News Releases

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program

News Release — 26 AUGUST 2015

At this time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go forward as a chartering organization of BSA, and as in the past, will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify Church doctrine, values, and standards.

Stopping Hunger in Africa One Meal at a Time

Featured Story — 20 AUGUST 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have partnered with “Stop Hunger Now – South Africa” (SHN) in an effort of addressing the problems of hunger and malnutrition that are all too evident in South Africa, and throughout the African continent.

Historic Pioneer Trek Commemorated in Roodepoort

Photo Essay — 14 AUGUST 2015

Members young and old of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Roodeport joined together to enjoy a Pioneer Day Celebration on 25 July 2015. The event was commemorating the Mormon Pioneer Trek from Nauvoo, Illinois (USA) to the Salt Lake Valley. Those faithful pioneers arrived in the valley 24 July 1847.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program

Official Statement — 28 JULY 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders.

Remembering Nelson Mandela Through Service

News Release — 22 JULY 2015

Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of service for humanity. In a fitting tribute to him on the anniversary of his passing, people everywhere were asked to give 67 minutes of service in their community. Young adult members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints did just that in a wonderful way on Saturday 18 July 2015 in Tembisa, South Africa.

The World Report Captures the Beauty of Namibia and Its People

News Release — 17 JULY 2015

The LDS Church's World Report recently visited Namibia, as part of their video series covering growth of the Church in Africa, as well as the faith and strength of its members across the continent.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Russell M. Nelson: New President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

News Release — 15 JULY 2015

Russell M. Nelson is president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was set apart (an official appointment) to this calling by President Thomas S. Monson Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Messages of Faith Filmed in Maputo

Photo Essay — 15 JULY 2015

Stories of conversion, baptism, missionary work and remarkable growth of the Church in the country were captured while on location in Maputo, Mozambique. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Funeral Services Scheduled for President Boyd K. Packer

News Release — 6 JULY 2015

Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, July 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. 

From Australia Mormon Newsroom

President Boyd K. Packer Dies At Age 90

News Release — 3 JULY 2015

Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, at about 2 p.m. MDT from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.  President Packer was serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the time of his passing, a postiion he held since 3 February 2008.