiliary leaders around the world for the international broadcast.

Production about Christ a labor of love, spirit ( (May 4, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
When the curtain closed on the LDS Ogden East Stake's production of "Savior of the World" last Saturday night, tears were shed -- tears of the spirit, tears of happiness and tears of sadness that it was over.

LDS missionary numbers to peak at 88,000; more to use and pay for digital devices (Deseret News - Utah) (July 3, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Though the record number of LDS missionaries serving around the world will peak in the fall and then recede somewhat, convert baptisms are increasing and more missionaries soon will be using digital devices to help with their work.

149th Temple in the World Is Dedicated in Tijuana, Mexico (LDS Newsroom) (December 14, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Tijuana Mexico Temple on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Church Launches 'Light the World' Christmas Initiative (LDS Newsroom) (November 28, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
A global effort to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people to serve others during the Christmas season is being launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This Easter, a Focus on Principles of Peace from the Prince of Peace (LDS Newsroom) (April 10, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
For the fourth consecutive Easter season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging Mormons and others around the world to share hopeful messages about Jesus Christ.

Faithful mourn death of Mormon president (Associated Press) (January 29, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Thousands of believers were in mourning Monday following the death of Gordon B. Hinckley, the humble head of the Mormon church who added millions of new members and labored long to burnish the faith's image as a world religion. An announcement of his successor was not expected for days.

LDS World: Time to reject entertainment baloney (Deseret News - Utah) (April 18, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
A movie review of a film about 14-year-old boys caught my eye recently. The headline called the movie "surprisingly endearing," and the reviewer called it "family friendly" despite the fact that the producers were responsible for a number of recent movies that were particularly raunchy.

'The Life of Christ' (LDS Church News) (June 26, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
The 19th-century French artist was enjoying a successful career painting European high society when he experienced a religious rebirth — a life-changing epiphany that prompted Tissot to turn his talents from the fashions of the world and focus on what matters most: his relationship with Christ.

The Mormon Introvert (Religion News Service) (September 10, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
I’m (finally) reading a marvelous book on introversion called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. And in typically extroverted fashion, I’m going to tell you some of what’s in the book before I’ve even finished reading it, because blurting out first impressions as if we are already experts is precisely what extroverts do. You’re welcome.

The Book of Mormon: 'The Keystone of Your Faith' (LDS Church News) (February 5, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Declaring the Book of Mormon to be “like an exquisite banquet table, one thousand feet long, covered with the most desirable food, fruit and flowers from across the world,” Elder Neil L. Andersen addressed thousands of young adults here Sunday evening, Jan. 31.

Mormon apostle tells graduating BYU students to ‘be a ray of light’ in world full of corruption, disease and terror (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 27, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
In too many nations and for too many people, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said Thursday, the scourges of poverty, abuse, malnutrition, disease, human trafficking and terror are still the rule rather than the exception.

World Organizations Grateful for Church's Humanitarian Efforts (News from the Church) (July 7, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Whether it is for immediate emergency response, such as the medical supplies provided to victims of the May 2006 earthquake in Indonesia, or for ongoing major initiatives, such as the distribution of 40,000 wheelchairs each year in 70 countries, Church Welfare and Humanitarian Services responds to human need more now than ever before.

Families the hope of nations, Mormon apostle says (Deseret News - Utah) (August 13, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Citing the importance of children to both families and nations, Elder Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorum of the Twelve spoke Wednesday on the third and final day of the fifth World Congress of Families in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The LDS Church in Mongolia (LDS Living) (January 23, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Mongolian Mormons are no strangers to extremes. From extreme temperatures (traveling to church in 50-below weather) to extreme firesides (with a typical attendance of more than 300 people) to extreme missionary work (with every member a missionary—truly), the most sparsely populated country in the world (Antarctica excepted) is multiplying in faith.

Unique LDS family doctrine still drives church, propels it to friendships with other faiths (Deseret News - Utah) (October 2, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
The gap between the LDS Church's position on families and Western culture has widened dramatically in the 20 years since the 15 church leaders known to Mormons as prophets and apostles issued "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" in September 1995.

Leader had 'rich, righteous life' (Deseret News - Utah) (August 11, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
President James E. Faust's "gentle manner and depth of knowledge" will be missed not only by leaders, but also by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who contacted church headquarters from many parts of the world to express their heartfelt condolences since his passing early Friday morning.

Moguls, scientists and 'Farnsworth' (Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois) (December 4, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
For further enlightenment -- as well as a sense of grand ambivalence about whom to anoint with the honor and a fascinating meditation on the tension between scientific genius and marketing moxie -- you are advised to head straight to Aaron Sorkin's "The Farnsworth Invention" which had its world premiere Monday night at Broadway's Music Box theater.

Technology helps unearth family trees (CNN) (November 10, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Here's a fun exercise: Compare the DNA profiles of random individuals who reside in different regions of the world, have little in common and don't much resemble one another. If you could do this, you'd find close DNA matches once in a while. About three months ago Kevin Shepherdson, a Eurasian in Singapore, discovered that his DNA matches strongly with Thomas Kurowski, a man of Polish descent living in Rhode Island.

Viewpoint: Embrace, Honor, and Carry Forth Truth (Church News and Events) (June 17, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Endeavoring to communicate the aim and desire of the Latter-day Saints with respect to the outside world, the late President Gordon B. Hinckley said repeatedly in sermons and interviews, “Bring with you all that you have of good and truth which you have received from whatever source, and come and let us see if we may add to it” (“The Marvelous Foundation of Our Faith,” Oct. 2002 general conference).

Graduates Told to “Learn, Lead, Build, Press Forward” (Church News and Events) (December 26, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Although the music and words of encouragement given during recent commencement exercises at Brigham Young University-Hawaii were not unusual to a graduation, spectators could take one look around the room and see there is something different about the students of BYU-Hawaii. The graduating class—consisting of 247 students—represents 46 countries throughout the world.

Difference and Dignity (LDS Newsroom) (October 27, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Wouldn’t life be easier if everyone were the same? Think of the conflicts we could avoid if we all wanted the same things, voted the same way and went to the same church. The trouble is, however, that such a world doesn’t exist. The temptation to form everyone “from a single mold,” said Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “would contradict the genius of God, who created every man different.”[2]

Viewpoint: Church’s Humanitarian Work Continues to Lift Burdens (Church News) (May 8, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
The horrors of World War II began for Holland in late 1940 when Nazi troops overran the country in five days, leaving 40,000 civilians dead and destroying 400,000 homes. For five years the German military occupied Holland. More than 200,000 Dutch people died because of the war.

The World Is Invited to President Nelson’s 95th Birthday Celebration (Church Newsroom) (March 15, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
If you asked those closest to him to choose one word to describe President Russell M. Nelson, you might be surprised at the variety of responses. Father. Patriarch. Scientist. Researcher. Servant. Friend. Songwriter. Physician. Prophet. Musician. Surgeon. Husband. Disciple.

Oratorio was journey for BYU-Idaho composer (March 7, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Just ask composer Dave Zabriskie. Commissioned by BYU-Idaho to write a work for its Sacred Music Series, Zabriskie found that the process of creating "Testament of Paul, His Witness of Christ to the World" was a journey.

Mormons honor bicentennial of founder's birth (CNN - AP Article) (December 24, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Faithful Mormons on Friday celebrated the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the fastest-growing religions in the world.

LDS Hospital, U. hospitals land spots as best in U.S. (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (July 16, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Two Utah hospitals - LDS Hospital and University Hospitals and Clinics - were among 173 in the country to earn a spot in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" guide, on newsstands today.

President Uchtdorf promises 'happily ever after' to young women (LDS Church News) (March 29, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
In most languages there exists a phrase as magical and full of promise as perhaps any in the world — "Once upon a time," said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf during the General Young Women Meeting on March 27.

Romney promises to maintain US military power (Atlanta Journal Constitution - Georgia) (May 29, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, on the brink of clinching the Republican nomination, promised Monday to maintain an American military "with no comparable power anywhere in the world."

Bountiful stake presents Easter program (Deseret News - Utah) (April 15, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The Bountiful Utah Orchard Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present “Savior of the World, Act II: His Resurrection” on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | Feb 11 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 12, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Ghana: Fresh Water Is Happily Received by Ghanaians Celebration and gratitude were expressed by residents in Ghana as fresh water flowed for the first time into small villages.

BYU senior qualifies for second Olympic trials (Daily Universe - Utah) (February 13, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
Payton Sorenson isn’t just a good swimmer: he’s a world-class swimmer. At just 27 years old, Sorenson has become one of the world’s best sprinters and made it into the semifinals of the 2016 Olympic trials.

The best (and worst) countries for religious freedom (Deseret News - Utah) (April 22, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
A new study from the Pew Research Center unveiled the countries across the world with the most religious freedom, and found that Brazil leads the way with “virtually no measurable restrictions on religious freedom.”

Charitable Projects Bubble Up From Grassroots (LDS Church news release) (April 16, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
In addition to the humanitarian and charitable efforts initiated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world, individual Mormons, independent of Church programs, are also identifying needs and organizing projects to provide relief.

Renovated Laie Hawaii Temple reopens (Star Advertiser - Hawaii) (October 16, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
In the first public viewing in 32 years, more than 17,000 people from around the world will get to walk on "holy ground" inside the Laie Hawaii Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, following a major renovation project.

Mormon women wear pants to church despite objections (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (December 19, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Sunday’s Wear Pants to Church Day did not signal the end of the world, but the event did launch a conversation that some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe to be important to the religion’s relevance.

Mormon family took the Lord along on its 52-week journey (Deseret News - Utah) (August 19, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
As John and September Higham and their two young children traveled around the world in 2006, they could only take along the bare essentials. That included a pair of tandem bikes and bike repair tools, books, cash, maps and wrinkle-free Sunday clothes squashed into zip-close bags.

Mormon apostle: BYU graduates go forth as marked men, women (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 20, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Brigham Young University’s 2012 graduating class is leaving campus with more than just a sheepskin, a former university president told them. They are going out into the world with the indelible mark of a BYU graduate, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, of the LDS Church’s governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said at Thursday’s commencement.

Mormons Knit to Save Endangered Penguins (April 15, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — an organization that undertakes hundreds of life-saving humanitarian service projects across the world every year — are collaborating with community members on a project to save the lives, not of people, but of an endangered species.

Mormons give interfaith award to Cardinal Cassidy (Catholic News) (September 28, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
The Mormon Church in Australia has presented Sydney's Cardinal Edward Cassidy, the former President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, with an award for heroic efforts to bring better understanding to the people of the world.

Mormons on a mission to tell their story (Chicago Tribune - Illinois) (October 13, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Mormonism is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world, with more than 13 million members, more than a third of those in Latin America, according to church figures. The church now ranks as the fourth-largest denomination in the U.S., with close to 6 million members, surpassing Presbyterians, Lutherans and Episcopalians.

Osmonds pop in for a private pilgrimage (Gloucestershire - UK) (June 5, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Crazy Horses couldn't keep the Osmonds from making a pilgrimage to the world's first Mormon chapel. American heartthrob brothers Jay, Merrill, Donny, Wayne Alan and other members of the Osmond clan diverted their tour bus to pop into Gadfield Elm Chapel in Staunton, near Corse.

Slate: Sen. Inouye Named 1st Runner Up in 80 Most Influential Over 80 Years Old (Hawaii Reporter - Hawaii) (December 1, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
For the second year in a row, Mormon President Thomas S. Monson stands atop the list. As the divine prophet, seer, and revelator for 5.5 million Americans and more than 12 million people around the world, he’s the most powerful 83-year-old we could find.

'Face to Face' allows Mormon young adults around world to interact with LDS leaders (Deseret News - Utah) (March 9, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
“Whatever the question, the answer is the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said Tuesday night during the first-ever “Face to Face” event for young single adults of the LDS Church.

New Relief Society General Presidency Speaks Candidly about Their Lives, Challenges (Church News) (May 8, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
During a time when “the opportunities and options for women” have expanded, many Latter-day Saint women are striving to understand their role in the world, said Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President on May 5.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites June 1, 2017 (LDS Newsroom) (June 5, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Malaysia: LDS Charities Helping to Bring Water to Those in Need Water, a basic life-sustaining necessity, has been difficult to get for many Malaysians in the eastern peninsular. One young family without access to water has gone to nearby villages begging for water every day.

Elder Stevenson shares firsthand account of the calling of the new prophet (LDS Church News) (January 24, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
The world has recently observed "a divine, sacred, solemn and orderly transfer of authority to exercise all priesthood keys from one prophet to another — a clear and continual legacy of succession," said Elder Gary E. Stevenson on Jan. 23.

Elder Holland tells BYU graduates to 'Get out there and ... be a ray of light' (LDS Church News) (April 30, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
At Brigham Young University's April 26 commencement exercises, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland touched on a pair of the university's well-known mottos in his keynote address, citing the first when he acknowledged that correcting all of the world's ills may seem to be a daunting task.

The Man Who Made Romney Possible (Time Magazine) (February 1, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Gordon B. Hinckley will be remembered for a lot of things within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose President and Prophet he was until his death Sunday at 97. His world travels, for instance, and the corresponding expansion of the church abroad; his modest redesign of Mormon Temples, which enabled their proliferation and thus the participation of many more Mormons outside of Utah in key Church activities.

Shopping Anytime. Anywhere (LDS Church News) (October 1, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Your store, anytime, anywhere is the Church's slogan for a new online shopping site opening Sept. 30, for members around the world. contains over 21,000 items from food storage to sacred clothing that can be delivered conveniently right to a customer's home.

Family History Enthusiasts Gather in Utah for RootsTech 2015 (LDS Newsroom) (February 18, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
More than 21,000 people from the United States and overseas gathered in Salt Lake City February 12-14, 2015, for RootsTech, promoted as the largest family history conference in the world.

North Star holds conference to help LDS LGBT people (Daily Herald - Utah) (April 27, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
North Star International conducted its second annual conference, which is targeted to assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are trying to navigate the LGBT world.

Elder Cook to LDS young adults: 'We should not have fear' (Deseret News - Utah) (September 12, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
During a time when “the world literally seems to be in commotion” and there is a "level of contention that is unprecedented,” Elder Quentin L. Cook told Latter-day Saint young adults across the globe to “fear not.”

First Presidency Expresses Gratitude for Humanitarian Outreach (LDS Newsroom) (November 20, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
In this season of Thanksgiving, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expressing gratitude for unprecedented donations and volunteer service by members and friends of the Church in response to the many humanitarian needs around the world.

U.S. News: BYU top 75 in country, one of top 20 best values (BYU news release) (August 18, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Brigham Young University is ranked 75th in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs," coming in at 34th. The September 2010 issue of U.S.News & World Report, which hits newsstands Tuesday, Aug. 31, ranks more than 1,400 four-year accredited colleges and universities by mission and region. BYU falls into the category of "national universities," which includes schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral degrees. This year the university is also listed as 20th in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category” – schools that are recognized for high academics but cost considerably less than many other schools. Additionally, it is listed as 4th in the category of "Least Debt," which compares the average debt carried by departing graduates. The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology was also listed among the top engineering schools, with its undergraduate program ranked 78th. In specialty categories, the Marriott School ranked 3rd in accounting, 17th in international business and 21st in management. The top five institutions in the "national universities" category were Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia and Stanford.

Men on a mission: Setu may have to make a career choice (The Leader - Australia) (May 22, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
IF he was ever asked, Fraser Anderson would tell Lagi Setu to go overseas and help the poor. No hesitation. "He wouldn't regret it,'' said the tall Cronulla Sharks second-rower, who could be heading for World Cup selection in the New Zealand squad, the way he is playing. "I know from my experience as a Mormon how rewarding it was for me, going on my mission and doing something so constructive.

Elder and Sister Gonzalez share pearls with youth (Deseret News - Utah) (July 8, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Walter F. González and his wife, Zulma, shared free pearls with hundreds of Hispanic young single adults Sunday evening. Not jewelry, but gospel principles of hope and happiness to utilize in a complicated world.

Latter-day Saints portray life of Jesus as seen through his followers (Visalia Times-Delta - California) (April 16, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
Back by popular demand, local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are resurrecting their 2008 production of "Savior of the World" April 22-23 at the L.J. Williams Theater. "As a gift to the community, we decided to do it again," said producer Sara Sutton.

Bishop Caussé shares church welfare principles at LDS International Society conference (Deseret News - Utah) (April 9, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Providing welfare and humanitarian aid throughout the world can feel like a daunting task, but it can be accomplished through principles of love, tithing and fasting, hard work, self-reliance and the righteous leadership of local priesthood leaders.

Defending the Faith: When the criticisms of the Book of Mormon can't be taken seriously (Deseret News - Utah) (October 16, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
A set of arguments commonly advanced by Latter-day Saints seeking to commend and defend their beliefs cites things that Joseph Smith got right about the ancient world where, humanly speaking, he should probably have been wrong, or forgotten ancient doctrines that somehow reappeared in his revelations or teachings. Such arguments then ask, "How could he have known this?"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf of Church’s First Presidency Recounts Childhood Refugee Ordeal (LDS Newsroom) (February 5, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
World leaders met Thursday in London with the United Nations Refugee Agency to find solutions to the growing refugee crisis in Europe. Their goal is to create long-term work and education opportunities for the millions now in refugee camps.

Church Thanks Members and Friends for Disaster Donations (LDS Newsroom) (November 6, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
In response to the generous help given following a series of recent unprecedented catastrophes, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed his gratitude. “In the midst of this suffering, people throughout the world have rallied to come to the aid of their brothers and sisters,” he said in representing the First Presidency.

Saints at War project broadens its focus (November 25, 2004) - Relevance: 1.8
As part of an ongoing effort to document the experiences of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints involved in war, the Saints at War Project at Brigham Young University has expanded its research to focus on those who served in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I.

Dog euthanized after attacking Malaga woman (Wenatchee World - Washington) (March 25, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Val Kesterson loves to run. But a dog attack two weeks ago now has the Malaga woman fearing to walk in her neighborhood. "This is the worst experience I’ve ever had," Kesterson, 45, said this morning. "It was horrifying." A dog charged her and bit her repeatedly during her Sunday jog along the Malaga Alcoa Highway on March 8.

Elder Rasband, Youth Leaders Speak “Face to Face” with Youth Worldwide (Church News) (January 22, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Ronald A. Rasband testified to youth around the world that a loving Heavenly Father will help them maintain balance in their lives as they learn to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

John Klein: Young mom battling rare disease gets help to race in Tulsa Run (Tulsa World - Oklahoma) (October 31, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Determination, courage and a little help from her friends will send Mandee Hardie to the starting line of the Tulsa Run. A rare disease, robbing her of balance and coordination, had forced her to quit running outside.

Buried roots: Documents available on Internet make tracing family a fun pastime (Contra Costa Times - California) (July 26, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
It sounds like a script for a Hollywood movie or some new reality show -- a granite vault stacked with precious books and more than a million rolls of microfilm, and 20 teams racing around the world to capture critical ancestral documents before it's too late.

Christmas Lights, Efforts Help Testify of Christ (December 2007 Ensign) (November 29, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Hundreds of thousands of lights shine from Temple Square at the close of each year. Many glow from branches high in chesnut trees while others flicker and float in reflecting pools, but they all are meant to invite visitors to share in the message of the birth of the Savior, the Light of the World.

In a solitary sport, this Olympian is not alone (News Tribune - Washington) (July 24, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
U.S. Olympian Melanie Roach will step alone onto the world sports stage Aug. 10 in Beijing. She will bend down to grasp a steel barbell holding more than twice her 117-pound weight and try to lift as much as she can. Breaking her own long-standing American record of 250 pounds in the clean and jerk would be great. Earning an Olympic medal would be over the top.

LDS leaders helped spur big changes in Europe (Deseret News - Utah) (September 7, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Benson, McKay, Kimball, Hinckley, Monson, Nelson. These names highlight a long list of LDS Church prophets, apostles and general authorities whose service to former communist-controlled countries in central and eastern Europe were critical during the tense and tenuous four-plus decades following World War II.

Viewpoint: Prayer Overcomes Challenges of Mortality (Church News and Events) (February 4, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
The fourth chapter of 2 Nephi finds the prophet Nephi at a pivotal crossroad in his life. More than a decade has passed since his family fled Jerusalem. They have suffered hardships in the wilderness, endured physical and spiritual trials, and have been guided by the Lord’s hand to a new world and new possibilities.

New LDS women's group quickly gains steam on Facebook (Deseret News - Utah) (April 4, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
But Fallentine also felt standing up for traditional marriage was one of the easiest things she's done because she and her husband were defending their beliefs and relying on "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," the 1995 proclamation made by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2015 Visiting Teaching to Center on Christ’s Attributes (Church News) (January 16, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Each new year is an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. During 2014, Relief Society visiting teachers have shared messages of the divine mission of Jesus Christ as our Exemplar, Good Shepherd, Light of the World, Savior and Redeemer, Minister, and Advocate.

Returned sister missionary, hundreds of YSAs encourage thousands to share testimony of Book of Mormon online (Deseret News - Utah) (January 29, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Several LDS missionaries in Jacksonville, Florida, and hundreds of young single adults in Provo are encouraging members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world to use selfies for a spiritual purpose this week.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites December 29, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (January 4, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Young adult Latter-day Saints in Vanuatu are preparing for potential natural disasters by assembling items that people will need when their normal lifestyles are interrupted. Residents in the area have experienced severe weather in the past with Cyclone Pam in early 2015 as well as flooding during other years.

President James E. Faust Remembered (LDS Church news release) (August 15, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Thousands in Salt Lake City and across the world participated in funeral services Tuesday afternoon for President James E. Faust, 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Thousands gather for historic 180th general conference (LDS Church News) (April 12, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
At a time when "the world seems to have slipped from the mooring of safety and drifted from the harbor of peace," Latter-day Saints worldwide were counseled during the Church's 180th Annual General Conference to "look to the lighthouse of the Lord."

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 24, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 26, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Latter-day Saints in the Pacific have rallied together with aid from the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help people devastated by Cyclone Pam which struck Vanuatu’s Tanna Island on March 13, 2015.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 19, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 20, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
In the spirit of interfaith relations, leaders and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Salvador, El Salvador, hosted eight leaders from other religions to provide better understanding about the Church.

Vai Sikahema interviews Elder Christofferson about pope's visit to US (Deseret News - Utah) (October 2, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
While visiting Philadelphia last week for the Catholic World Meeting of Families, Elder D. Todd Christofferson talked with former BYU and NFL player and current NBC 10 morning news anchor Vai Sikahema.

Entire Book of Mormon printer's manuscript can now be viewed in detail online (Deseret News - Utah) (November 6, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
The Book of Mormon printer’s manuscript, recently purchased by the Church for $35 million, can now be viewed for free by virtually anyone in the world who has a computer with an internet connection.

Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 24, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 27, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
Philippines: Latter-day Saints Distribute 6,500 Food Kits to Flooded Areas Typhoons Inday and Josie caused a lot of flooding in parts of the Philippines in July. Many homes were flooded.

More Mormon world records (December 6, 2004) - Relevance: 1.8
When U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson - who later became church president - hosted Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on a state visit to Washington in 1959, Benson's son, Reed, taught the other members of Khrushchev's family about Mormonism and offered them copies of the Book of Mormon.

Mormon Athlete Personifies Traits of Mormon Youth (LDS Church news release) (September 18, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
At the age of 20, Australian Torah Bright is a world champion snowboarder and Olympic competitor, finding success in the sport yet avoiding the wild lifestyle that sometimes accompanies the sport. She is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hill Cumorah Mega-Pageant Puts Mormon Beliefs on Dramatic Display (Voice of America) (October 17, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Among the scores of religions in the United States, one of the least understood is Mormonism. This Christian sect boasts almost six million members nationally and over 13 million members worldwide. It's one of the fastest growing religions in the world.

About this ad LDS Church's Mormon Tabernacle Choir launches YouTube channel (Deseret News - Utah) (October 31, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Accompanied by the video-recorded strains of "Halleluia!" from Handels "Messiah," officers of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced Tuesday the choirs latest venture into the brave new world of social media.

LDS women leaders participate in international conference (Daily Herald - Utah) (February 12, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
Two top woman leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — Sister Jean B. Bingham and Sister Joy D. Jones — began a 10-day trip to Europe by attending the World Women’s Interfaith Conference on Friday, Feb. 9, in Newport, Wales.

Church Grows Rapidly (News from the Church) (July 6, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Worldwide Church membership continues to grow, reaching 12,560,869 in 2005. According to the 2005 Church statistical report, the Church has 2,701 stakes, 52,060 missionaries, and 122 temples in operation. In 2005 more than 240,000 converts joined the Church. Currently 341 missions are established throughout the world.

Reports of Polygamy Story Vary Across the World (LDS Church news release) (April 11, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
The public affairs office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today complimented U.S. media outlets for being careful to distinguish between the 13-million-member international Church and a small polygamous sect raided by Texas state officers late last week.

Descendants of Scots form global clans on the Internet (Vancouver Sun - Canada) (May 31, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
When the ancient system of Scottish tribes risked fading away two decades ago, the 30th chief of the Carmichael clan turned to the Mormon Church. That's where Richard Carmichael of Carmichael found thousands of genealogical records and the addresses for people around the world who shared his surname.

Dedications to Bring Operating Temples Worldwide to 122 (News from the Church) (August 24, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
With the recent dedications of the San Antonio Texas and the Aba Nigeria Temples, and the upcoming dedication of the Newport Beach California Temple on August 28, the total number of operating temples around the world will have reached 122 by October general conference.

The meaning of Easter (The Union - California) (April 15, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
"It (Easter) is the most significant event in the world that's happened in our view, that being the atonement that Christ made for all mankind," said Layne Christensen, Nevada County ward bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nevada City. "We celebrate Easter, which has two aspects.

Four missionaries spread gospel (Douglas Dispatch - Arizona) (June 3, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
If you see four young men dressed nicely on bicycles around town, they are Douglas’s missionaries at the Church of Jesus Christ Ladder Day Saints. Missionaries come from all parts of world. They are here to offer service and teach about Jesus Christ. A mission lasts for two years.

CES devotional: ‘We are the architects of our own happiness’ (LDS Church News) (November 5, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Individuals are the architects of their own happiness, Bishop Gerald Causse, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, said during a Church Educational System devotional for young adults on Nov. 4. Thousands attended the devotional — filling the Tabernacle — while many others around the world listened via broadcast and the Internet.

Meet the Mormons, Channel 4, review: 'awkward but revealing' (The Telegraph - UK) (June 27, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Meet the Mormons (Channel 4) attempted to shed light on a world-renowned institution. Journalist Lynn Alleway set out to find out about the beliefs of the UK’s 200,000 Mormons by following an “ambassador of God” – one of the missionaries who are expected to give up two years to the church.

BYU action on Jones lamented (Deseret News - Utah) (September 12, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Leaders of the American Association of University Professors are criticizing Brigham Young University for placing physics professor Steven Jones on paid leave while university administrators conduct a review of his statements and research about the attacks on the World Trade Center.

New Church President Serves (LDS Newsroom) (April 5, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
The first session of the 178th annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be held this Saturday will begin just as conferences before. There will, however, be a notable exception: Thomas S. Monson will be leading the proceedings and speaking to millions gathered in Salt Lake City and around the world as president of the Church.

Temple Open House Guests See Beauty, Feel Hope (LDS Church news release) (August 2, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
One of the more than 32,000 people who have visited the new Mormon temple in Panama City over the last three weeks, Luis Farias, says that his experience has allowed him “to renew hope.” “I see that the world is losing its values,” he said, “and after entering the temple my hopes increase that not all is lost.”

Mormons Scour Archives to Baptize Dead (WCAX - Vermont) (November 23, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
For decades the Mormon Church has been compiling one of the largest genealogical databases in the world. This collection of billions of names is rooted in a common church ritual, little understood by non-church members. Vermont, with its unique open records laws, has been at the forefront of their research.

Modestly fashionable: online magazines and blogs emphasize modest fashion (Deseret News - Utah) (March 20, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
A cup of confidence, a dash of color and a heap of modesty (both physically and as a state of being) is the recipe for modern fashion in today's world. That is, if a growing and influential host of fashion bloggers, stylists and online magazine writers have anything to do with it.

Meet the Cougars in Meet the Mormons (BYU news release) (October 10, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The new full-length documentary Meet the Mormons premieres Friday, portraying the goodness that comes from individual members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world. Brigham Young University students, staff and alumni have played many different roles in the production of the film.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Dominates Classical Charts (New York) (March 9, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
In recent weeks, a full 20% of the 15 titles on the Top Classical Albums chart have been occupied by one act. Those three spots do not belong to some fresh-faced newcomers, but to one of the choral world's most venerable institutions: the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The culmination of the invitation (News from the Church) (January 24, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
In the last few weeks of 2005, two sisters in the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission posed a familiar question to members in their mission, a question that at the time would have resonated with Church members anywhere in the world: “Manao ahoana ny famamkiano?”they asked. “How's your reading?”

Church Members Look Forward to Second General Women’s Meeting (LDS Newsroom) (September 25, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Millions of women and girls ages 8 years old and older from around the world will come together as part of the second general women’s meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this Saturday, 27 September, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.

LDS Church launches 'I Was a Stranger' website for Mormon women's refugee relief effort (Deseret News - Utah) (March 29, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Mormon women and girls around the world rallied Monday to accept the invitation from their leaders to help refugees in their local communities in a new effort dubbed "I Was a Stranger."

Easter initiative: 'Learn principles of peace from the Prince of Peace' (LDS Church News) (March 24, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
On the heels of a successful Christmastime social media campaign entitled “Light the World,” the Church is now embarking on an Easter initiative to celebrate the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Veteran pilot hits new heights by singing with Mormon Tabernacle Choir (News-Gazette - Illinois) (January 31, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
It was a once-in-a-lifetime three hours for Lt. Col. John Heimburger as the former Tolono resident recently lived his dream of singing with the world-renowned, 360-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

As Romney Surges, Foes Prepare to Attack (US News & World Report) (December 14, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
With Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney now challenging former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain for front-runner status in popularity polls, backers of those White House hopefuls are fine-tuning the line of attack planned against the self-described conservative.

Unfamiliar territory (LDS Church News) (March 5, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
One of the largest growing demographics in the Church and around the world is the young single adults. With the average marriage age continuously climbing, many individuals ages 18 to 30 are gaining educations, working as professionals and striving for personal righteousness. Despite their desire to do good, this group is charting new territory — which is completely foreign to them and their parents.

Mormon Lay Leadership (LDS Newsroom) (April 21, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints functions in large measure because of the unpaid volunteer ministry of its members. In fact, this lay ministry is one of the Church’s most defining characteristics. In thousands of local congregations or “wards” around the world, members voluntarily participate in “callings” or assignments that provide meaningful opportunities to serve one another.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | March 26 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (March 27, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
The Wairarapa Times-Age in New Zealand captured more than 150 volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Papawai marae painting, cleaning and weeding recently. (A marae is a communal or sacred place that serves religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies.)

University President Explains World War I Anti-Pornography Video (TIME) (February 7, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
This week a video about pornography produced at the Idaho campus of Brigham Young University went viral, and not in the usual way pornography videos go viral.

New Triple Combination Now in Fijian (Church News) (July 12, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
As the gospel continues to grow among Fijian-speaking individuals around the world, the First Presidency has announced a new triple combination of the scriptures in Fijian at and in the Gospel Library mobile app.

Scholarship to impact for generations (Utah) (March 3, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
The impact of Hugh Nibley's scholarship branches throughout the LDS Church and will be felt for generations, though the typical church member around the world might not recognize his contributions, say scholars and church leaders.

Finding family at national site (LDS Church News) (September 28, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
The large city skylines and Statue of Liberty is more than just a far-off view for sisters serving in the New Jersey Morristown Mission. As part of their proselyting responsibilities, some companionships spend a few hours a week with people from around the world in the American Family Immigration History Center located on Ellis Island, New York.

A pure generation, win we must (LDS Church News) (September 21, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Sitting on the edge of the couch as suiting his short legs, the 8-year-old averted his gaze from the television's image of immodesty. He pointed at the screen while still looking away, and with all the righteous indignation a recently baptized boy could muster — which is considerable — said, "That's inappropriate!" Well-taught by his mother, this youngster's discernment may well be a model in a world flooded with inappropriate, pornographic images.

A prophet's thoughts on 'unthinkable' (Deseret News - Utah) (January 19, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
I've been sorting through my collection of books and papers and donating what I can to the new Mormon Studies program at Utah State University, my alma mater. And while rustling around in a couple of boxes, I unearthed the transcript of my questions to President Gordon B. Hinckley just 72 hours after the terrorists had leveled the World Trade Center towers.

Where is God (and the Mormon church) in a natural disaster? (Washington Post Blog) (May 25, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
Years ago, in the early 1980s, Ronald Reagan made an offhand comment that for some reason has stuck in my mind for 30 years. He was visiting a cannery operated for the benefit of the needy and run mostly by volunteers. After spending some time there he reflected (as near as I can recall) that “there is nothing in the world as generous as American good works.”

Aiding the world (Deseret News - Utah) (March 6, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
After decades of helping the poor and needy, LDS Charities will take its place today at an international table with other major humanitarian organizations, and its representatives will talk about the work The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is doing to improve the lives of women. The discussion will be led by Sharon Eubank, the first woman to serve as executive director of LDS Charities.

The Mormon Church Is Building a Family Tree of the Entire Human Race (New Republic) (October 15, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Mormons think as hard as, probably harder than, anyone else in the world about what it means to keep facts alive, or at least to keep them accessible to the living, and the phenomenon they have built out of granite, microfilm, machines, and software is as mind-bogglingly ambitious for our century as the flying buttresses and gargoyles of Notre Dame were in the twelfth century.

How Mormons Use The Internet To Spread The Good Word (Forbes) (April 27, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
We tend to think of religions as being conservative, stodgy, or lagging when it comes to anything that has to do with technology, and especially online technology. Therefore it may come as a bit of a surprise to find out that at least one religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are commonly known by the abbreviation “LDS” or the nickname “Mormons,” is one of the most advanced large organizations in the world when it comes to SEO, content marketing, and the use of social media...

The Straight Edge Mormon DJ Taking Over the World (The Daily Beast) (July 27, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
“I don’t know what day it is, truth be told!” says Kaskade, surging with adrenaline. It’s 4:30 on the morning of July 5, and the acclaimed DJ has just rampaged through a three-plus-hour set at the Encore Resort’s XS Nightclub—a 40,000-square-foot Dionysian dancehall in Las Vegas that’s half-nightclub and half-nighttime pool party, lit up by a plethora of pyrotechnics.

Mormon Arts Festival Highlights Artistic Work and Stories of People Around the World (Church News) (July 18, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles had a brother who at one point seemed more poised to become famous than the well-known Apostle. James W. McConkie was a composer who received his PhD from Columbia and studied in Paris with some of the most important classical music teachers of the 20th century.

Recent LDS missionary deaths call attention to safety (ABC 4 - Utah) (May 15, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
With two missionary deaths announced this week, the LDS Church is again calling attention to the basic rules for missionary safety. There are more than 50,000 LDS missionaries serving in hundreds of missions all around the world.

Website Offers Duty to God Materials in 51 Languages (Church News and Events) (February 11, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Young men around the world now have the opportunity to better understand and complete the Duty to God program with the inclusion of materials in dozens of languages on the recently updated Duty to God website.

BYU engineers turn to origami to solve astronomical space problem (BYU News Release) (December 2, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
BYU engineers have teamed up with a world-renowned origami expert to solve one of space exploration’s greatest (and most ironic) problems: lack of space.

See the complete list of 164 new mission president assignments for 2019 (Church News) (January 18, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
The First Presidency has called 164 new mission presidents and companions who will begin service in July 2019. Mission presidents and their companions will serve in various locations across the world.

Preparing for the worst (Lawrence Journal-World - Kansas) (November 7, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Sawyer is a model of disaster preparedness, something that U.S. Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff this week called a “civic virtue.” But for Sawyer, it’s also a religious virtue: She serves as the “emergency preparedness specialist” for the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Oceanside, Carlsbad residents set sights on Mount Kilimanjaro (NC Times - California) (February 13, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
While most people are spending their Valentine's Day with their significant others, dining out at a fancy restaurant or perhaps spending a romantic evening at home, four local men will be 15,000 feet above sea level in Tanzania, hiking up the world's highest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Iraqi schools to get supplies Helping Hands Father and Son Team Up (Free Lance-Star - Virginia) (June 12, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
A world apart, a father in Baghdad and his teenage son in Stafford work together to shed light on the true nature of the Iraqi people, and help elementary school students attending school in mud huts in an impoverished village

Church helps teens discover old-world lifestyle (Times-Georgian - Georgia) (July 31, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
A group of teenagers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buchanan received a lesson in gratitude during a three-day visit in the northwest Georgia mountains. Participation required them to leave behind modern technology and adopt a pioneer lifestyle.

Christianity has become less European over past century, study says (Deseret News - Utah) (December 22, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
With the Christmas season under way, a new study finds that the Christian percentage of the world's population has remained fairly steady over the last century but that its distribution has changed dramatically, with just 25 percent now found in Europe, a slightly higher percentage than in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | December 31 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (January 2, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) was one of the structures in the path of super typhoon Yolanda more than a year ago. Dr. Aileen Espina experienced the devastation firsthand in November 2013 as she witnessed the sea inundate the medical center.

Mormon Youth Will Ask Apostle Questions in Live Chat Event (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 6, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Youth around the world will be able to ask questions to 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, in a live social media forum on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, beginning at 6:00 p.m. MDT.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites May 8, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 12, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Mormon youth in Portugal had an opportunity to ask questions of Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. His wife, Sister Susan Bednar, joined him in speaking with the youth in what is called “Face to Face” in Portuguese.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 8, 2017 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 10, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
USA, Washington: Faiths Come Together to Help the Homeless Mormons, Catholics and Seventh-day Adventists put forth their best efforts to load and set up 200 mattresses and bed frames, donated by LDS Charities, into the new Pope Francis Haven House built by Catholic Charities in the Spokane Valley.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 11, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 12, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited four Central American states recently. He met with government, religious and civic leaders, as well as Church missionary leaders.

Utah Man Compiles Mormon Feats (November 11, 2004) - Relevance: 1.8
You've no doubt heard of the "Guiness Book of World Records." It's been documenting various human feats for years. Well, a Utah man has put together a similiar compilation of records: Mormon records.

U.S. News: BYU top 50 in business and law (BYU News Release) (April 16, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Brigham Young University's law and business schools are again among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue. Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories.

Broadcast Scheduled for S&I Teachers and Administrators (Church News and Events) (June 25, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
A broadcast for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion teachers and administrators will be transmitted over the Church broadcast system on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, with subsequent rebroadcasts to many areas of the world.

Deceased 'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill remembered by many (Deseret News - Utah) (May 27, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Eric Hill's friends and family recently shared a photo on Facebook asking for 1 million likes to show the world who Hill was aside from being a contestant on "The Bachelorette."

'Da Vinci Code' creates stir among religious (Arizona Republic) (May 1, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Runaway bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture, The Da Vinci Code struck a chord with millions of readers all around the world. It also struck a note for the dozens of writers who purported to break, solve, unveil, engage and reject the "code."

Relieving the suffering: Church continues to address the needs of refugees in Europe (LDS Church News) (November 30, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
In September, the Church made a commitment of $5 million to help displaced families in response to the recent refugee crisis in Europe, and in a letter dated Oct. 27, the First Presidency encouraged members to provide assistance to refugees around the world.

'Like we had just scored a goal in the World Cup': What the temple announcement meant to Church members across the globe (LDS Church News) (October 9, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
President Russell M. Nelson's announcement Sunday of the Church's plans to build 12 new temples prompted cheers and tears inside the Conference Center and in living rooms and meetinghouses across the globe.

BYU ranked 71st in latest U.S. News rankings (US News) (August 24, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Brigham Young University is ranked 71st in the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs," coming in at 31st.

Mormon Funeral Potatoes: The Carb-Heavy Meal For The End of The World (NPR) (May 31, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
A few weeks ago, Facebook users got an unexpected bit of morbid advertising when they were targeted with ads hawking "funeral potatoes" from a Utah company known as Augason Farms. Many of them immediately took to Twitter, wondering a.) what on Earth funeral potatoes were and b.) why on Earth they would want any.

Sister Tanner on the Scriptures: “More Precious Than Gold, Sweeter Than Honey” (News from the Church) (September 13, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Young Women general president Susan W. Tanner spoke to young adults throughout the world about the infinite value of the scriptures at the Sunday, September 11, Church Educational System fireside.

BYU Education Week 2007 draws 22,000 from around the world (Deseret News - Utah) (September 13, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
It was bigger than last year, and they kept coming and coming. Forty-two thousand feet belonging to 22,000 people trod the Brigham Young University campus during the annual Campus Education Week — what some might see as a kind of LDS Mecca.

Bomber Pilot Re-enacts Famous WWII Candy Drop (WBKO - Kentucky) (April 22, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
A World War II pilot re-enacted a famous drop he made 60 years ago. Air Force Colonel Gail Halvorsen dropped candy to children in Berlin during a siege back in June of 1948.

2009 Brought New Temples, Church Progress (LDS Church news release) (December 29, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Two temple dedications are among the many highlights for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during 2009. In March, President Thomas S. Monson, world leader of the 13.5 million-member Church, dedicated the Draper Utah Temple.

Relief Society commemoration in Nauvoo (Deseret News - Utah) (March 19, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
On March 17, LDS sisters throughout the world celebrated the 168th anniversary of the organization of the Relief Society. In Nauvoo, Ill., missionary sisters gathered at the actual site -- in Joseph Smith's Red Brick Store -- and commemorated that event.

Mormon Bobby Engemann of '60s pop trio The Lettermen put faith, family first (Deseret News - Utah) (February 6, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Robert "Bobby" Phillip Engemann was a member of the Lettermen, a group that harmonized its way into the hearts of fans across the world, producing 20 singles, 46 albums, nine gold albums and five Grammy nominations.

Piano Guys to be featured in LDS live youth Face to Face event (LDS Church News) (September 11, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
The Piano Guys, four faithful members of the Church, have combined their talents to create unique and entertaining music. Their videos have been seen more than 700 million times on YouTube, and they have performed for audiences all over the world.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites November 8, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (November 9, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visited and taught the gospel of Jesus Christ to members of the Church in Europe in October.

Former LDS missionary recounts being robbed three times, hit by car as Church releases safety videos (ABC 4 - Utah) (March 5, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
A renewed focus on missionary safety prompted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to produce a 12-part series of videos detailing important security protocol for its more than 65,000 missionaries around the world.

Measles Vaccinations by Mormons, Others "News Worth Celebrating" (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 1, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
A recent Deseret News article comments on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ (Mormon) role in helping to rid the world of measles. This is in light of an Associated Press story that states measles deaths worldwide dropped dramatically from 2000 to 2010.

How Faith Creates Lifelong Learners (LDS Newsroom) (August 28, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Much is said today about the need for lifelong learners — individuals who live out an ethic of continual education and intellectual development to adapt to a world of rapid and constant change. During this "age of accelerations,"[1] when forces such as technology, globalization and biodiversity loss are accelerating at once, lifelong learning is no longer simply a hobby — it’s a necessity.

Even on the doorstep of war, 'you are not forgotten' (LDS Church News) (May 15, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Senior President of the Quorums of the Seventy, has seen much of the world in his 15 years as a General Authority. He has spoken to congregations numbering in the hundreds at stake centers and thousands at special events in arenas. However, the meeting that will live forever in his memory, he feels, is one attended by about two dozen people in a low-ceilinged room not much bigger than a two-car garage.

Two points about Book of Mormon geography (Deseret News - Utah) (February 15, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Before we can intelligently discuss supposed Book of Mormon anachronisms we need to explore the possible New World location for Book of Mormon events. A geographic model will help set the background for understanding many of the future articles in this series. First, however, some significant facts must be addressed to properly examine this topic.

Rise and shine ... faithfully ( - Florida) (September 20, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Yet it is at this time every weekday during the school year that Mormon teenagers such as Alyssa Chvala arrive at churches and homes around the world to attend what is known as seminary in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Designed for students ages 14 to 17, it is an hourlong, in-depth study of the Mormon faith, church history and Scripture.

President Uchtdorf, General Young Women Presidency Speak on Courage and Finding Happiness (LDS Newsroom) (April 1, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Young women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were reminded of Joshua, the prophet following Moses in the Old Testament. The girls, ages 12 to 18, gathered in the Conference Center and in meetinghouses around the world during the annual meeting Saturday, 27 March 2010.

Stay funeral highlights LDS customs (Houston Chronicle - Texas) (July 18, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Footage of the parade of six white caskets has been broadcast around the world. Still photos of mourners have captured moments in time that could be from any funeral anywhere. But the church service for six members of the Stay family - shot to death in their Spring home last week - contained elements unique to the Mormon faith.

Peaches for a prophet (Deseret News - Utah) (November 3, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
I've traveled tens of thousands of miles on assignments throughout the world to cover the activities of General Authorities and other Church leaders. When asked to tell some of my “travel stories” I remember going to Tennessee with President Spencer W. Kimball and his wife, Sister Camilla Kimball, July 25-27, 1975. It was my first time traveling with a prophet.

New Web site for youth now accessible (LDS Church News) (January 9, 2010) - Relevance: 1.8
Uniting Latter-day Saint youth around the world by giving them a sense of the gospel rolling forward is an aim behind a new youth-oriented Internet site the Church has just launched, according to Lee Gibbons, director of the Church's Web site,

Evangelical preaches at Salt Lake Tabernacle (November 15, 2004) - Relevance: 1.8
With Evangelicals and Latter-day Saints sitting together in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for an "Evening of Friendship," internationally renowned Christian philosopher Ravi Zacharias told them Sunday night that Jesus Christ's unique claim upon humanity is that he embodied truth and sacrificed himself for a world that often does not recognize him.

Geneaology: In search of the past (Rhode Island) (May 3, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) provides an online search of the millions of names in its International Genealogical Index. It also has the largest family history library in the world (with 2.4 million microfilm rolls and more added every day) at Salt Lake City, along with family history centers around the country.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | April 10 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 11, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Sixty Latter-day Saint missionaries put on the yellow Mormon Helping Hands vests in March and helped paint the San Vicente Cemetery in Cordoba. They were joined by the mayor of Cordoba, Dr. Ramon Mestre, who thanked the missionaries for their willingness to reach out to the community.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks speaks at Worldwide Missionary Broadcast: 'Our message for missionaries' (LDS Church News) (January 22, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Following a period of dramatic changes in the number of missionaries serving in the world, the Church now seeks improved focus on the doctrinal purpose of missionary work: teaching repentance and baptizing converts to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

General Presidents Discuss Auxiliary Changes in New Video (Church News and Events) (February 17, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The general presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary recently discussed changes in the auxiliaries that affect LDS women, young women, and girls eight years of age and older throughout the world.

Christmas Devotional: Joy of Christmas Includes Christ's Gift of Redemption, Says Elder Christensen (Church News) (December 5, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Christmas “is not only a celebration of how Jesus came into the world, but also who He is—our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—and why He came to earth,” said Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy on December 4.

Bells will be heard on Temple Square (February 17, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Ever since the arrival of the Mormon settlers in Salt Lake City, music praising God has rung out from Temple Square and has lifted the spirits of millions of listeners around the world. In keeping with that musical tradition, a new sound will soon be heard ringing out from Temple Square — handbells!

State's grad schools rank highly in magazine's annual national poll (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 31, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
Brigham Young University, Utah State University and the University of Utah all have at least one graduate program ranked among the nation's finest, according to U.S. News and World Report.

BYU ranked 71st in latest U.S. News rankings (BYU news release) (August 20, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Brigham Young University is ranked 71st in the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs," coming in at 31st.

I'm thankful, even in out-of-control world (Sun Herald, Mississippi) (September 19, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Another thing Katrina taught me is that being a bit older now, (I was 38 when Camille took our home and everything but each other), I can't move debris and trees and limbs and the heat does me in quickly. I heard about crews coming to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help clear debris and put tarps on the roof, so I called and the day before yesterday a crew came and cleared some of my yard. They were from Killeen, Texas. God bless them!

Family reunites across history (Manchester Evening News - UK) (August 9, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
A BANKER'S decision to turn detective to uncover secrets of his family's past unearthed some hair-raising results. Andy Luke's three years of research unravelled tales of mystery and tragedy - one ancestor's bid to start a fresh life in the New World was brutally cut short when he was ambushed and killed by Red Indians.

Online LDS missionaries seek converts in the virtual world (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 3, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Tyson Boardman sits before the computer screen at the LDS Missionary Training Center, discussing Mormonism with Jason and Travis in two Internet conversations at the same time. Why do people say Mormons aren't Christian? What does it mean to be baptized for the dead? How do Mormons view Jesus? Why do you have a prophet?

Elder Nelson Delivers Spiritual Thanksgiving Feast to MTCs (Church News and Events) (December 5, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
On Thanksgiving Day, elders and sisters at missionary training centers around the world feasted spiritually on words of counsel from an Apostle and his wife. Later that day, at the Provo MTC, missionaries helped nourish others physically as they packed ingredients for 350,000 meals to be distributed to the needy through the Utah Food Bank.

Relief Society sisters provide comfort for strangers far away (Thousand Oaks Acorn - California) (February 8, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
Little fleece mittens and quilts were among the items Relief Society members from Thousand Oaks Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created to donate to less fortunate people around the world.

Mormons on USA luge team set good example, win medals (Deseret News - Utah) (April 23, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
Three of the four members of the USA Junior World Cup luge team that captured the gold medal at Innsbruck, Austria, in January and the silver medal at Nagano, Japan, in February are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

BYU Devotional: Pres. Monson urges students to be a 'righteous example' (LDS Church News) (November 2, 2011) - Relevance: 1.8
Providing a message that would be helpful to them not only for the present but also throughout their lives, President Thomas S. Monson addressed students at Brigham Young University in a devotional assembly Tuesday, Nov. 1, and called upon them to be righteous examples, to be "a light unto the world."

BYU basketball: Tyler Haws, playing sparingly for Team USA, cites Mormon faith as hoops asset (Deseret News - Utah) (July 12, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Through four games at the World University Games, playing time has been scarce for BYU's Tyler Haws. The 6-foot-5 swingman has averaged just 1.8 points and 7.5 minutes per game.

New Year's resolution for LDS couple becomes daily reading challenge for thousands (Deseret News - Utah) (March 4, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
What started out as a New Years resolution for Arizona Mormon couple Ben and Chelsea Price to prioritize scripture study has now turned into a daily reminder to read the Book of Mormon for more than 44,000 people all around the world.

Women’s Divine Roles Include Nurturing Others (Church News) (May 9, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Mother, motherhood, and mothering are defined in many ways in today’s world, but in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the word mother encompasses a woman’s eternal roles, her divine identity, and it describes her nature as a nurturer.

New Seminary Graduation Requirements Expect More from Youth (Church News) (August 20, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
New requirements for seminary graduation are meant to “elevate learning” and better prepare students for lives of service and discipleship. The changes are being implemented throughout the world beginning this school year with this year’s course of study—Doctrine and Covenants and Church history.

After 20 years, LDS family proclamation remains influential, creates common cause (Deseret News - Utah) (October 1, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
The gap between the LDS Church's position on families and Western culture has widened dramatically in the 20 years since the 15 church leaders known to Mormons as prophets and apostles issued "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" in September 1995.

BYU–Idaho Reaches Record High Enrollment (Church News) (January 17, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
Fifteen years after transitioning from Ricks College to Brigham Young University–Idaho, the university has reached record high enrollment numbers as it serves students in Rexburg, as well as around the world via online learning.

LDS dedicate Rexburg Temple (Deseret News - Utah) (February 11, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
Newly named LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the church's newest temple in Rexburg Sunday morning in his first official act as leader of the 13 million-member church, thanking God for the restoration of priesthood authority and asking for help in spreading the faith throughout the world.

New Harmony: For Peter Lassig, the world began in a garden (Deseret News - Utah) (November 11, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Peter Lassig, the fabled caretaker of the Temple Square gardens, has passed away. Earth, you have just received a special guest. I’m sure the irony was never lost on Peter that he — the sower — would one day be placed in the earth like a seed. And I’m sure, as with his plants, he patiently planned to wait there for his day in the sun.

BYU Women's Conference to feature new Relief Society general presidency, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and other LDS leaders (Deseret News - Utah) (May 2, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
For two days, women from around the world will gather to the Brigham Young University campus to listen and learn from Church leaders and experts during the annual BYU Women's Conference held May 4-5.

Pres. Hinckley Meets Members in China (August 3, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
China was a destination for President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his world tour. President Hinckley has traveled to Asia a number of times as a church leader, both to the Mainland and Hong Kong.

Mormon Temples Currently Under Construction (LDS Newsroom) (September 12, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
The Ogden Utah Temple will soon be added to the list of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 140-plus operating temples throughout the world when it is dedicated on 21 September. The Phoenix Arizona Temple will be dedicated 16 November. They are two of 15 temples under construction and featured on the infographic below.

Church Members Encouraged to Assist Refugees (LDS Newsroom) (October 30, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being encouraged to provide assistance to refugees around the world. The First Presidency, the Church’s highest governing body, sent a letter dated October 27, 2015, to Church leaders...

President Ballard and Elder Gong Share Why Using the Full Name of the Church Matters (Church News) (August 19, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to use the proper and inspired name of the Church, the world will use it also, said President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Letter from the editor: Welcome to the new LDS Church News (LDS Church News) (May 8, 2018) - Relevance: 1.8
This week we introduced the new LDS Church News website and print edition, “A Living Record of the Restoration.” This site reflects The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world, featuring the ministry of church leaders and the stories of devotion from the members wherever they live and serve.

Daughter's Denunciation of Historian Roils Mormon Church (Washington, DC) (May 9, 2005) - Relevance: 1.8
Although the Mormon Church is one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing Christian denominations, members of the faith often take a defensive stance toward the outside world. "Mormons of every stripe are obsessive about their image," historians Richard and Joan Ostling noted, "deeply concerned that their church appears to outsiders as a 'cult.' "

Church Responds to Over 100 Disasters in 2012 (LDS Newsroom) (February 28, 2013) - Relevance: 1.8
Every year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides emergency assistance to people all over the world affected by natural disasters, war and famine. Within hours of a disaster, the Church works with local government officials to determine what supplies and food are needed. Those suffering from loss are helped regardless of nationality or religion.

Deal with LDS Church secures Utah climbing spot (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (June 1, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
It has been 56 years since Ted Wilson and Bob Stout put up Little Cottonwood Canyon's first climbing route at Gate Buttress, an area what has evolved into a world-class climbing destination on the edge of Utah's largest metro area.

Blessings of patriarch ease minds (Deseret News - Utah) (January 6, 2007) - Relevance: 1.8
In 1968 I received an LDS mission call to Bolivia. I had no clue where I was going. I thought I was headed to Bulgaria. My mother, however, knew full well I was in for some bone-chilling winters in the Andes mountains and a whole new world of illnesses. At that moment, she began wringing her hands. She didn't stop for the next two years. But her fretting was eased the day I was blessed by Eldred G. Smith.

Mormon Pop: Do you YouTube? (Deseret News - Utah) (January 8, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
So we all know YouTube is taking over the world, right? Google paid a whopping $1.65 billion for the social phenomenon in late 2006. We’ve all taken part in the guilty pleasure. Did you see that Paul Potts, the cell-phone-salesman-turned-opera-singer (20 million views), turned up at the top of Time Magazine’s Top 10 Live Performances of 2007?

New Thanksgiving Bible video (LDS Church News) (November 19, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
Gratitude — it's one of the most important virtues we can develop in life. "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:20). In an act of tremendous love, God the Father sent His perfect Son to earth in order to bless every soul who comes here. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

General conference from behind the scenes (LDS Church News) (September 29, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Staging an event the size of general conference is a major undertaking that requires careful planning, both temporally and spiritually. While speakers carefully prepare their messages, the production staff from the Church’s Publishing Services Department performs a variety of interesting tasks that help people across the world receive the word of God.

BYU students take their artistic, athletic talents on the road (LDS Church News) (May 27, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
A sign at the entrance of Brigham Young University carries a familiar slogan: “The World Is Our Campus.” It’s not a metaphor. The influence and reach of the Church-owned college stretches across the globe. BYU’s performing arts groups and athletic teams are responsible for much of that broad footprint.

Latter-day Saints Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites, May 8, 2019 (Church Newsroom) (May 9, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
Kenya: LDS Charities’ Wheelchairs Giving People Hope Wheelchairs, donated in Murang’a County, Africa, in 2018 by LDS Charities, have blessed many lives. In one situation a young woman, Faith Mweni, was paralyzed in a car accident while traveling between her wedding ceremony and her reception venue.

Noble conducts Mormon Tabernacle Choir (CHIPS - Iowa) (February 23, 2006) - Relevance: 1.8
This past Sunday, professor emeritus Weston Noble conducted the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah for a nationally broadcast program called “Music and the Spoken Word.”

WNC Mormons take comfort from church’s new leader (Citizen-Times - North Carolina) (February 18, 2008) - Relevance: 1.8
When Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Gordon B. Hinckley died last month at age 97, Mormons across the world felt deep sorrow at the loss of their beloved leader and prophet. That included the 3,360 in Western North Carolina.

Mormon temple worship similar to other religions (Deseret News - Utah) (August 8, 2009) - Relevance: 1.8
SANDY, Utah -- While temple worship is a prominent and unique characteristic of Mormonism, there are numerous similarities to it in ancient religious texts and traditions throughout the world, said the closing speaker at the two-day FAIR Mormon Apologetics Conference on Friday.

The Mormon War in Missouri (CBS News - Missouri) (November 14, 2012) - Relevance: 1.8
A 182 year history in Missouri has not always been kind to Mormons, but the Show-Me State elected a Ladder Day Saint to lead the free world this year. For 137 years, it was technically legal to kill a Mormon in Missouri. The law was on the books until 1975, when Governor Bond rescinded what was known as the extermination order.

Some Mormon leaders may speak in native languages at LDS Conference (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (September 9, 2014) - Relevance: 1.8
Mormons listening to sessions of LDS General Conference beamed from church headquarters in Salt Lake City to countries across the world have typically heard their sermons, which are all spoken in English, dubbed into their own languages.

Favorite Mormon sermons: doubt, tolerance and civility (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 3, 2015) - Relevance: 1.8
Every six months, LDS leaders speak to thousands in Salt Lake City's Conference Center and to millions more around the world. But for many members, these General Conference talks aren't meant for the Mormon masses, but rather for one person: themselves.

Mormon Tabernacles — Religious and Community Edifices (LDS Newsroom) (January 29, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
"Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos, many historical, of tabernacles Mormon pioneers built in the early days of the Church.

Elder Rasband visits LDS Church members in West Africa (LDS Church News) (April 1, 2016) - Relevance: 1.8
Elder Ronald A. Rasband took spiritual nourishment to Latter-day Saints in the West African nations of Nigeria and Ghana as he fulfilled an assignment March 10-21 to a part of the world where many of the gospel’s pioneers are spoken of in the present tense.

Thousands gather at BYU to 'receiveth more light' during Campus Education Week (Deseret News - Utah) (August 28, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
With more than 1,000 classes on a variety of topics held over a five-day span, thousands of people from around the world gathered to the Brigham Young University campus to “have a rewarding and uplifting experience” during the annual education week.

Killers' Brandon Flowers on Mormonism, Why 'Mr. Brightside' Is Bigger Than Ever (Rolling Stone) (September 13, 2017) - Relevance: 1.8
It's been 13 years since the Killers exploded with their debut single, "Mr. Brightside," and they're still one of the biggest rock acts in the world; the Las Vegas band just headlined Lollapalooza and has an arena tour kicking off in January. "There's still a need for what we have to offer, obviously," says frontman Brandon Flowers.

First Presidency Shares Messages From General Conference Leadership Session (Church Newsroom) (April 4, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
At this wonderful general conference time, it is our privilege to bring together senior leaders of the Church from around the world to provide instruction and to unify our effort to bring God’s children closer to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mormon leaders talk spirituality, not changes, at conference (Associated Press) (April 10, 2019) - Relevance: 1.8
Leaders with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered spiritual guidance aimed at strengthening members' faith amid a world of temptation and immorality and reaffirmed the faith's opposition to gay marriage during a church conference Saturday in Utah.

Colleges scramble to offer curriculum on Mormon religion (Boston Globe - Massachusetts) (February 19, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
Harvard Divinity School has long prided itself on the diversity of its curriculum - it currently features classes in American Buddhism, Jewish Apocalypticism, and Classical Sufism - but it took until this semester for the venerable school to offer a course on one of the fastest-growing faiths in the world: Mormonism.

LDS girls told to avoid temptation (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 31, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
LDS Church leaders cautioned young Mormon girls Saturday to avoid the world's temptations such as pornography, immodesty, premarital sex, tattoos, immorality, and drug abuse, while keeping the Sabbath holy, reading their scriptures and using the Holy Spirit as a guide.

Giving thanks in difficult times (Deseret News - Utah) (November 25, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
As we approach the week of Thanksgiving, it is essential that we take stock of those things we are thankful for. Gratitude and thankfulness might have come relatively easily in years past. I've often proclaimed, tongue-in-cheek, that I am THE most grateful person in the world -- when things are going well! (I can also add that I'm the most faithful person when everything's working out well). My heart is full of thankfulness, when everything works according to my plan!

Utah missionary: Mongolians hit hard by harsh winter (KSL - Utah) (February 27, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Like many parts of the world, people in Mongolia are experiencing a heavy winter. But in a country where much of the population lives in remote areas as livestock herders, this is more than some extra snow -- it's become life or death. Though the country is used to extreme winters, this one has been devastating. "They say it's the worst they've had in 30 years," Richard Lasson says.

Mormonism and the Bible (Washington Times) (November 3, 2011) - Relevance: 1.7
Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas in his introduction of Governor Rick Perry stated that the Southern Baptist convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the world, considers Mormonism a cult. Needless to say, it set off a firestorm of controversy. But a more important issue is this: What do the Mormons believe about the King James Bible (KJB)?

Elder Andersen: Feast from Book of Mormon’s “Heavenly Banquet” (Church News) (February 8, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Declaring the Book of Mormon to be “like an exquisite banquet table, one thousand feet long, covered with the most desirable food, fruit, and flowers from across the world,” Elder Neil L. Andersen addressed thousands of young adults January 31.

Young Men Challenged to “Aspire Higher” (Church News) (August 4, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Today’s world could aptly be called “Distraction Days” for the youth of the Church. Electronic devices, social media, smartphone games, and many other diversions all vie for the attention of young men and young women alike. But as more than 1,000 young men and their leaders recently learned, it’s still possible to set such distractions aside and lock on to the things that really matter.

A new Mormon temple opens in Philadelphia, offering a glimpse into a secret shrine (Washington Post) (August 8, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
In 151 cities around the world, a Mormon temple stands as an icon of monumental architecture, of bedrock faith and of inscrutability. Only Mormons can enter these striking buildings in cities from Salt Lake City to Silver Spring to São Paulo to Sydney.

Latter-day Saints Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 1, 2019 (LDS Newsroom) (March 4, 2019) - Relevance: 1.7
A young member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lives in the Fijian village of Kuku noticed the neighborhood Methodist church building needed a paint job. Alipate Ravatunawa Vosaki also wanted an activity that promoted an interfaith relationship.

Celebrated British Organist to Perform Conference Center Recital (Utah) (December 22, 2004) - Relevance: 1.7
One of the world's foremost organists, Dr. Stephen Cleobury, will perform an organ recital on the Conference Center organ, Friday, 7 January 2005, at 7:30 p.m.

BYU-Hawaii Concert Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall (June 2, 2006) - Relevance: 1.7
Wednesday evening, BYU-Hawaii's Concert Choir departed for New York City on a one-week tour culminating in a performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs choral classics, music of world and Americana (Washington) (June 25, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
Their sound is nearly as large as their reputation. People who have heard of no other choir have heard of this one. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir made only its fifth Seattle appearance in its history Thursday night, and everyone who witnessed it will remember it.

Mormon Media Observer: Snapshots (Deseret News - Utah) (March 4, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
With the nation's cameras now focused away from Mitt Romney, his presidential aspirations and his faith, the Mormon Media Observer offers some random snapshots of media reports about the LDS church and experience from around the world over the past several weeks.

Mormons prominent in western art world (Deseret News - Utah) (January 6, 2009) - Relevance: 1.7
In the Doctrine & Covenants the Lord says that all things are spiritual. LDS western artist Clark Kelly Price takes that passage to heart as he says: "The Lord tells us to pray always; everything is spiritual to him." Price added, "I ask the Lord every day to help me paint the best that I can."

Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World (LDS Newsroom Blog) (May 8, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
The Church has maintained official Facebook and Google+ pages on the behalf of Church leaders for some time now. Some senior Church leaders will now be using those channels and Twitter to personally share their words, thoughts and teachings.

New Doctrinal Mastery program is replacing Scripture Mastery for seminary students (LDS Church News) (June 6, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Over the course of the next year, seminary instructors around the world will be implementing a new initiative — Doctrinal Mastery — in their classrooms to help the youth of the Church make connections between the doctrine of the gospel and how to apply it in their everyday lives.

New Doctrinal Mastery program is replacing Scripture Mastery for seminary students (LDS Church News) (June 9, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Over the course of the next year, seminary instructors around the world will be implementing a new initiative — Doctrinal Mastery — in their classrooms to help the youth of the Church make connections between the doctrine of the gospel and how to apply it in their everyday lives.

8 Ways to Access General Conference Sessions (Church News) (September 27, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Twice a year, the Church invites people around the world to participate in general conference when the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church deliver messages of inspiration and guidance.

8 Ways to Access General Conference Sessions (Church News) (March 24, 2017) - Relevance: 1.7
Twice a year, the Church invites people around the world to participate in general conference when the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church deliver messages of inspiration and guidance.

8 Ways to Access General Conference Sessions (Church News) (March 27, 2017) - Relevance: 1.7
Twice a year, the Church invites people around the world to participate in general conference when the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church deliver messages of inspiration and guidance.

Olson named starter (San Bernardino County Sun - California) (August 22, 2006) - Relevance: 1.7
Ben Olson has the frame, the big arm and the persona to quarterback a high-profile team in the glamour capital of the world. All he needed was the job. Now, he has it. As expected, Bruins coach Karl Dorrell named Olson as UCLA's starter for the Sept. 2 season opener against Utah at the Rose Bowl.

ABC News focuses cameras on LDS Church (Deseret News - Utah) (January 11, 2009) - Relevance: 1.7
In two high-profile segments, one on ABC's World News Tonight and the other on ABC's Nightline Friday, reporter Dan Harris spent nine minutes telling about the LDS Church, including reports on the new Draper Temple and interviews with Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Quentin L. Cook.

Mormons Celebrate Their Pioneer Heritage (LDS Church news release) (July 24, 2009) - Relevance: 1.7
Each year on 24 July, Mormons all around the world commemorate the arrival of the first company of Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 with parades, concerts and other festivities. The festivities honor the sacrifice of tens of thousands of pioneers and are a reminder to Mormons of their faith.

BYU Young Ambassadors celebrate 40 years of performance (LDS Church News) (March 9, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Performing for the queen of Thailand, being welcomed to India by Indira Gandhi, meeting Mother Teresa and visiting 66 countries around the world — these are the accomplishments Brigham Young University's Young Ambassadors, observing the performing group's 40th anniversary this year.

VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Mormon Missionary in London (LDS Newsroom) (April 15, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
More than 65,000 Mormon missionaries are serving throughout the world and many more are now preparing to serve. has published a video that gives a glimpse into the daily life of missionaries in London and the selfless service they give.

Lindsey Stirling says Mormon lifestyle keeps her safe (Deseret News - Utah) (August 17, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
World-famous hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling said that following a Mormon lifestyle keeps her safe and sane, in an interview with the Santa Barbara Independent.

LDS Church image campaign featured on national television (ABC 4 - Utah) (January 11, 2009) - Relevance: 1.7
ABC News' World News Tonight featured a report on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the Utah-based religion's efforts to improve its image in the media.

Helping Hands project volunteers pack up more than 85,000 meals (Orange County Register - California) (May 20, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
More than 600 volunteers lent their helping hands April 25 to sort, prep and pack more than 85,000 nutritious meals to be sent to school programs in 65 countries around the world.

Christ-followers emerge from Mormon area (Baptist Press) (February 27, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Drive an hour south of Salt Lake City down Interstate 5 and you enter a different world, says North American Mission Board missionary Mickie Kelly. "People think I'm exaggerating when I tell them the kinds of things that go on here," said Kelly, a church planter in Payson, Utah, near Provo. "The spiritual darkness is like a blanket that you wear every day."

Marie Osmond's son: 'Too tender-hearted for this world' (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (March 15, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
If stuck in the back seat of a car, Michael Bryan would joke for hours with siblings and friends rather than complain. Give him a hot, dirty job on a construction site, and he would seek you out one year later to thank you, once more, for the opportunity. A deep thinker who was often quiet and unobtrusive, all the young man needed was a spot in a conversation to offer a joke that would have everyone laughing.

How Mormons see the world (New York Daily News) (January 19, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
Last week, the Pew Forum released the results of its “Mormons in America” study, the broadest survey of Mormon attitudes ever conducted by an outside organization. The results made headlines, in large part due to the Republican front-runner status of Mitt Romney, a devout and life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Genealogy -- America's Latest Obsession (Huffington Post) (September 12, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
Carved into the solid granite of a mountain in the Wasatch Mountain Range, located in the Little Cottonwood Canyon, 20 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a place that stores information about the births, marriages and deaths, of more than 2 billion people. It's the largest single database on the details of the human race in the world.

BYU student, LDS seminary teacher watches son's birth before succumbing to sudden illness (Deseret News - Utah) (December 16, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
Jodi Robison can tell you in great detail about what led to the death of her 24-year-old son, but even with a detailed timeline and all the facts in the world, it's difficult to make sense of it. One moment, Josh Robison merely had a headache. Two weeks later, he was gone — killed by an infection that made its way to his heart and then his brain. He leaves behind a wife and newborn son.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites June 20, 2017 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (June 22, 2017) - Relevance: 1.7
A Central American refugee described the drama of living in an area where he was taken by a gang and beaten with a baseball bat. This incident forced him to take a perilous journey to the United States to begin a new life. Other stories were told of hardships by refugees at a recent fair in Maryland organized by Latter-day Saints and community members.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 27, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (April 30, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
Volunteers and donations from LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have rejuvenated the Ozalla Primary Health Center for the people of the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. The building and restroom facilities adjacent to the facility were refurbished and painted.

A View of President Hinckley's Whirlwind World Tour (KSL, Utah) (September 30, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
President Hinckley left on July 27th and returned home August 9th, a whirlwind tour of church business to conduct, but plenty of mingling with church members, some of them old friends.

Mormonism in Pictures: Family History (LDS Newsroom) (May 1, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
Mormonism in Pictures is a photo essay feature from depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos related to family history research.

How to Participate in the April 2018 General Conference (Church News) (March 30, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
Millions of Latter-day Saints around the world will participate in the 188th Annual General Conference of the Church this weekend, the first time President Russell M. Nelson will preside after becoming the 17th President on January 14.

What The IRS Could Learn From Mormons (NPR) (March 2, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
Lots of religious traditions stress the importance of charity. But Mormons are remarkable for the amount and the precision with which they give to their church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints preaches that each Mormon in good standing should tithe 10 percent of his or her income. The money goes right to church headquarters in Salt Lake City, and then is distributed back to congregations around the world.

Who Is Brittany Fisher Frank? New Details On The Woman Who Fell Off 100-Foot Cliff And Survived (Your Tango) (May 14, 2019) - Relevance: 1.7
Brittany was raised in the LDS church, and her faith has continued to be central in her life even as she battled her own demons during her recovery. The prayerful attitude before they set about performing the climb made a world of difference, according to Brittany: “We were able to have a prayer before we went out to the cliff, just on the side of the road there as a family, and it’s really cool because it’s been a journey for everyone.”

President Packer tells women: 'church depends on you' (BYU NewsNet) (May 10, 2006) - Relevance: 1.7
President Boyd K. Packer counseled LDS women to not accept the the growing trends in the world, to stay strong to their gospel principles and to teach their children the gospel at the concluding session of Women's Conference on Friday, May 5, 2006.

Mormons counseled to cling to church teachings (USA Today) (April 6, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Mormons should cling to their faith and church teachings in order to weather the problems and temptations they face daily in a tumultuous world, the church's president said at the close of a two-day conference Sunday, addressing one of the fastest growing denominations in the country.

Mormonism in Pictures: Church Donating 400,000 Trees in Haiti (LDS Newsroom) (May 6, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world. Today we feature photos related to the Church's efforts to plant 400,000 trees in Haiti.

184th Semiannual General Conference talk summaries (+photos) (Deseret News - Utah) (October 5, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will gather in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, Oct. 4 and 5 to participate in the 184th Semiannual General Conference.

First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Congratulate U.S. President-Elect (LDS Newsroom) (November 10, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his election as president of the United States. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to join us in praying for the president-elect, for his new administration and for elected leaders across the nation and the world.

What’s It Like to Represent the Love of Christ to the World? Humbling, New Apostles Say (LDS Newsroom) (June 29, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
After three months in their new roles as apostles of Jesus Christ, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses Soares sat down for two hours to speak with Utah and national media about what it’s been like to traverse the globe to share the love of Christ.

Download a Brief Summary of Each October 2018 General Conference Talk (Church News) (October 19, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, to participate in the 188th Semiannual General Conference on October 6–7.

Vatican letter directs bishops to keep parish records from Mormons (Catholic News Service) (May 3, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
In an effort to block posthumous rebaptisms by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catholic dioceses throughout the world have been directed by the Vatican not to give information in parish registers to the Mormons' Genealogical Society of Utah.

Pres. Monson extends thanks (LDS Church News) (August 20, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
President Thomas S. Monson, who will observe his 85th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 21, has been receiving birthday greetings from members and friends throughout the world. He regrets he is unable to respond personally to each individual who has taken the time to send him cards or letters. He has asked the Church News to express to them his appreciation.

On Faith: Desire to Follow Jesus Christ Fuels Mormon Missionary Work (LDS Newsroom) (October 8, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
Over the weekend, President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that more than 80,000 Mormon missionaries are now serving around the world — an increase of nearly 22,000 (half of whom are young women) from a year ago, when age requirements for missionaries were lowered.

Modesty Is a Witness of Our Covenants, Says Sister McConkie (Church News) (June 5, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
“Modesty is an opportunity to use our agency to witness to the world that we do keep sacred covenants and that we humbly and faithfully follow the Savior in all things,” Sister Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, taught during the 2015 BYU Women’s Conference.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites December 16, 2015 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (December 17, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
Latter-day Saints in Cambodia converged on the riverbanks of the Tonle Sap River to clean up a day after the Siem Reap Water Festival ended. A French visitor said she came to the water festival and found trash everywhere. “Today, angels have been sent from heaven. It is clean.”

BYU alum Shaun Parry honored for using the arts to bless lives around the world (Deseret News - Utah) (December 17, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
Shaun Parry celebrated the 20th anniversary of his college graduation by returning to Brigham Young University to accept an alumni achievement award from the College of Fine Arts and Communications in October.

Elder Bednar visits Japan, Korea (Deseret News - Utah) (November 11, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
After visiting Japan and Korea — an area of the world where the Church is experiencing slow, but steady growth — Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles praised Asian Latter-day Saints for their commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Apostles of Jesus Christ Use Instagram to Share Savior’s Message (LDS Newsroom Blog) (November 16, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
Russell M. Nelson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with his counselors in the First Presidency and all members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, can now be found on Instagram, a social media platform used by 1 billion people around the world.

Elder Uchtdorf Asks Young Adults to Listen for the Music of the Spirit (LDS Newsroom) (January 16, 2019) - Relevance: 1.7
“We are here to learn how to hear the music of the Spirit, to find God, to recognize and follow His voice, even amid the clamor and noise of the world,” said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In Rome on Monday, all of the Latter-day Saint apostles make 'powerful' statement (Deseret News - Utah) (March 11, 2019) - Relevance: 1.7
In a major capital of Christianity on Monday, all 15 apostle-leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered together for the first time outside the United States in what some called a powerful statement about the church's role as a world religion.

Mormons honor bicentennial of church founder's birth (USA Today - AP Article) (December 24, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
Faithful Mormons on Friday celebrated the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the fastest-growing religions in the world.

Meet Mitt. He's Mormon. (CBS News) (February 15, 2007) - Relevance: 1.7
Yesterday, Mitt Romney formally announced his candidacy for president. All three nightly newscasts covered the announcement, but not at the top of the show: Romney was the sixth story on ABC's "World News Tonight" and the ninth on the "Evening News" and NBC "Nightly News."

10,000 Volunteers Sought to Put Mexican, Other Latin American Family History on Web (LDS Newsroom) (October 12, 2007) - Relevance: 1.7
FamilySearch - the world's largest repository of genealogical records - is calling for 10,000 volunteers who can read both English and Spanish to help index Mexican, Argentine and other Latin American records for the Internet.

Help Spotlight Mormons Competing in 2014 Winter Olympics (Church News and Events) (January 10, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
From February 7 through February 23, the world spotlight will be pointed to Sochi, Russia, on the Black Sea, for the 2014 Winter Olympics as some of the best athletes skate, ski, and slide in hopes of winning a medal.

RootsTech 2016 Announces Keynote Speakers and Musical Guests (Church News) (January 14, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced additional musical guests and keynote speakers who will join its inspiring all-star lineup February 3–6.

President Thomas S. Monson quotes: highlights of a prophet's teachings (LDS Church News) (January 5, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
After serving as a General Authority for more than 54 years, beloved prophet President Thomas S. Monson has given hundreds of talks — including 234 addresses in general conference — to people around the world.

Best bets on the Net (Florida Times-Union) (July 17, 2007) - Relevance: 1.7 claims to be the largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. Visit the non-profit service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to review research guidance, search the records and library, find genealogy news, share information with others and more.

Priests give wise words a modern makeover (Deseret News - Utah) (March 20, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
IT BEGAN WITH James Geary's wonderful book "Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists." Reading through the aphorisms was a marvelously entertaining pastime, in large part because along with saying the truth in clever and memorable ways, the aphorists would also, just as often, say something howlingly false ... but in a clever way.

Mormon Church Launches Campaign to Dispel Myths (MyFox Phoenix - Arizona) (September 30, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
The valley has one of the largest Mormon populations in the country. The church estimates there are 16 million Mormons around the world, yet there are many misconceptions about the religion. So LDS leaders have launched a new medica campaign in a handful of U.S. cities, hoping to put some friendly faces on their often-misunderstood faith. FOX 10's Kari Lake has more.

Mormons in Olympic history (Deseret News - Utah) (July 30, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
With several Mormons participating in the 2012 London Games, we take a look back at members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have competed in past Olympics. Although not all-inclusive, this list features many athletes who competed on one of the world's largest stages in the Summer or Winter Games, including both triumphs and disappointments.

Commentary: Mormon and #MeToo: Changing notions of purity and virtue (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 24, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
Since October 2017, millions of women have united in a movement exposing the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault across the world using the hashtag “MeToo.” By December 2017, on Twitter alone, 1.7 million people from 85 countries had participated in the #MeToo movement.

Inside the world of Mormon missionaries (The Michigan Daily) (October 27, 2007) - Relevance: 1.7
Amid the Diag bustle on a recent Thursday evening, two men, roughly the same age as everyone else, stood apart from the rest of the crowd. You've probably seen them before. Impeccably groomed, wearing identical white up shirts buttoned to the top and sporting black nametags, their names are Elder Stoker and Elder Mackintosh, and they'd like to give you a free copy of the Book of Mormon.

2 Mormons lead Beijing Olympics' legal team (Deseret News - Utah) (July 28, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
eading Morrison & Foerster's engagement as international counsel for the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, Steven L. Toronto and Kelly C. Crabb have the key bases covered -- the former in the capital city of the People's Republic of China and the latter in Los Angeles, the acknowledged entertainment capital of the world.

Unleashing the power of families: How the 'Come, Follow Me' curriculum has 'fundamentally' shifted the gospel experience for members around the world (Church News) (January 31, 2019) - Relevance: 1.7
Huddled together on the bottom bunk bed, covered with sheets to block out all the light, Ether and Enoch Daire giggled with glee when their dad, Brent Daire, suddenly flooded their dark makeshift fort with light by turning on a handheld lamp.

The spirit of Brighton (LDS Church News) (August 6, 2011) - Relevance: 1.7
"May we help each young woman know that she can make a difference in the world," said Sister Ann M. Dibb, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency. More than 220 people gathered at Brighton Camp on Saturday, July 30, to commemorate the camp's 90th anniversary. They recalled fond memories and spiritual growth at the first LDS girls camp.

New Harmony: I like my Mormons sunny side up (Deseret News - Utah) (February 5, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
It’s crazy and dangerous to try to sum up an entire group of people in just one word. So let’s do it. When I say “Mormons,” what word comes to mind? Sober? (as in not drunk?) Sober? (as in serious?) Here’s my word: Sunny. The presidents of the church model Mormonism for the world, and President Gordon B. Hinckley was famously optimistic.

2006 Mutual Theme Encourages Youth to “Arise and Shine Forth” (October 14, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
The 2006 Mutual theme for young men and women around the world is “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (D&C 115:5).

Place in history: Famous HR was key, but Vern Law played a role, too (Deseret News, Utah) (October 13, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
Forty-five years ago today, in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, Pittsburgh second baseman Bill Mazeroski blasted a fastball from New York reliever Ralph Terry over the left-field wall for a 10-9 victory and a shocking Pirate upset over the heavily favored Yankees.

Saints Share Experiences Attending October 2016 General Conference (Church News) (October 12, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Messages from the Church’s 186th Semiannual General Conference have inspired and blessed Latter-day Saints around the world. Following are a few experiences of members who attended a session of general conference...

Fallen Indiana Army sergeant, honored by Obama, was son of a Mormon bishop, champion wrestler (Grand Forks Herald - Indiana) (October 30, 2009) - Relevance: 1.7
Sgt. Dale Griffin was the son of a Mormon bishop, a champion wrestler and college student who was struggling to find his way in the world when he turned to the military.

Brigham Young University devotional: Developing sanctuaries of faith (LDS Church News) (May 27, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Individuals need personal sanctuaries of faith to counter the current situations in the world said Jeff Ringer during BYU's campus devotional Tuesday, May 25, in the de Jong Concert Hall on the university's campus.

President Eyring talks about his heritage, saying goodbye to 2 apostles in KSL video (Deseret News - Utah) (July 22, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
President Henry B. Eyring talked about his heritage, saying goodbye to two apostles and staying optimistic in a troubled world in an interview with KSL ahead of his appearance at the Days of '47 Parade on Friday.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 11, 2016 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (February 12, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
United Kingdom: Refugees on the Minds of Mormon Helping Hands More than 5,400 meals were prepared last month by Mormon Helping Hands volunteers for Care4Calais, a charity that assists refugees.

Elder Richard J. Maynes speaks to young adults around the world (LDS Church News) (May 2, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Different accounts of the First Vision bring a more complete understanding of the sacred experience, Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Presidency of the Seventy taught during a Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults held May 1.

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites December 19, 2017 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (December 21, 2017) - Relevance: 1.7
South Korea: Mormon Volunteers Assist After Earthquake Less than two weeks after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck Pohang, South Korea, in November, Mormon Helping Hands were dispatched to help.

Church Applauds Community Efforts to Fight Suicide, Bullying and Homelessness (LDS Newsroom) (July 19, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
We remain committed to support community efforts throughout the world to prevent suicide, bullying, and homelessness. Every young person should feel loved and cared for in their families, their communities, and their congregations.

Soon just a memory (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (April 18, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
After thousands of hours spent scrapbooking, Jorjana Brown is now working on the toughest page she has ever done: one commemorating the closing of her scrapbooking store. All My Memories has become a legend in the scrapbooking world, but after seven years of brisk business, Brown is retiring and closing the store. Its last day will be April 26.

Annual Women’s Conference Builds Church Sisterhood (Church News and Events) (April 30, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
More than 14,000 women from around the world gathered on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, USA, to listen, learn, and feel uplifted during the annual Women’s Conference April 26 and 27. The conference is cosponsored by the Relief Society and BYU.

Thanksgiving a Time to Find Gratitude Amid Difficulty (LDS Newsroom) (November 26, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live outside of the United States and will not celebrate the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving. Members in Canada celebrate Thanksgiving in October, and other celebrations of gratitude occur around the world at different times.

President Thomas S. Monson Says Thank You for Birthday Wishes (Church News and Events) (August 28, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
President Thomas S. Monson, who observed his 86th birthday on Wednesday, August 21, has received birthday greetings from members and friends throughout the world. He regrets he is unable to respond personally to each person who has taken the time to send him cards or letters.

Mormon Leaders' Historic Visit to AJC Headquarters (PR Newswire) (February 19, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
Two apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) visited AJC in New York today. The extraordinary visit marked the first time that LDS church apostles have come to AJC's global headquarters, and follows upon a series of meetings at the LDS world headquarters in Salt Lake City last November.

184th Annual General Conference talk summaries (+photos) (Deseret News - Utah) (April 7, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will gather in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well in chapels and homes around the world, April 5 and 6 to participate in the 184th Annual General Conference.

Utah teen figures out Imagine Dragons riddle, finds treasure (Deseret News - Utah) (January 2, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
A 13-year-old Utah girl is on top of the world after figuring out a clue that led to a treasure of a lifetime from her favorite band, Imagine Dragons. “(I like them) a lot. A lot! Like, I only listen to their music,” Lindsea Taylor said ecstatically during a Skype interview.

185th Semiannual General Conference talk summaries, photos (Deseret News - Utah) (October 5, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3-4 to participate in the 185th Semiannual General Conference.

Why the 'literal power' of the gospel is crucial in a virtual world, according to President Ballard (Church News) (April 23, 2019) - Relevance: 1.7
When a friend and colleague recently asked President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, if he would like to try fishing with a new pair of virtual reality goggles, President Ballard politely declined.

Mormon church helps equip kids to learn, near and far (Gilroy Dispatch - California) (October 23, 2009) - Relevance: 1.7
In a large auditorium in Morgan Hill decorated with rows of blue, tan, and green world globes, more than fifty women of all ages laughed and joked together in small groups as they made cutouts of cupcakes. They were coloring, cutting, laminating, and binding books for children to use to learn to count and to practice their ABC's.

Nearly 90-year-old man stays healthy one step at a time (Yakima Herald - Washington) (May 23, 2011) - Relevance: 1.7
When Ike Simonian walks up and down Washington Avenue, he ponders how much the world -- and the people in it -- have changed in the nine decades he's been around. Sometimes, he talks to the horses and cows in the fields along one of his three regular routes. Mostly, though, he thinks about Billie. "We had a lot of good times together," says the widower who met the love of his life when he was a soldier and she was hitchhiking, a waitress who needed a ride back across state lines.

Sex-trafficking survivor: ‘God put the best Mormons in my path for me to change’ (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (October 29, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
Three weeks ago, Laurin Crosson got word that yet another "client" had slit the throat of yet another sex-trafficked woman. Crosson — who spent two decades in that dark, violent world — has seen the scenario painfully play out over and over. The No. 1 cause of death for women in the sex trade is murder, she says. Many either have no families or have been isolated by pimps. Their bodies often remain unclaimed in morgues.

Running on faith: Mormon who just missed Olympics will compete in Paralympic Games (Deseret News - Utah) (July 26, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
Paralympic sprinter Jason Smyth is going to the 2012 London Games with mixed emotions. The legally blind runner will happily defend his world records and the two gold medals he won in the 100- and 200-meter Paralympic events at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Culture Vulture: Hollywood celebs suit up to play 'Church Ball' in Utah (June 7, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
What do Gary "Diff'rent Strokes" Coleman, Fred "Anchorman" Willard and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr., son of the basketball legend, have in common? They're all in "Church Ball," a new comedy set in the cutthroat world of LDS ward basketball and currently filming in Utah.

Mormon Pageant Revives Debate Over the Religion's Past and City's History (August 6, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
As the Mormon Church, officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Joseph Smith, its founding prophet, members from around the world are descending upon Nauvoo, a city that has come to symbolize Smith's meteoric rise and fall.

BYU students try out all-terrain wheelchairs in Dominican Republic (ABC 4 - Utah) (November 16, 2006) - Relevance: 1.7
A group of MBA students from Brigham Young University are conducting a marketing study in the Dominican Republic to find out if needy people in third-world countries want wheelchairs with aggressive mountain bike tires or if they prefer the traditional kind with solid rubber wheels.

QA: Elder M. Russell Ballard on the Mormon Way (US News & World Report) (November 7, 2007) - Relevance: 1.7
Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the church's governing body, the Council of Twelve Apostles, recently discussed some of the more contentious issues, while making it clear that, apart from urging its members to vote, the church remains strictly neutral on matters of politics.

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 13 June (LDS Newsroom Blog) (June 14, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
Minnesota: Church Apostle Counsels Medical Graduates to Seek God Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave counsel to medical graduates recently at the college from which he received his PhD.

Actors in 'Meet the Mormons' talk about film (Good4Utah) (October 8, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
A new movie called "Meet the Mormons,” is ready to hit theaters, but this movie is different because it doesn't focus on pioneers or church history. Instead it features six ordinary people living in today's modern world while sharing their beliefs and faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

EFY: 30 and Beyond (News from the Church) (May 5, 2006) - Relevance: 1.7
This year, 50,000 youth, many from all over the world, will take part in the 30th year of the Especially For Youth program during the summer's 100 sessions—the most sessions to take place in one summer, in more places than ever before. The program has become a phenomenon over the last 30 years, as more youth than ever return for an atmosphere program director Greg Tanner says does something to their hearts.

BYU-Idaho launches YouTube channel (BYU-Idaho news release) (April 30, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Brigham Young University-Idaho has found a new way to share both secular and spiritual knowledge with the world: YouTube. The university has created a channel on the popular Web site to post videos originating from the university.

Vancouver British Columbia Temple: Church's 131st temple dedicated (LDS Church News) (May 3, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Just months after the world turned its view to Vancouver for the XXI Olympic Winter Games, Latter-day Saints looked to the city again – this time in celebration of the dedication of the Church's 131st temple.

LDS Church History website fortified with new content (Deseret News - Utah) (July 30, 2013) - Relevance: 1.7
In a day of explosive access to information by means of the Internet, the Church History Department has seized this technological opportunity to provide the website as a means to tell the world about the rise and progress of the church.

Famed choir lets writer lift voice she didn't know she had (Plain Dealer - Ohio) (June 23, 2007) - Relevance: 1.7
I can cross singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir off my things-to-do-in-life list. Actually, warbling with "America's Choir" was never on my list, unlike jumping out of an airplane, climbing a mountain, traveling the world and running a marathon. (I'm still working on the 26 miles. The difficult part is doing them all at one time.)

Summer Travel Series: St. George, Utah's Dixie (LDS Newsroom) (August 11, 2011) - Relevance: 1.7
St. George is at the center of a lot of rich pioneer history located in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It is home to a Latter-day Saint temple and tabernacle, Brigham Young’s winter home, the Jacob Hamblin home and a high mountain building that served as a school and continues to serve as a house of worship.

LDS Church among those celebrating 100th anniversary of Flanders Field truce (Daily Herald - Utah) (December 24, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
The story sounds so incredible that some millennials have reached out to for confirmation it's true. This Christmas Eve marks the 100th anniversary of that story, the World War I truce at Flanders Fields in Belgium.

There’s More to Utah Than Just Mountains and Mormons (New University - California) (May 12, 2009) - Relevance: 1.7
Two weeks ago, I argued that UC Irvine, or Irvine in general, is not as boring as it seems. There are places you can go to have a good time; all you have do is a little research. This past weekend, my job as the New University sports editor took me to Provo, UT for the NCAA men’s volleyball Final Four. Provo is the home of Brigham Young University (BYU). Yes, the Mormon capital of the world.

"Choose to Serve the Lord": Women’s Conference at BYU April 29-30 (BYU Newsnet) (April 6, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Women from across the United States and around the world will travel to Brigham Young University Thursday and Friday, April 29-30, for the annual BYU Women’s Conference. They will be attending instructional sessions and a service event during the conference, which is co-sponsored by the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Is Mormon church turning the corner with blacks? (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (June 4, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
On June 9, 1978, the LDS Church made a momentous announcement ending a longtime ban on blacks being ordained to its all-male priesthood. Mormons across the world celebrated the news, delighted to see their Utah-based church allow full participation by members of every color and race.

'Light the World' Christmas Initiative Reaches Global Audience (LDS Newsroom Blog) (December 21, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
An effort to encourage people to perform acts of Christlike service during the Christmas season is receiving global attention. Videos produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its “Light the World” Christmas initiative have received nearly 69 million views.

Mormon trek offers glimpse of pioneer struggles (Washington) (June 18, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
The wagon wheel ruts are still visible in places. Even after 150 years, they mark the toiled struggles of thousands of pioneers who settled the West. And while they are well off modern highways, these parallel grooves in the sand and clay are again attracting tens of thousands of pioneers from around the world who seek to relive the experiences of their ancestors.

Church Responds to Questions on HBO's 'Big Love' (March 9, 2006) - Relevance: 1.7
Over the past few weeks, Church Public Affairs has received numerous calls from newspaper, magazine and TV entertainment writers about a new television series called Big Love. In the series, set in a modern suburb of Salt Lake City, the main character keeps up a deceptive life in a fringe world of polygamy with his three wives and households.

Utah text champ meets match (Deseret News - Utah) (October 25, 2006) - Relevance: 1.7
Ben Cook's fingers flurried so fast you couldn't see what he was doing until he had done it. But when the cell-phone screens cleared, the world's fastest text messenger was handed his first head-to-head defeat Tuesday: a voice-recognition computer had bested his record time on a complicated 27-word message.

Honoring a veteran (KIDK - Idaho) (July 28, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
"We pay tribute to a great soldier. A man who truly fought for this country and for the freedoms we enjoy. We are grateful." An honorable World War I veteran was remembered today by the community, family, dignitary, and military personnel. The late Thomas C. Neibaur was honored in his hometown of Sugar City, with the placement of a memorial stone in the city's Neibaur Park.

Honoring the Jimmer (Daily Universe - Utah) (March 29, 2011) - Relevance: 1.7
While BYU recovers from its early exit from the NCAA Tournament, the college basketball world has awarded Jimmer Fredette with a couple of prestigious honors. Monday, Fredette was both named an Associated Press All-American and chosen to receive the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Trophy from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Hastening the Work program unfolds in the field (Standard-Examiner - Utah) (April 2, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
Hooper resident Trevor Ward is so new off his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that he still often refers to himself as Elder Trevor Ward. The 21-year-old returned March 19 from two years in London. And in that time, he said, he watched a world of difference made in the success and spirit of missionary work.

Rolly: Fight of the Century II? Hardly, but Romney, Holyfield ready to trade jabs for charity (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah) (May 15, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
Mitt Romney tried to look as mean and tough as he could, standing toe to toe with five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and staring grimly into the eyes of his foe. But he couldn't hold that pose for long as a smile begrudgingly forced its way onto his face. After all, it's all for fun —­ and for charity.

Vending machines offer chance to give instead of get, part of 'Light the World' campaign (Deseret News - Utah) (December 4, 2017) - Relevance: 1.7
A video shows them striding purposefully on a New York street, urban dwellers and laborers preoccupied with individual pursuits on a busy workday. Instantly, two side-by-side vending machines come into view, one with a sign that says “Get,” and the other, “Give.”

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 2, 2018 (LDS Newsroom Blog) (August 3, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
Cambodia: LDS Charities and Mormon Helping Hands Assist Fire Victims More than 60 homes were destroyed in a fire that swept through the Russey Keo Commune in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in early July. The village is comprised of Vietnamese citizens. Fortunately, no lives were lost.

Forbes features Rootstech company competition (Deseret News - Utah) (February 10, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, was held Feb. 3-6 in Salt Lake City, bringing together not only those interested in family history work but also companies that facilitate family history work.

How-To Series: Resources for Dealing with Addictive Behavior (Church News) (September 7, 2018) - Relevance: 1.7
This week, the Church’s How-To channel on YouTube is publishing animated videos about addiction, adolescent addiction, recovery and support, and more. Many people around the world struggle to resist temptations of many kinds. Some can even rise to the level of addiction. Whether it’s a friend or loved one who has struggled deeply, or even ourselves, addictions and compulsive behaviors can make us feel powerless.

LDS Church sends email newsletters to members around the world (LDS Church News) (December 4, 2014) - Relevance: 1.7
For the first time, the Church is contacting millions of its members via email to share important announcements. On December 3 and 4 batches of emails were sent to members who have provided an email address through their LDS account. The content is a message from the First Presidency and two messages concerning the holiday season.

Austin congregants join in walk to fight hunger (American-Statesman - Texas) (February 28, 2007) - Relevance: 1.7
Each year, Latter-day Saints in the greater Austin area join with those of other faiths to participate in the Austin CROP Walk in an effort to reach out to our neighbors locally and around the world. CROP is an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Addiction Recovery Program Site Added to (Church News & Events (May 17, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
Throughout the world, members of the Church and others have found hope and healing through the Addiction Recovery Program (ARP), sponsored by LDS Family Services. Now, with the advent of, the 12-step program’s message of recovery through the Atonement of Jesus Christ is accessible to more people than ever before.

185th Annual General Conference talk summaries, photos (Deseret News - Utah) (April 6, 2015) - Relevance: 1.7
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will gather in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, on March 28 and April 4-5 to participate in the 185th Annual General Conference.

186th Annual General Conference talk summaries and photos (Deseret News - Utah) (April 4, 2016) - Relevance: 1.7
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, on March 26 and April 2-3 to participate in the 186th Annual General Conference.

Re-examining the Nativity (Deseret News - Utah) (December 19, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
Every year Christians across the world make a symbolic journey to Bethlehem as they imagine the events of the first Christmas. Donna B. Nielsen is no exception. Nielsen is the author of "Beloved Bridegroom: Finding Christ in Ancient Jewish Marriage and Family Customs" and is a candidate for a master's degree in Middle Eastern studies. She also loves the Nativity.

Richard Mouw: What I've learned about Mormons (Washington Post) (June 18, 2012) - Relevance: 1.7
It looks like evangelicals—at least many of those in the evangelical world who normally vote Republican—have made their peace with the Mitt Romney candidacy. Not that their support is necessarily enthusiastic. Romney will get their votes, but it isn’t clear that they will mobilize on behalf of his candidacy. They will end up deciding on the basis of “anyone but Obama.” But that doesn’t mean they will feel clean about voting to put a Mormon in the White House.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf encourages BYU students to listen to God's voice (Daily Herald - Utah) (January 16, 2019) - Relevance: 1.7
In a busy Washington, D.C. subway station in 2007, Joshua Bell pulled out a $3.5 million handcrafted violin, and, dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, the world-class violinist began to play. It was an experiment — crafted by a Washington Post journalist — to see if busy commuters would understand what they were hearing.

LDS President Hinckley In Taiwan (August 2, 2005) - Relevance: 1.7
President Hinckley's tour went on to Vladivostock, Seoul and now a stop in Taiwan. President Hinckley met with several thousand church members in Taipei; he told them he still has six more stops on this world tour.

Church updating the way its history is preserved (Deseret News - Utah) (August 11, 2010) - Relevance: 1.7
Last year, it was decided that the Church History Department needed to implement a decentralized model and start making church history more accessible to the world. Under the direction and approval of area authorities, options will be given to preserve area histories locally — and hopefully, in the future, digitally.

Mormon missionaries find world view grows (The Oregonian - Oregon) (June 12, 2008) - Relevance: 1.7
Landon Ainge is heading for Puerto Rico on June 18. Tommy Allen is traveling to Chile in July, and Ryan Collett departed for Peru last week. These aren't summer jaunts for the 2007 graduates of Lake Oswego High School. For two years they will serve missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.