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Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter by sharing this new video from the LDS Church. The Church has also created a new webpage to commemorate the season. Happy Easter!

The "Mormon Church" will hold its worldwide semi-annual General Conference this weekend, Abril 5-6, 2014. Sessions will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on both days, Mountain Standard Time (Utah time). The current time in Utah is:Tweets about "#ldsconf" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

I recently came across a truly remarkable video on YouTube. A young man, a former Baptist missionary, describes how he became interested in and eventually joined the Mormon Church. This articulate and thoughtful convert acknowledges the wonderful Christian truths he learned in other religions, as well as from his mother. Rather than seeing his new-found Mormonism as a "replacement" for...

The "Mormon Church" has produced another fun Christmas video this year. According to the church's official channel on YouTube, the video tells the story of "a Christmas angel, a grumpy old man, and an unusual Christmas pageant." The story "remind us all that amid the shopping and commercialism, there is a way to keep Christ in Christmas; by giving the...

Christ: the Reason for the SeasonEvery year the Mormon Church celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ by hosting a beautiful Christmas Devotional, complete with inspirational messages and beautiful carols sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. We hope you'll watch it with us this year, right here on AllAboutMormons.com! The video will appear on this page December 8, 2013, at...

A DNA MoleculeA remarkable study published this month in the prestigious scientific journal “Nature” has provided genetic evidence in favor of the Book-of-Mormon narrative. First a little context:What People Used to BelieveScientists used to believe that the ancestors of Native Americans traveled from East Asia across the Bering Straight to the Americas. They generally rejected the idea that some...

Much has been said in recent weeks about women's roles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I wanted to share this excellent video by Sheri L. Dew, a Mormon leader, inspirational speaker, and the president and chief executive officer of the church's Deseret Book Company. Sister Dew was speaking to a Mormon audience, so she uses a...

The "Mormon Church" will hold its worldwide semi-annual General Conference this weekend, October 5-6, 2013. Sessions will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on both days, Mountain Standard Time (Utah time). The current time in Utah is:Tweets about "#ldsconf" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Introduction In every religion, beliefs and practices can be categorized as essential or peripheral. "Essential" in this context means "fundamentally important to the religion." Every good member should either possess essential beliefs or be working in good faith towards possessing them; additionally, every good member should try his best to perform all essential practices.In contrast, peripheral beliefs and practices, while often...