By all accounts 2018 was a whirlwind of a year for Latter-day Saints. So it’s only fitting to take a look back at the stories and news that shaped our year.
Category: Church Administration
In the mysterious world of apostolic social media, the only accounts worth following are those of your buddies.
At long last the Church speaks, and its counsel falls in line with the notion of family first.
The announcement comes with plans for celebrations throughout the area, underscoring how important Africa has become for future church growth.
A worldwide broadcast will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the revelation opening up priesthood and temple blessings to all worthy men.
Longtime LDS programs Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching are going out the window in favor of a more nuanced approach.
In a landmark move, the high priests group is a thing of the past. Current high priests and elders quorum presidencies will be released.
General Conference started with a bang, calling the first apostles of Asian and Latin descent.
In the era of abuse by MTC presidents and #MeToo, the First Presidency has encouraged all leadership to refresh their familiarity with the correct protocol for preventing and dealing with abuse.
Mormon Church Leader Russell M. Nelson, Alluding to Inadequate Legislation, Says Guns “Go to People Who Shouldn’t Have Them”
Speaking directly, the Mormon leader did not make a specific call for certain legislation, but made it clear additional forms of gun control are necessary.
Lest you think Elder Uchtdorf is getting a well-deserved break after 10 years in the First Presidency, he’ll be kept quite busy in his new roles.
If you’re looking for Elder Uchtdorf to voice his displeasure at being removed from the First Presidency, you will be disappointed.
Russell M. Nelson Set Apart as 17th President of LDS Church, Dallin H. Oaks as First Counselor and Henry B. Eyring as Second Counselor
In a move not seen since the 1970s, a member of the First Presidency has not been retained in a new administration for reasons other than health.
Many of us of a certain age don’t know a Mormon Church without the presence of Thomas S. Monson or Gordon B. Hinckley. These are unknown waters.
The passing of President Thomas S. Monson means a reorganization of the First Presidency. What has history taught us and what will happen in the future?
For the first time since 1994, a President of the Church will not be present at any sessions of General Conference.
The LDS Church now holds the earliest copies of manuscripts used for the translation and printing of the Book of Mormon.
The Philippines is now one of five countries with at least 100 stakes. Nevertheless, challenges remain.
In the wake of racially charged violence and death in Charlottesville, Mormons—and their Church—can and should do more to combat racism.
In a rare move, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced the abrupt release and excommunication of Elder James. J Hamula.
LDS Church Ushers in the Modern Era with Parental Leave, Pants for Women, and Jacketless Dress Perks for Employees
The move comes a year after the Church loosened dress and grooming standards for Mormon missionaries.
The first four months of 2017 say the smallest number of organizations of new LDS congregations in years. But that’s not the whole story.
President EJ Caffaro of the Guatemala City South Mission was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in the city of Jalapa.
Remember the Controversy When the Mormon Church Purchased a Salt Lake City Street? It’s Happening Again – in Manti
Manti says it’s a good deal. Free speech advocates condemn plans to privatize a local road.
With the opening of The Book of Mormon musical in Melbourne and now Australian comedian Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to Heaven documentary exploring the Church of
The 2017 version of the Friend will include more calls to action and a renewed focus on preteens.
The first videos are slated for a 2018 release.
Major changes are underway with regard to how BYU helps victims of sexual assault.
But will the Mormon Church fully utilize Snapchat to its awesomeness?
Effective now, it’s a new ballgame for Mormon missionaries, err, volunteers in Russia
What will Russia’s new, punitive anti-terror law mean for Mormon missionaries?
The Dodgers have spent years welcoming General Authorities and Officers to throw the first pitch, but the Angels? Not so much.
“My religious principles are not in any way, shape or form compromisable. But I actually believe I’m living my religion now as I look out and try to do good to those that maybe don’t agree with me, those that may hate me or loving my neighbor or trying to be respectful of other people.”