September 30th, 2016

Mormon News September 26-30

In the News CHURCH CONTRIBUTES TO SECULAR RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM Good news for Mormon Historians. On September 27 the LDS Church made a significant monetary contribution to Utah State’s Religious Studies program, where Phil Barlow is the Leonard Arrington...

September 23rd, 2016

Mormon News September 19-23

In the News CHURCH LEADER CONDEMS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN In a UK conference titled “Religious Persecution: The Driver for Forced Migration” Elder Jeffery R. Holland joined humanitarians, religious leaders, scholars and government representatives at Windsor Castle in discussing the...

September 16th, 2016

Mormon News, September 12-16

In the News MORMONS AND THE “TRUMP EFFECT” According to the Pew Research Center, over 60 percent of Mormons self- identified as Republicans in 2012 when Mitt Romney ran as the Republican presidential nominee. Now only 48 percent say...

September 9th, 2016

Mormon News, September 5–9

In the News CHURCH CHANGES SEMINARY LESSON After the LDS Church released a Gospel Topics essay in 2013 on race and priesthood that seemed to disavow previous racist teachings, some Mormons were recently surprised when a new manual stated...

September 2nd, 2016

Mormon News, August 29–September 2

In the News MISSING BYU STUDENT ALLEGEDLY FOUND TWELVE YEARS LATER In 2004, twenty-four-year-old David Sneddon, returned missionary and Brigham Young University student, disappeared while hiking in China. Although his family held out hope that he was alive and...

September 2nd, 2016

Signature Books Welcomes New Marketing Manager

Signature Books welcomes Stephanie Lauritzen as our new marketing manager and publicist. Prior to her arrival, Stephanie wrote essays and opinion editorials for various local newspapers- including Salt Lake City Weekly, Valley Journals, and The Salt Lake Tribune. Her...

August 26th, 2016

Mormon News, August 22–26

In the News CHURCH RESPONDS TO FORMER CONGRESSMAN Former US Congressman Tom Tancredo, a conservative Republican from Colorado, wrote a column for Breitbart on Saturday that accused LDS Church leadership of “moral incoherence” on the subject of immigration. Tancredo,...

August 19th, 2016

Mormon News, August 15–19

In the News LDS LOBBYIST JOINS AFFIRMATION Bill Evans, a former LDS Church lobbyist who pushed for the church’s interests in Utah’s capitol, has joined the board of Affirmation, an independent Mormon LGBTQ advocacy group. Evans met with members of Affirmation...

August 12th, 2016

Mormon News, August 8–12

In the News CLINTON PITCHES TO UTAHNS AS MORMON RUNS Hillary Clinton pitched the case for her campaign to Utahns in a rare  op-ed published in the Deseret News this week at the same time a BYU graduate and Mormon announced...

August 5th, 2016

Mormon News
Mormon News, August 1–5

In the News MORMONS AND THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Although Mitt Romney is not a candidate for the US Presidency this year, Mormons continue to figure prominently in some analyses of how the election will play out as Donald...