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Mormon Leaders Call for Laws That Protect Religious Freedoms

News Release — 27 January 2015

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Tuesday for legislation across the United States that protects vital religious freedoms.

The Humanitarian Impulse

Commentary — 23 January 2015

It is hard to count the ways religion benefits society. Churches invigorate communities through local associations of support. Voices of moral conscience hold us to our highest ideals. And the dignity of our relationships toward one another is bolstered by human rights and religious freedom. Behind this lies the unique responsibility of the believer. People of faith contribute to society because of their obligation to God and conscience, not out of privilege, superiority or reward.

2014 Newsroom Highlights

News Story — 12 January 2015

Here are some of the significant Church-related stories and events covered in 2014 on the MormonNewsroom.ca site, an official site for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada.

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.

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