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October 27th, 2016

Mormon News October 24-28

In News BYU CAMPUS NOW SAFER FOR WOMEN On October 26, BYU president Kevin J. Worthen announced that BYU will accept all 23 recommendations found in a newly completed report conducted by the Advisory Council on Campus Response to...

October 20th, 2016

Mormon News October 17-21

In Non-Surprising News HACKED CLINTON EMAILS REVEAL ROMNEY OPPOSITION RESEARCH Short version? Romney remains awfully innocuous compared to the stale bag of Cheetos currently acting as the Republican nominee. Is it November 8 yet? How do you solve a problem...

October 14th, 2016

Mormon News October 10-14

In Someday-the-Election-Will-End News: "Glenn Beck Endorses Hillary, Sort of." This week hell froze over, pigs flew above the Salt Lake Temple, and the moon turned a disturbing shade of red. Just kidding. But "The Church Tells Mormons How to...

October 7th, 2016

Mormon News October 3-7

In the News EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION ON MORMON LEAKS When videos of private meetings with senior church officials hit the web last Sunday, even the most devout Mormons found themselves distracted during the morning session of General Conference....

October 5th, 2016

Reviews: Thirteenth Apostle

We were lucky to work with some excellent reviewers for our newest release Thirteenth Apostle: The Diaries of Amasa M. Lyman. Two of our reviewers— David D. Busath and Edward Leo Lyman— are noted Lyman experts as well as Amasa’s descendants....

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...