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Church to Discontinue Some Pageants and Modify Others

On October 27, the Church announced that, while “local celebrations of culture and history may be appropriate” to celebrate and spread the gospel message, “larger productions, such as pageants, are discouraged.” The statement said that plans were underway "to...

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Stake-Based Institute Options

Priesthood leaders are encouraged to make institute accessible to all young single adults (YSAs). Stake presidents have the option of creating stake-based institutes for YSAs who don't have access to existing campus institute programs. Since their implementation in...

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Church Announces Broadcast Event Dates for 2019

The schedule of Churchwide event broadcasts for 2019 has been announced. The events listed below were announced to stake and ward leaders in a notice dated September 7, 2018, so they would be aware of these dates as they plan local events for the year 2019. Churchwide...

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RootsTech Goes to London

This week, FamilySearch announced that the RootsTech​ conference is expanding to international borders. RootsTech London will take place October 24-26, 2019, at the ExCeL London Convention Centre. The RootsTech London convention will not replace the annual conference...

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Deseret Industries 80th Anniversary

For 80 years, Deseret Industries has been providing job training and transforming lives. In addition to providing communities with new and used commodities at a lower cost, Deseret Industries provides training and on-the-job experience for people seeking employment....

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Elder Ballard: Gays Have a Place in the Lord’s Church

Elder M. Russell Ballard spoke to BYU students at a campus devotional on November 14, 2017, and answered questions that covered a variety of topics. The following are some of his comments answering the question of what message he had for the LGBT young single adults....

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New Videos Added to LDS Suicide Prevention Site

In an ongoing effort to help prevent suicide, the LDS Church has released a series of hopeful videos — several of which come from Elder Dale G. Renlund — that encourage Latter-day Saints to listen to and love those considering suicide. Elder Renlund encourages...

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Ministering Principles in LDS Ensign, Liahona Magazines

Beginning in June, the Ensign and Liahona began publishing a ministering principle each month to strengthen women, men, young women, and young men in their ministering efforts. The June issue, for example, teaches “Five Things Good Listeners Do,” and the July issue...

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LDS Charities 2017 Annual Report: 2,500 Projects Completed

In 2017, the LDS Church worked with more than 1,800 partners on over 2,500 projects to help people in need. LDS Charities has published its 2017 annual report that describes what member donations have accomplished around the world. The following are some of the...

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