Study portrays Mormons as outsiders looking in

Daniel Burke |

(RNS) In some ways, Mormonism is the ultimate American religion. Born in America, it was unveiled by an American prophet who believed God inspired the Constitution and the Garden of Eden bloomed in Independence, Mo. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown from six members gathered around a charismatic New Yorker named […]

Would Mormons try to influence a Romney White House?

Matt Canham |

WASHINGTON (RNS) When Switzerland passed new employment rules that ban foreign religious groups from sending unpaid missionaries, 13 Mormon members of Congress pleaded with the Swiss ambassador for an exception. The Swiss ambassador sent a respectful, yet perfunctory, letter in response, and while some meetings took place, the rules went forward. Sen. Orrin Hatch, a […]