Stories tagged: Mormon
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Mormon church severs some of its ties to Boy Scouts
The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City
The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Mormon church plans to build 5 more new temples worldwide
The Mormon church plans to build five more temples across the globe.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Mormons formally launch worldwide online college program
The Mormon church is giving a name and appointing a leader for a worldwide online college education program that has expanded to nearly 50 countries since it started several years …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer quits over Trump inaugural
A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir said she has resigned from the famed group over its decision to perform at next month’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
BYU stops honor-code reviews of sex abuse victims
Students at Brigham Young University who report sexual assault will no longer be investigated for possible violations of the Mormon-owned school’s strict honor code that bans such things as alcohol …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Expanding membership leads LDS to open new stake
In June, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened the Mount Spokane Stake with five congregations. The new stake is the church’s sixth in the Spokane area.
Sat., July 9, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Mormon missionaries to stay in Russia despite new law
Mormon missionaries will remain in Russia despite the country’s new anti-terrorism law, which will put greater restrictions on religious work starting later this month.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion
Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Gospel choir gives new sound to Mormon hymns
A mostly black gospel choir in Utah is bringing a vibrant new sound to familiar Mormon hymns and shining a light on the increasingly global component of a faith that …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Mormon church support may not change Idaho bill outcome
BOISE – The Mormon church announced its support for measures protecting the rights of gays and lesbians as Idaho lawmakers held a second day of hearings on a bill that …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014, 9:37 a.m.
Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage
Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group …
Sun., July 27, 2014
Spokane Mormons celebrate the church’s beginning with Pioneer Day
The Spokane West Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park Saturday to celebrate the beginnings of the church – nationally and …
Sat., Oct. 5, 2013, 2:04 p.m.
Mormon church membership hits 15 million, tripling in three decades
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s worldwide membership has hit 15 million, representing a three-fold increase over the last three decades, LDS president Thomas S. Monson said Saturday.