News Releases

"My Path" Self-Reliance Program Launched in Africa - Preparing for What Lies Ahead

News Release — 27 NOVEMBER 2015

Across sub-Saharan Africa the importance of self-reliance was addressed in hundreds of Latter-day Saint congregations throughout the month of November 2015.

Church Youth Group Participates in Morality Workshops

News Release — 24 NOVEMBER 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently held a Youth Conference in Richards Bay, South Africa where nearly 60 youth participated. The theme of the conference was: “A Righteous Mormon Youth”.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

First Presidency Expresses Love, Support for French People

Official Statement — 15 NOVEMBER 2015

Saturday, November 14, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris:

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Program is Promoted at Local Convention

News Release — 9 NOVEMBER 2015

Executives from Bonneville Distribution in Salt Lake City Utah attended the DISCOP Africa Convention in Sandton to promote the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly program, Music and the Spoken Word.

From Pacific Mormon Newsroom

Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages

News Release — 8 NOVEMBER 2015

In a video interview Friday in Salt Lake City, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the Church’s position on marriage and outlined handbook changes in Church policy affecting same-sex couples and their children. 

Apostle Delivers Message in Johannesburg

News Release — 4 NOVEMBER 2015

Latter-day Saint Employees and Area missionaries were thrilled at the opportunity to be taught by an Apostle of the Lord, Elder David A. Bednar, during a Special Devotional held on the grounds of the historic Endulini residence in Parktown.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

New Essays Address Topics on Women, Priesthood, Mother in Heaven

News Release — 23 OCTOBER 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published two new Gospel Topics essays on today. One essay outlines the teachings of Church founder and prophet Joseph Smith on women, temple and the priesthood. The second explains Church teachings regarding a Mother in Heaven, which it describes as "a cherished and distinctive belief among Latter-day Saints."

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Mormon Apostle Calls for Balance and Accommodation, Not Culture Wars

News Release — 21 OCTOBER 2015

A leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told a gathering of several hundred lawyers, judges and religious leaders in California today that secularists and religionists with opposing views should seek balance and accommodation with each other rather than total victory for one side only.

The World Report October 2015

Video — 14 OCTOBER 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).

Gardening Projects in KZN Provide Food for School Children

News Release — 12 OCTOBER 2015

LDS Charities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has partnered with Enterprise iLembe to support the National School Nutrition Program at three separate gardening sites in KZN.