Eliza Brunt

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A Word for the Hesitant Missionary

Disciples of Jesus Christ have always been under the obligation to take His gospel to the world (see Mark 16:15–16). Nevertheless, sometimes it is …

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in China

Thank you for your faith and dedication. Appropriately implemented, online proselyting can help hasten the work of salvation.<p>However, online …

Thomas S. Monson, LDS Church President, Escapes Fraud Trial, British Court Drops Case

(RNS) A British judge has thrown out a fraud case against the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saying “the court is being manipulated to provide a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.”<p>Tom Phillips, a former Mormon bishop and stake president, had …

Forgotten Black Mormons Reclaim Their Place In History Of The LDS Church

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Brigham Young, who famously declared Utah to be the right place to build Zion.<p>But you won’t likely see a figure of Flake atop any floats in the Days of …

Kate Kelly, the LDS Church, and the Problem of Mormon Feminists

Last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated Kate Kelly for leading a movement to open up the church's male-only priesthood to Mormon women. Kelly received word of her excommunication via email from her bishop, Mark Harrison, of her LDS stake in northern Virginia. …

Dieter Uchtdorf, Mormon Leader, Says Church Has 'Made Mistakes' And There Is Room For All In LDS Faith

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) It is wrong to assume that Mormons who leave the faith “have been offended or lazy or sinful,” a top leader told members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday (Oct. 5) during the church’s 183rd Semiannual General Conference.<p>“It is not that simple,” said …

LDS reissues the family: How the Mormon document informs church position on same-sex marriage.

On Sunday, in LDS wards across the country, Mormons received instruction about their church’s ongoing fight against same-sex marriage. Two days …

Amy Chua In 'The Triple Package' Claims Jews and Mormons Produce More Successful People

Controversial author and Yale Law professor Amy Chua gained notoriety for her tough parenting memoir "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," and now she's back to let the world know which eight cultural groups "do better than others" when it comes to achieving success in America.<p>"The Triple Package: How …

LDS Beliefs About the Military and War.

Mormons have distinguished themselves in many wars, in many conflicts and in many countries throughout time. They do not seek war for its own sake, …

Mormons, Anti-Mormons, and Anti-Anti-Mormons

<i>Co-author Hannah Grace O'Connell is a senior at Hamilton College, double majoring in Sociology and Religious Studies.</i><p>It's mid July in Palmyra, New York, a hot day threatening afternoon thunderstorms, almost two centuries since Joseph Smith received visions near here that would lead to the creation …