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LDS online handbook drops, acknowledges transgender individuals

As promised, the new “General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” the official name of the newly combined church handbooks of instruction, is now online and available to the public, as well as church leaders and its members.It is currently available in ...

Study finds benefits to befriending Latter-day Saint students

Non-Latter-day Saint students who befriended a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are more likely to be appreciative of people of all worldviews, according to results of a new study.Fifty-one percent of students who gained a close Latter-day Saint friend in college were ...

LDS Church releases second volume of ‘Saints,’ a history of the church

Since the first recordings of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commissioned by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1842, and the second history published by B.H. Roberts in 1930, much has changed in the church.When the 1930 history was published, the church still had less ...

LDS Church removes last 99 missionaries from Liberia

As economic conditions have continued to deteriorate in Liberia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday it will temporarily reassign 99 full-time missionaries to missions outside the country.On Thursday, the church released the following update:“Economic conditions ...

Bill to decriminalize polygamy gets first test in Utah Legislature

SALT LAKE CITY — Critics of a bill to decriminalize polygamy told state senators Monday the measure would only embolden abusive members of plural marriage groups and would do nothing to help victims.But members of polygamist groups said they favored the measure and said it would allow them to ...

LDS Church announces groundbreaking date for Layton temple

SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a date for the groundbreaking for a new temple in Layton.The groundbreaking will be held on May 30, 2020, <a ...

Former Provo man creates dating app for ex-Latter-day Saints

A new dating app seeks to fill the gap for former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looking for relationships.“It is not a place meant to pull people away from their beliefs,” said Zac Taylor, the app’s creator. “It is a place where people with like-minded, safe ...

Decommissioning process underway for Salt Lake Temple

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Temple, now closed for four years, is currently undergoing the decommissioning process, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday.The decommissioning process will take several weeks and includes removing sacred items from the temple and ...