News Releases

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

New ‘Meet the Mormons' Vignettes to be Featured at New Zealand Visitors’ Centre

New stories made by the producers of the movie “Meet the Mormons” will be a new highlight at the New Zealand Visitors’ Centre on the Hamilton Temple grounds, and at other English-speaking visitors’ centres around the world, beginning in August.

Latter-day Saint Young Adults from South Africa Give Service on Mandela Day

Mandela Day is not a holiday in South Africa. It is a call to action.  April 27, 2009 the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited global communities to join them in support of a day to honor Nelson Mandela and his values through volunteering and community service.  Young adults from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in the Centurion area chose the Bula Mahlo Orphanage in Tembisa as their place of service.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

FamilySearch Hosts Worldwide Indexing Event

FamilySearch is sponsoring its annual Worldwide Indexing Event July 15–17, 2016. The public is invited to join online. 

DR Congo Celebrates 30th Anniversary of The Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating  30 years in the DR Congo with cultural activities and VIP events. The Church has been in South Africa since missionaries arrived in 1853, however, Zaire ( DR Congo), was not dedicated to the work until 1987.  

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Sapporo Japan Temple to Open for Public Tours

The public is invited to visit the newly completed Sapporo Japan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Zambia Roman Catholic Archdiocese Records Are Preserved

In June 2015, after a short but fruitful period of negotiations, FamilySearch, a program for preserving family records by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka, Zambia, agreed to collaborate to digitally preserve diocese records.  The agreement was signed on behalf of the Archdiocese by His Grace, Archbishop T.G. Mpundu.

ASEA Daily News - July 2016 

Important, informative and inspiring - ASEA (Africa South East Area) daily news feature. A one-stop in-depth summary of relevant news and information from all major world news feeds in one place. What you need to know about Africa each day that really matters. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Historic Freedmen's Bureau Project Completed

FamilySearch has announced completion of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project, indexing the names of millions of African Americans collected directly following emancipation. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

VIDEO: A Brief History of LDS Charities

Since 1985, LDS Charities (the humanitarian vehicle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has donated billions of dollars in food, commodities and volunteer hours in the wake of natural and man-made disasters. A new video describes the organization’s 30-year history.

Why Religious Education

Mormons believe that in an ever changing world all youth are required to obtain secular knowledge, and in addition, religious education.