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Congregations around the UK participate in Remembrance Sunday Services

News Release — 20 November 2014

The centenary commemorations marking the start of the First World War lent extra poignancy to Remembrance Sunday this year. So, it was fitting that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in ceremonies across the United Kingdom.  Just one example, in York, saw the integral involvement of Church members in the official, civic proceedings.

Church Provides Context for Recent Media Coverage on Gospel Topics Pages

News Release — 19 November 2014

For many years the Church has had a reference section on its main website for various "gospel topics," listed in alphabetical order. Beginning in November of 2013 the Church began supplementing the material there by publishing in-depth essays on topics of special public interest, including accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, the Book of Mormon translation process and many more.

Church Continues to Monitor and Respond to Ebola Situation

News Release — 19 November 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shares in the growing concern across the world about the Ebola virus and is monitoring the situation carefully.

Grimsby hosts Interfaith Poetry evening

News Release — 14 November 2014

An appreciative audience attended an interfaith poetry evening
at the Grimsby meeting house of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. This unusual event was a cross culture, multi-faith
evening covering English, Scottish, Islamic and Hindu poetry.

Humanity and Hope - "A Christmas Truce"

News Release — 13 November 2014

In the midst of World War I, one of the most violent conflicts of human history, German and Allied soldiers stepped out of their trenches, shook hands, and observed a series of ceasefires. It was a time when tensions paused for a moment in December 1914 as soldiers from both sides remembered what it meant to be peaceable and honourable, a Christmas truce.

Chesterfield donates time to local Poppy Appeal

News Release — 11 November 2014

More than 35 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often known as Mormons) in Chesterfield, along with members of the Rotary Club, have donated over 200 man hours during the 12 day period of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal to help raise funds in this commemorative centenary year of WW1.

Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online

News Release — 10 November 2014

November 10, 2014—Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honour their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago and later ended on November 11, 1918. In commemoration of Veteran’s Day, FamilySearch.org has announced the addition of three free World War I military collections containing information on the millions of American and British citizens who served and registered for military service between 1914 and 1920.

Organization helping Roma people in Eastern Slovakia earns Civil Society Prize

News Release — 6 November 2014

On October 16, 2014, the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels awarded their Civil Society Prize to ETP Slovakia, a non-government organization in Slovakia.

ETP Slovakia received the award for their Building Hope project. The project helps members of Roma communities in eastern Slovakia build legal homes for the families to live in, while at the same time teaching members of these communities how to be financially responsible. 

Since 2007, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has partnered with ETP Slovakia to provide humanitarian aid and assistance to members of the Roma communities in eastern Slovakia.

Vatican to Host Global Meeting of Faith Leaders to discuss Marriage

News Release — 5 November 2014

Religious leaders and scholars representing 14 faith traditions from 23 countries will assemble at the Vatican later this month in a historic gathering hosted by the Catholic Church to discuss how men and women complement each other in marriage. The announcement came in a press release issued today by the Vatican.

Canterbury members rally round little Sabine

News Release — 30 October 2014

Sometimes the smallest people can make the biggest impact, and for the members of the Canterbury congregation, little Sabine White is making quite the impact indeed. In September 2013, two-year-old Sabine was brought into the local hospital after developing a rash on her legs. It was then that she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Her small, frail body did not take well to the chemotherapy, so she spent quite a bit of time in the hospital.  

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