This December, two Brisbane, Australia religious groups shared a common worship space.
As part of their annual Christmas outreach program, Brisbane, Australia-based ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invited members of a local mosque to tour their house of worship. When it was time for the group of Muslim worshipers to engage in evening prayers, representatives of the Mormon ward provided them with a special room for prayer. Read more about Australian Mormon Ward Welcomes Muslim Guests
Last week, 1500 Mormons gathered to publicly submit their resignations from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). After Church authorities distributed new guidelines regarding same-sex parents and their children, many LGBT Mormons and allies are choosing to officially remove their names from the Church registry—the most definitive way to separate oneself from the LDS Church. Read more about With New Guidelines, Mass Resignation from LDS Church
Last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) made history by appointing three female Church officers to its three key high-level leadership councils.
Bonnie Oscarson, Linda Burton, and Rosemary Wixom— general presidents of children and women’s organizations within the Church—will now also serve on the Priesthood and Family, Missionary, and Temple and Family History Executive Councils, respectively. Their new roles, effective immediately, mark the first time women have been invited to participate in this level of leadership of the Mormon Church. Read more about Mormon women appointed to high-level councils