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Latter-day Saints Celebrate 35th Anniversary in Papua New Guinea

News Release — 18 December 2014

Leaders and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Port Moresby recently to mark the 35th anniversary of the creation of the first congregation of the Church in Papua New Guinea.

Many Faiths Meet Together to Celebrate the Season

News Release — 15 December 2014

Many faiths met together on Saturday 6th December at Buckland House, the headquarters of the Church in Carlingford, Sydney for an annual Christmas Season celebration.        

In Honour of Human Rights Day

Commentary — 11 December 2014

Sixty-six years ago today a document graced the world that set new horizons for human relations. It is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was the first global expression of its kind. Leaders from different nations, cultures, religions and political systems came together to establish standards of humaneness that apply to everyone, everywhere.

First Presidency's Christmas Devotional Celebrates the Birth of Jesus Christ

News Release — 11 December 2014

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints remembered the birth of Christ during the annual First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional. The program originated from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, December 7, 2014, and featured music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

First Presidency 2014 Christmas Message

News Release — 11 December 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following 2014 Christmas message:  "We sincerely pray this Christmastime that the light and testimony of the Saviour will come into our hearts, that our lives will reflect His life and attributes, and that people everywhere will accept the blessings of His mercy and grace that are made possible through His atoning sacrifice."

The Voice of Religious Conscience

Commentary — 8 December 2014

The great questions of human existence … belong to us all. Seeking to answer them in fidelity to our hearts and consciences is one of the noblest of all human activities.” — Wilfred McClay

Societies are loud things. Confusing things. There seem to be as many opinions and beliefs as there are individuals. And everyone wants to be heard.

Mormons Digitise Ancestral Records and Save Victorians Millions

News Release — 8 December 2014

Volunteer members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are painstakingly digitising every will and probate record from 1925 to 1937 to be uploaded to the web, according to a major article in the Age newspaper.

Ebola, Australians and West Africa

Commentary — 4 December 2014

Elder Vinson, First Counsellor in the Africa West Area Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Kay, have been stationed in West Africa at the time of the spread of the highly contagious Ebola disease. He shares his experiences as a witness to the events in that region.

Difference and Dignity

Commentary — 4 December 2014

“People and communities need space in which to test differing modes of religious experience.” — Alan Meese and Nathan Oman.  

Wouldn’t life be easier if everyone were the same? Think of the conflicts we could avoid if we all wanted the same things, voted the same way and went to the same church. The trouble is, however, that such a world doesn’t exist.

Church Launches 'He Is the Gift' Initiative to Share Christmas Message

News Release — 1 December 2014

An effort to share a message about Jesus Christ during the Christmas season is underway by the Church. The month-long Christmas initiative focuses on Heavenly Father’s love as demonstrated in the sacred gift of Jesus Christ. The “He Is the Gift” initiative is expected to reach millions during the month of December.

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