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    • Why I’ve been AWOL June 17, 2024
      (RNS) — I am fine. Or at least, as fine as I ever am when I’m writing a book. The post Why I’ve been AWOL appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Eternal polygamy? How LDS temple sealings and cancellations became a raw deal for women May 17, 2024
      (RNS) — Surprise: LDS Church policies around temple sealings and cancellations used to be more equal for women than they are today. What happened? The post Eternal polygamy? How LDS temple sealings and cancellations became a raw deal for women appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • The best way to honor Melissa Inouye’s memory is to be a kind and persistent badass May 3, 2024
      (RNS) — Melissa said it's not enough to memorialize our loved ones who die too young. We have to carry on their work. The post The best way to honor Melissa Inouye’s memory is to be a kind and persistent badass appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • It’s not just young women who have a problem with Mormon temple garments. It’s young adults, period. April 18, 2024
      (RNS) — An LDS church leader recently said that garment rules were getting stricter because of the laxity of young women. Let’s expand that to ‘young people.’ The post It’s not just young women who have a problem with Mormon temple garments. It’s young adults, period. appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Mormonism is still growing, but slowly April 12, 2024
      (RNS) — There's something for everyone to cheer — or boo — in the most recent data on the LDS church. The post Mormonism is still growing, but slowly appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • 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