News Releases

From Vacation to Humanitarian Foundation

While vacationing in the beautiful Dominican Republic, two women caught the vision of the difference they could make in the lives of families suffering from poverty. Louise ZoBell and Sandra Nelson, from Stirling, Alberta, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are currently spearheading their vision as executive director and president of the Dominican Starfish Foundation.

Human Rights and Human Responsibilities

The purpose of freedom is bigger than freedom. The point is to be free for something, for someone. Rights start with the individual but do not end there. We find our truest selves in families, friendships, neighborhoods, causes and congregations. These two sides of freedom — self and community — reinforce and give meaning to one another.

World Report April 2017

Protection From Pornography: Mormon Mom Takes Action

Since the adoption of Motion M-47 in the House of Commons(Dec 8, 2016), the Standing Committee on Health has been mandated with examining the impact that easy access to online sexually explicit and violent images or videos can have on children, women and men.

Conversations Build Bridges and Forge Friendships 

How can a chat about springtime on the Prairies strengthen a newcomer to Canada? When folks come together through the Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS), they make friends and improve their English.

This Easter, a Focus on Principles of Peace from the Prince of Peace

For the fourth consecutive Easter season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging Mormons and others around the world to share hopeful messages about Jesus Christ. This year’s focus comes from the Bible’s teaching that Christ is the Prince of Peace.

Edmonton Faiths Meet in Support of Religious Freedom

Speakers from Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim and Sikh communities drew a crowd of close to 300 people of different faiths to the Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon Stake Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 18, 2017, for a panel discussion billed as “Religious Freedoms: A Community Conversation.”

Mormons Welcomed to Share Local Hospital’s Sacred Space

Canada is known as a mosaic of many cultures, ethnicities and religions. Under the leadership of Derek Koch, spiritual health practitioner (formerly known as a hospital chaplain) at Kelowna General Hospital in British Columbia, representatives from 11 different faith groups, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, counselled together for ways to renovate the hospital’s former chapel to provide a welcoming environment for all.

Church Hosts the 187th Annual General Conference

Latter-day Saints from around the world will participate in the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning this weekend. The general women’s session, the first of six sessions of general conference, will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Women of Conscience

Voicing your deepest convictions and living your highest truths may challenge the culture around you. Freedom of conscience is vital to the exercise of moral agency, especially in the face of opposition. We forge our identities by taking a stand on what is right and wrong.