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Children and youth invited to BYU-Idaho's annual Education Week with adultsMore than 60 teachers have been selected from among BYU-Idaho faculty, along with others from the local area and surrounding states. Teachers will address a variety of general and religious topics.
BYU-Idaho Education Week focuses on strengthening individuals and families through lifelong learning.
Secretary to the First Presidency called as a General Authority SeventyBrook P. Hales, 62, secretary to the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been called to serve as a General Authority Seventy. His call became effective, Thursday, May 17.
Elder Brook P. Hales, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church relocates 169 LDS missionaries in NicaraguaThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement earlier today announcing the removal or relocation of 169 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to civil unrest in areas of the country.
Nicaragua
'Sacred Events' exhibit represents 'global nature' of ChurchA 21-work commission depicting sacred events from Christ's life is now in a new Church History Museum exhibit. The paintings, however, are more than simply a new exhibit; they're an indicator of an increasingly global Church.
Argentine artist Jorge Cocco Santángelo poses for a photo with some of his artwork at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Youth in Jordan River Utah Temple district show they are 'ready' for their temple to open againYouth in the Jordan River Utah Temple district gathered for a “once in a lifetime experience” in the Conference Center on May 19 to sing, dance, and show they are “ready” — the theme for the event — for their temple to
Youth from the Jordan River Utah Temple district perform in the Jordan River Utah Temple Cultural Celebration at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Bishop Gérald Caussé: The guiding principles of the Church’s financesPresiding Bishop highlights guiding principles of Church finances — including tithing, self-reliance, provident living and guidance from heaven.
Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé
Summary of Church Financial Information released by Presiding Bishop CausséThe following is a summary of the materials provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released earlier today to help clarify how the Church handles their finances:
The exterior of the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
BYU professor explores 'revolution' in drones, other autonomous vehiclesRandy Beard shared his work during a BYU forum on May 22, where he received the Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award.
Randal Beard
Church members' stories inspire photographers, promotes unityAfter years of traveling the world on assignment, Church photographers Leslie Nilsson and Cody Bell have compiled some of their favorite shots to promote unity, love and a better picture of Church members around the world.
"Light & Life" exhibit photographers Leslie Nilsson, left, and Cody Bell pose for a portrait with some of their photos in the background at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
'Let's just serve': Luncheon reiterates unity of LDS Church and NAACP in efforts to serveLDS Church hosted a luncheon on Friday with NAACP and community members to promote the shared themes of unity and service which the organizations promote.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shakes hands with National President Derrick Johnson of the NAACP, right, during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Dedicatory prayer for the rededication of the Jordan River Utah TempleFollowing is the prayer offered by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in First Presidency, to rededicate the Jordan River Utah Temple on Sunday, May 20.
The Jordan River Utah Temple is rededicated  in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
New four-volume history of the Church will be 'transparent, honest and faithful'Readers are now getting their first look at a new, four-volume history of the Church announced last year. "Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days" has been serialized this year in Church magazines.
Greg Newbold image of Nauvoo will be featured on the cover of volume 1 of new Church history, Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days.
Thousands of youth from central Salt Lake Valley are 'ready' for the Jordan River temple rededicationOn a rainy Saturday morning of May 12, the youth living in the Jordan River Utah Temple district met at the recently renovated temple to sing a hymn, recite a scripture and show they are “ready” for their temple to be rededicated.
Thousands of youth arrive at the Jordan River Utah Temple in South Jordan on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
What should Latter-day Saints do in the 19 months before the new youth initiative launches? 'Keep moving forward'General auxiliary leaders counsel young people and their parents to wisely utilize the months leading up to the new global initiative. It can be a time of development and joy.
Following the Church's announcement of a new activity program for children and youth in January 2020, the Primary, Young Women and Young Men general presidencies are encouraging members to stay engaged in the current programs until the new initiative is introduced.
Church releases additional answers about ministeringChurch leaders have released an additional set of questions and answers members and leaders may have about priesthood quorum changes and ministering announced during April general conference.
St. George Utah Temple reopens Saturday after early morning vandalismThe St. George Utah Temple closed Saturday morning after furniture and artwork was damaged when an individual broke into the temple and vandalized the fifth floor.
St. George Utah Temple
Missionary safety survey results help prompt changesFollowing last year’s online survey gauging personal-safety risks for its young-adult full-time missionaries, the Church is implementing several changes to policies and procedures based on survey results and feedback.
Missionaries walk the grounds of the Provo Missionary Training Center in Provo on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Church to end relationship with Scouting; announces new activity program for children and youthThe Church’s long, prolific and storied relationship with the Boy Scouts of America is coming to an end. A new and developing Church activity program for children and youth, ages 8 to 18, will "replace all existing activity programs."
The Church has announced a new activity program for children and youth, ages 8 to 18, effective January 2020.
'C is for ...' the theme of new Young Women presidency introductory addressStanding together at the podium in the middle of the Marriott Center, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Sister Michelle Craig, and Sister Rebecca Craven — the new Young Women general presidency —addressed women attending this year's BYU Women's Confere
Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, with her counselors, Sister Michelle Craig, left, and Sister Becky Craven, right.
New apostle Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Sister Susan L. Gong, speak during Women's Conference“Our covenants connect us to God and to each other,” Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told participants of BYU Women’s Conference on May 4.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, greets Mariama Olayemi, of Sierra Leone and now living in Salt Lake City, after Gong spoke at the BYU Women's Conference at the Marriott Center in Provo on Friday, May 4, 2018.
Why atheists (and everyone else) should support freedom of religionFreedom of religion or belief should be seen as a foundational freedom that sustains other critical freedoms and human rights and is fundamental to societal well-being, said Elder D. Todd Christofferson in a May 1 address in British Parliament.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting held at the United Kingdom Parliament on May 1.
Face to Face event with Elder Quentin L. Cook and two Church historians to be broadcast from NauvooThe Church recently announced a Face to Face event for young adults with Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and two Church historians, Kate Holbrook and Matt Grow, to be held on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. mountain daylight time.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Church historians Kate Holbrook and Matt Grow will speak at a Face to Face event originating from historic Nauvoo, Illinois, on Sept. 9, 2018, at 6 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
LDS Church releases frequently asked questions about Scouting announcementMormon Newsroom issued the following frequently asked questions regarding the LDS Church's decision to replace Scouting with a new global initiative:
FILE - Cub Scouts from troop 4439 and others came to hear the Internet Keep Safe Coalition's new pilot program, “Wise Tech Choices” in Salt Lake City, Monday, June 27, 2016.
'Just a mom?' New Mother's Day video from the LDS Church says you are much moreThe LDS Church released a new video in celebration of Mother’s Day in an effort to remind moms that there is no such thing as being “just a mom.”
A new video released by the Church shows the importance of mothers.
Church leader shares how to develop spiritual resilience at BYU-Idaho devotionalElder Timothy J. Dyches, General Authority Seventy, spoke on how to develop spiritual resilience during a BYU-Idaho devotional held in the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on May 8.
Elder Timothy J Dyches greets a student following a devotional held in the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, on May 8, 2018.
Letter from the editor: Welcome to the new LDS Church NewsThis week we introduce the new LDS Church News website and print edition, “A Living Record of the Restoration.”
The first issue of the LDS Church News redesign. The cover was designed by Heidi Perry and Mary Archbold.
This week on social: New videos for youth, Sister Bingham's thoughts on praying at the White HouseWith the White House National Day of Prayer service, upcoming events and BYU Women’s Conference, it’s been a busy week for the leaders of the Church. President Nelson, Sister Bingham and others have shared their thoughts on social media.
Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, gives a prayer at the White House on May 3, 2018.
What I know now that I didn't know a month agoThere is great power in the moments we minister. So much power, in fact, that history may record the moments as miracles.
President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Nelson greet the Vargas family at the Hyde Park Visitors' Center in London on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The boys are Juan David Vargas Saavedra, right, and Joseph Daniel Vargas Saavedra.
LDS Church releases promotional video for 'Be one' eventFollowing the announcement of the “Be one” event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the revelation on the priesthood, the LDS Church released a promotional video by the same title.
A child smiles at his mother in the "Be one" video released by the LDS church.
Elder Holland tells BYU graduates to 'Get out there and ... be a ray of light'Speaking to a capacity crowd in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve addressed the 6,087 BYU graduates on Aptil 26.
BYU graduate Chanel Kostich, of Rolling Hills Estates, California, uses her cell phone while attending Brigham Young University's commencement ceremony in the Marriott Center on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Provo. BYU is awarding nearly 6,300 degrees to graduates this week.
Unable to travel to Provo? Tune in to BYU Women's Conference onlineFor individuals unable to meet on the Provo, Utah, campus, five sessions of this year's BYU Women's Conference will be live streamed via lds.org.
Women gather on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, for the annual Women's Conference on May 4, 2017.
Gladys Knight, Alex Boyé among those slated to participate in celebration honoring 40th anniversary of the priesthood revelationForty years after President Spencer W. Kimball announced that the blessings of the priesthood would be extended to all worthy males, a worldwide broadcast, originating from the Conference Center will be held on June 1.
Gladys Knight leads the Saints Unified Voices choir during a worship service in the Tabernacle entitled "The Long Promised Day: A Celebration" Sunday, June 8, 2003.
Belle S. Spafford, a woman of wit and wisdomBelle S. Spafford was “one of the most outstanding women in the world.” I met her in 1972. Our professional association was brief, but we continued a friendship that lasted until her death a decade later.
Elder LeGrand Richards gives a congratulatory kiss on the hand of Belle S. Spafford after she was released as Relief Society general president during the October 1974 general conference. She had served 29 years, the longest tenure of any Relief Society general president.
A memory 'we will never forget': Homestretch of President Nelson's tour includes 3 Asia stopsThe final leg of President Nelson’s world ministry tour included three countries in the Church’s Asia Area, home to half the world’s population. Meetings in Bengaluru, Bangkok, and Hong Kong each marked large gatherings of Latter-day Sai
President Russell M. Nelson — joined by his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland — waves goodbye after the devotional  in Hong Kong on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
New mission presidents called to serve in Thailand, Jamaica, Norway, Argentina and MexicoThe following eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.
Iris S. and Jorge R. Cardozo
New temple presidents called to serve in Payson, Utah, to Brazil to AustraliaThe following eight new temple presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.
Jussara O. and B. Sergio Antunes