Church and NAACP announce educational, social collaboration

“Today, we are pleased to announce three key initiatives that have emerged from our many discussions and prayerful planning," President Russel M. Nelson said at a news conference on June 14. “Leaders of the Church have found common ground with the NAACP as we have discussed challenges that beset some of God’s children."

Church discontinues evening conference sessions

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the discontinuation of the Saturday evening sessions of General Conference.

Temples continue to reopen in phases

Temples have continued to gradually reopen in phases, and 76% of them will be open for proxy work by the end of July. A May 25 press release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said 60 temples will reopen in Phase 3 during June and July 2021. 13 temples will begin Phase 2-B on June 7.

‘The Chosen’ resonates with believers who see authenticity in its characters

A TV show depicting the life of Jesus Christ through his disciples has been taking Utah, and the nation by storm. The Chosen, as it is titled, is one of the largest, most successful crowd-funded shows today and is loved for its "authentic" approach to Jesus.

Vatican pronouncement highlights clash between gay marriage and religious freedom

The Catholic Church's doctrinal authority recently decreed that the Church cannot bless gay marriages because God cannot "bless sin."

Church leaders from around the world remind members of gospel blessings

The Sunday morning session of General Conference consisted of messages by leaders of the Church from every populated continent on Earth.
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