Mormonism

In this 2013 photo, sister missionaries are evacuated from Temple Square in Salt Lake City, to be checked out by emergency personal, after a gas leak was detected in the South Visitors Center. Female missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide now have the option to wear dress slacks, the church announced Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 4:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Female missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide now have the option to wear dress slacks, the church announced Thursday. Members of the Missionary Executive Council said the change takes effect immediately and is primarily motivated by safety...
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Letesha Case holds her daughter Aurora Case, 2, as they sit next to their sign Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Lawmakers in conservative Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a new voter-approved medical-marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the influential Mormon church but sparked a backlash from advocates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 06, 2018 - 2:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of advocacy groups in Utah sued Thursday to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional domination and interference in a process that led to the gutting of a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit alleges...
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October 06, 2018 - 8:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. The switch, which takes effect in January, is a significant one for Mormons, who...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson speaks during the twice-annual church conference Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Mormon leaders delivered spiritual guidance and church news as the faith's conference kicks off in Salt Lake City one day after the faith announced it was renaming the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to drop the word Mormon. The decision to rename the singing group the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square was the first major move since church president Nelson in August called for an end to the use of shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and the public.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 06, 2018 - 3:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mormon conference in Salt Lake City (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A Mormon leader is calling on church members to embrace the call by the faith's president to use the religion's full name. Church president Russell M. Nelson recently requested that people stop...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs during the opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City. The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith's new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the church. The gospel singing group will now be called "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 05, 2018 - 9:35 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith's new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the...
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The Book of Mormon is shown Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, Salt Lake City. Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in Sheratons, Westins and other hotels in the Starwood family. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 25, 2018 - 7:06 am
Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in the recently-acquired hotels. By year's end, it expects to place the books in 300,000 rooms. Marriott,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2004 file photo comedian David Cross and actress Jessica Walter, of the television comedy "arrested Development," arrive for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive." Still, President Ruth Watkins resisted online calls to cancel his upcoming performance on campus, saying in a statement Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, the photo intended to promote the show is protected by the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian,File)
August 20, 2018 - 11:22 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive" but the college won't consider calls for the cancellation of his performance on campus Wednesday. College president Ruth Watkins...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, president Russell M. Nelson looks on following a news conference, in Salt Lake City. The president of the Mormon church is asking people to refrain from using "Mormon" or "LDS" as a substitute for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The faith has the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called "Meet the Mormons" and uses "Mormon" in its official website addresses. But on Thursday Mormon church President Russell M. Nelson said he wants people to stop using "Mormon...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop speaks on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. A northern Utah candidate for a new centrist third-party is trying to drum up support for his challenge to eight-term U.S. Rep. Bishop with a trove of cash and some Mormon humor. Eric Eliason is facing an uphill climb in a heavily Republican district, but the United Utah Party candidate could capitalize on anxiety some voters still feel about President Donald Trump as well as partisan wrangling in Washington. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 08, 2018 - 2:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent. Businessman Eric Eliason is facing an uphill climb in the three-way race to unseat eight-term U.S...
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FILE - In this August 26, 2017, file photo, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds performs at the LoveLoud Festival at Utah Valley University in Provo, Utah. Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those heading to Salt Lake City for a Saturday, July 28, 2018, music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church. The appearance of the proudly gay CEO will show young people their "unlimited potential," Reynolds said in a statement. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 2:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those heading to Salt Lake City for a Saturday music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church. The appearance of the proudly gay CEO will show young people their "unlimited potential,"...
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