News Releases

First Presidency Announces Adjustments in Temple Ceremonial Clothing

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing inside temples as part of the most sacred ordinances, or ceremonies, of their faith. The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable, and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons. This change does not...

Share the Message of the Restoration of the Savior’s Gospel

When I spoke during last October’s general conference, I designated 2020 as a bicentennial period commemorating 200 years since God the Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in a vision. That singular event in human history initiated the Restoration of the Lord’s gospel—an unfolding Restoration that...

How the Church of Jesus Christ Uses Tithes and Donations

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses the sacred tithes and generous donations of its members in worldwide efforts to love God and neighbor. In light of recent media stories that have misrepresented the Church’s approach, the Church provides the following summary

Church Leaders Over Canada Offer Messages of Encouragement for the New Year

Messages of Encouragement for the New Year


FamilySearch Now Provides Ability to Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document same-sex family relationships.

Latter-day Saints Light the World

Mandated by the U.N. General Assembly in 1985, International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5 as an opportunity to promote volunteerism. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encouraged to follow the example of Jesus Christ by serving others any way they can, wherever they can.

First Presidency Releases Statement on Refugees

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement on refugees following recent media inquiries.

First Presidency Announces a Session Change to April 2020 General Conference

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) President Nelson announced that the April 2020 general conference will be unique in another way: The Saturday evening session will be for all Latter-day Saints ages 12 and up.

Millennials Explore Ways to Live a More Public Faith

How can we live a more public faith? That was the topic of discussion posed to participants of the “Faith in the Future, Millennials of Faith” summit sponsored by the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute (CRFI).

Church Leaders Meet With Premier of Alberta

A delegation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently met with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the Alberta legislature.