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Law and Religion, Where Justice and Mercy Meet

News Release — 20 May 2015

Local and regional leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attended a landmark conference on law and religious freedom, held in Windhoek Namibia.

Church Members Work With the Red Cross to Provide Aid in South Africa

News Release — 1 May 2015

Members of the Durban and Hillcrest Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently assembled hygiene kits and delivered them to the Red Cross for victims of xenophobia living in refugee camps.

LDS Church Celebrates 100 Years of Family Home Evening

News Release — 27 April 2015

This month marks 100 years since the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged members to hold “family home evenings.”

Latter-day Saints Respond to Aid Xenophobia Refugees

News Release — 20 April 2015

The country of South Africa has recently experienced a variety of attacks on foreigners living within its borders. Termed as “xenophobia”, the violence escalated in KwaZulu-Natal, which quickly spread to the Johannesburg area of Gauteng and the East Rand suburb of Primrose, amongst others.

The World Report April 2015

News Release — 15 April 2015

The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

"Because He Lives" Initiative Spreads Easter Message to Millions

News Release — 15 April 2015

The Church's latest initiative to spread hope through the teachings of Jesus Christ saw significant success during Easter 2015.

LDS Leaders Attend Ordination of Bishop Dube in Centrum Park

News Release — 7 April 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Durban were honoured to be invited to attend the recent ordination of Bishop Vusi Dube of the Ethekwini Community Church.  The ordination took place on Easter Sunday at Centrum Park where over 2,000 people were in attendance.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

President Obama Notes Mormon Efforts with Religious Freedom Laws

News Release — 3 April 2015

President Barack Obama met with Church leaders Thursday night in Salt Lake City and expressed his appreciation for the Church’s leadership role in seeking a balance between religious freedom and nondiscrimination.

Safe Haven for Abused Children in Johannesburg

News Release — 31 March 2015

During a recent visit to "The Teddy Bear Clinic", LDS Church members learned of the compassionate service provided to children and families who have been affected by abuse.

Church Shares 'Because He Lives' Easter Initiative

News Release — 29 March 2015

The “Because He Lives” initiative is expected to reach millions through social media, month-long displays in select visitors’ centers, member and missionary tools and online paid promotion on hundreds of Internet sites.