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Montreal Mormons Gather in a Flash Mob to Celebrate Christmas

News Story — 16 December 2014

Hundreds of Montreal-area members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently formed a flash mob and sang Christmas carols in French at Complexe Desjardins. The Montreal mall is located across the street from where The Book of Mormon musical was playing at the time.

In Honour of Human Rights Day

Commentary — 10 December 2014

Sixty-six years ago today a document graced the world that set new horizons for human relations. It is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was the first global expression of its kind. Leaders from different nations, cultures, religions and political systems came together to establish standards of humaneness that apply to everyone, everywhere.

Mormon Academics Speak at McGill University 

News Story — 6 December 2014

Acclaimed scholar Richard L. Bushman of Columbia University, one of the editors of The Joseph Smith Papers project, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a public lecture at McGill University in early November 2014.

First Presidency 2014
Christmas Message

News Release — 6 December 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following 2014 Christmas message:

Church Launches 'He Is the Gift' Initiative to Share  Christmas Message

News Story — 1 December 2014

An effort to share a message about Jesus Christ during the Christmas season is underway by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The month-long Christmas initiative focuses on Heavenly Father’s love as demonstrated in the sacred gift of Jesus Christ. The “He Is the Gift” initiative is expected to reach millions during the month of December.

The Voice of Religious Conscience

Commentary — 28 November 2014

There seem to be as many opinions and beliefs as there are individuals. And everyone wants to be heard. To voice religious conscience is our birthright as human beings. Without it, our other freedoms have little meaning.

Families Matter Receives 10,000 Books From Mormon Women in Calgary

News Story — 25 November 2014

Calgarian women from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have donated over 10,000 books to Families Matter, a family support organization.

Canadian Delegate Presents at International Symposium on Religious Freedom

News Story — 23 November 2014

Brigham Young University recently welcomed the distinguished Reverend Dr. James Christie as the Canadian delegate at the 21st annual International Law and Religion Symposium on Religious Freedom.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

At Vatican Summit, Mormon Leader Calls for “Renaissance” of Happy Marriages

News Release — 22 November 2014

In his address to faith leaders gathered for a summit on marriage at the Vatican, President Henry B. Eyring, said “a man and a woman, united in marriage, have a transcendent power to create happiness for themselves, for their family, and for the people around them.”

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Provides Context for Recent Media Coverage on Gospel Topics Pages

News Release — 13 November 2014

For many years the Church has had a reference section on its main website for various "gospel topics," listed in alphabetical order. Beginning in November of 2013 the Church began supplementing the material there by publishing in-depth essays on topics of special public interest, including accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, the Book of Mormon translation process and many more (see complete list below).

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