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Latter-day Saints church announces end of Mormon Miracle Pageant

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing across the earth. As this occurs, local Church leaders and members are encouraged to focus on gospel learning in their homes and to participate in Sabbath worship and the Church’s supporting programs for children, youth, individuals and families. The goal of every activity in the Church should be to increase faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and to share His gospel message throughout the world. Local celebrations of culture and history may be appropriate. Larger productions, such as pageants, are discouraged.”

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New ‘Deadpool’ poster resembles painting of Christ used widely by LDS church

20th Century Fox released a new poster for “Once Upon a Deadpool” Tuesday, and the poster appears to be based on a painting that was commissioned in the 1960s by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Study finds large shift towards acceptance of evolution among Mormon undergraduates

New research suggests there has been a shift toward acceptance of evolution among undergraduates who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The study, published in PLOS One, also provides some clues about effective strategies to increase the acceptance of evolution among religious people.

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Injured Latter-day Saint Wins 8 Medals at Invictus Games, Receives Personal Congratulations from Prince Harry

It’s not a place Joshua Smith ever expected to be.

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Four people injured in knife attack during LDS worship service in Brazil

Four people and an assailant were injured during an attack at an LDS church in Brazil on Sunday, according to FOX 13.

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Can’t Be Converted: Child Abuse in Utah

“Conversion therapy” in the United States is practiced in many forms — talk therapy, exorcisms, and even torture. But despite broad consensus with the clinical community and even growing recognition among religious leaders that is is harmful, it remains legal in 35 states for licensed therapists and mental health professionals to put minors through the dangerous practice of trying to alter their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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How One Church Member Survived a Plane Crash and 49 Days in the Yukon Wilderness “by the Grace of God”

Ralph Flores was waiting to deplane a flight in San Francisco when he saw a man struggling to get his luggage off the rack. As he went to help him, the stranger warmly and excitedly greeted him. Ralph had never seen this man before, but the man insisted he knew him, saying, “I never forget a face. I met you in Fairbanks, Alaska.”

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How One Missionary Uses Parkour to Spread the Gospel

The more you sacrifice, the more you get back,” says Elder Chan, a missionary currently serving in Aukland, New Zealand. Elder Chan put his parkour career on hold to serve a mission for the Church, and while he has sacrificed much for the Church, he understands the blessings that come when we give our all to the Lord.

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First Presidency Honors George H.W. Bush, Releases Statement

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement Saturday after the death of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush:

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Church group donates 100 dresses to Wesley Shelter

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Relief Society recently delivered a special gift to the Wesley Shelter. The ladies group delivered 100 dresses to the organization after it held a clothing drive based on the 1940s book, “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor Estes.

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Former LDS bishop excommunicated over podcast

A former bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on his website that he was excommunicated over a podcast that frequently criticizes church history, policies and procedures.

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Key quotes from the LDS Church First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional Sunday evening, highlighting their beliefs and encouraging service and love throughout the Christmas season.

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HOW TO PREVENT LDS MISSIONARIES?

Is there some way to stop LDS/Mormon missionaries from continuing to come to my house every single weekend and sometimes during the week? Once in awhile is no big deal but lately they have been all over our neighborhood. Today I decided not to open the door, and they actually looked through the window in the door and the window next to the door to see if someone was inside. Looking in someone’s windows seems over the top. Any advice?

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