For the third year in a row, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing a grant to the nine national refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. Representatives of Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian organization of the Church, were on the East Coast this week to hold discussions and deliver a $4 million grant, which includes $1.2 million in cash and $2.8 million in commodities.
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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will participate in a ministry tour of the church’s Pacific Area beginning on May 16. Here is a schedule of where he will visit and the events he will be participating in.
The Equality Act now before Congress is not balanced and does not meet the standard of fairness for all. While providing extremely broad protections for LGBT rights, the Equality Act provides no protections for religious freedom. It would instead repeal long-standing religious rights under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, threaten religious employment standards, devastate religious education, and defund numerous religious charities.
President Nelson called the transcontinental railroad "a gargantuan accomplishment" that proved that diverse people could transform and unite a nation. Originally segregated and mistrusting, some 15,000 Chinese, thousands more Irish and 4,000 Latter-day Saints eventually came to work well together. Each group was made up of refugees and outcasts who ultimately were responsible for uniting east and west.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to encourage its membership around the world to participate in the revision of the faith’s two sacred books of music — Hymns and Children’s Songbook. Latter-day Saints are invited to consult new information regarding strategic goals for hymn and song selection, as well as doctrinal priorities for new musical submissions.
New policy sets single global standard.
The general presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered questions during a live worldwide broadcast originating from Brigham Young University. The Sister-to-Sister event, held on Friday morning, May 3, 2019, was part of the annual BYU Women’s Conference, held on the Provo, Utah campus.