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Member of Parliament Presents Australian Flag to Adelaide Temple

News Release — 27 October 2014

Recently, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP presented Adelaide temple president, Barry Lee, with a brand new, much bigger Australian flag to fly in front of the temple.  The Church’s love of country is reflected in its respect for the Australian flag, which flies prominently on the grounds of each of the Australian temples across the country.

Latter-day Saints Welcome Members of Parliament to Mortdale Conference

News Release — 23 October 2014

Two Members of Parliament attended the Sunday session of the Sydney Australia Mortdale Stake Conference recently.  President Andrew Campbell, counsellor in the stake presidency, said he was delighted Mr Coleman and Mr Kelly could attend.

Broadway Star Santino Fontana and ‘Sesame Street’ Muppets™ Headline Christmas Concerts

News Release — 20 October 2014

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have announced their guest artists for their annual Christmas concerts. Broadway star Santino Fontana and the “Sesame Street” Muppets™ will join the choir for several concerts in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on 11, 12 and 13 December 2014.

Australian Latter-day Saint Cycles 1,200km for Children with Cancer

News Release — 20 October 2014

Sue Frost, along with a team of 24 other cyclists from Canberra, recently traveled to Denmark to participate in the ‘Annual Team Rykenby Challenge.’ 

One Million Australian Names Lovingly Gathered From Gravestones

News Release — 16 October 2014

In 1981, Bundaberg couple, Jim and Alison Rogers, began an 18 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Their assignment was to collect, index and film cemetery records throughout Queensland.

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

News Release — 13 October 2014

Produced by the Public Affairs Department of the Church, the report draws upon “video news releases” that are produced for distribution to television news outlets.  It covers events that have taken place during the previous six months since the last General Conference.

US Supreme Court Announcement Draws Church Response

Official Statement — 8 October 2014

The succession of federal court decisions in recent months, culminating in today’s announcement by the Supreme Court, will have no effect on the doctrinal position or practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is that only marriage between a man and a woman is acceptable to God.

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 184th Semiannual General Conference

News Release — 8 October 2014

General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City and reaching a global audience estimated to be in the millions.

Australian Dancer, Now Mormon Missionary, Celebrates World Ballet Day

News Release — 1 October 2014

Australian ballet dancer, Jake Mangakahia, celebrated World Ballet Day this week by dancing on the grounds of the Toronto Ontario Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Jake is serving a two-year mission for the Church, and is known by those he meets as “Elder Mangakahia.”  

What Do Mormon Missionaries Do When They Come Home?

News Release — 29 September 2014

Young men and women who have completed 18 months to two years of missionary service came together recently in Sydney to talk about what they are doing next in their lives. The gathering took place on Saturday 13 September 2014 at Buckland House, Carlingford.

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