Mormon News, Current Events, and Contemporary Issues

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Mormonism: Delving into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

According to statistics gathered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal name for the Mormon Church), more than two-thirds of Utah’s inhabitants are Mormon. The current Church membership is almost 13 million people worldwide, and Mormonism is allegedly the second fastest growing U.S. religion. The Church is the most affluent church per capita in the United States. Despite all these facts and figures, the Church remains shrouded in much mystery and misrepresentation, though the presidential run of Mitt Romney has given Mormonism much more public attention. This guide will teach you about Mormon beliefs, practices, and history; introduce you to Mormon news sources and illustrate the religion’s place in current events; and help you connect with the Mormon online community.

Mormon Beliefs and Practices and Church Structure

As aforementioned, Mormon beliefs are not well known internationally or even in the United States, ... read more »

The History of the Mormon Religion

Mormonism is a fairly young religion. It was founded by Joseph Smith in the first half of the ... read more »

Mormon News, Current Events, and Contemporary Issues

Mormonism has existed for more than 175 years now, but recently it has spent significant time in the spotlight. With the Mormon Mitt Romney running for president, the American public, which has elected only one non-Protestant candidate before, is seeking more information about the religion. Use the links below to learn how Mormonism has entered the mainstream news. There are also sites in this section for Mormon news and opinion publications, so you can keep up with current events in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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  • Keep in mind that the sources listed under “For a Mormon perspective on the news …” may not provide the most complete picture of the news. To see more sides of an issue, you should compare these sources with other non-Mormon publications.

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Connecting With the Mormon Community

There are many more ways to become a part of the Mormon community besides staying on top of the ... read more »

Mormon Blogs

The Mormon blogging community is extensive and has a lot to say. Not only are these blogs a ... read more »

Exploring Mormon education, arts, and culture

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an influential entity, and its strictures reach ... read more »

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