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    • LDS leaders announce new Mormon temple for Cincinnati April 8, 2024
      (RNS) — The LDS Church has had a presence in the area since the earliest days of Mormonism in the 1830s. The post LDS leaders announce new Mormon temple for Cincinnati appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Community of Christ celebrates 40 years of women’s ordination April 5, 2024
      (RNS) — 40 years ago this week, the world's second-largest Mormon denomination announced it would start ordaining women. That decision forever changed the church, which is now gearing up for its first female president. The post Community of Christ celebrates 40 years of women’s ordination appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • David Archuleta’s new post-Mormon single is steeped in Mormon beliefs April 1, 2024
      (RNS) — In singing about his preference to “go to hell together” with his family, David pays homage to his Mormon roots just as he powerfully subverts certain conceptions of the afterlife, writes guest columnist Jaxon Washburn. The post David Archuleta’s new post-Mormon single is steeped in Mormon beliefs appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Kirtland and Nauvoo: What happens next week, when tours begin under new LDS management? March 23, 2024
      The managing director of the Church History Department answers questions about changes to the tours and the buildings in the recently acquired historic sites. The post Kirtland and Nauvoo: What happens next week, when tours begin under new LDS management? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Who is leaving the LDS church? 8 key survey findings March 7, 2024
      (RNS) — Among the findings: Most don’t join another religion after leaving but they also aren’t interested in coming back to the LDS church. The post Who is leaving the LDS church? 8 key survey findings appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Kirtland Temple purchased by LDS church for $192.5 million March 5, 2024
      (RNS) — After years of resisting, the cash-strapped Community of Christ has sold its prized historic sites to its larger and wealthier cousin, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The post Kirtland Temple purchased by LDS church for $192.5 million appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Mormonism, as shaped by the culture wars February 29, 2024
      (RNS) — Debates over gender, race and sexuality have been part of Mormonism since Kirtland, says historian Benjamin Park. The post Mormonism, as shaped by the culture wars appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • How many Mormons are actually in church every week in the US? February 16, 2024
      (RNS) — Cellphone data reveals the number is lower than people self-report (but Mormons do better than most). The post How many Mormons are actually in church every week in the US? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Revisiting those old Mormon movies from 50 years ago — with live commentary! February 9, 2024
      (RNS) — From 'Saturday's Warrior' to 'Cipher in the Snow,' there's a treasure trove of more than 100 vintage LDS Church movies for your viewing pleasure. The post Revisiting those old Mormon movies from 50 years ago — with live commentary! appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Those sexy Mormon swingers February 2, 2024
      (RNS) — Here’s the reality that will never feature in a 'reality' TV series: Most Mormons are deeply, predictably, embarrassingly boring when it comes to their sex lives. The post Those sexy Mormon swingers appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess