Articles of News/Week of June 5th

By June 8, 2017Articles

President Howard W. Hunter quoted by The Atlantic in article on Six-Day War and religion

It’s a rare occasion to see a Latter-day Saint prophet cited in The Atlantic. But in the article “How the Six-Day War Transformed Religion,” President Howard W. Hunter, then of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was just the man to turn to.

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LDS Church recognized for work addressing child abuse

Sister Joy D. Jones, general president of the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accepted the National Philanthropy Leadership Award on behalf of the Church during a reception at the Alliance’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.

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Documents tell of Joseph Smith’s dog

Among the companions of the Prophet Joseph Smith was a faithful and protective dog. At a session of the Mormon History Association Conference June 2, scholar Alexander L. Baugh presented sources that tell more about the dog, including documents recently discovered in Iowa.

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From Tinder To Temple: The Changing Role Of Apps In Mormon Dating

Although the dating app Tinder was initially met with concern from LDS officials, a growing number of Mormon couples have met through the app, prompting the creation of more dating apps tailored to the church’s young single adults.

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Church Releases Statement Following London Bridge Attack

A van plowed over pedestrians on the London Bridge late Saturday night; then three attackers emerged, stabbing people along the bridge and Borough Market leaving seven dead and 48 injured.

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Church Releases Statement About Missionary Safety, Sends Survey to All Missionaries in the Church

“Missionaries are divinely watched over in the work they perform. However, we believe it’s important to understand their circumstances and make appropriate adjustments when needed,” a Church statement released Monday says.

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“I Was Kicked Out of Church Today”: LDS Husband in Prison Sends Surprising, Uplifting Letter

Thanks to I Love the Book of Mormon for making us aware of this video.

“I was kicked out of church today.” That’s how the letter Tiana received from her husband serving a lifetime sentence in prison began.

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LDS church announces MTC expansion open house

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced an open house for the expanded portion of the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.

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Rock climbers partner with LDS church to protect Little Cottonwood Canyon

Rock climbers celebrate their new-found access to rock climbing terrain that was previously inaccessible because it is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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LDS Church volunteers help city plant butterfly gardens

A group of more than 50 young single adults from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints converged on three City of Mission parks last Saturday to help create a butterfly pathway to attract Monarch and other species of butterflies.

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Temple to be rededicated Sunday

After more than a year of closure for at least $26 million in renovations, the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be rededicated Sunday.

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Mormon church returns $2.3M of convicted businessman Jeremy Johnson’s donations

The LDS Church has agreed to repay $2.3 million in donations from Jeremy Johnson, the St. George businessman serving a federal prison sentence.

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National Geographic Italy Features Mormons in Stunning Photo Gallery

As a result of the construction of the Rome Italy Temple, which is estimated to be completed in early to mid-2018, the National Geographic in Italy decided to show a little insight into the life of Latter-day Saints to help clear up misconceptions about the religion.

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San Diego Garbage Truck Driver Dumps Burning Waste onto Church Parking Lot

A garbage truck driver in the Tierrasanta community of San Diego was forced to make a quick decision on Wednesday once he noticed garbage burning in his truck. To keep the fire from burning up the truck or spreading to other areas, the driver pulled into the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and dumped the waste.

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When 2 Missionaries Met Johnny Depp, Gave Him a Book of Mormon

You may have heard about when Alex Boyé gave Prince Charles a copy of the Book of Mormon. Or you may have even heard about when Elvis Presley received a Book of Mormon from a fan.

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High Court: LDS Church not responsible for volunteer’s injuries

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not liable for Bryan Henrie’s injuries.

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Mormon father referenced by Elder Holland writes letter to son lost in tragic accident

In his October 2016 general conference address, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told the tragic story of how Troy Russell lost his son Austen.

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On Brigham Young’s birthday, the many ways he shaped Utah, the West

Born 216 years ago on June 1, 1801, Brigham Young was many things to many people in his 76 years.

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Mormon Church Agrees to Repay $150K in Tithes Linked to $25M Fraud Case

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Orem man dies while trying to get behind cave in the Havasupai Falls area

An Orem man who was visiting Havasupai Falls in Arizona has drowned while trying to swim into a cave, according to The Associated Press.

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I fell hard for the Book of Mormon but did not convert to the LDS Church

When I first picked up the Book of Mormon in preparation for a dissertation on religion and the rise of the American novel, I didn’t expect to fall in love with it. But I did fall — and hard — although not into the arms of the church. I did not, in other words, become a Latter-day Saint.

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How a 33-year-old turned $200 into $1 million in 92 days selling Kevlar pants online

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he launched his own sales operation — a solar panel installation company that quickly expanded across three states. But two years in, something was missing — and it wasn’t a shortage of time spent in the office.

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Elizabeth Smart’s Story to Star in New Lifetime, A&E Movies

Elizabeth Smart, a mother of two and reporter on Crime Watch Daily, is now working as a producer and narrator on the Lifetime original movie about her harrowing kidnapping in 2002. Set to be released later this year, the movie is told from Smart’s perspective as she addresses many of the misconceptions about her nine-month captivity and the rape, abuse, and starvation she endured.

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