SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Ten Mormon missionaries have died so far in 2013, far above typical levels. And while church officials insist the spike doesn’t represent a trend, it has raised anew the question: Is missionary work safe?
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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.”
While carrying out their mission, Mormon missionaries spend time studying, teaching and spreading their message door-to-door with strangers. See what an average day on a mission looks like for two women called to carry out their mission in Independence, Mo.
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.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) 35 years after Mormons allowed blacks to join the priesthood, some black Mormons say prejudice continues to fester within Mormonism because members are uncomfortable talking about it.
(RNS) The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the BSA’s new policy welcoming gay Scouts “is not in conflict with Catholic teaching” and they should continue to support Scouting programs.
(RNS) Now that Boy Scout delegates have taken their long-awaited vote and permitted openly gay Scouts, will there be a mass exodus by religious groups? It depends on who you ask.
(RNS) As the Boy Scouts of America considers whether to change its membership policy to admit gay members, some alternative church-based groups are fielding inquiries from people concerned about the action.