Articles of News/Week of February 6th

By February 9, 2017Articles

EIGHT THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ELDER OAKS

Elder Oaks, a husband, a father, a lawyer, a judge and a president, was raised by a widow mom and learned at a young age to “work first, play later.”

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Filmmaker mourns loss of young returned missionary killed in car accident

In a tribute on Mormon Newsroom, New Zealand filmmaker Tara Roshan Nandu-Moke recalls meeting Timothy Amai, a recently returned missionary who, with his uncle, was killed in a car accident Feb. 3.

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Mormon genealogy library unveils a fun new way to discover your roots

When people mention “genealogical research,” images of tattered census records, dusty parish logs and miles upon miles of miocrofilm usually come to mind.

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At BYU, Elder Cook says alcohol culture creates misery, calls abortion a ‘moral blot’

BYU senior Alysha Carroll is happily engaged, but she faced a sobering realization Tuesday: She wouldn’t have a fiancé if his family had stuck to the U.S. norm for family size.

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Mormons formally launch worldwide online college program

In a nod to its increasingly global membership, the Mormon church said Monday it will bolster the organizational structure and appoint a leader for a worldwide online higher education program that has expanded to 50 countries since it started eight years ago at a church university in Idaho.

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Trump’s refugee order could hurt a growing group: Iranian Mormons

If President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries is reinstated, it could prevent some Iranian Mormons from fleeing to the United States or to Utah.

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Meet the Mormon helping run Donald Trump’s White House

America, meet Rob Porter — the new White House staff secretary and assistant to the president of the United States.

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Faith and basketball help Jabari Parker find balance in life

Quietly seated at his locker, Jabari Parker understands what is most important in life: loving those around him.

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Mormons Planning Metropolis in Florida

It is one of the largest ranches in the country, 20 times bigger than Manhattan and 10 times bigger than DisneyWorld, one hour away in central Florida.

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LDS CHURCH OPENS DOORS TO MUSLIMS AFTER FIRE DESTROYS MOSQUE

Although fire ravaged the Islamic Center of Eastside, it did not destroy the Muslim community’s reverence for their faith. After the mosque burnt down from suspected arson on Jan. 14, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offered the use of an old classroom to the Islamic Center of Eastside to pray in. The religious communities are directly adjacent to one another in Bellevue, Washington.

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Mormons March for Muslims joins Utah March for refugees

Hundreds of Mormons, Muslims and refugee supporters of all faiths gathered to show support for refugees and Muslims at the combined Mormons March for Muslims and Utah March for Refugees on Saturday, Feb. 4.

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LDS APOSTLE TO DEDICATE THREE NEW BUILDINGS AT BYU-IDAHO

Brigham Young University-Idaho invites students, employees, and the public to tour two of its newly completed facilities on Feb. 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. p.m.

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Mormon service and a nondenominational one offer Salt Lake City’s homeless a spiritual home

On a recent Sunday morning in a nondescript rectangular room at a forgettable brick building in a run-down part of Salt Lake City, a Mormon authority addresses about 50 people sitting reverently on tan plastic chairs.

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Who is the Seventh-day Adventist whose paintings are all over Mormon churches?

The Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened an exhibit last September dedicated to Harry Anderson, a famous painter of biblical subjects whose works have become especially popular in Mormon circles.

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First Presidency of the LDS Church announces Arequipa Peru Temple groundbreaking

The groundbreaking for the Arequipa Peru Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held March 4, the First Presidency announced Monday.

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