(RNS) The new statement says the LDS Church “disavows the theories advanced in the past … [and that ] church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form.”
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(RNS) Mormon missions are often described as “the best two years.” Many who serve talk about spiritual highs, miracles and mind-expanding experiences. Few detail how tough the work can be, how rigorous, how stressful.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) “To be perfectly frank,” Mormon leader Dieter Uchtdorf said, “there have been times when members or leaders in the church have simply made mistakes.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Mormons’ involvement in the Hawaii gay marriage fight is far different in tenor and tactics than the 2008 all-out push to pass California’s Proposition 8.
(RNS) Jerry Argetsinger compiled “Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction.” It comes at a time when the LDS church seems more open to discussing the real-life experience of its gay members.
ROVO, Utah (RNS) It’s no “Animal House,” with raucous frats, food fights and binge drinking. This is Mormonism’s premier Missionary Training Center, where young Latter-day Saints are molded and mentored. It’s the place they are built up and, sometimes, dressed down.
(RNS) The 30-day fast known as Ramadan began Tuesday, and requires that believers forgo food and drink. At this time of year, that means 15 hours of parched throats and unquenched thirst.
(RNS) Was it nature or nurture that propelled two sons to dedicate their lives to the church as their priestly parent had?