Posts Tagged ‘Brigham Young’

Mormon News, December 7–11

History of Joseph Smith V1
The LDS Church released a statement this week reaffirming its commitment to religious liberty for all. The statement, largely comprised of quotes by Joseph Smith, was issued after Republican front-runner Donald Trump said all Muslims should be blocked from...

Mormon News, July 27–31

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Normally a touring Broadway production arriving in a mid-sized U.S. city wouldn’t be cause for international attention, but when the production is the Book of Mormon Musical and the city is Salt Lake, it’s bound to get noticed. News...

Long Sought-after Mormon Documents Published

The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History
For over half a century, historians have tried to unravel the story of a secret Mormon political body called the “Council of Fifty” established by Mormon founder Joseph Smith. Now two events offer a breakthrough: the release by Utah...

Mormon News, November 17–21

Mormon Colonization
The New York Times recently profiled BYU students protesting the university’s anti-beard rules. Male students at BYU can wear a moustache, but no chin hair. The rules, according to the article, date from the 1970s when administrators sought to...

Mormon News, November 10–14

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Historically, divorced individuals and mothers with young children in the LDS Church have been prohibited from teaching seminary, the church’s extracurricular program for high school students.

New Book Traces Nine Defectors from the Original Twelve LDS Apostles

William Shepard
Two scholars of early Mormonism will speak at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 South 200 East in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m., about nine of the original twelve Mormon apostles in 1835 who were...